Western Business Development Center September Workshop Schedule – The Ukiah Daily Journal


All West Center workshops and webinars are free. All workshops last one hour, unless otherwise specified.

Reaching More Customers with Local SEO will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at noon. If your customers use “What’s near me?” to find local businesses, you need to make sure they find your business! Use local SEO strategies to ensure customers, whether near or far, can easily find you.https://bit.ly/3zPqPPG

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at noon. Claiming the name of your business, product or service is not as easy as it seems. A DBA and/or commercial license does not protect you. Discover four low-cost DIY solutions for choosing and maintaining your company and product identity. https://bit.ly/3vBFWJT

Artists in Action: Sales Preparation will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 11 a.m. You have made your art! Now is the time to sell at a marketplace, fair or online. Are you ready for customers? In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for a seasonal sale or promotion, as well as best practices and tools for managing your inventory. https://bit.ly/3OSjmn9

Business Budgeting – The Magic of Your P&L will take place on Tuesday, September 13 at 1 p.m. Budgeting for your business can be a challenge, but knowing how to reevaluate your budget frequently will help you keep your money in the right direction. Join budgeting veteran Joe Rodola for this informative workshop. https://bit.ly/3oQxov6

Marketing’ Minder will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at noon. Gather your ducks for next quarter’s marketing strategy! Learn tips and tricks to fine-tune your promotional plan, get a checklist to keep you on track, and plan to make the last quarter of 2022 profitable, fun, and successful. https://bit.ly/3zQq7Bx

The ABCs of Slack: For the Remote Workforce will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 10 a.m. It’s time to ditch email and text and embrace Slack. This desktop and mobile tool enables efficient and secure instant communication and collaboration within your business and enterprise. Learn from the expert, Tom Jacobson! https://bit.ly/3PW5PfK

Cottage Food – Selling Artisan Foods from Home will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at noon. Maybe you are a master at making pesto or your homemade pickles are the best! If you want to sell your food but don’t know how, join us to find out what foods you can make at home for public sale and how to start your home-based artisan food business. https://bit.ly/3zu72ny

The ABCs of Canva – Templates will take place on Tuesday, September 27 at noon. Learn how to use Canva templates! Canva is a user-friendly, free online tool for DIY graphic design that looks professional and polished. Sharpen your marketing skills by attending this workshop! https://bit.ly/3OV27ll


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