Google’s Big Gift For Small Businesses

What a great kick start to 2011! Google has given a selection of small businesses based in the US a great big gift. This included; brand new laptops and smart phones (obviously a Google phone), 1 year free/high speed broadband internet, free ‘Green’ consulting, 1 year free/professional accounting & tax advice, free ‘web master’ and to top it all off, $100,000 of Google AdWords media spend.

This is all just to say thank you to a few small businesses for taking the first step towards enhancing their online presence.

This good deed of Google’s may have been a big gift for those select companies but has created uproar from many other small businesses in the US and across the world. There are definitely opinions suggesting this is a major publicity stunt as well as many people questioning why these small businesses were chosen over them.

Reggie James
Having built and sold various technology businesses over the years, Reggie heads the consultancy and commercial side of the business. Approachable and pragmatic, Reggie previously ran the first dot-com to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange as well as developing business strategies for brands whilst at AltaVista and Yahoo! before launching Digital Clarity. As a passive investor, he is also involved in the US public OTC markets.