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New Year at SOU SBDC

New Year -- New Goals -- New Success!
SOCIAL MEDIA: KEEPING UP WITH THE CHANGES
presented by Misty Lambrecht, OCC SBDC
Our client's number one requested training topic is Social Media--how do I get started? What are the best platforms for my business? Can I manage it all without hiring an expert?
 
Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 12:00 - 1:00pm, Misty Lambrecht (SBM Program Coordinator with the Oregon Coast Community College SBDC) will present, "Social Media: Keeping Up With the Changes" where you can learn which social media tools are best for your business and how to implement them. Included are Facebook's Instant Articles, Facebook target marketing, Instagram contests, Twitter and Twitter leads, LinkedIn marketing, groups, and business pages, and so much more.
 
Seating is limited, so register here for this no-cost presentation!
An Economic Life Jacket: Preparing for 2019
by Marshall Doak, SOU SBDC Director
As I reflect upon another year completed, I am amazed at how much the economy has changed over this past year. The underlying resiliency of the national and regional economies has been stronger than I had suspected it might be, and the resulting business activity has been good as a result. National sales data has confirmed a strong retail year, indicating optimism that the economy remained supportive to small business. (continue reading here)
The Key to Small Business Management Success
by Todd Tippin, SOU SBDC Business Instructional Advisor
What is this mysterious key to small business management success? Simply put, it is the pursuit of action-oriented goals. Setting meaningful goals accomplishes the following: (1.) Establishes the catalyst to creating the future you want; (2.) Dramatically increases your productivity; (3.) Prevents others from wasting your time; (4.) Creates revenue; (5.) Keeps you focused; (6.) Provides direction and purpose to all you do.
 
Ultimately, small business managers that do not set goals (continued here)
What's Happening at Your SOU SBDC This Month (and Beyond!)
Social Media: Keeping Up With the Changes
Presented by Misty Lambrecht, SBM Program Coordinator (OCC SBDC)
 
How can a small business keep up with the ever changing social media platforms?
Find out how you can utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to manage your social media footprint.
 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm Room #132 at SOU/RCC HEC
Register Here
 
January 2019
Intro to Entrepreneurship
Learn the basics of small business ownership in this one-hour informative presentation. Take the next steps in starting your business today! Register today for either Friday, January 11, 3:00-4:30 pm, or Tuesday, January 22, 10:00 -11:30 am.
What's Happening With Our Partners This Month
 
The Psychology of Social:
Creating Content That Gets Likes & Shares
WESO's January Speaker Rachel Koning is a Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum Fan Favorite!
In this presentation she shares the types of images and content you can (and should!) be posting to resonate with your audience and elicit a memorable response.
Options available to attend the program with or without dinner.

Find out more here.
Thriving in the Midst of Change While Maintaining Work-Life Quality 
Presented by Christopher Harding
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -- HEC Room 129B
Many companies find themselves losing valued employees or are suffering lack of genuine engagement from their people. In this session specifically geared to leaders, managers, supervisors, and Human Resource professionals, transformational ideas on how to work with employees and how people themselves integrate work and personal life will be shared.
Click here to register
 
2019 Southern Oregon Business Conference
"Building High Impact Communities"
 
Speakers:
Mary Hebert
Senior VP, North America Business Development, WAVTEQ
Topic: High Touch Communities Attract High Tech Companies & Workforce
Tim Duy
University of Oregon Dept. of Economics
Topic: High Value Economic Forecast
John Darrow
Senior Principle Engineer, Amazon.com
Topic: High Intensity Trends from Inside Amazon
Rob O’ Neill
CPA, Partner, Moss Adams Portland
Topic: High Relevance Tax Law Changes
 
January 31, 2019 -- 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Inn at the Commons, 200 S Riverside Ave., Medford
Cost: $60-$75 -- Register Here
 


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