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Google Partners with Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Boulder Partnership For Free Cybersecurity Training

Yesterday, Google, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Boulder Partnership hosted a free cybersecurity workshop for small businesses in Boulder. Rep. Joe Neguse attended and spoke about the importance of Colorado businesses learning digital skills.

Eighty-five percent of SMB leaders say that having a cybersecurity plan in place would make them more comfortable using digital tools for their business over the next two years. During the workshop “Cybersecurity and Your Small Business,” small businesses in the Boulder area learned how to identify common risks and cyber threats to protect their businesses and as they grow their online presence.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Google and the Downtown Boulder Partnership to provide this hands-on training for small businesses in our community,” said Scott Sternberg executive director of the Boulder Economic Council and associate vice president for economic vitality at the Boulder Chamber. “It is critical that companies have access to cybersecurity, project management, data analysis and other certifications to protect and grow their business.”

“There is an incredibly vibrant business community here in Boulder, and we are committed to ensuring those businesses remain strong and continue building their digital skills,” added Melanie Ricci community engagement manager at Downtown Boulder Partnership. “Tapping into vital resources through Grow with Google and strengthening the cybersecurity of small businesses are essential to the health of our economy.”

Google’s cybersecurity workshop was led by Anastasia Kudrez, a Grow with Google small business trainer. In her role, Kudrez provides resources and expertise to small businesses as part of the Grow with Google Partner Program, a free network for local organizations to access a range of training content, tools, and promotional materials, as well as best practices to continue sharing ‘Grow with Google’ resources within their community.

Since 2017, Grow with Google has partnered with 190 organizations in the state to train more than 172,000 Coloradans on digital skills, including organizations such as public libraries, chambers of commerce, community colleges and more. To learn more and sign-up for an upcoming local workshop, please visit: https://grow.google/grow-your-business.

 

About Google in Colorado

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google has proudly called Colorado home for over 15 years, with offices in Boulder and Thornton. Working alongside trusted community institutions across the state, Google has brought digital skills training, grant funding and other resources and services to more Coloradans, including those historically underserved.