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Events & News2019 Englewood Small Business Lunch & Learn

Presented by Englewood Chamber of Commerce and SCORE Port Charlotte

Workshops are held in The Community Room at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce, 601 S. Indiana Ave. Englewood from 11:30am until 1:00pm.

Workshops and Lunch are offered at no cost thanks to our sponsors.

Seating is limited, please register at portcharlotte.score.org

Workshop

Feb 28 Networking to Grow Your Business

Networking is not about making a sale it’s about developing relationships. Marc Miles, Business Attorney and BNI Director Consultant, will show us how to network and create new contacts, gain referrals, stay current on business trends, solve problems and share knowledge and experience. Ultimately the purpose of networking is to increase revenues.

Mar 28 Taking the Mystery Out of Social Media

Have you identified the best social networks to use for your business? Learn how to build your social presence using the five most popular social media networks for business – Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and Instagram. Learn the benefits of each, content requirements and how to identify if your social activities are working.

Apr 25 Communication Skills

Communication allows us to give and receive information. Effective communication involves more than just words. It includes body language, voice intonation and the way you write. Being a good listener is a top way to be a good communicator. To paraphrase Stephen R. Covey, “Don’t listen to reply, but rather listen to understand.”

May 23 Budgeting to Sustain and Grow Your Business

A budget is a guide to assist you in making better spending decisions. As a small business owner, you’ll want to create and maintain a reliable budget to keep your finances in check. Budgeting can help alleviate the financial burden you may feel while waiting for a check to arrive.

Jun 27 Seven Sentence Marketing Plan

Most Businesses are planned in the trenches, under fire from from competition and the marketplace. Spend 19 minutes to set in motion a plan that speaks clearly to your goals. This works for all kinds of businesses in all stages of growth. Use this information to create your elevator speech.

Jul 25 Using Data to Drive Growth

Reliable data can keep your business growing. Learn about tools that collect and interpret information about how your customers interact with your business online. This information allows you to make informed decisions about online marketing strategy.

Aug 22 Website Design and Maintenance

Your website serves as an online storefront for your business. Learn how to create a clean, professional looking site that encourages visitors to stay and see what your business has to offer. Once your site is complete it will need to be updated with new information and photos from time to time.

Sep 26 Promoting Your Business

Promotion is how you and your business communicate with the market. You promote your business by getting the word out and you have to do this consistently. It is a budgeted activity but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn inexpensive ways to promote your business.

Oct 24 Marketing on a Shoestring

Promoting your business without breaking the bank, calls for some careful planning. Learn different techniques to spread the word that will fit into your advertising budget. Cultivating prospects into clients/customers is the ultimate goal of any business.

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