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Marketing small business is topic of SBDC series segment

"Marketing Your Small Business” is the third in the spring Advantage Series presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College (CLC) in Brainerd.

From 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Room E151 at CLC, Jay Bock will review traditional methods of marketing, what part social media should play in your marketing plan, and how a business decides where their marketing dollars should go.

This session will also talk about determining your target market and how you will reach them with your advertising. This session is for anyone thinking of starting or purchasing a business, CLC reports.

This session is also for those who have a small business and have a social media fear. Come and learn what the buzz is about and how sales may be increased.

The Advantage Series offers four 1.5-hour sessions to help participants be better prepared if they are looking to start a business. Some of these sessions are helpful for those already in business. Attend one or attend the whole series. Take them in any order.

Follow-up counseling is available from the Small Business Development Center’s team of consultants at no-charge.

Upcoming sessions: accounting tools, and business planning.

Admission is $30 per person for each session or $100 per person for all four in the series.

Registration deadline is seven days prior to the class date. For more information to to or contact Julie Platta at 855-8140 or

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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