September 14, 2012 – Carlow, Ireland – Getting Irish Business Online is coming to Carlow to help local businesses get set up online.

The results of the getting business online program are in and Google has declared Carlow the third most successful Irish county in harnessing the Internet for economic growth.

To determine Carlow’s position as the number three county in Ireland for the Getting Irish Business Online program, Google looked at Ireland’s 26 counties and ranked each in terms of their AdWords customer growth coupled with the number of local businesses, which embraced the Getting Irish Business Online initiative over the last year. Google has honoured the top counties with the Inaugural eCounty Awards. The top eCounty in Ireland is Dublin, followed by Wicklow and Carlow.

Carlow based registrar and hosting company Blacknight, believe their county can do even better and have set their sights on making Carlow number one. Michele Neylon of Blacknight states: “Not only are we partners of the Getting Irish Business Online program, but we are a proud, Carlow based company. We could not have become Ireland’s leading registrar and hosting company without drawing from the pool of Carlow’s tech talent. Carlow is full of talented people and great businesses and we believe that Carlow can become the most successful county in Ireland for Getting Irish Businesses Online.”

To celebrate Carlow’s eCounty Awards, The Getting Business Online team will host an all day event at The Talbot Hotel in Carlow on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 for businesses which currently do not have a website and/or registered domain name. Admission to the event is free

The event begins at 10 am and ends at 4pm during which time attendees can register for an hour-long consultation with a Google expert. There will also be presentations from Google and local delegates.

Neylon continues: “We highly encourage any Carlow businesses who aren’t already online to attend the Getting Irish Business Online event. This is an invaluable opportunity to meet with experts and receive tools that will help get your business up and running online and boost Carlow’s economy.”

Attendees of the Getting Irish Business Online event will also receive Free domain; training on how to build a website; a 1-1 demo of how the Getting Irish Business Online tool works including how to add pages, content, videos, images, galleries, e-commerce and 1-1 advice on the many free tools & resources that are available to help build and grow a business online.

For more information on the Getting Irish Business Online Carlow event or registration please visit http://www.gettingbusinessonline.ie/carlow