Google is Shutting Down its Small Business Community Message Board

Google’s “Small Business Community” message board is shutting down, in response to an announcement revealed on January 2nd.

The Small Business Community is formally shutting down on January sixteenth.

The announcement states:

“Thank you for being a member of the Small Business Community from Google. We’ve enjoyed being on this journey with you and appreciate all the tips, insights and enthusiasm shared along the way.

The Community will be closing in a few weeks; your last chance to access it will be January 16th. We will keep you posted on any future Community efforts. We hope you’ve made many connections as a member, and will continue to benefit from those relationships in the future.”

The Small Business Community from Google was an space the place enterprise homeowners could entry sources, share data with each other, and prepare meet-ups.

If you’re not conscious of it, that’s doable because of it was solely open to small enterprise homeowners in a handful of pilot cities inside the US.

It’s potential Google might have opened the neighborhood as a lot as prospects in further cities, nonetheless, the mission under no circumstances made it out of beta.

The neighborhood does not appear to be very energetic. Other than the announcement that it’s shutting down, the most recent put up was 17 days previously.

This marks another failed strive by Google at attempting to create some form of social neighborhood.

Perhaps primarily essentially the most notable failure is Google+, which is scheduled to be shut down inside the subsequent few months.

There doable wasn’t a necessity for a Small Business Community from Google, as enterprise homeowners can already be part of on additional established platforms similar to Facebook and LinkedIn.

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