Googlers Coming to Longview!

May 14, 2012

KCSBDC and Area Partners Team Up with Google to Provide FREE Websites to Small Businesses

50% of businesses do not have a website!  Does your small business fall into this category?  The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Texas Office of the Governor, Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO), Kilgore Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) and Kilgore Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with the international Internet and software company Google to host two workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs entitled, “Texas Get Your Business Online.”  The workshops will be provided on Thursday, May 31from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Maude Cobb Convention Center’s Eitelman Conference Room in Longview, TX.  These are identical workshops, so please RSVP for the time slot that works best for your schedule.  There is no fee to attend but RSVP is required by May 24.  Laptops will be available for use to the first 50 registrants for each session.

Google representatives will lead the workshops, teaching attendees about growing their business online and walking them through the process of building their free website.  Small businesses will leave the seminar with their personalized, free website built and ready to use.  The following topics will be discussed in detail: Learn the basics of how other people find your business online, with methods like search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics and more. Run your business more efficiently with online tools, including applications for improving collaboration and communication.  We will also walk you through the steps required to create and publish a website for your business using Intuit Site-builder; Set up your free website account; Register a domain name (your "address" on the web); Select a website template and learn how to customize it; Publish your website.

Seating is limited and early registration is highly recommended.  Register online at, or call our office (903) 757-5857.