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 16th.

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 area the place enterprise house owners may entry sources, share info with one another, and arrange meet-ups.

If you’re not aware of it, that’s possible as a result of it was solely open to small enterprise house owners in a handful of pilot cities within the US.

It’s potential Google could have opened the neighborhood as much as customers in additional cities, nevertheless, the mission by no means made it out of beta.

The neighborhood doesn’t look like very lively. Other than the announcement that it’s shutting down, the latest put up was 17 days in the past.

This marks one more failed try by Google at making an attempt to create some kind of social community.

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

There possible wasn’t a necessity for a Small Business Community from Google, as enterprise house owners can already join on extra established platforms comparable to Facebook and LinkedIn.

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