LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Local small businesses are hoping to increase business by using the internet.
Beth Carroll of Lafayette launched a website called Smallshopper. The website allows travelers to find local businesses and restaurants when they visit a new town.
"All they have to do is put in the location. They can find all of the independently owned stores in that location, they can also refine the search by categories," Carroll said.
Two Tulips owner Cheryl Woody says she's hoping the website will bring more people through her door.
"I think if customers know that this resource is available when they do shop a small town and they would like to find out unique places to shop, why not try that," Woody said.
Small businesses are also encouraged to sign up with Google's Get Your Business Online Program. The program allows small businesses to create a website for free.
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