Define Your Social Networking Strategy Shah Center McHenry

New Social Networking Strategy class at the Shah Small Business Center in McHenry, Illinois.

Social networking can be confusing. Without an online presence, you could be losing customers and prospects to the competition without even knowing it. Find out how to connect with prospects and customers using cost-effective social media providing an opportunity you can’t get elsewhere. Instructor April M. Williams, President CyberLife Tutors. Fee for this two hour class is $30.

Contact the Shah Center directly for additional information and registration for this classes at (815) 455-6098.

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Internet Marketing Intensive Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745
http://www.cyberlifetutors.com
INTERNET MARKETING INTENSIVE SERIES

SHAH CENTER IN MCHENRY HOSTS SEVEN PART INTERNET MARKETING SERIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS – June 8, 2011

The Shah Center in McHenry hosts a seven part Internet Marketing Intensive series of classes for small business owners. Learn the basics of online marketing and see how you can integrate this powerful tool into your overall marketing strategy. From planning to implementation, this series is the must-have for every small business.

The sessions taught by social media coach April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors and Michael Bissett of Yellowbird Marketing. You get nuts and bolts practical applications so you can use these tools now. Best of all, most of these tools are free for you to use!

Series 1: Th July 7, 14, 21 6-9 PM

Session 1: Marketing Plan Session 2: Marketing Channels and identifying Prospects Session 3: Search terms, Domains, and Branding

Series 2: Th Aug. 11, 18, 25 Sept. 1 6-9 PM

Session 1: Website development
Session 2: Traffic Builders &Monitoring tools; keystrokes and analytics
Session 3: Integration & Branding
Session 4: Multimedia approach to marketing

For additional information, or to register, please contact the Shah Center at (815) 455-6098 or sbdc@mchenry.edu.These sessions are offered to through the Shah Center, a part of McHenry County College and the Small Business Development Center. The Shah Illinois Small Business Development Center is located at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane McHenry, IL 60050.

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal, CBS Chicago and Nations Restaurant News.

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ABOUT CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

Visit our CyberLife Tutors events calendar for information on upcoming events.

Social Media Classes at Shah Center McHenry County

Press Release: Illinois Small Business Development Center Classes for McHenry County

March 15, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Contact April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745

http://www.cyberlifetutors.com

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS CLASSES

Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors host Social Media classes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS – March 15, 2011

Please join the Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors for an interactive, two part series on Social Media and how it applies to YOUR McHenry County business today.

This series is designed for those new to or curious about social media as a business building tool. Hosted by Illinois Small Business Development Center and April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors, attendees will see how business can harness the power of free tools to target specific customers. Sessions cover LinkedIn and Facebook for your business. Mark your calendar for April 21 and 28, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry, Illinois 60050. Cost is $30 per session. For registration or more information please contact Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098 or email sdbc@mchenry.edu .

“Understanding the keystrokes of how to harness and use social media is a key capability to operating effectively,” states ISBDC Director Mary Margaret Maule. ”These classes shorten your learning curve and reduce wasted time trying to learn yourself, self taught. Social media is the fastest growing form of marketing, most cost effective and flexible. Social media is a MUST have for all small businesses.”

See how other McHenry County businesses have grown their business using social media.

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April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal and Nations Restaurant News.

April M. Williams teaches a Facebook for Business class at Shah Center

April M. Williams teaches a Facebook for Business class at Shah Center McHenry County

ABOUT CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

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Illinois Small Business Development Center Classes

Press Release: Illinois Small Business Development Center Classes

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CyberLife Tutors
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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS SERIES

Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors host Social Media classes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALGONQIUN, ILLINOIS – November 1, 2010

Please join the Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors for an interactive, four part series on Social Media and how it applies to YOUR McHenry County business today.

This series is designed for those new to or curious about social media as a business building tool. Hosted by Illinois Small Business Development Center and April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors, attendees will see how business can harness the power of free tools to target specific customers. Sessions cover LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Mark your calendar for February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry, Illinois 60050. Cost is $30 per session or $100 for the series. For registration or more information please contact Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098 or email sdbc@mchenry.edu .

