Feb. 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - "Access to Capital"
Marion Public Library; 1095 Sixth Ave.
Having sufficient funding for your business is critical, whether you are just launching your business, experiencing significant growth, or taking advantage of important new opportunities. This workshop will explore a wide range of funding sources and how business owners should prepare themselves to take advantage of funding opportunities. It's presented by Greg Christensen, a commercial lender at Farmers State Bank in Cedar Rapids. Greg has 20 plus years in commercial lending in the corridor area. He is a SCORE mentor and Chair of the SCORE East Central Iowa chapter.
Feb. 16 - "Digital Marketing Basics"
Every business needs to have some type of online presence -- whether it's a website, creating a web presence by participating in social media, writing content to educate potential customers, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies to rank higher on Google, reputation marketing tactics so you get more 5-star online reviews, etc. If you're a business owner (or future business owner) who is confused or overwhelmed about where to start with your digital marketing strategy, our Digital Marketing Basics Workshop is for you. This program is presented by Sherry Bonelli, the owner of Early Bird Digital marketing, a real down-to-earth digital marketing agency that helps local businesses get found on the Internet. Sherry has more than 18 years’ of Internet marketing and content experience. As a SCORE mentor, Sherry coaches small businesses on how to use digital marketing effectively and has presented at numerous local digital marketing workshops.
For more information, visit the SCORE website.