Endurance International Group announced on Friday a partnership with Google to help US businesses create websites through the Get Your Business Online campaign.
Aimed at small business owners, the program provides a free custom domain name, web hosting for one year, and access to educational resources to help drive growth to their business.
Since the program started in Texas in 2011, Google has partnered with several web hosts including HostGator and Yola, to bring the workshops across the US and internationally, helping more than 150,000 US-based businesses get online.
Go Daddy adapted the model to launch its “Cup of Coffee” campaign in India, to help businesses create a web presence in the time it takes to finish a cup of coffee.
“Get Your Business Online is a program that helps any business get online. Small and medium-sized businesses that are active online expect to grow 40 percent faster over the next three years than those that are not. We are thrilled to hear about the growth and success businesses have seen since getting their businesses online,” Scott Levitan, director of small business engagement at Google said in a statement.
“We know that internet users are looking online to find local products and service providers but that many American business owners still don’t have a website, and it is our mission to close that gap,” Endurance CEO and founder Hari Ravichandran said in a statement. “We believe small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and since starting Endurance in 1997, we have remained committed to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate their online journey.”
In April, Endurance acquired Mojoness, a provider of WordPress theme and code marketplaces and WordPress and Magento tutorial websites, to provide small business owners with tools to improve the look and functionality of their websites.