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Google Offering Free Websites For Virginia Businesses

imageVirginia Get Your Business Online is an easy and fast way for Virginia businesses to get a website. Google is partnering with Intuit to provide its popular Intuit Websites offerings for free including an easy-to-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year. Participating Virginia businesses also receive a local business listing on Google Places and free tools, training and resources to succeed online.

Small businesses need to be online because that’s where their customers are. While 97% of Americans look online for local products and services, 44% of Virginia small businesses do not have a website or online presence. The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many small businesses from taking the first step.

“Small businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity to reach new customers in Virginia and beyond,” said Scott Levitan, Marketing Director for Google. “Virginia Get Your Business Online will help make it fast, easy and free for Virginia businesses to get online.”

“Small businesses drive our economy and their success is crucial to ensuring the sustained and robust recovery our nation needs,” said Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. “This initiative will provide many small businesses in the Commonwealth with the opportunity to grow their sales, expand their operations and, most importantly, use that growth to employ more of our citizens,” Governor McDonnell continued. “I look forward to joining with Google to help kick-off their "Virginia Get Your Business Online" partnership with small businesses in the Commonwealth to help increase their visibility online and make them more competitive and successful in the years ahead.”

“An effective online presence is necessary for small businesses to thrive in the digital age. It not only helps business reach new customers but continue to reach out to existing ones,” said Jody Keenan, State Director of the Virginia Small Business Development Centers. “The Virginia Small Business Development Centers Network is excited to be partnering with Google to help Virginia companies both get online and strengthen their online presence.”

Businesses can either get online through www.Virginiagetonline.com, or in person through a series of Google-hosted events throughout the state.

The second set of events will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 in Richmond at RichmondCenterstage. Businesses across Virginia who cannot attend the events can visit www.Virginiagetonline.com to quickly and easily get online today. The program will be available online for a year.

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New Charlottesville Virginia Vineyard owner Eric Trump gives Interview

In a short video posted to YouTube on July 1, Eric Trump explains how his business tycoon father, Donald, saw “such unbelievable potential” in the foreclosed Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard.

"The best feeling is getting your feet on the ground, going in there, giving them the Trump touch," says Trump, 27. "Really sprucing them up, making them that much better.”

Apparently Trump the younger is overseeing the operations at the vineyard. An ABC license effective July 7 names Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC as the licensed company.

See the interview here

Virginia named America’s "Top State for Business" by CNBC

imageThe Commonwealth took the top spot in the extremely competitive yearly study, receiving the highest point total in the history of the rankings. Virginia finished in the top-half of every category ranked. The number one ranking comes on the heels of Virginia receiving the highest ranking of any state east of the Mississippi in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s economic competitiveness ranking of the states, which was released last week.

Speaking about Virginia’s top ranking, Governor McDonnell stated, "Every Virginian deserves a quality job in the community that they call home. Our focus, from day one of this administration, has been to put in place the policies that will help private sector businesses create those jobs in the Commonwealth and get our economy back on track. We’ve done that by keeping taxes low, getting government spending under control, having a strong Right to Work law, and making smart investments in transportation, economic development and higher education. And we are telling the Virginia story to job-creators from Beijing to Boston. It is paying off. CEO’s and entrepreneurs have responded to our efforts and found that Virginia is a great place to start and grow a business. The unemployment rate in the Commonwealth has dropped from 7.2% in February of 2010 to 6% today; over three points below the national average. We’re honored that CNBC has named Virginia the "Top State for Business" and that the Commonwealth received the highest score in the history of this study. Virginia is wide open for business."

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