Digital Marketing: November Workshop Series Begins November 4


October 7, 2015 - Bemidji, MN - IMPACT 20/20 is hosting a series of digital marketing workshops for the region's businesses and nonprofits beginning November 4. Three workshops will be offered: Introduction to DIY Websites, Facebook for Business, and WordPress Wow: Workshop for WordPress Users. Each session will be offered twice, once in Thief River Falls and once in Bemidji.

In Intro to DIY Websites, participants will be introduced to popular, user-friendly programs designed specifically for people who want to create their own website - no computer coding required. Participants will see live demonstrations of Weebly and Wix, and have the opportunity to learn about other DIY software. The Facebook for Business workshop will help businesses who already have a Facebook page learn how to fully implement the many rich features of the software, engage fans, and encourage likes, comments, and shares of posts.

The trainer for Intro to DIY Websites and Facebook for Business is Curt Walczak, a professional business consultant with the University of Minnesota Duluth. Walczak has consulted with businesses across northern Minnesota for the last 14 years, helping his clients with business planning, financial analysis, internet marketing promotions, and search engine optimization.

The third workshop, WordPress Wow: Workshop for WordPress Users, will give current WordPress users practical knowledge and tips to help them get the best out of WordPress, including backups, content management, working with images, plugins, widgets, security, and more. Prior WordPress experience is highly recommended for this workshop.

The trainer for WordPress Wow is Don Bremer, a web developer, trainer, and president of Donneray Consulting, Inc. Bremer has been involved in computer programming for 20 years and has used (and taught) the WordPress platform since 2008.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Dates, times, and locations are available online at in the upcoming events section.

Workshop sponsors are Northwest Minnesota Foundation and the Northwest Small Business Development Center.


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