Rooney Applauds Initiative to Help Florida Small Businesses Get Online
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today applauded Governor Rick Scott for announcing “Florida Get Your Business Online,” a partnership with Google that will help small businesses in Florida set up free websites.
“Once again, Florida is taking the lead to find creative solutions that will help our small businesses grow and create jobs,” Rooney said. “This is the kind of pro-small business, pro-entrepreneur initiative we need to get our economy going and help Floridians get back to work. By partnering with Google to help small businesses get online, our state will help our local businesses find new customers, grow, and hire new workers.”
The Governor’s office notes that while 97 percent of Americans look online for local products or businesses, 68 percent of Florida small businesses do not have a website. “Florida Get Your Business Online” establishes an easy, fast and free way for Florida businesses to get online. For the next year, participating Florida businesses can go to www.floridagetonline.com to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online.