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Improve Your Small Business at the Small Business Resource Center

The West Linn Small Business Resource Center is sponsoring a series of trainings in the Rain Room and Bamboo Room at the West Linn Library, 1595 Burns Street.

Participants can watch a free webinar or presentation while enjoying lunch. Each class is capped at 10 people and registration is required.

Oct. 15, 10 to 11 a.m.: “Five Simple and Affordable Social Media Tactics for Your Small Business”

Social media marketing is hard, particularly for small- and medium-sized businesses. In this one-hour session, Jim Tobin, CEO of Ignite Social Media, will share practical tips for using social media to drive real business results, without a huge budget.

Ignite Social Media works with many of the nation’s best-known brands including Nike, Verizon, Staples and Walgreens. Participants will learn techniques to apply immediately to their businesses and will be given a chance to ask questions of one of the leaders in the field. Offered by SCORE, score.org.

Oct. 16, 12 to 1:30 pm: “Small Business Tenant 101”

The Lewis and Clark Small Business Legal Clinic will present on how small businesses can make wise rent decisions. Time will also be allocated for question and answer. This session is geared toward people looking to lease or who are leasing.

The Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides business transactional legal services to low-income small and emerging businesses, cooperatives and nonprofit corporations. Visit law.lclark.edu/centers/small_business_legal_clinic.

Oct. 22, 10 to 11 a.m.: “Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your Business Online”

When it comes to online marketing, are you wondering if there’s something that you’re missing? Wondering if there’s something you could be doing better? No worries. You’re not alone. From domain names to websites to social media, many small business owners worry that they’re not getting it right.

In this webinar, Internet experts Verisign and GoDaddy will walk through seven common errors that small businesses make when setting up shop online. They’ll reveal overlooked marketing tips to help you get more out of the Internet for business. Offered by SCORE, score.org.

For more information about these webinars or the West Linn Small Business Resource Center, visit westlinnoregon.gov/sbresourcecenter. To register for a webinar, contact Mark Yager at myager@westlinnoregon.gov.


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