The Chamber of Commerce and JCC's Office of Continuing Education will be offering four new social media classes for business in the next couple of months.
If your business has a website and you are wondering whether anyone can find you online, this next class is for you. SEO and Google Analytics will provide valuable information on how to make your website be one of the first to show up when someone searches your name or type of business. Search Engine Optimization is the key to being "found" on the web. Analytics will help track the numbers of people who are looking at your site and matching it to your business outcomes. SEO & Google Analytics will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 and 8 in the computer lab at JCC's Carnahan Center.
Having a Web Presence without a Website is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 at JCC's Carnahan Center. The Small Business Development Center is also a co-sponsor of this session, which will demonstrate how you can use other forms of social media to develop a presence on the Internet.
In addition, two classes in December will be offered jointly at both the Jamestown and Dunkirk campuses. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the class will be Using Google Tools to Support Your Business, which will run from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Google Tools is free software and available wherever you are to help you create and share surveys, forms, and documents. On Thursday, Dec. 6, the class will be Social Network Office Policies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a focus on helping to establish policies for businesses and employees use of online tools. Both of these classes will be held in the boardrooms of the Dunkirk and Jamestown campuses, via videoconferencing, to allow the greatest number of participants.
This social media series is being offered for free to Chamber members and non-members alike, thanks to funding from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, and the Knight Foundation. Lunch will be provided for these classes. To register, contact Continuing Ed at JCC at 338-100