The three areas you absolutely must focus on to get more customers and repeat business
In today’s competitive business world, local businesses are competing both with local and non-local businesses for a share of the market. Additionally, there are way too many ways to spend marketing dollars. Given these circumstances, what is a small business owner to do with their limited resources? Join SCORE counselor and marketing consultant Bob Salvas as he discusses the three areas that EVERY local business should pay attention to if growth and long-term success is their major goal.
Social Media Basics for Your Business
Time: 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Are you looking to use social media for your business? This workshop will cover:
The basics for using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your business thrive
Decreasing time spent on Social Media with automation
How to integrate different social media to bring in additional revenue
How you can use social media to target your audience with effective marketing messages
How to Retain Your Customers
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to help businesses retain their customers. It will help you:
Improve the customer service experience
Make it all about the customer
Keep your customers
When: Sep 17, 2014 9 AM to Sep 17, 2014 12 PMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09 )
Does the idea of getting dressed for work seem daunting to you? Do you struggle with your business look? Or do you just need to take your business presence to the next level ? Building your professional appearance can be overwhelming - but it does not have to be. The key is in understanding the importance of a powerful first impression and making sure that same impression is consistent. Your image has an undeniable influence on your success, let that influence be at the level you want it to be.
When: Oct 1, 2014 9 AM to Oct 1, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Powering Up for Business- Understanding and Building Your Business Presence 0.00
How to Turn Your FB Page into A Lead Generator in 4 Easy Steps. Presented by Liz Olimpio, Founder & CEO, LizBESocial Have any of the below thoughts passed your mind? Who Turned Off My Facebook Page? Is Facebook Marketing Dead? Is it still good to be liked? What the …should I delete my Facebook Page? Ever since Facebook made changes to their algorithm, it’s been increasingly harder to get your posts in front of the people who like your page. Frustrating right? Are you wondering if you should continue to promote your businesses on Facebook? It’s time to stop wondering and time to start increasing your online conversations.
“Wow that sounds like a lot of work!” “Is this just a waste of time?” “Should I switch to another social media platform?”
All questions we have been asked over and over again by organizations and small business owners.
In this session Liz will breakdown the four steps for how you use your Facebook page as a lead generation strategy for your business or organization. Let's get your Facebook page talking!
When: Oct 9, 2014 9 AM to Oct 9, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Let's Get Your Facebook Page Talking 0.00
Information is powerful and how to find information is an equally important skill. This workshop is focused on finding and using online information rfor emerging and established small businesses. We will explore free and proprietary research tools that will help entrepreneurs develop and revise business plans, use demographic data to define markets and opportunities, plus identify local resources to help you find what you need to know.
When: Oct 2, 2014 9 AM to Oct 2, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true What You Need to Know When a Google Search is Not Enough 0.00
No one doubts that using social media for your business is important, but if you are only pushing content to your LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter account, you are missing the point. Join Jen Vondenbrink of LS Business Solutions and learn the seven reasons why social is an important part of business today and how you can maximize your presence.
When: Oct 21, 2014 9 AM to Oct 21, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true The Seven Reasons Why Social Media Is Important For Your Business 0.00
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and Announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever – to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective. Attendees of this presentation will learn:
The different types of newsletters
What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images
Subject line best practices, and when to send your newsletter
The importance of understanding how connected email and social media are…they have to be done together.
What types of additional tools might be useful
Join us and learn some great new strategies to help your email and social media efforts be more effective components of one of the core campaign types, newsletters and announcements.
When: Oct 17, 2014 9 AM to Oct 17, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Email Marketing for Success: Newsletters & Announcements 0.00
Have you ever sat down, opened up Facebook, and found two hours passed in a blink? If this happens to you often, you need to attend Social Media Time Management with Jen Vondenbrink of LS Business Solutions. You will walk away with easy to implement strategies to keep you on track and actually get business results from your social media activities.
When: Oct 30, 2014 9 AM to Oct 30, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Social Media Time Management 0.00
There is an important distinction between a legal name, trade name, and a trademark or service mark. An important reason to distinguish between trade names and trademarks is that if a business starts to use its trade name to identify products and services, it could be perceived that the trade name is now functioning as a trademark, which could potentially infringe on existing trademarks. This class will specifically focus on explaining the differences and the importance of understanding whether you want to protect your legal name, trade name, or trademark.
When: Oct 7, 2014 9 AM to Oct 7, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Differences Between a Company Legal Name, a Trade Name, or a Trademark and Advantages of Federal Registration 0.00
Want to understand the difference between copyrights, trademarks and patents? Need information on how to protect your business brand and products? This class will provide a basic understanding of different forms of intellectual property, how to register intellectual property, and how to determine whether registration is even necessary at all. More specifically, this class will explain how to use intellectual property law to protect your investments in your website and marketing materials.
When: Sep 25, 2014 9 AM to Sep 25, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Protecting Your Website Using Intellectual Property 0.00
It is time again for the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Seventh Annual Tri-Town Community Food Tasting Event "The Taste of Tri-Town" to benefit the food pantries of Foxboro, Mansfield and Norton. Almost $35,000 has been donated to the Three Food Pantries over the first 6 years of running the food tasting event!
Join us for a delicious evening and to support a great cause.
LinkedIn is one of the most valuable online business tools for companies, recruiters, sales people and job seekers. If you've only set up a profile, you've only scratched the surface of how LinkedIn can help you. Join Jen Vondenbrink of LS Business Solutions and learn why your profile is so important, what to do to enhance your LinkedIn presence and how to build an engaged database.
