Saint Peter’s University to host Let’s Put Jersey City on the Map workshop to help small businesses succeed on the web

google logoFebruary 5, Jersey City, NJ – The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University along with Rising Tide Capital is helping small businesses grow their presence online and on mobile devices with a Let’s Put Jersey City on the Map workshop, which will feature a free workshop on how to “Get Found on Google Search and Map”. The workshop will be hosted on March 30, 2016 at Saint Peter’s University from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. LinkedIn will conduct a free workshop entitled “Get Noticed on LinkedIn: Steps for Building a Professional Brand” from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM.

Let’s Put Jersey City on the Map is part of Google’s Get Your Business Online program and aims to bring community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.

“4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37% of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” says Soo Young Kim, Head of Small Business Engagement at Google. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program designed to empower communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the web, they make our communities even stronger. The “Get found on Google Search and Maps” workshop is a Google presentation delivered by Official City Partner, Starfish*Global based in New Jersey.

Visit www.gybo.com to learn more about the program and get involved.

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/JerseyCityMar30

The Ignite Institute is grateful to the Provident Bank Foundation and SILVERMAN for support of the bilingual workshops and the event. The keynote speaker will be Luis De La Hoz, V.P. at the Intersect Fund and Vice Chair of the NJ Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board. Workshops will be provided by Starfish Global, Provident4Women and Social Media Vibes. Student volunteers taking Digital & Social Media marketing, will help run the event.

About Get Your Business Online

Get Your Business Online is a fast, easy, and free way for small businesses to get online. While 97% of consumers look online for local products and services, 55% of small businesses do not have a website. Get Your Business Online provides small businesses with a free website as well as free tools, training, and resources to help their business succeed online.