A new initiative from Google, “Canada Get Your Business Online”, was designed to assist new and small businesses create a presence in the online community with free web hosting, free domains, website creation tools and $100 worth of AdWords advertising credits. Therefore, if you run a small business in any Canadian province without a web presence, you may be eligible.
Currently, less than half of the 2.2 million small businesses found in Canada have any type of online presence, including a simple website. Therefore, Google is attempting to change this stigma with the assistance of a San Francisco-based website design and hosting company known as Yola, Inc.
A Word from the Managing Director
The Managing Director of Google Canada expressed how excited he is to be working with Yola to help implement the Canada Get Your Business Online initiative across the country. By providing basic, easy-to-use tools, this partnership will help hundreds of thousands of Canadian small businesses establish an online presence which will greatly improve competition in all industries in Canada.
For those businesses that are eligible and willing to participate, once the website is complete, they will receive twelve months of free web hosting compliments of Yola. Once the twelve month period has ended, these businesses will have the option of remaining with Yola and paying a monthly fee or finding a new web hosting provider.
Google seems to be heading in the direction of getting everyone across the globe online, one country at a time. This is a major undertaking by the industry giant but should prove to be successful in the end. The Canada Get Your Business Online initiative could potentially change the entire Canadian economy by allowing customers to shop online, find menus and make dinner reservations; the possibilities are endless. This will be a huge convenience for customers.
Yola is a web hosting and website building service that seeks to help small businesses create an internet presence. The tools Yola offers allows the average small business owner to create a professional-looking website with all the necessary features without the bothersome advertisements. Yola features award-winning customer support consisting of knowledgeable, approachable individuals.
This project looks as if it will be successful for Google, Yola and the Canadian business owner. Google and Yola are really going out of their way to develop a necessary service for Canada which could prove profitable for all parties in the end.