Internet & Online Business

The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Yext's Tyler Donahue explains how you can make the most of your online presence and attract new customers to your small business.

How do people see and use your business online? What are the ways a small business with a local storefront can benefit from online advertising? What are the best free tools to use? Get answers to these questions and more from Yext's Tyler Donahue.

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SPANISH: Como Construir un Sito Web

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Este taller de negocios online gratis te ayudará a: establecer un sitio web funcional para hacerte compañía proporcionando navegación, diseño, contenidos, técnicas de servicio al cliente como bien a estrategias para dirigir el tráfico a su sitio Web.

Building a Website

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This free online business workshop will help you: establish a functioning website for you company by providing navigation, design, content, customer service techniques as well a strategies to drive traffic to your website. 

This is an exciting time to start an online store. To echo Steve Case, founder of AOL and one of tech’s greatest entrepreneurs, we’re now seeing the democratization of e-commerce across all industries. But if you want to build a small- to medium-sized business that can stand up to the big box retailers, where is the best place to start? If you want to pivot your store to a more successful vertical, what should you sell? Bigcommerce studied data from their 50,000 stores to identify which categories are growing and dominating the competition online.

One bonus insight before you get to the infographic — the worst industry to be in is “unknown.” Commit to what you want to do before you get started and you’ll be ahead of the game.

 
Build your online store in the right industry to beat big box retailers

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Bigcommerce logoBigcommerce is the world’s leading e-commerce platform, powering more than 40,000 stores. You’ll get everything you need to create a successful online store, including a securely hosted site, shopping cart, product catalog and more. Themes and point-and-click design features make it easy to build a gorgeous site without any design or technical skills, while powerful built-in marketing and conversion optimization tools help you promote your store and sell more.

We also help you increase sales and create a better customer experience by offering free webinars and interactive workshops. Check them out at www.bigcommerce.com/webinars.

Mobile and Website Conversion: Building Your Business for Clients on the Go

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The mobile revolution is in full swing, so it should be no surprise that approximately 28 percent of the visitors to your website are coming via a mobile device.

Email, social media and web sites are all part of the mix for your small business in these local workshops presented by Central Illinois Score.  These hour and a half sessions are free and cosponsored by WebServicesInc.and the Bloomington Library. Presenter Tammy Finch will explain how technology, human nature and common sense come together to engage customers for your business.  Although not required, please register via WebService's site, as a curtsy, to allow us to better server your needs.  For more information on each session download the flyer now.

Should You Spend Your Time and Money on Facebook? Five Questions to Ask Yourself

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Should You Spend Your Time and Money on Facebook? imageFacebook has publicly admitted that organic reach for businesses will fall in 2014. Should you stay on the social site and pay to show up in your fans newsfeed or look for higher ground?
 

Social Media Demystified

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