September 1st, 2009 | Published in Google Public Policy
Ten years ago, Google started out as a small business in Palo Alto with just 8 employees. Today, Google products and services help connect millions of people around the world with information everyday - and that includes businesses and customers! Whether you're a local plumber trying to reach a new customer down the block or a niche antique dealer connecting with a collector overseas, we serve as a platform to help find new customers that you might otherwise not reach. In 2008 alone, Google distributed $5.28 billion to our partners, including thousands of small businesses who are staying afloat in this difficult economic climate.
Much of our success hinges on the success of our small business customers and partners, and we're committed to helping entrepreneurs grow online. That's why we'll be participating in the NFIB's (National Federation of Independent Business) Virtual Summit on September 15.
There's no cost to attend, and you won't even need to leave your desk to meet and network with fellow small business owners and industry experts. Just click this link and enter code gbb366 to register.
Find out more about how Google can help your small business thrive on the web - affordably and efficiently. We hope to see you at the Summit!