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SBDC to host 'Let's Put Eau Claire on the Map' workshop

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, is helping small businesses grow their presence online with a "Let's Put Eau Claire on the Map" workshop, which will feature a lesson about creating an online presence for your business.

The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 13, 2016, in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The workshop is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

Google Eau Claire graphic"Let's Put Eau Claire on the Map" is part of Google's Get Your Business Online program, and aims to bring community members, business owners and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the Web.

"Four out of five consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37 percent of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine," says Soo Young Kim, head of small business engagement at Google. "Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well."

"Let's Put Our Cities on the Map" is a program designed to empower communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the Web, they make our communities even stronger.

A related online workshop, "Get Found on Google Search and Maps," is a Google presentation hosted by the Small Business Development Center. Visit www.gybo.com to learn more about the program and to get involved.

To learn more about the Small Business Development Center, go to www.wisconsinsbdc.org/eauclaire or contact Stephanie Little at littles@uwec.edu

Photo caption: The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire.