At Google, we believe in bringing people together who have a broad range of perspectives, ideas, and experiences. Just as we rely on diverse Googlers to build great products, we can continue to be more innovative as we work with a diverse network of suppliers.
Our Small Business Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more ethnic minority-, women-, traveller-, persons with special needs-, LGBT-, and/or regional-led owned small businesses to opportunities within Google. Our program is also tailored to help businesses grow on the web and supports our unique procurement structure, where every Googler is empowered to make purchasing decisions based on their specific needs.
We want to work with more businesses like yours – and empower you with tools to help you grow on the web. As a program participant, you’ll:
- Be included in our supplier database: Googlers use our database to find suppliers for the goods and services they need.
- Receive payments quickly: We know reliable payments are crucial for small businesses to thrive. If you’re selected to work with us, we’ll do our best to pay you within 15 days of invoice approval.
- Gain early access to Google Ireland supplier events: You’ll be given early notice about supplier events, including networking programs, digital educational trainings and access to online marketing tutorials.
- Receive content through the Accelerate with Google Academy: You may opt into receiving customized video content to help accelerate your business online, including content marketing, social media, search engine optimization, and more.
- Take advantage of €75 promotional credit for Google AdWords: Increase your visibility online by claiming an AdWords promotional credit worth €75 when you spend €25. With a Google ad, you can be found by people who are searching for exactly what you have to offer.
- Get discounted G Suite: If you’re a new G Suite user, you’ll receive a 25% discount on the G Suite productivity suite to help run your business more efficiently with Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar, and more. Discount valid for one year, and unavailable for G Suite Unlimited customers.
Our eligibility requirements are designed to bring more small and/or diverse suppliers into our procurement network. We look at three main factors to help us determine your eligibility:
- Location: You are a small business based in Ireland.
- Revenue: Your annual revenue is €10 million or less.
- Size: You have 50 or fewer full-time employees.
We’ll follow up via email with a status update within two weeks of receiving your application.
How the program works
Once you’ve applied to the program, please give us some time to get back to you with a decision on your application. After that, you can get going with our tools and training, and you’ll be listed in Google’s supplier database. That’s it!