When: Sep 26, 2014 9 AM to Sep 26, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Maximizing LinkedIn 0.00
"You will get extensive range of design products and original handicraft on the exhibition platform of Crafts Fair Mansfield. Starting from furniture, baby products, gift items, unique home decor to photography and prints, jewelry, handmade quilts and what not, customers will just get overwhelmed at the glimpse of the market presentation and with this money making promotional affair this successful event will ensure the growth and development of the respective commercial domain. Artists and design professionals will get an excellent opportunity to showcase their creativity and talents."
When: Oct 26, 2014 12 AM to Oct 26, 2014 12 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00 )
As a professional or entrepreneur running your own business, you may feel alone at times. Like you are only person who has issues running their business. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Many business people are facing the same issues or have already solved that issue. What if you could accelerate your learning curve and addresses and solve these issues faster?
Now you can with FocalPoint Business Coaching's Mastermind Group
What is a Mastermind Group? A group of like minded business professionals that meet regularly and work collaboratively to help the members of the group address and solve issues that arise from time to time when running their businesses.
Are there rules? Yes. But they are fairly easy to follow.
Maintain a positive attitude.
Share ideas and opinions openly. Be Honest!
Ask lots of questions. Encourage discovery.
Give everyone a chance to speak.
Encourage and support others.
Two other rules:
Conversations within group discussions are CONFIDENTIAL
Regular attendance is required
What will be discussed? Anything. Any issue that you are facing running your business will be open for discussion. In all probability if you are facing an issue, someone else in the group is facing it as well or has already faced it. Issues can range from hiring, firing, and motivating employees to developing and implementing new ways to attract and retain clients.
There will also be opportunities to have your business be the "FocalPoint" of the meeting so you can leverage the group's knowledge to address your issues specifically.
The group will be facilitated by Brian Tracy certified business coach Greg DeSimone, to ensure the discussions stay focused and result in plans and actions that each member can implement into their own business.
How often do we meet? On the 2nd Friday of each month.
How big will the group be? No larger than 16 members, but the intent is to keep the group around 8-12 members.
What is my investment to join? Annual fee of $75 to cover the costs to rent the room.
Improved operating results
Greater confidence in your decision making abilities
A collaborative group of highly performing professionals on your speed dial.
What this group is not: This is not a networking group. We will not be selling or promoting our services during the meeting. We won't be delivering our 60 second commercials. That is not to say you won't develop a strong referral system from this group, because you will. It's just not the focus of the time we spend together.
When: Dec 12, 2014 8 AM to Dec 12, 2014 10 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08 )
Everblue's Solar PV Mastery Combo perfectly aligns with the training requirements for a NABCEP solar installation certification. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a standard-bearer in the solar industry and rose to prominence by defining the education and experience needed to excel in the solar workforce.
This solar prep course prepares individuals with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to become fully certified solar energy professionals.
Course Description: The training begins with an introduction to solar energy technology, including important terms and the history of solar. From there, we'll dive into occupational health and safety concepts with OSHA 10 Construction training. This training will teach you how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job-related hazards on a construction site. The final component of the Solar PV Mastery series is the live solar panel installation training. In this portion, you will help build a 1 kW solar panel array. At the conclusion of class, you will have earned all 58 hours of education required to pursue the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification. You can use these tangible job skills to work as a solar contractor or apprentice and thereby gain work experience as a solar professional.
Why Take This Course:
--Employers and customers expect to hire qualified contractors with extensive solar panel installation training.
--NABCEP Certification is often required to qualify for installation incentives and rebate programs.
--This course provides all 58 hours of training and education required for NABCEP PV Installer Certification.
--You will gain solar installation skills that can immediately be applied to the field.
--The solar energy industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation.
There are no prerequisites for this training. Join us as a beginner, and we will help you acquire all the knowledge you need to enter the solar workforce as a qualified solar installation professional.
--10-hour online OSHA Construction safety training
--40-hour online Entry Level Solar PV training
--40-hour IREC-accredited Solar PV Installation training
--16-hour IREC-accredited Solar Design & Sales training
--120 practice questions and NABCEP PV Installation Professional study guide
--Take-home solar kit that includes a multi-voltage solar panel, motor with fan blade, digital multimeter, and more!
Save $800 when you register early! Give us a call at 800-460-2575 or visit www.everbluetraining.com for more information.
When: Oct 6, 2014 8 AM to Oct 6, 2014 5 PMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: $1995 (Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08 )
This is the event you don't want to miss we are gona have vendors with raffles from all over the country, we have three speakers who are top of the bizz such people as,John Rozz, Big daddy, and Ben Stowe as our grand speaker, where else are you gonna get to see these great men speaking in front of you for this kind of a price so don't wait to the last minute to get your tickets as we are expecting a HUGE turnout for this event.
When: Oct 27, 2014 3 PM to Oct 27, 2014 10 PMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15 )
The strategy for growing a business is closely associated with intellectual property development. Intellectual Property issues such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress, are an important part of this development. This class will highlight the top 10 intellectual property issues facing a growing business as they develop and grow in new markets.
When: Sep 30, 2014 9 AM to Sep 30, 2014 11 AMin Mansfield, Massachusetts Cost: 0.00 true Top 10 Intellectual Property Issues for Growing Businesses 0.00
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09 )
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