This week is National Small Business Week, an opportunity to celebrate the spirit and ingenuity of small businesses like Everblue, a start-up in North Carolina. It’s obvious the Google has something to share:
- Second, Google highlighting a few of the Small Business Web apps in the Google Apps Marketplace, and how their customers run their businesses on them every day. Google shares the Small Business Web’s dedication to providing tools that’ve enterprise-grade functionality, as well as align with small businesses’ priorities.
- Olark lets customers live chat with website visitors directly from the Gmail interface through Google Talk, and provides easy access to chat transcripts.
- WORKetc is another app that makes Gmail into the front end workspace, but for CRM, project management, and customer support. It let’s you easily share emails related to particular projects with relevant team members without forwarding or copying other email addresses.
- OfficeDrop digitizes paper documents to make them text-searchable in Google Docs.
First, Google is very proud to announce that “Google provided $64 billion of economic activity to businesses, website publishers and non-profits in 2010. This is an 18% increase from the economic impact total in 2009.
Here’s how it works: for every $1 a business spends on Google AdWords, they receive an average of $8 in profit through Google Search and AdWords.”
You can learn more at google.com/economicimpact.