Is Your Business Recession Proof?

by Christi on February 5, 2009



On my other blog calendar to see times and dates and to register for these great courses and more.

Growing Your Business In Tough Economic Times
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
424 W. 7th St.
Mountain Home

Seminar Highlights: Gas prices rising, consumer spending dropping, and the housing market floundering describes our current environment. Small business survival in these difficult economic times is becoming more challenging every day. Should we go into a recession is YOUR business going to survive? This is one workshop you can’t afford to miss. Small business owners will learn about the basics of recessions and the effect on their markets. Learn how to read the warning signs for coming recessionary periods and what your business can do to survive, even grow and prosper, despite the current economic changes. Topics will include keeping your cash flow healthy, easy marketing techniques to use, and even how to go against the grain to thrive in a recession.
Speaker: Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC Center Director
Cosponsor: Baxter County Library, Liberty Bank, Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce

First Steps To E-Commerce
Friday, February 20, 2009
9:00 a.m. – Noon
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home

Seminar Highlights: Do buzzwords like “new economy,” “information highway,” and “E-Commerce” leave you confused? This 3-hour seminar will teach you the basics of E-Commerce. Learn how to plan and develop an on-line business. You’ll learn about web hosting, internet marketing, shopping cart software, credit card processing, customer order fulfillment, and much more! A 30-page workbook is included in your registration fee.
Speaker: Christi Wharton, Wharton Website Design & Marketing
Cosponsor: Baxter County Library; Liberty Bank, Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, Wharton Website Design & Marketing

Guerrilla Marketing Boot Camp
Thursday, March 05, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home

Seminar Highlights: You don’t have to have thousands of dollars in your advertising account to get the word out about your business! In this seminar, start-up and existing business owners will learn guerrilla marketing techniques that will cost them very little to nothing to market their products or services. Big-business marketing doesn’t have to be expensive if you use creative and unconventional means.
Speaker: Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC Center Director
Cosponsor: Baxter County Library, Liberty Bank,  Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce

Blogging and Social Networking For Business Profit
Friday, March 20, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1600 S. College Street
Mountain Home

Seminar Highlights: How would you like your product or service to be in the top 10 internet search engines? Did you know that dozens of businesses have been quietly exploiting a new Internet technology to do just that? This seminar will introduce you to web logs (blogs) and show you how to use simple, low-cost resources to position a product or service far ahead of its competitors. Learn why blogging is the important business skill of the decade.
Speaker: Christi Wharton, Wharton Website Design & Marketing
Cosponsor: Wharton Website Design & Marketing, Baxter County Library, Liberty Bank, Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce

Marketing Research For Small Business
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home

Seminar Highlights: Knowledge is Power. The right information is crucial to small business success. Whether it is industry analysis, customer segmentation, financial benchmarking or learning about your competition, successful entrepreneurs apply simple market research techniques to grow their own businesses. Now these market research tools and much more are available to your small business. Learn about the marketing research tools and assistance to help any type business improve revenues and grow their bottom line.
Speaker: Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC Center Director
Cosponsor: Baxter County Library, Liberty Bank, Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce

Search Engine Optimization
Monday, April 20, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1600 South College Street
Mountain Home

Seminar Highlights: Is your web site underperforming? Would you like to dramatically increase online visitors and sales? Come attend Search Engine Optimization and learn how to optimize each page of your website to attract qualified customers seeking your product or service. You will learn how to find highly sought for search terms and where to place those terms to create a perfect page. You’ll also learn about free online tools for researching keywords and for tracking and analyzing your online customers. Don’t miss this opportunity to fine tune your website and turn it into the sales machine it was meant to be!
Speaker: Christi Wharton, Wharton Website Design & Marketing
Cosponsor: Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, Wharton Website Design & Marketing, Baxter County Library, Liberty Bank

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