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Gov. Rick Scott brings Google, Intuit to Tampa to help businesses get on the Web

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April

Eillim Cintron and her husband sank their savings into a semitrailer rig three years ago after he lost his trucker job.

Self-employment meant a learning curve. Her spouse, Tulio Figueroa, knew the roads but had no cargo. Permits? All new territory.

Cintron, 36, remembers tears of worry. But the work came, and now they do business in 27 states.

Thursday, with him on the road, she tackled the latest challenge: how to build a website for the trucking company they call Paraiso Fenix, Spanish for Phoenix Paradise.

"We want to expand," she said.

This time, no tears. She even had Florida Gov. Rick Scott wishing her luck.

At Scott's invitation, representatives from Google and Intuit have been staging workshops throughout Florida to help businesses get on the Web.

Story here.

[Last modified: Friday, April 6, 2012 10:26am]

    

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