“Understanding the keystrokes of how to harness and use social media is a key capability to operating effectively,” states ISBDC Director Mary Margaret Maule. ”These classes shorten your learning curve and reduce wasted time trying to learn yourself, self taught. Social media is the fastest growing form of marketing, most cost effective and flexible. Social media is a MUST have for all small businesses.”

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal and Nations Restaurant News.

ABOUT the CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

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<<<< Due to weather, this series will run February 9 – March 2. >>>>>

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Social Networking Classes for Business

Student feedback for the recent social networking classes in McHenry has been fabulous. We have a whole new set of LinkedIn users, Facebook friends, Twitter Tweeters and bloggers out there.


This four class series ran three times in McHenry at the Shah Illinois Small Business Development (ISBDC) Center.

After the class, students were invited to join our LinkedIn group to share learnings and best practices with each other. If you attended one of my social networking classes and would like to join this group, send me an email and let me know the class you attended.

If you missed on the session in McHenry, you still have time to register for classes in Elgin. Check our events page for the upcoming events.

Social Networking Class July 2010

New summer social networking for business classes added to our summer schedule. Check out these sessions in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. These sessions are designed for business owners and employees who want to leverage the power of social networking tools to gain market share. Learn how you can rank higher in Google and other search engine results without paying for these hits. See how you can use these tools to build relationships and community with your current and potential customers.

  • Blogging Basics – 7/12/2010 Students will need access to a web based email account (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc) to participate in this class.
  • I’m LinkedIn, Now What – 7/19/2010 Create a free LinkedIn.com account before class
  • Facebook for Business – 7/26/2010  Create a free Facebook.com account before class

Register early as these sessions have been selling out. Contact Elgin Community College for information on class fees, dates, times and locations. For information on upcoming classes and other events visit our website events page.

Last Minute Social Networking Class Openings at Shah Center

Are you a McHenry County business interested in social networking? Are you hearing all the buzz from your fellow business owners who have attended these sessions at the Shah Center and are now using social networking to attract new business?

We have a couple of open spots for the social networking classes at the Shah Center in McHenry. These new sessions on Facebook, Twitter and blogs were just added to the schedule as the previous sessions sold out in record time.

Designed with a business focus, these classes focus on attracting prospects, increasing Google search results, building relationships and making your business top of mind for local consumers.

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If you are interested in these sessions, do not wait to sign up. Seating is very limited. Each student is assigned their own workstation in this new computer lab.

  • May 5
  • May 10
  • May 17

For additional information and registration for these classes, contact the Shah Center directly by phone at (815) 455-6098.

Other class titles are available later this summer. Sign up for my newsletter so you do not miss out.
See our events page for a full calendar.

Richmond Spring Grove Chamber LinkedIn Class

Watch for information on the upcoming Richmond Spring Grove Chamber Mixer dinner and LinkedIn training event.

Thank you to the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce for inviting me in to talk about using social networking in your business and community. We had a full house for the event overlooking the scenic country club. It was fun to connect up with the owners of businesses I have visited through the years.

Many of you asked for a follow up session and we listened. We are planning a June dinner with hands on LinkedIn training co-sponsored by the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber and the Shah Center in McHenry, Illinois. The event will include dinner, networking and hands on training in the computer lab. Before the session, create a free LinkedIn profile then bring your user ID and password to the class.

Contact the Chamber at 815.678.7742 for more information or to register.

Social Networking Classes Shah Center McHenry May

During April and May I am teaching hands on social networking classes at the Shah Center in McHenry. These session will focus on the business use of social networking. Classes include two hour hands-on learning sessions on each of the following tools: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

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Create a free LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profile before the class. We will create our blog profiles and post our first blog posting together during the class. You will need access to your web email account (Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) during the class.

Due to overwhelming demand, the Shah Center is opening up new social networking classes during May.

Dates for these new classes are:
May 5
May 10
May 17

For additional information and registration for these classes, contact the Shah Center directly by phone at (815) 455-6098 or email at sbdc@mchenry.edu.

The Shah Center, located in McHenry, Illinois, is a part of the Illinois Small Business Development Center and McHenry Community College.

Information on social networking sessions at the Fox Valley Business Center in Elgin will be posted in our newsletters. Sign up here so you do not miss an edition.

See our events page for a full calendar.

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