For small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of the iPad revolution, help is on the way.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer special training on how to implement digital tablet technology into everyday business practices. The courses are designed to help small businesses enhance their online presence.
“Small business owners must be innovative in their marketing and business operations to grow their companies,” said Janet Roderick, ASBTDC state director. “We want to strengthen small businesses in central Arkansas and give them tools and skills that will help them compete and survive in today’s economy.”
ASBTDC will offer 25 hands-on training sessions in central Arkansas beginning Feb. 9. Topics include:
- Using Media Tablets for Your Small Business
- Get Listed Locally: Online Business Listings
- Take Your Website Mobile
- Tips, Tools and Trends from Google
- 5 Small Business Strategies for Social Media
The registration fee is $35-40, depending on the seminar. Pre-registration and advanced payment are required. For more information, visit asbtdc.org.
“Most small businesses don’t have an IT [information technology] department to keep them up to speed on every new device and app, and it’s easy to be intimidated and overwhelmed by the changing technology,” Roderick said. “Through hands-on training and one-on-one consulting, we hope to alleviate the ‘fear factor’ for small businesses.”