Website builder and online marketing solutions provider Web.com is hosting a free Small Business Summit in Halifax on Thursday as part of an agreement with the PGA Tour.
The event, held on Thurs., July 3, 2014 from 9 – 12 pm at the Westin Nova Scotian, is one of a series of events designed to benefit SMB owners in communities throughout the US and Canada.
“Business is the force that drives the Nova Scotia economy forward, and conducting business online is key,” says Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. “The 2014 Nova Scotia Open – the only Canadian stop on the Web.com Tour for the 2014 season is an exciting time for Nova Scotia and will create significant global exposure for our province. This Small Business Summit will help Nova Scotia companies learn to utilize the internet in order to benefit from this exposure.”
The Small Business Summit will focus on educating attendees on the ways they can achieve a successful Internet presence, including website basics up to more advanced topics like increasing traffic to a website, mobile marketing, and how to efficiently use Google, Facebook and Twitter to market a business.
Web.com has hosted these types of events before, running a series of 25 US events last year. This year is an expanded tour, with Small Business Summits being held in more than 50 cities in the US and Canada.
“This small business opportunity illustrates the dual community benefit of hosting a premier golf event sponsored by Web.com, a company that is already a valuable member of the Halifax business community,” Nova Scotia Mayor Mike Savage said. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to host this Web.com Tour event and the Small Businesses Summit.”
The event is free, but attendees are requested to register in advance.
“Web.com is very pleased to bring our Small Business Summit to Nova Scotia. The company has a long history of giving back to the communities we serve. Through our free Small Business Summit, we provide small business owners the opportunity to hear from experts on how they can better market their businesses online,” said Brown. “Every day, Web.com helps millions of business owners address the challenges of building and maintaining an effective web presence that helps their businesses grow.”
Web.com certainly isn’t the first hosting provider to offer help for small businesses through micro in-person events. Google has partnered with several hosts to hold numerous events for SMBs across the world, and as part of its focus on SMB users, Facebook is hosting a series of small business bootcamps in the US this summer.