Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Conyers Lauds Two Day Event for Small Business Owners Offering Free Websites

Conyers Lauds Two Day Event for Small Business Owners Offering Free Websites

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Beverly Tran in Detroit
(DETROIT) – Today, Representative John Conyers, Jr (D-Mich.) made the opening remarks at the “Michigan Get Your Business Online” small business initiative held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.  The “Michigan’s Get Your Business Online” initiative is a coalition of several technology companies that, in partnership with local organizations, will conduct two days of workshops for small business owners on the importance of the internet to small business growth.  Over one thousand small business owners are expected to participate in workshops on web design, website operation, and technology related to small business ownership and coalition companies will provide free web hosting for one year for businesses starting out online.       

“Today, there are millions of Americans who want a job, but can’t find one.  The inability to find meaningful and sustainable work strips our fellow citizens of their basic right to have access to food, housing, health care, freedom of movement, and perhaps, most importantly, the ability to pursue life with a sense of dignity and meaning.  High levels of unemployment are unacceptable and immoral in the wealthiest nation in the world.

“This event today is important because many U.S. consumers now rely on the Internet to shop and perform many of their everyday activities.  And small businesses are now recognizing the importance of being online.  I hope that the event today will help the small businesses in attendance get online and help them attract new customers.

“Small businesses help create an enormous amount of jobs and many small businesses are now struggling to access credit.  Small businesses will help bring America turn around the economy and we must provide assistance to them during this time.

“I believe it is critical that the federal government empower states, local governments, non-profits, and small businesses to create jobs during the economic downturn.”

The event takes place today and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Avenue.


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