If you've poured blood, sweat and tears (or even just two out of three) into growing your small business, but you need a little help establishing an online presence, you owe it yourself to check out the Google-sponsored Texas Get Your Business Online workshop at the Hobby Center May 5.
At this free event, you'll be able to work with Google reps to build your own website -- including a customized domain name, free web hosting for a year, a local business listing on Google Maps and tons of other training.
It seems like such a good deal that we don't quite understand why they invited U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, but they did.
"I want to foment high-tech in our Houston business community and further encourage women and minorities to embrace the power of technology and the Internet," the Congresswoman stated in a press release. "It is my belief that the next iconic American company can hail from the 5th Ward -- the hunger is there, and by increasing access to technology, exposure and other resources, we can help our small business grow and thrive."
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If you can't make the event, you can still get a free website and other resources by checking out www.TexasGetOnline.com.
When: Monday, May 5 Morning session: 9 a.m.-noon. Afternoon session: 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby