Area businesses have the chance this week to put themselves on the map — literally.

A free workshop being offered in Manning will assist business owners with improving their online presence — making it easier for potential customers to find them with a Google search.

Manning-area organizers are joining with Google to offer the workshop, which will show business owners how to put their business information on maps and elsewhere online. The event will be held from 5:30–7 p.m. Wednesday at the Timmerman Shelter House on Park Avenue in Manning.

“Businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered by reputable customers,” states a news release about the workshop.

Those participating in the hands-on workshop are encouraged to bring a laptop or smartphone with them if possible.

The event is being co-sponsored by the City of Manning, Main Street Manning, the Manning Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa Small Business Development Center and Google.

Snacks will be provided and there is no cost to participate in the workshop, but organizers ask participants to register in advance by emailing or calling 712-655-6246.