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DSLBD joins "Get Your Business Online Week" on March 25, 2014

Get Your Business Online Week starts now
Get Your Business Online Week starts now
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Today, the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) announced that D.C. will be joining other cities around the nation to help kick off Google’s “Get Your Business Online Week”.

On Tuesday March 25th- through Friday March 28th, DSLBD will be participating in the week long event, hosted by Google, by promoting the program to local businesses and hosting live streaming events. Small businesses will be able to benefit from the week’s activities by learning about a variety of Google tools, including branded analytics, webmaster tools and a free Google plus local listing so that their business can be found on searches.

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Director Robert Summers of the Department of Small and Local Business Development believes that the future holds only more growth for online business opportunities. “Small businesses that are online are expected to grow 40 percent faster over the next three years. In today’s business environment establishing a web presence is vital to small business opportunities. Google’s ‘Get Your Business Online’ is a unique partnership that offers our small businesses a free website and expert support to create competitive advantages in the market place,” Summers said.

In honor of this online business week there will be a series of free, live streamed workshops to be offered in partnership with Google. DSLBD will be streaming live feed for the workshops on DLSBD’s website at www.dslbd.dc.gov March 25-28th and offering two free in person screenings Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) fosters the economic growth, development, and retention of District of Columbia based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial corridors. To get more information go to http://dslbd.dc.gov or contact DSLBD at dslbd@dc.gov .Follow DSLBD on Twitter at @SmallBizDC, or like our Facebook page http://facebook.com/bizDC.

It is time to go online.