Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Central Library to Host Two Google Workshop Sessions for Small Business Owners on August 24

Did you know that 97% of consumers look for local goods and services online?

And only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine.

If you are a current business owner and you want to gain control of the information Google displays about your business in Google Search and Google Maps, then this workshop is for you. A Google Trusted Photographer and Trusted Verifier will be present to help your business get online and allow you to choose what people see when they “google” you.

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and the City’s Office of Economic Development are partnering with Google and Zeekee, a local Internet marketing firm, to offer a workshop aimed at helping put every business in Birmingham on the map—including yours—for FREE. For your convenience, two sessions of the workshop will held on August 24. The same information will be covered in each session, so you only need to attend one.

Date: Wednesday August 24, 2016
Times: 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Building, 4th Floor/Richard Arrington Auditorium

Space for each workshop is limited, so please register with Valencia S. Fisher in the City of Birmingham’s Office of Economic Development at as early as possible to reserve a spot. Please indicate which session you would like to attend.

For more information about the workshop and other resources for small business development available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at or by calling 205-226-3691.

Let’s Put Birmingham on the Map!

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