The Clayton State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is holding three classes in October, one at Clayton State, and one each in Fayette and Henry counties.
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, it's "Small Business Financing Options for Small Businesses" from 6 p.m. to 8 .m. at the Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West in McDonough.
This class is free, but registration at www.morrowsbdc.org is recommended.
Are you looking for financing to start or grow your business?
Join us to hear from different financing institutions and learn what they have to offer. From traditional commercial and SBA loans to alternative financing options.
You will also receive a Small Business Financing Workbook that details the 5 C's of credit, small business financing options, and a business plan template.
Speakers will include: Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank; Rosemarie Drake of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); and Judiffier Pearson of the Clayton State SBDC.
On Wednesday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 600 W. Lanier Ave., Fayetteville, it’s "Becoming a Camera-Ready Vendor.” Are you interested in expanding your target market to serve the entertainment industry? Come and learn how your small business can sell to film, TV, and music video productions. The cost is $79 (includes lunch), $69 for current Fayette Chamber members. Register at www.morrowsbdc.org.
This class will cover:
An overview of the production ecosystem
The types of services and products purchased
How to adapt your product/service offering to meet the unique needs of this industry
How to engage with the entertainment Communities of Practice
How to market your business to the appropriate connectors, influencers, and decision makers
The impact of east coast/west coast competition
How to handle purchase orders, invoices, and payments
Assigning dedicated personnel to serve entertainment accounts
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Clayton State Student Activities Center (SAC), it’s “Digital Marketing Boot Camp.”
Digital Marketing is not just about bringing traffic... it’s about bringing customers! The Georgia Small Business Development Center Digital Marketing Boot Camp is designed specifically for small business owners who want to learn to integrate technology and marketing in the digital space to increase profits and gain customers. The cost is $49 (includes lunch & materials) and registration is online at www.morrowsbdc.org.
In this full day interactive sessions taught by Georgia SBDC digital marketing experts, you will learn to:
* Optimize your website and make search engines work for your business
* Use social media to cultivate brand ambassadors
* Get your business online securely
* Look into the future and examine the powerful applications made possible by broadband technology
* Tap into the mobile marketplace
* Understand and navigate the world of paid online advertising
* Use photos and video to promote your products and educate your customers
The program includes a combination of general sessions and concurrent break-out sessions. This powerful lineup covers marketing tactics you can use today as well as help in developing a strategy to harness the power of broadband.