Delaware entrepreneurs get online

The way we communicate and market business has changed so much that one online company is reaching out to help small business owners in Delaware expand on the World Wide Web.

 

Thanks to Google’s “Delaware Get Your Business Online” program, at least 200 people stopped in Wilmington to set up a website and to get their business on the internet free of charge. The Google event which included various workshops was held at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts on Madison Street. Sen. Tom Carper, D.Del, who was also there, met with some of the Delaware entrepreneurs as he toured Google’s operation.

Leading the Friday event is a former salesman who used to go door to door but now is a Google employee who left quite an impression on people including Carper.

“Today they don’t do door they go literally, house to house, business to business and block to block but they do it on the internet. They do it using their website and they make a lot more money, it’s a lot more profitable and it’s a lot less labor intensive. It’s the 21st century and if we are going to be successful as businesses in the 21st century, they need to be able use these tools as their advantage.”

Google officials expect 300 people would have passed through the workshops by the time everything wrapped up.

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