Each week Business Training Team brings you FREE weekly webinars that are sponsored by the Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, SCORE and Business Training Team. We believe these webinars will help local business owners grow their business and answer many of the challenging questions in today’s business world.
How Health Care Reform will affect your Small Business
The single thing that will have the biggest affect on your business in the next 2 years? Health Care Reform.
Enrollment starts October 1 of this year. Are you prepared? Are there steps you should be taking now? How will Health Care Reform affect your bottom line? What policies and procedures will have to change? Should you even offer health insurance? What, exactly, is an “exchange?”
This 45 minute primer will get you ready to deal with this enormous game-changer. Reeve Conover has been an Employee Benefit Specialist since 1986, helped his clients survive Health Insurance Reform in NY in 1993, and is a SCORE mentor. He understands small business and he understands the law. Tune in…
Wednesday May 22nd, 8:00-9:00 AM
Make Success become a regular part of your day
Continue our learning with the leading authors, philosophers on Success. Brief portions of their writings that will inspire you to read more. Read more and lock in the opportunity to be successful. Your next success opportunity is waiting for you.
Wednesday 5/22/13 10:00 – 10:30 am
Register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/319819622
Beyond Google: Bing, Yahoo Local and Citation Sites
Google isn’t the only act in town and other search engines are aggressively looking for their market share. We will cover setting up your Bing Business Portal, Yahoo Local and get you started with citation sites such as Yelp. There are specific actions you need to follow to be successful with these sites.
Wednesday May 22nd 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Setting Up Your Blog: WordPress Basics
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in use today and once you know the basics, you can go a long way toward having a site that will attract new customers. We will take a look under the cover and discuss pages vs posts. What is a widget and how to use them. What plugins are needed to optimize your site.
Wednesday May 29th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Content That Attracts Customers
Now that we have a site created it is time to add content. Where do you find good content? How should the content be displayed? How can we optimize each page so increase the changes of our site being found by the search engines?
Wednesday June 5th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Getting Traffic to Your Site
The days are gone when you could build a website and they would come. You need to create a link from as many sites as possible back to your website and encourage people to visit. In this webinar, we will discuss social bookmarking and other techniques that will bring people to your website and result in a phone call to your business.
Wednesday June 12th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Is Facebook Really For Business?
We’re huge fans of Facebook—not because we’re pie-in-the-sky social media goo-roo types, but because we’ve seen firsthand the tangible business benefits of using this social network to raise brand awareness, engage prospects, and drive repeat business. We will setup a Facebook business page and show you how to attract your prospects to your page.
Wednesday June 19th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
LinkedIn is an often overlooked resource which can be very powerful. You will be shown how to create an attractive LinkedIn profile which will draw new business like a magnet. We will include how to set up your company page on LinkedIn, how to optimize your page and profile, and how to interact with your connections to encourage business relationships.
Wednesday June 26th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Pinterest For Business
Interested in learning how to leverage Pinterest’s exploding popularity? This webinar will cover what is Pinteret and why business owners are excited about it. How to get started with Pinterest by setting up you profile and going over the core functions of the site. What pitfalls to avoid.
Wednesday July 10th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Finding Quality Prospects with Google+ and Twitter
Google has tied its search engine to its social media platform and if you are not involved you won’t be found. We will discuss why Google+ is the future of SEO. Simple strategies for increasing engagement and common pitfalls to avoid and best practices to follow.
Wednesday July 17th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Youtube Video Marketing
Video is becoming a very popular way to promote your business online. We will cover how to use YouTube to promote your business visibility, how to create a YouTube Channel and fully optimize your YouTube videos, adding videos to your Google Listing and ideas for creative ways to produce videos.
Wednesday July 24th 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Mobile Marketing and the Text Messaging Revolution
User surveys have revealed that mobile phones—not desktops or PCs—are our No. 1 most-used technology devices. Gartner says that by 2013, smartphones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide. Learn how your business can take advantage of this still untapped marketing channel!
Wednesday July 31st 2:00 – 3:00 EST