Google Launches Small-Biz Service

Google has a new strategy to crack the $20 billion local business advertising market. The company plans to launch a new small-business service as early as next month. The new plan, which was once being called Business Builder, will provide a number of services aimed at small businesses under one banner. The service will also use Google+ to allow users to interact with local businesses that will now have special web pages on the site. A Google spokesperson said, "In local, our vision is not a one-size-fits-all product, but a range of flexible solutions that make the web work for all local businesses."