Learn How To Market Your Business Online From Local Experts June 22

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The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is sponsoring a seminar called “Limited Visibility!” on Tuesday, June 22nd that is targeted to business owners, managers, and marketing and sales professionals who want to bring in more sales and expand their outreach.

Four lively, fast-paced presentations by local experts will cover how people shop today, and how businesses can use social media and technology effectively and intelligently to accomplish their goal of business growth. Presentations include Dwayne Fricke of All Seattle Web Design, Marshall Macias, Elizabeth Paulsen of Cascade e-Commerce Solutions, and yours truly, Scott Schaefer of The B-Town Blog.

Topics addressed will be:

  • Social networking
  • Blogging
  • Websites
  • Search engine optimization

Participants will learn how to build a community among their customers and fans, attract new customers, move ahead of their competition, and further expand their reach. 

The event will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 8:00 am – 10:00 am in Tukwila. Location will be disclosed upon registration.

B-Town Blog Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer will discuss the power of blogging at the June 22nd seminar.

Cost is $20 per person.

Presented in partnership by the Small Business Development Center at Highline Community College and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.

Here’s more info from a flier:

One reason people buy from other companies.

Missing a few good customers? Maybe you’re the one that’s gone missing!

Control your marketing expense and still be more visible to the customers you want and the ones you already have. Hear from four local pros on how to get visible and ring up more sales . . .

  • Websites that create sales better than others
  • Twitter and Facebook create sales
  • A company blog creates sales
  • Optimizing your website creates sales

Four savvy local pros demonstrate how the customers you don’t yet have will go searching for you . . . on the Web, Google, Facebook and Twitter, often from their phone,not a computer. This 90-minute event will be held at convenient location in Tukwila close to Southcenter. The date is Tuesday June 22nd at 8:00 -10:00 AM. Sign up now!

Limited Visibility is brought to you by The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce and The Small Business Development Center for Southwest King County [The SBDC] which is based at Highline Community College. You’ll enjoy four fast-paced 20-minute presentations in a row, each one demonstrating clearly just how people actually shop today

  1. Marshall Macias, social networks professional:How customers get info from Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, etc
  2. Scott Schaefer, blogging professional: How customers find the info they want from business blogs
  3. Dwayne Fricke, website professional: Websites that connect with customers and some that don’t.
  4. Elizabeth Paulsen, search engine optimization professional: To Google robots, all websites are not created equal.

The four presenters are good! Learn how to:

  • Build a community among your customers and fans
  • Attract the customers that you don’t yet have
  • Move ahead of your competition
  • Spread your reach much further afield

This event is not a how-to for techies! It’s not technical at all. Limited Visibility! is about how customers look for you, for your products and services. [ First Clue: Things aren’t the way the used to be. ]

To reserve your seat, email or call Brenna Arnesen, Marketing and Events Manager, The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce at [email protected] or via phone: 206 575-1633.

The fee is $20.00, payable to the Chamber of Commerce. Reservations are required for this event. The event is June 22nd, in Tukwila 8:00–10:00 AM. Brenna Arnesen, the event manager, will provide the location when you reserve your seat.

Web registration link:

On a personal note, we highly recommend not only attending this seminar, but utilizing the free resources of the SBDC, especially with Advisers Rich Shockley and Zev Siegl, who are extremely knowledgeable and helpful about business.

Here’s info on the SBDC from their website:

How is your business doing? The Highline Small Business Development Center (The SBDC) provides 1:1 counseling and business research to business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Southwest King County. During 2008 alone, The SBDC served more than 200 business owners, assisting with connecting with potential customers they do not yet have, bank loan applications, presenting to investors, finding and leasing new locations and forecasting profit one year ahead. Call to schedule your first appointment with advisor Rich Shockley or Zev Siegl — Des Moines office (206) 878-3710, ext 5151. The SBDC. Insights. Solutions. Success.

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