Jon Cruddas to co-host innovative Google event in Dagenham:

Local businesses encouraged to sign up for a free digital session

On Friday 3rd May Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham will be co-hosting a Google workshop for local businesses in and around Dagenham. Following a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group it was indicated that businesses that have an online presence grow four to eight times faster than those who don't. At the event on the 3rd May Google will meet with Dagenham business owners to offer advice and tips on how to make the most of the internet and grow business online.

The workshop is completely free for those who want to get involved and is part of Google's drive to help small businesses grow using the Internet. Helping business owners harness new ‘e-skills'. By encouraging and supporting a variety of businesses to use the Internet effectively, from entrepreneurs and one-man-band start-ups, to larger companies, the workshop aims to improve the country's Internet economy.

The workshop has been designed to support and advise businesses regardless of their technical expertise – from starting out and creating their first website, through to improving an existing website and online marketing.

Business owners can sign up for the FREE workshop by following this link:

The event will be taking place on 3rd May (2.30-4.30pm) at Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club, Victoria Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7XL

Spaces are limited, so business owners are encouraged to sign up quickly!

Jon Cruddas MP said:

"This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and in the long run will help to strengthen the local economy. A successful online presence will be a vital asset for small businesses in Dagenham and Rainham, and I hope that as many businesses as possible take advantage of the expertise on offer from Google."

Dan Cobley, Managing Director, Google UK, said:

"Our goal is to get businesses of all sizes to understand the importance of the Internet and how easy it is to get online and contribute to the overall growth of their enterprise and the local economy. We hope that local businesses in and around Dagenham will take advantage of these free digital sessions!"