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10:30 am
Sat July 21, 2012

Google's Get Your Business Online Event Launches In Hooksett

53 percent of small businesses in New Hampshire aren't online, says Jamie Hill, a Google spokesperson.  That, she says, is bad for Google, and bad for small businesses, too.  

A team of Google marketers descended on Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett yesterday to provide a year of free websites and consulting to the state's small business owners, in a nation-wide campaign called Get Your Business Online. There, entrepreneurs learned how to build a website,  market it, and received one-on-one consulting.  After the first year, participants can sign on with Intuit, a Google partner, which provides web and payroll services for businesses around the country.  

But do all businesses really need a website? Jonah Erikson, a mechanic in Keene, doesn't think so.  In fact, he would rather his business wasn't searchable online. Listen to the story, or read more on StateImpact New Hampshire.