Whether you run a retail business in your local community or online, you can benefit from the use of certain online tools. For instance, Google is offering free workshops for local businesses to show they how to benefit from Google’s online business tools. And eBay and BigCommerce just announced a joint sales platform to increase reach for ecommerce businesses.

Read on for these headlines and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup.

Retail Trends

Free Google Workshops Offered To Show 63% of Local Business Owners What They’re Missing

Free Google workshops will be offered across the United States during the first week of May in an ambitious effort to help small businesses improve their online presence. Why?  Because only 37 percent of small businesses claim or update their local listings on search engines — and Google wants to change that.

eBay and Bigcommerce Open Joint Sales Platform with Bigger Reach for Your Inventory

Bigcommerce, an Australian-based

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Source: Small Business Trends