If there's one thing you do today ...

Sen. Mary Landrieu
2013-03-28 18:03:39
    28   March 13   if there's one thing you do today ... Dear Friend, In the past, the success of a Louisiana business could often be determined by its proximity to major roads or interstates, such as I-10 or I-20. Today, businesses also need to be located along the digital superhighway, since 97 percent of people go online to find a local product or service. It is no longer a luxury to have an online presence—it’s a necessity.  Unfortunately, approximately 64 percent of small businesses in Louisiana do not have their own website. That’s why I partnered with Google on Monday to bring the Get Your Business Online workshop back to Louisiana with an event in Baton Rouge that drew 250 local businesses. Watch WAFB’s story on Monday’s event in Baton Rouge. Last August, 150 local businesses came to our first event in Acadiana. Google’s GYBO initiative gives small businesses free online tools to create their own website. One of these business owners was Lauri Wallace, who developed an online presence for her Shreveport-based jewelry design company, Just Ask Creations, after attending the GYBO event. Watch Lauri share how her business grew with an online presense. During the next three years, businesses that make use of the Internet are expected to grow 40 percent faster than those that don’t. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and will drive success in our communities—we cannot afford to let Louisiana get left behind.  I look forward to continuing my mission to jumpstart the more than 380,000 small businesses in our state by getting them online. Listen to my interview on WJBO Baton Rouge to talk about my partnership with Google. Happy Easter,   Please contact Sen. Landrieu at the office nearest you.   www.landrieu.senate.gov  |  unsubscribe  
 
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if there's one thing you do today ...


Dear Friend,

In the past, the success of a Louisiana business could often be determined by its proximity to major roads or interstates, such as I-10 or I-20. Today, businesses also need to be located along the digital superhighway, since 97 percent of people go online to find a local product or service.

It is no longer a luxury to have an online presence—it’s a necessity.  Unfortunately, approximately 64 percent of small businesses in Louisiana do not have their own website. That’s why I partnered with Google on Monday to bring the Get Your Business Online workshop back to Louisiana with an event in Baton Rouge that drew 250 local businesses.

Watch"WAFB’s story on Monday’s event in Baton Rouge.

Last August, 150 local businesses came to our first event in Acadiana. Google’s GYBO initiative gives small businesses free online tools to create their own website. One of these business owners was Lauri Wallace, who developed an online presence for her Shreveport-based jewelry design company, Just Ask Creations, after attending the GYBO event.

Watch"Lauri share how her business grew with an online presense.

During the next three years, businesses that make use of the Internet are expected to grow 40 percent faster than those that don’t. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and will drive success in our communities—we cannot afford to let Louisiana get left behind.  I look forward to continuing my mission to jumpstart the more than 380,000 small businesses in our state by getting them online.

Happy Easter,

 

Please contact Sen. Landrieu at .
 
www.landrieu.senate.gov  |  unsubscribe