The impact of the recent Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Service outage can be devastating for small businesses, from lost sales and reduced productivity to wasted employee time and even data loss. While it’s hard to quantify the exact amount of damage that the outage has caused, the estimated losses range from thousands to millions of dollars. Affected businesses have reported losses associated with services which were unavailable due to the outage, such as e-commerce stores unable to process payments, online businesses unable to upload or manage content, critical web applications which crashed, and more. Additionally, many small businesses rely heavily on cloud-based storage services and experienced data loss when their files were not accessible. It is impossible to determine the total cost of the Google outage, but the damage is likely to be substantial.