Register Today for the 2012 Get Nigerian Businesses Online Web Fair – A Gathering to Help Promote SMEs Online

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 5:36 PM

By Damilare Aiki

On Thursday 26th April 2012, Google Nigeria will bring together thousands of entrepreneurs for the Get Nigerian Businesses Online (GNBO) 2012 Web Fair under one roof in Lagos.

GNBO is a Google intiative launched in September 2011, aimed at helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) create free websites.

Juliet Ehimuan (Google Nigeria Country Manager) said ”The goal of the GNBO program is to make it easier for Nigerian entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by taking advantage of the power of the web. Over 20,000 sites have been created since launch, showing that SMEs in Nigeria are well aware of the opportunities presented by the Internet and are already benefiting from these.”

This fair will see participants create their own individual websites with support from trainers. Some of the benefits of registering for GNBO 2012 Web fair are;

  • Access to a free and easy tool to create a fully functional business website
  • Free gnbo.com.ng sub-domain name (e.g. www.mybusiness.gnbo.com.ng)
  • Free matching mobile website
  • Free web hosting
  • Free Google collaboration tools for up to 10 users

Commenting on the 2012 Web Fair, Adeola Azeez (Chair Person of Women in Management and Business Group) said  “The Internet presents immense opportunities for the growth and expansion of small businesses in Nigeria. Google’s GNBO Web Fair initiative is an avenue for SMEs to build their online presence and grow their turnover and build their business profiles. I encourage all businesses without an online presence to take advantage of the fair!”

Interested Participants who would like a free website need the following;

  • A valid ID card
  • An active G-mail E-mail address (If you do not have one already, Visit www.Gmail.com to sign up)
  • A working Laptop or Tablet that is Internet enabled (If available)
  • Prepared business content (Photos, company write ups and marketing material in digital format using a USB/ flash drive)

To register for this fair, simply log on to www.GNBO.com.ng/event 2012 and fill the form.

This fair is a must attend for all SMEs who want to gain an online presence. Don’t forget to register today, see you all there!

Date: Thursday 26th April 2012 – Friday 27th April 2012
Venue: City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Onikan, Lagos

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  • 14 Comments on “Register Today for the 2012 Get Nigerian Businesses Online Web Fair – A Gathering to Help Promote SMEs Online”

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    • june April 20, 2012 at 1:41 AM

      nice initiative…maybe the gnbo.com.ng sub-domain is a bit clumsy though? Imagine cnn.gnbo.com.ng? It will defeat the purpose of marketing as it won’t be easy to remember. businesses may be better off investing in a more standard subdomain.

    • Greg April 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      You so right June… I cannot see myself doing that.. so long… They should find a better way.. Imagine, zenithbankgroup.gnbo.com.ng or rather, megapointautos.gnbo.com,ng.. it’s lost…..

    • yemi ojagbamila April 20, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      sjks

    • Sandra April 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      To avoid using the .gnbo.com.ng subdomain, businesses can get a custom domain e.g. yourbusiness.com, yourbusiness.com.ng etc from a domain registrar for as little as N1,500. Information about getting a custom domain is available to all businesses creating websites at http://www.gnbo.com.ng.

    • AMB. SIMEON I. AGBRAH April 21, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      I will appreciate it if, given the opportunite to pertake in the fair. iwish to know know how to create business. e.g http//www.aforcesnigltd.com.ng

    • Reallaw April 24, 2012 at 5:22 AM
    • Charles Nnadi April 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      I have been trying to submit my form but its not going at all,what is the problem.

    • Nasiru marafa April 24, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      I am appreciated and thank s

    • Nasiru marafa April 24, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      I want learn business

    • Eugene April 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      Nice idea…hope we all benefit

    • Eugene April 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      Nice idea…hope we all benefit…..www.Justjobsng.com

    • Nigeria Business July 22, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      This is really a good one. Many Nigerians should now know that their are great money making opportunities online. The program is good and has open people’s eyes.

    • echie vincent October 28, 2012 at 4:07 AM

      God I rearly thanks forthis