Building your online business

The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation invites you to take part in a comprehensive activity-based workshop series where you will learn how to increase business profitability using website technology.

What about online: beginner’s basics
Wednesday 24 November 2010
Presented by Robert Rutten of Rutten Technologies

This session will demystify the myths and clarify the terms generally used in relation to online businesses. From differentiating between business and domain names, email and web hosting, to the dos and don’ts of being online, this session will help you choose the right tool for the job.

Making online business work
Thursday 25 November 2010
Presented by Emmy Kerrigan of Atlas Projects

session will work through identifying a clear, comprehensive, strategic implementation plan. By identifying your key business needs to succeed and incorporating them with your online strategy, you are better prepared for a more effective online presence. Understand how having an online strategy can create an active marketing channel for your business and how this can help to achieve your business goal.

Social media for business
Wednesday 1 December 2010
Presented by Nicky Jurd of Precedence

This session will examine the various social media tools available and how you can best use these tools to market your business. Examine reputation management and how to avoid the mistakes businesses often make while marketing in the social arena. Explore Twitter, Facebook, blogs and review websites such as TripAdvisor.

Where to from here
Thursday 2 December 2010

This session will review the content covered in the previous three workshops. Attendees will be provided with a workbook to help prepare for the further advance with their online business. This session will have all three presenters available to address any questions.

Time                   5.30pm – 8.30pm on the dates specified
Venue                Cairns Centre
                                Ground floor, Corner Grafton and Hartley Street, Cairns 
Cost                     $33.00 (incl GST*)
Register            To register please complete the registration form and return to the Cairns Centre at the details below. Contact             Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
                                PO Box 2358 CAIRNS QLD 4870
Telephone:     07 4048 1111    Facsimile: 07 4048 1122

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