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.