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ASU SBTDC and Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce to offer LinkedIn seminar in Batesville Sept. 20


JONESBORO, AR –The Arkansas State Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce are offering a “LinkedIn Fundamentals: Grow Your Professional Network” seminar, Thursday, Sept. 20, from 1-4 p.m. to instruct business professionals the basics necessary to put LinkedIn to work. The seminar will be held at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine Street in Batesville, AR. 

Seminar instructor, Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC director, has been assisting businesses to obtain the most of out of social media sites like LinkedIn.            

“For the ASU SBTDC, LinkedIn has been a very effective tool to help us locate other professionals in the local business community, find customers for our consulting assistance programs, and to market our workshops directly to interested business owners who will receive the most out of the training,” said Lawrence. 

“LinkedIn can work for your business as well.  But, LinkedIn is like any other social media network in that you have to work it to get the results. No social media network is a ‘silver bullet’ that will bring you thousands of customers just because you sign up to join it.  Social media networks require time and commitment, but the return on investment can be well worth the effort, especially with LinkedIn.”

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social media network with well over 110 million members and allows users to connect with trusted professionals to exchange information, ideas, and locate potential customers.  Unlike Facebook, Twitter or other social networks, LinkedIn is a social network for businesses to connect with other businesses and potential customers.

Cost is $35 per person and $25 for Batesville Chamber and Main Street Batesville   members.   Register through Batesville Chamber Events Coordinator, Mandi Whitmire by calling (870) 793-22378 or e-mail officemanager@mybatesville.org.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Batesville, Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, First National Banking Company, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Merchant & Planters Bank.