COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering a three-session training series that focuses on using social media to build business opportunities. Are you using the right social media marketing tools to promote your business? Do you know what is being said about your business online? Are you spending too much time or money on social media outreach to potential customers? Learn how to use social media effectively.
Each class will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. This three-month series will start on April 19.
The series will kick off April 19 with Social Media Marketing. Seventy percent of the U.S. population has at least one social networking profile. Are you using these powerful marketing tools to grow your business?
On May 17, learn more about Managing Your Business Online Reputation. Do you know what’s being said about your business online? Learn how to repair damage from inaccurate reviews.
Finally, on June 21, the series will wrap up with Marketing with Facebook. Learn how to use this powerful business marketing tool without wasting time and money.
The presenter for the series is Misty Lambrecht. Lambrecht is a Google certified trainer and has taught Google, WordPress and Social Media classes at Oregon Coast Community College and Clackamas Community College’s Business Development Center. She has also been involved in helping small businesses with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest. In addition to her skills as a technology trainer, Lambrecht is a graduate of the Oregon Coast Community College’s Small Business Management program.
Preregistration at www.bizcenter.org is required to ensure seating availability and materials. The cost of this three-month series is $185. The series is also part of the Thursday SBM program, which is a nine-month program for $500. Both programs and all information is available online. All workshops will be held in Coos Bay at the Newmark Center, Room 207 on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus, 1988 Newmark Ave. The classes are available using interactive video in Curry County and Douglas County if pre-arranged by calling the SBDC at 541-888-7026. Registration is required. To register go to www.Bizcenter.org. Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-888-7026 or email Mary Loiselle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.