Google UK is Getting Welsh Business to the new Level
It was discovered lately that about 40% of small businesses and firms in Wales do not have the websites of their own having no opportunity to sell their services and goods online. For this reason Google wants to encourage and help them to get online and access new markets, cooperating with the Welsh government. The actions for improving the situation started in Cardiff. Other planned events include Bridgend, Newport, Merthyr, Wrexham, Swansea and Tydfil.
Last Tuesday Edwina Hart, Business Minister, and the Google UK managing director, Dan Cobley, organised the first free conference at the Coal Exchange to address 400 delegates. According to Dan Cobley, they want to make the businessmen running small, medium as well as large businesses to understand and estimate the importance of the Internet and the benefits and opportunities that it can bring. They want to show how easy it is to get online and how useful it is for the Welsh economy growth.
With this purpose Google UK cooperates with the government of Wales as well as other partners, including South Wales Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Directors in Wales, in their new three month campaign. Among the actions for improvement and attracting businesses to the online operating are the workshops and trainings all over Wales provided by the digital agencies. The activities will include the free workshops, tutorials, one-on-one digital checks and hands-on advice. All these will be provided to the business owners and entrepreneurs to help them understand all the refinements of the online business, assist in getting online or improve the already existing website.
Edwina Hart believes the “diverse and thriving” small and medium businesses are the tremendous power to recover the Welsh economy, while their initiative is a perfect way to help them develop and improve. She says that their cooperation with Google UK “will be helping and educating many of these small businesses to access the type of support and advice they need to access new markets and opportunities to reach new internet customers across the UK and beyond”.