Featured Programs

Fall 2014 Featured Programs

We have classes on the Jamestown Campus and North County Center. Call the Small Business Development Center at 716.338.1024 to register.
*Program is offered more than once.

*Business Basics Online

10/1-10/31, 1-1 a.m. on Jamestown Campus
Online Course Fee: $50.00

Have you thought about the possibility of owning your own business? Being your own boss? Is it hard to find time in your busy life to develop your business idea? This self-guided online credit-free course is a great tool that will help you organize your ideas and develop a business plan. 

Web Analytics

10/20-10/27, 2-4 p.m. at North County Center
Cost: $67.00

Have you ever wanted to know how many people visit your website; how they found your website, what pages they viewed or what pages they left from? You can find out all of this, plus much more in this Web Analytics class! Participants will learn how to set up web analytics, insert the tracking code into their website(s) and analyze data. Web analytics can help you create a better user experience for your website's visitors and can help you track performance. 

Tell Your Story Using Infographics

10/21, 2-4 p.m. at North County Center
Cost: $27.00 

An infographic is a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. In this class, you will learn what and why you would use an infographic, how you can use it to help people understand complex data, and how to tell a story using your own numbers. 

Marketing Your Business with YouTube

10/28-11/6, 2-4 p.m. at North County Center
Cost: $97.00

Did you know that Youtube is the 2nd largest search engine? Learn to harness the power of video for your business. In this class, you learn how to create an effective video, as well as, optimize it using search friendly terms to get you or your business noticed. 

*Business Basics Online

11/1-11/30, 1-1 a.m. on Jamestown Campus
Online Course Fee: $50.00

Have you thought about the possibility of owning your own business? Being your own boss? Is it hard to find time in your busy life to develop your business idea? This self-guided online credit-free course is a great tool that will help you organize your ideas and develop a business plan.

Social Media Marketing

11/3-11/10, 9-11 a.m. at North County Center
Cost: $67.00

Are you looking for a free and easy way to market your business online? If so, this Social Media Marketing class is perfect for you! In this class, you'll be shown how to set up social media accounts like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest & Youtube; learn what type of social media tool is best for your business, learn social media ethics and much more! Most of all, learn how to quickly engage your social media followers so that information about your business can spread. 

Ecommerce Websites

11/5, 9-11 a.m. at North County Center
Cost: $27.00

Are you looking to start selling online? In this class, we will look at ecommerce options such as, Shopify, Big Commerce and even a way to use a Wordpress website as an online storefront. You don't have to recreate the wheel and build an expensive online shop from the ground up. Learn ways to get your shop up, quickly and easily, with minimal upfront costs.

Intro to WordPress Websites

11/12-11/19, 2-4 p.m. at North County Center
Cost: $67.00

WordPress is a free content management system that has everything you need to build a website. Start with the quick (5 minute) easy installation, then start building your website. Learn to manage local and remote servers, configure the site, add content, and monitor site usage. Working with WordPress, students will learn how to apply themes, edit existing themes, and create a unique theme. You will be able to get your site up and running during this workshop or take over the management of a website for your organization.

*Women in Networking

11/13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jamestown Campus
Monthly Fee: $15.00

This is a monthly networking group consisting of women business owners. Call for membership details.

E-mail Marketing

11/17-11/24, 2-4 p.m. at North County Center
Cost: $67.00

Did you know that e-mail is still one of the most effective ways to connect with with your customers? In this class, you will learn about the techniques of effective email marketing. you will create, design and send your own personalized email, as well as, learn how to build your own email lists. 

Learn to Create Online Surveys

11/18, 2-4 p.m. at North County Center
Cost: $27.00

Looking to get valuable insight from you customers? Try sending them online for a survey. In this class you will learn how to setup an online form, track the responses and learn what the results mean to your business. 

*Business Basics Online

12/1-12/31, 1-1 a.m.
Online Course Fee: $50.00

Have you thought about the possibility of owning your own business? Being your own boss? Is it hard to find time in your busy life to develop your business idea? This self-guided online credit-free course is a great tool that will help you organize your ideas and develop a business plan. 

*Women in Networking

12/11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jamestown Campus
Monthly Fee: $15.00

This is a monthly networking group consisting of women business owners. Call for membership details.

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