The "Canada Get Your Businesses Online" (GYBO.ca) program is launched for SMBs in Canada.
Google says, "GYBO.ca is a joint effort by Google, RBC, The Globe and Mail, Rogers, CIRA, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Silver Lining Limited, and Yola.com, to help SMBs create websites and understand the vast opportunities of online marketing. Over the next year, we hope to help 100,000 Canadian businesses build websites and reach customers online."
"Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the heart and soul of the Canadian economy. There're over 2 million SMBs in Canada; And even though more than 80% of the Canadian population is online, we estimate that only 1.2 million of these businesses have websites. What's more, our research shows that of the small businesses that're not yet online, 70% would consider establishing and developing a website if it was easy to do and free of charge."
"If you're a Canadian small-business owner, you've got some good news coming your way. Starting today, you are eligible -- and encouraged! -- to take your first step toward enhancing your online presence."
To help Canadian businesses get online, the GYBO.ca team will provide the following resources:
- Free and easy website hosting
- Free web address
- Free online marketing advice and tools
To read more about the GYBO.ca program and about how you can take advantage of these tools, please visit our website.