SBC Directors Expand Web Marketing Skills with Martin Brossman

21Aug12

Top social media trainer Martin Brossman presented new internet marketing strategies to North Carolina Small Business Center Directors, targeting their common goal of generating strong foundations for small businesses in the state.

Raleigh NC – Directors of North Carolina Small Business Centers (SBC) convened at 3 community college venues across the state mid-June for a day-long training in building a strong Web presence.  They enthusiastically received vital marketing advice to be shared with the small businesses they counsel on a daily basis at their respective Community Colleges. 

Business coach and social media consultant Martin Brossman designed the presentation to highlight current social media marketing methods that can generate higher results than traditional marketing, options for creating and managing low-cost websites, and integrating new trends in social validation. The SBC directors appreciated the relevant real-world examples of small and micro business successes that were shared.

“This training is 100% aligned with my mission of propelling economic growth in North Carolina through micro and small local-owned businesses,” said Brossman.  “Real recovery and growth will only occur from the ground up.  We need to be unstoppable, asking not just ‘How do we enhance our towns through this growth,’ but more so, ‘What does it take to keep us competitive?’ When a major direct-owned  coffee chain comes to town, the local coffee houses must ask what it takes to compete, what they can offer, and then take action.”  

“Between social media and free resources on the Web, we have powerful tools to transform the wonderful small towns in NC today, but making the most of them does demand we do things differently than we did before,” Brossman added.  “Great sources for understanding online marketing are the free and low-cost classes offered by Small Business Centers.  The Small Business Centers are one of the best examples of state-funded services that are truly creating more jobs by building businesses–not businesses of 300 or more, but businesses of 50 and less. This is where the hope is; this is what the Small Business Centers serve.

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About NC Small Business Centers:

The North Carolina Small Business Center Network is the most expansive state-funded technical assistance program in the U.S., comprised of 58 Small Business Centers across the state.  As community-based providers of training, counseling, and resource information, Small Business Centers support the growth of existing businesses and the development of new businesses, serving more than 70,000 North Carolinians per year. They offer confidential counseling services and access to resource libraries free of charge. Schedules of SBC seminars and workshops, available free or at a minimal registration fee, are posted on NC Community College websites.

About Martin Brossman:

Martin Brossman has been an instructor at NC Small Business Centers since 2006.  A business coach and trainer in the Raleigh, NC area since he left IBM in 1995,  his passion for supporting small business growth has centered his focus on training and consulting for small and micro businesses, Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Centers across North Carolina. He is known for his dynamic approach to presenting the strategic big picture of Social Media marketing and New Media. His latest book, Social Media for Business, co-authored with Anora McGaha, instructs small and micro business owners in the art of building a multidimensional Web presence.  Business topic interviews by Martin Brossman can be heard at: InquireOnline.info .

Contact Martin Brossman : 919-847-4757 martin@coachingsupport.com                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.ncsmallbusinesstraining.com

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