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Google India boosts SME ecosystem in Gujarat; plans to make 50,000 SMEs go online

New Delhi, Sept 20 (KNN)  In an effort to boost the SME ecosystem, Google India plans to make 50,000 small and medium businesses in Gujarat get an online presence by 2014-end.

“Gujarat houses the largest number of SMEs in the country. These can benefit greatly by having a website for their businesses which will open up new markets for them. Google’s India Get Your Business Online initiative aims to boost the SME ecosystem by giving them a simple, effective and free platform to get their business online,” said Suryanarayana K, Head- SMB Sales, Google India.

The initiative is part of Google’s national campaign titled ‘India, get your business online’ which offers free websites and hosting to small medium business in India, the company said in a press statement.

The campaign is aimed at bringing down the barrier that prevents small medium businesses from getting on the Internet.

Google also unveiled the details of its project wherein Google India and Host Gator went to popular traditional markets in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot and built websites for 5000 small businesses making them accessible to the world.

Google India also created Google maps listings and Google+ business pages for these businesses. All these 5000 businesses can use 24X7 customer support to manage their websites and get free online advertising credit that can be used on Google search to promote their business online.