Small Business Online
DIY: Build an Online Presence for Your Business
Most of your clients or potential clients are online. They engage via smartphone, computer, gaming console, smart TV and more! Are you missing opportunities to connect and inform?
Perhaps it all just seems too overwhelming or maybe all the technology and professional services are too expensive. In just a couple hours per week you can not only build your own website, marketing materials and social media platforms but the skills required to maintain an online presence for your business, nonprofit or neighborhood association. If you want to get started here are the online courses we use in our study sessions. Check the schedule or sign up for updates to get announcements about the next group session.
Build Your Own Website
You CAN build and manage a professional-looking website for your business! Check out this great course to get started.
Graphics and Logos
Get to know Canva, the free online tool that can help you create great looking flyers, business cards, digital ads, and more.
Create Your Own Business Profile
Be sure your business shows up in search results when customers look for your goods and services. Start here to set up and manage your Google My Business profile.
Newsletters and Promotions
Learn how to use MailChimp to engage your clientele, gather new customers, and manage promotions and outreach for your business.
Get Discovered in Your Own Neighborhood
Increase the visibility of your business or agency to its surrounding residential areas with a free Nextdoor Business profile.
How to use social media for business
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram... Learn which is best for your business and how to manage each account.
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Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Our Small Business Engagement Specialist is here to help small businesses and entrepreneurs get connected to the resources and partners they need.
Business and Non-Profit Databases
Browse our subscription research databases and handpicked websites.