Small business owners and employees are encouraged to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to look to the future and learn more about how E-commerce can benefit small business.
On Wednesday, Dec. 8, an E-Commerce workshop sponsored by the Fort Hays State University Small Business Development Center will be offered during the day and again in the evening.
Topics will include products and services that sell well on the web, understanding the industry and how new business strategies through E-commerce can make a big difference in sales, purchasing, or business-to-business sales. Presenters will also cover technical requirements spelled out in laymen�s terms, professional web design, access to markets through search engine listings, how to design a secure site for credit card transactions, and how to deliver great customer service in a web-based environment.
The first workshop will be Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building at Barton County Community College. The second E-commerce workshop will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Golden Belt One Stop Career Center, 1025 Main, in Great Bend.
Sponsors of the workshops include the FHSU Docking Institute of Public Affairs; Information Enterprise Institute, FHSU; NexTech, 2414 Vine, in Hays; Barton County Community College; Great Bend Chamber of Commerce; and the BCCC, FHSU & Garden City Community College Small Business Development Centers.
Cost for the program is $50 for the daytime session and $25 for the evening session. Brochures are available at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce office. To register, call the FHSU SBDC at (785) 628-6786, FAX: (785) 628-0533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.