Join your South Carolina Digital Coach, Lara Hudson, for free training and coaching for your business.

Sign up for Lara’s upcoming workshops below:

Black-Owned Business Summit (National)
Thursday, February 22 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Grow with Google and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) are celebrating Black History Month by offering a free livestream event on YouTube catered to Black-owned businesses. The event will feature live trainings from Grow with Google Digital Coaches, information about the USBC's ByBlack certification program, and a small business panel with entrepreneurs on trending topics including cybersecurity, digital ads, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and more.
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Meet Lara

Lara Hudson spent the first 12 years of her career in the financial services industry as the Public Relations Director for the only local community bank in Greenwood, SC. She transitioned to the non-profit sector working for the local YMCA as the Marketing Director.

In her current role as the Community Development Director for the City of Greenwood, she is responsible for the promotion, growth and economic development of the City of Greenwood and the Uptown district. Throughout her career, she has played an active role in the community, serving on numerous boards and committees whose focus was continuing the success and advancement of the Greenwood community. She currently serves on the board of the Greenwood Area Small Business Development Center, Ten at the Top, Greenwood Community Theater, South Carolina Festivals and Events Association. She is also an active member of the Main Street program at the state and national level.

If you have any questions, please email Lara at


What is a Grow with Google Digital Coach?

Grow with Google Digital Coaches are local marketing experts and entrepreneurs who help diverse small businesses grow. They offer live training and hands-on coaching on topics like how to connect with customers, sell products online, and improve business productivity – for free. No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, your local Digital Coach can help you build skills to take the next step for your business and network with other successful businesses in your community.

Who is this program for?

Grow with Google has partnered with Main Street America to onboard 10 local Digital Coaches who will offer training and coaching to businesses in small towns  – including Lara Hudson in Greenwood, SC. Lara joins a network of Digital Coaches dedicated to helping grow the small businesses in their communities. 

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