Workshops to Help Virginia’s Small Businesses Reach Customers

Two workshops are being offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Geospatial Extension Program this month to help small businesses use technology to reach potential customers.

Roadside Advertising in a Digital Age will walk business owners through the process of registering their businesses on multiple national business databases used by GPS and smartphone applications, such as TomTom, Garmin, iPhone and Blackberry. Participants will also learn how to leverage free online tools to support their Internet marketing efforts.
Tuesday January 18th.
9 a.m. to noon

In Making Maps the Google Way, participants will explore the basics of Google Earth and Google Maps to learn how to make these tools work for their community or business, with a special focus on creating maps to share with others.
Tuesday January 18th.
1 to 4 p.m.

Participants may attend both sessions, which will be held in the Alderman Electronic Classroom at the Alderman Library on the University of Virginia campus. To register, click here.

For more information, contact John McGee at .

Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.