“Google+…oh yeah, you need to be here!”

Southwest Florida’s Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) is once again diving into social media training for small businesses this summer.
This program kicks off its Social Media Summer Series on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the  Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers with a focus on “Google+ …oh yeah, you need to be here!” 
Birgit Pauli-Haack, the owner of Pauli Systems and co-founder of Relevanza, will present tips for using Google+ in small business. The amazing opportunities of social media have yet to capture the attention of some business owners and as a result, social media has yet to become part of a strategic plan to reach consumers, constituents and the public at large. For many small businesses – and larger businesses alike – the world of social media can still be a scary place.   Birgit will show you how Google+ will ease your fears and how you can easily use it to spark conversation about your business and discover the synergies between being social and being discovered on internet searches.

Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25 per person.  This meeting is sponsored by GreatFlorida Insurance.
Register online or contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator at the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.
Come on Thursday, June 20, 2013 and learn why you should embrace Google+.

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January 27th – How to setup and manage a WordPress website

February 24th –  Tips on how to create an eNewsletter and measure its impact

March 31st – What are the differences between a website, blog, and Facebook page?

Register for ORBIT: Online Roundtable for Business Owners on Internet Technology
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We know you have technology issues and questions.  Everyone does!  And, we also know that you may not have access to the people and resources who can answer those questions and resolve those issues.  That’s why we’d like to invite you to our monthly online business owners’ roundtable, ORBIT, designed to help small businesses like yours blast their online presence into the future.  Please join us!

Held the last Thursday of every month, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, ORBIT provides a fun, informal and congenial online forum for business owners  to openly discuss any and all web and technology-related issues specific to their small business. Bring your questions and you’ll receive concrete feedback on how to make the web work better for you, and create a web presence that rocks!

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