Jan
23
Tue
DIY Videos for Social Media and Online Marketing – 2 Days @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
DIY Videos for Social Media and Online Marketing - 2 Days @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Jan 23 & 30

Deadline to Register: Jan 19

People love watching videos online. Video can be extremely effective for business marketing to boost your product and brand awareness. This 2 part workshop will aid you in planning, shooting and editing video for your business. Students must have a recording device for shooting video, and a computer for editing. Instruction in editing video on both windows and mac is available. Explore different software and resources that help get the job done. Learn to optimize your YouTube channel and upload your video to gain exposure in your markets. This is a 2 day workshop

Instructor: Zeb Hansell

Jan
29
Mon
Social Media Demystified – Free event @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Social Media Demystified - Free event @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Are you still waiting to use social media to market your service or product? Confused by the options? Here’s a brief overview of easy and inexpensive (or free) ways to market to a big audience with huge results. Bring your lunch and be prepared for a fun filled, action packed info session! This session is free but pre-registration is required!

Instructor: Chris Holland

Jan
30
Tue
FREE! Social Media Cafe @ Rossland Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FREE! Social Media Cafe @ Rossland Library | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada

“Demystify the World of Social Media” 

This workshop will teach you how social media can work for you and your business. Also, give you an introduction into social media sites, such as, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. You will get a break down of what they do and how they can work for you.

Bring a coffee, your lunch, smartphone, laptop and come get an inspirational look into the ever changing world of social media, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Feb
2
Fri
Fusion Marketing – Fusion Mind @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fusion Marketing - Fusion Mind @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Fusion marketing is working in a collaborative way with other businesses for mutual profitability. This course looks at the theoretical and practical uses of Fusion and focuses on the best methods for individual venture. Includes hands-on instructions on how to find your best fusion. You will walk away with an individualized prospect list, and a clear action plan to implement. $50+gst

Instructor: Chris Holland

Feb
7
Wed
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – Beginner @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - Beginner @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Learn the basics on how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to benefit your business and bring you more customers. The morning will be spent talking about why these platforms are useful and how to gain a wider audience. The afternoon is in the computer lab where you will set up your Facebook business page, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles and start using them!
Registration Deadline: Feb 5

Instructor: Chris Holland

Feb
15
Thu
How to Write Killer Sales Copy @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
How to Write Killer Sales Copy @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

If you do online sales (or plan to), you need to communicate in an effective way that moves people to take action. Sales Copy and Sales Pages (also known as ‘landing pages’) use particular formulas and language written with the intention of encouraging people to invest in your product or service. Whether you want people to sign up for your email list, your opt-in, register for a webinar or class, follow you on social media or make a purchase you need to persuade your reader to take action! In this course you will learn the steps to create an actual sales page and uncover the elements of writing sales copy. You will leave with a step by step guide that you can use anytime you need to create a new sales page for your product or service. Registration Deadline: Feb 9

Instructor: Julia Gilmore

Feb
21
Wed
Building Your Website with WordPress.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Building Your Website with Wordpress.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Day 2 is Feb 22

In this hands-on two day workshop you will learn to create, build and manage your own website using the world’s leading open source web publishing platform, WordPress.com. Bring your text, images, and imagination to build your own fully functioning website (with free hosting) in this two day workshop. Workshop format involves some lecture and demonstration, but is centered on participants engaged in their own website project. With a small class size, there is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction. Participants must have intermediate computer and Internet skills, including experience with software such as Microsoft Word, and ability to navigate folders for accessing and saving documents and images. You must also have a web email account that can be accessed during the workshop.

Deadline to register: Feb 16

More info: www.bigbrowneyes.ca/posts/wordpress-com-workshop/

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand

 

Mar
1
Thu
Mailchimp 101 – Small Business Email Marketing @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mailchimp 101 - Small Business Email Marketing @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Instructor: Anthony Sanna

Whether you need to sell your products, announce some big news, or tell a story, email is a creative, efficient and profitable way to share your message. From small shops to big online retailers— MailChimp (the world’s biggest email marketing platform) helps millions of business owners find their audience, engage their customers, and build their brand. You’ll be walked through the basics of email list building, the process of creating a MailChimp account and learn the best practices to create your own email campaigns. Participants will be creating their own account and working on it during the class.
Registration Deadline: Feb 23

 

Mar
2
Fri
Facebook Advertising @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Facebook Advertising @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Facebook advertising has many advantages for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  Facebook allows advertisers to target a specific group of people based on age, personal interests and more. When done right, these ads can reach a large audience for a small cost.
In this class we will review how to set up a Facebook advertisement campaign and how to create advertisements that get the attention of your target demographic.  To help you get inspired, we will also review different types of campaigns and analyse their impact and see if they achieved their marketing goals.

Mar
8
Thu
Building Your Online Store with Shopify @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Building Your Online Store with Shopify @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

2 days – Mar 8 & 9

In this hands-on, two-day workshop you will learn to create, build and manage your own online store using one of the leading Software as Service platforms: Shopify. Bring your product description and photos, other text (eg. shipping details, logos, images) and imagination to craft your own fully functioning online store (with a free 14 day trial from Shopify) by the end of the workshop. The
workshop format involves some lecture and demonstration but is centered on participants engaged in their own website project. With a small class size there is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one help. Shopify offers a free 14 day trial of software. Plans start as low as $15/month to include online store interface, secure payments, shipping and built-in and third party payment gateway options. Examples of local Shopify stores: http://backdirtroad.ca  and http://culinary-conspiracy.com.

Registration Deadline: Mar 2

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand