Africa Get Your Business Online is a Google-led initiative to help drive the economic success of small and medium businesses in Africa by enabling them to tap into the online marketplace.
Why is Google doing this?
Small and medium businesses are vital to Africa’s economy; there are approximately 118 million internet users in Africa, and 2 billion in the world. In the future, that number is expected to continue grow.
For businesses which want to succeed, need to go where their customers are going and that is – online! We are here to help you to grow your business with the internet!
Google and partners have come together to create the "Africa, Get Your Business Online" initiative. Our goal is to help as many small and medium businesses as possible in Africa to establish a web presence. By getting online, African businesses can start to benefit from the opportunities that the Internet provides. Google's mission is to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google's strategy in Africa is to get more users online by developing an accessible, relevant and sustainable Internet ecosystem. Getting more African businesses online is one big step that will help to grow that ecosystem. Our search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information everyday. And now, we are very committed to help connect people with as much local content from Africaas possible.
What we are doing
We are offering an end-to-end solution to help businesses get online which includes:
Free easy to update, customized website
Free .getafricaonline.com web address
Tools, resources, support and training to ensure businesses have all the assistance they need to get online.