Thursday, January 6, 2011

Monthly Webinars for Small Business Owners Start Jan 13th

eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - ON-LINE PRESENCE Series 2011

Mark your calendars! The eXtension Entrepreneurship webinar series airs monthly on the second Thursday at 2:00pm (ET); 1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT); 11:00am (PT). Webinar access at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ecop

January 13, 2011
Creating Valuable Content That Converts

Just creating a website and filling it with content (usually from our brochures) is simply not enough any more. It's important that you create content that is valuable to your audience and will lead them through a conversion process which will take them from just being a site visitor to someone who has a business relationship with you. We will talk about content creation, frequency and how social media will play a part.

Scott Wild, WildInspire, Bismarck ND has been working in the computer industry for the past 15 years with experience ranging from software programming, corporate training, and internet marketing and consulting. He is passionate about the role that the Internet plays in marketing for profits and non-profits. He is a big believer in networking and generating ideas in a group setting. http://www.wildinspire.com/

February 10, 2011
Getting Down to Business with Social Media Marketing

Social media and on-line tools have changed marketing forever. The good news is that you already know the hard parts of succeeding with these tools, it's just that no one told you how. We'll look at the ROI for real small businesses, then we'll go through a four step process to create a living and working plan that brings social media marketing right into the heart of your business.

Becky McCray, is a small town business owner, with a retail store and a cattle ranch in Woods County, Oklahoma. She writes about small town business issues at http://www.smallbizsurvival.com

March 10, 2011
You Are Here! Maps for Business

You Are Here! Learn how to create and use interactive maps and geo-location tools to bring clientele to your doors. Many people are using their computers and handheld technology to make decisions about their next stop or purchase. Too often the commercial mapping and GPS tools available are woefully inaccurate for getting our business information to potential customers.

Jennifer Nixon and Connie Hancock, UNL Extension Educators are focused on helping communities and businesses improve economic development opportunities thru the utilization and adoption of broadband access.

They have provided educational programming to communities and businesses in the areas of Taking Charge of your On-line Presence, Websites for Growth and utilizing the new tools for marketing.

No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at connect.extension.iastate.edu/ecop. You will be presented with a login screen that has an "Enter as Guest" option. Enter your full name then click "Enter Room" to join the conference. You will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer’s speakers.

Newcomers to on-line learning are welcome!
Connie Hancock
University of NE Extension
Extension Educator
920 Jackson St.
Sidney, NE 69162
308-254-4455 - phone
308-254-6055 - fax
chancock1@unl.edu
http://chancock.magntize.com/
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