LHU’s Small Business Development Center to Host “Get Your Business Online with Google”

LOCK HAVEN, PA – The Lock Haven University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invites business owners from Clinton and Lycoming counties to join them August 28th for their “Get Your Business Online” seminar.  The Pennsylvania SBDC and Google have partnered to get businesses in Clinton and Lycoming counties online and growing. 

WHAT:         Get Your Business Online with Google

WHEN:         August 28, 2014

WHERE:       McDade Trade & Transit Center (2nd Floor River Valley Room)

                    100 W. Third Street, Williamsport, PA

WHO:           Small Business Development Center, (570) 484.2589

Today, 97% of Internet users look online for local products and services, yet 55% of American businesses do not have a website1.  Getting online is the fastest and easiest thing business owners can do to grow their business.  Over the next three years, businesses that make use of the web are expected to grow 40% faster than those who don't.2

Walk in offline and walk out online Pennsylvania Get Your Business Online, presented by the Lock Haven SBDC, is an easy, free, and fast way to get your business online. If you don't have a website, you'll find everything you need to get started. We'll provide the computers or a plug-in for your own laptop. If your business is already online, you'll find tools and resources to help your business succeed online

Get Your Business Online programming aims to create momentum around getting businesses online and empowering business owners to utilize the power of the web to help their businesses flourish.  For more information on the week’s small business workshops being broadcast at the East Campus building of Lock Haven University, located at 301 W. Church Street, Lock Haven, please visit http://community.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm.

1 Google/IPSOS, Survey of businesses with less than 250 employees, October 2013.
2 BCG Report, "The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity," March 2012.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.LHUP.edu, email admissions@LHUP.edu, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.