Business Launchpad Academy classes offered Oct-Dec
Hanover County Economic Development offers classes for Hanover entrepreneurs and small business owners. Additional classes in this series, called "Business Launchpad Academy", have been scheduled for October-December 2013.
"How to Choose the Right Social Media Platforms for Your Business" will be offered on Wednesday, October 2. This presentation will help you choose, use and nurture an effective social business strategy. The instructor is Shade Wilson, President of Scalability Project LLC, a digital marketing company.
"Harvesting CRM Databases to Drive Stronger Revenue Growth" will be offered on Wednesday, October 16. This session will explain how harvesting the Customer Relationship Management Database can increase sales performance in your business. The instructor is Ben Meredith, President of B&B Consulting Services Inc.
"Sales Simplified" will be offered on Wednesday, November 6. This 90-minute presentation gives you a quick breakdown of the sales process and will help you build a personal sales approach with which you are both confident and comfortable and ready to use. The instructor is Tom Lawrence, an entrepreneur with over 30 years in sales and sales training.
"Elevator Speech" will be offered on Wednesday, November 20. This class will teach you how to make an enticing 30-second introduction that creates interest in your business and you. The instructor is Shade Wilson, President of Scalability Project LLC, a digital marketing company.
"Facebook" will be offered on Wednesday, December 4. In this class you will learn how to effectively use Facebook for business marketing, branding and networking. The instructor is Shade Wilson, President of Scalability Project LLC, a digital marketing company.
"LinkedIn" will be offered on Wednesday, December 18. This session will give you basic instructions on how to effectively utilize the LinkedIn social networking tool to effectively network and market your business on-line. The instructor is Rick Curry, The Coach and Wheeler Dealer at Addison Clark Online.
Classes begin at 11:30 a.m. and generally last about two hours. The first five Hanover County business representatives or residents to register for each class get in free (limit one per person per quarter). The class fee is $20 for registrants after the first five and the total class sizes are limited to 15, so please don't delay in signing up now. To register and pay go to www.grcc.com or call 804-783-9314.
For more information about "Business Launchpad Academy" classes, please contact the Hanover County Department of Economic Development at 804-365-6464 or by e-mail at kosimpson@HanoverVirginia.com. The office is located at 8200 Center Path Lane, Suite E, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 in the Rutland Development on Route 301.
These classes are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration/VSBDC Network, and in partnership with the Greater Richmond Chamber and Greater Richmond Partnership.