You know it’s time to step away from the computer when you get excited for the launch of a new Google Blog. I am genuinely excited for Google’s Small Business Blog:
In our recent Small Business series on the Official Google Blog, a handful of real-life entrepreneurs have shared their experiences building companies from scratch and embracing Internet tools that have taken their businesses to the next level. We’ve received fantastic feedback about these posts, and realized that there’s a healthy appetite among small- and medium-sized business owners who want to know all about the latest web tools and tricks.
This is the resource that small business owners, and those that assist small business owners, have been waiting for from Google. With this new launch, there is sure to be some extra attention paid to using Google tools specifically for managing and marketing one’s small business.
Rather than having to sleuth around in many different locations for details about templates for creating video ads on YouTube, tips for your employees using Gmail or how to respond to the business reviews on your Place Page, you can find all of this helpful information right here in one place.
Hopefully this new emphasis on small businesses will have tangible results for small business owners who have often felt brushed aside in terms of service and support. This is especially true when it comes to Google Adwords and Google Places both of which have provided less-than-stellar support for their small business clients.
Of course, we’ll continue to post relevant news about individual services such as AdWords, Apps, Google Places and YouTube on their respective “home” blogs, but feel free to visit or subscribe to the Google Small Business Blog to get everything relating to your small business needs. We’re starting small today, but who knows what tomorrow will have in store!
I for one eagerly await more substantive posts on leveraging the various Google solutions for small businesses. Hopefully the launch of the Small Business Blog is a sign of things to come in terms of Google’s commitment to small businesses.