Sept. 20 workshop to show small businesses how to build online presence

Sept. 6, 2012 —Small businesses can learn how to create and publish an online presence in less than an hour at a Sept. 20 workshop offered by the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center. 

The center will offer a four-part workshop on Sept. 20 at the Sanford Center, located at 111 Event Center Drive NE in Bemidji. The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m., and runs until 4:30 p.m. A $10 registration fee covers lunch, a light breakfast and refreshments. Participants are also able to attend individual workshops if unable to attend for the entire day.

The workshop will show how, in a few easy steps, businesses can quickly get online and, using professional templates, establish a web presence.

Sponsored by Google, Google+ and Google for Nonprofits, participants will learn how to get a business online (session 1, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.), how to grow a business online (session 2, 10:30 a.m. – noon), will be introduced to the Google+ social network (session 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m.) and learn about Google for Nonprofits (3 – 4:30 p.m.). 

For planning purposes, pre-registration is required. Call (218) 299-3037 for information or register online at

The workshop is sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Association and Google.

For more information, contact Amanda Nygaard at (218) 299-3037 or

NW Minnesota Small Business Development Center
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The Northwest Small Business Development Center is one of nine regional offices throughout the State of Minnesota to provide free, confidential, one-on-one, business consulting services to existing and start-up businesses on a variety of business topics. They are a federal, state, and locally funded program and are hosted by Concordia College Offutt School of Business. To find out more information, visit

About Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Its open-enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high-quality education have attracted a diverse group of learners; today, the College serves more than 1,600 learners.  The college offers more than 40 degree programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology career programs. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more, visit