ASBTDC to Host “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” Workshop
JONESBORO — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) will host “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” workshop to help small businesses succeed on the web. The workshop is Thursday, June 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1709 E. Nettleton Ave.
“Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” is part of Google’s “Get Your Business Online” program and aims to bring community members, business owners and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web. The ASBTDC is helping small businesses to grow with their presence online with the workshop that will feature a lesson about Google Maps.
“Four out of five consumers use search engines to find local information nearby; yet only 37 percent of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” said Soo Young Kim, head of Small Business Engagement at Google. “Small businesses are the engines of local economies, and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”
“Get Your Business Online” is a fast, easy and free way for small businesses to get online. While 97 percent of consumers look online for local products and services, 55 percent of small businesses do not have a website. “Get Your Business Online” provides small businesses with a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online.
The workshop is free and seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (870) 972-3517 or visit asbtdc.org to register online.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Kelli Listenbee, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant at (870) 972-3517.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no cost training. Learn more at astatesbtdc.org.
This is co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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