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July 24 2014.

On Friday the 1st of August, Google will meet with local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to offer advice and tips on making the most of the Internet and growing their business online. A Juice Bar will offer local entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn crucial skills for the digital age, from creating a website to marketing their business online.

A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group has shown that businesses who have a presence online grow four to eight times faster than those who do not.

The workshop is part of Google’s drive to help small businesses grow using the Internet and to help business owners harness new ‘e-skills.’ So far over 250,000 businesses have been helped through the programme.

By encouraging and supporting a variety of businesses to use the Internet effectively, from entrepreneurs and one-man-band start-ups, to larger companies, these workshops aim to boost the country’s Internet economy.

Norman said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for helping local businesses to grow, with a successful online presence being vital to this. The Juice Bar session will feature expert advice from Google on using the internet for expansion, and it would be great to see as many local businesses as possible making the most of this session.”

The Juice Bar has been designed to support and advise businesses regardless of their technical expertise, from complete tech novices creating their first website, through to improving an existing website and online marketing.

Any kind of business can take advantage of the workshop and benefit from making the most of the Internet for their business. 

Dan Cobley, managing director, Google UK, said: “Research from a Boston Consulting Group report found that small businesses actively using the Internet can grow eight times faster than those companies with no web presence. Our goal is to get businesses of all sizes to understand the importance of the Internet and how easy it is to get online and contribute to the overall growth of their enterprise and the local economy. We hope that local businesses in and around London will take advantage of these free digital sessions.”

Business owners in the area can sign up for the free consultations and workshops at 10.00am on Friday 1st August at Riverside Hall, West Quay, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9BP

To book online CLICK HERE.