In celebration of Small Business Week, Google is offering the, “… dreamers, doers, shakers and makers” a discount at their community resources blog Helpouts. Visit the Google Business Community on Google+ and check the about section. Along with a description of the community, you will find this: “Happy#SmallBusinessWeek! We appreciate all that you do. Use code HAPPYSMALLBIZWEEK for $20 toward a one-on-one video session with an expert on a topic of your choice. Visit helpouts.google.com/for/smallbusiness”. Helpouts isn’t like any other video tutorial service. The community offers live, one-on-one support with experts in hundreds of fields. Being able to ask a question or clear up confusion, in the moment, is invaluable. Visit the website and you will find experts covering just about any side of the modern web-based-business-world you can think of (as well as many other topics, including washer repair). Need to start a social media campaign for your small business, but truly don’t have a clue? It’s there. Need to understand the basics of design so you can communicate effectively with your creative team in regards to a new website? Helpouts has you covered.
The $20 discount offer is a great excuse to try some of the more specialized experts, however many of the Helpouts are free or are a nominal cost. Some free Helpouts are: Social Media Strategy Marketing & Business Consulting Online Advertising & Analytics Certified Google Partner – AdWords, SEO, YouTube and Analytics Do you utilize Helpouts? Have other resources you think we would love? Let us know in the comments. And, Happy Small Business Week!