Posts tagged with "businessbytes"

Posted by rkong on 01/17/11
Starting in February, we'll be offering a new series of programs called "Business Bytes." The idea is to help local business owners and professionals learn more about emerging technologies and social media. We'll be covering topics such as Google Places, Facebook pages, and Yelp. For those interested in a preview of this new series, stop by our redesigned Business Center (look for the gigantic flat screen TV!) on January 22 between 1:30-3:00pm. Talk to our experts on staff and find out if this series is for you!
Register for future "Business Bytes" now!
Claim Your Business Listing on Google
Create a Facebook Page for Your Business
Know What People Say about Your Business Online

Posted by bpardue on 03/10/11
Earlier this week, we hosted the second of our Business Bytes sessions, "Create a Facebook Page for Your Business."  We discussed the difference between Facebook "profiles" (for individuals) and "pages" (for businesses and organizations), the value in extending your brand and connecting with your customers through Facebook, and did a brief walk-through of the setup process.  If you missed the session, you can view the slide presentation below (if the slides below don't work, try this link).  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Pardue.
The next session is "Know What People Say about Your Business Online," on Monday, April 11 & Tuesday, April 12.  Sign up now!

Posted by rkong on 04/11/11
According to a recent PEW research study, 48% of Americans have researched a product or service online and 24% have posted reviews or comments about the things they buy. If you're a business owner or manager, it's definitely worth spending a little bit of time learning how to monitor what people are saying about your business online.
Our latest "Business Bytes" program focuses on review websites like and Angie's List. If you're interested in learning more, please take a look at the presentation slides below. Afterwards, schedule an appointment with a librarian who will be able to explain the finer details of each website and help you get started!

Posted by rkong on 02/16/11
Our first program for the new Business Bytes series was held last week. We introduced local business owners to Google Places and explained why it makes sense to verify your business' listing. If you missed the class, take a look at the slide presentation below and let us know if you have any questions. We'd be happy to meet with you one-on-one to help you set up your business on Google Places.
And don't forget to register for the next in this series on creating Facebook pages for businesses!

Posted by rkong on 05/13/11
If you missed our most recent program in the Business Bytes series, check out the slide presentation below and contact us if you'd like to set up a personal appointment to get training.
The Business Bytes series is designed to introduce technology topics to local business owners and employees. Next month's topic is "Twitter for Business" so be sure to register now.