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Social media marketing is challenging for small businesses in McHenry County. Just keeping up with Facebook changes is almost a full-time job. Did you know there assistance for businesses in McHenry County and it will not cost you an arm and a leg?Bring your Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, FourSquare, YouTube, Twitter questions and more.

Check out the social media marketing programs offered at the Shah Center in McHenry just for small business owners. The Shah Center is a part of the Illinois Small Business Development Center.

Social Media Roundtable: A no-cost seminar to discuss the latest trends in social media marketing and share various approaches with your peers. A social media professional will help facilitate the discussion and be available for questions. There is no fee to attend, reservations required as seating is limited.

Social Media for Small Business: Do you have questions about social media? Want hands-on help? Bring your questions to our computer classroom and work with a social media expert. Learn new ways to reach and engage an online audience and boost your bottom line through the use technologies like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Cost: $30.

Consulting: The Shah Center consulting services are free to all clients, start-up entrepreneurs, owners and managers of businesses. We’ve helped businesses in our area attract customers, improve their operations, increase sales, and get financing. We can review your business plan before you talk to your banker to help you prepare. Use our research and contacts to strengthen your plan, improve your operations or develop your marketing and e-business strategies. Plus, we catalog and track all federal, state and local government business assistance programs. We offer counseling and seminars/workshops on these and other topics:

  • Business planning, people and other business management issues
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Finance and accounting, regulation and taxation
  • Production and operations, office automation and computer training
  • Business data analysis, technology and other issues necessary to promote business growth
  • Operational, project and strategic planning techniques

All classes are held at the Shah Center.  The McHenry County College Shah Center at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry, near Centegra Hospital. For more information or to register, please contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098 or sbdc at mchenry.edu.

For information on all of CyberLife Tutors presentations, workshops, classes and events visit our events calendar.

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Social Media Roundtable Monthly at Shah Center McHenry

Social Media Roundtable meets monthly at Shah Center in McHenry, Illinois. Bring your social media marketing questions. This two-hour session, facilitated by April M. Williams begins at 6PM July 25, 2012. In this interactive roundtable, discuss your social media marketing ideas with peers and learn what works for business marketing.

Exchange experiences and toss around ideas of how to drive awareness of your business and increase profits. This is a tremendous opportunity to brainstorm with other small business owners and broaden your network.

No fee to attend, but please call (815) 455–8593 to reserve your seat or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu. For information on upcoming CyberLife Tutors events, visit CyberLife Tutors events calendar.

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Monthly Social Media Roundtable at Shah Center McHenry

Monthly Social Media Roundtable meets at Shah Center in McHenry, Illinois. This two hour session, facilitated by April M. Williams begins at 6PM April 25, 2012. This interactive roundtable is your opportunity to discuss your social media marketing ideas with peers.

What works? What doesn’t? Exchange experiences and toss around ideas of how to drive awareness and increase profits. This is a tremendous opportunity to brainstorm with other small business owners and broaden your network.

No fee to attend, but please call (815) 455–8593 to reserve your seat  or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu. For information on upcoming sessions, visit CyberLife Tutors events calendar.

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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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Social Media Social Media Roundtable at Shah Small Business Development Center

Monthly business social media roundtable begins January 28, 2012 at the Shah Small Business Development Center in McHenry, Illinois.

  • Are you just getting started with social media?
  • Interested in learning which social media practices are most effective?
  • Do you want to learn about the latest updates?

The Shah Small Business Development Center launches a monthly social media roundtable facilitated by social media coach and author April M. Williams. The first session is Thursday January 26, 6-8PM. Bring your questions and share your experiences.

This interactive roundtable is the opportunity to discuss with peers your ideas. What works? What doesn’t? Exchange experiences and toss around ideas of how to drive awareness and increase profits. This is a tremendous opportunity to brainstorm with other small business owners and broaden your network.

There is no charge to attend these sessions, however; registration is required. Call the Shah Center at (815) 455–8593 or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu. The Shah Center is located at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane McHenry, IL 60050.

Social Media Classes at Shah Center McHenry County

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CONTACT:
Contact April M. Williams
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Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors host Social Media classes

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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 and Cyberlife Tutors host Social Media classes

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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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Richmond Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce Gets LinkedIn

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Social Networking Connects Business Community

ALGONQUIN, IL, July 1, 2010 – Networking means time, often taking us away from our business and family. Most business owners face the same problem. How can I be more effective in my networking to build my business?

Recognizing the need to connect with others to build business, twenty members of the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce expanded their business networking skills with the “I’m on LinkedIn, What’s Next?” LinkedIn class. The session led by April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors was co-sponsored by the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce and Shah Center for Corporate Training.

“The enthusiasm of the class was contagious!” said Barbara Mikula, Branch Manager at Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. “We are so excited to be able to connect with other chamber members to promote growth in our businesses in a relaxed and fun environment!”

The “I’m on LinkedIn, What’s Next?” session provides business owners with the tools to create a LinkedIn presence that attracts clients. It focuses on updating your LinkedIn profile to make a positive first impression.

Monica Hamann, Branch Manager at McHenry Savings Bank in Richmond, had this to say about the session: “I liked it a lot, great marketing tool. The class was very informative and easy to follow.”

About CyberLife Tutors:

CyberLife Tutors, located in Algonquin, Illinois, specializes in integrating social networking with traditional marketing for McHenry County businesses. April’s book, Social Networking Throughout Your Career is available on Amazon.com.

More information on upcoming classes available at the following link: http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/blog/?p=606

EDITORS: If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with April M. Williams, please contact April at 847-207-7412 or email April@cyberlifetutors.com.

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.

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.

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