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National Small Business Week Webinars

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, May 4, 2014
National Small Business Week is May 12-16 and the Small Business Administration is offering a series of free how-to webinars. For more information and to register, go to the SBA website.

Monday, May 12
4-5 pm
Small Business Travel: Strategic Ways to Increase Your Return on Travel
Despite the clear upside, many small business owners limit travel because of cost or a reluctance to be away from their business. Travel is an investment in your business. And like any investment, you want to maximize your return. Get advice and tips on how to do just that from small business expert Rhonda Abrams.

6-7 pm
Growing Your Business with Direct Mail

Learn about the value direct mail offers as part of an overall marketing strategy. Gain insight on how mail can be used to acquire new customers, and establish relationships that keep them coming back.
If you're interested in direct mail, including collaborative campaigns to keep your costs low, contact us at and we can help through our printing division, I Print Local.  

Tuesday, May 13
4-5 pm
Small Business: Big Benefits

Choosing between offering a robust benefits package or cutting back on total offerings is a challenge for many small businesses. Learn about “voluntary benefits” that can allow you to strengthen your existing benefits packages at little or no additional cost.

Wednesday, May 14
3-4 pm
Achieving Big Customer Loyalty in a Small Business World: 10 Tips to Create A Killer Customer Loyalty Program 

Learn about the best approaches to jump-start your small business’ customer loyalty program, including how to make sure that your program fits your business’ needs and how to get positive ROI from a digital customer loyalty program.

Thursday, May 15
3-4 pm
Practical Marketing – A Five-Step Marketing Program for Small Biz 

Gain insight about how to get the most from your marketing time with a 5-step practical marketing plan focused on “doing” ­– not marketing theory.

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