Local Business Serves as Example of a Business Succeeding with the Help of the Internet

Even in tough economic times, small businesses and non-profits throughout the United States are benefiting from the continued expansion of the e-commerce industry, according to an annual Economic Impact Report released this week by Google.

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, located in Kiln, was selected by Google to serve as Mississippi’s example of a business that is utilizing the Internet to find and connect with customers.

“Do something that somebody wants, then make it easy for them to give you money for it. The internet allows us to do that.” Mark Henderson, Co-Owner, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company.

“Google is well-known for helping people search for and find the information they want,google” said Margo Georgiadis, Google’s President of Americas Sales. “Through our search and advertising programs, businesses find customers, publishers earn money from their online content and nonprofits get donations and volunteers. The Economic Impact Report details how millions of businesses use our tools to make money. It’s these solutions that make Google an engine for economic growth,” concluded Georgiadis.

The growth is creating new opportunities for web-based companies, as well as brick-and-mortar establishments. Google helped provide $131 billion of economic activity for over 1.8 million American businesses and non-profits across the U.S. in 2014.

For more information about Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company or where Mississippi stands in the Google Economic Impact Report, please visit www.google.com/economicimpact, or call (228) 467-2727.