Come along to a CFU class to enhance your skills or get a better understanding of your WordPress website.  We offer a number of classes on how to get your website into the search engines, blogging and Google Tools.  The classes are as follows – sign up on the CFU website by clicking on the class link.  The classes vary in price but each has a $10 materials fee.

All classes are held at CFU LOWRY: Near 1st & Quebec

If you have any questions just drop us an email to liz@maia-consulting.com.

Class Descriptions:

Get Your Business on the First Page of Google: Using Local Search
How does a small business get onto Google (local), Bing,and Yahoo maps? If you have been approached by an Internet marketing company that has some version of ‘local’ in their name and promises to get you listed on the first page of Google for a monthly fee, then you need to come to this class before you sign on the dotted line. Learn tactics that search engine optimization companies charge upwards of $2,000 for to get you into “local search.” In most cases it takes a little knowledge, some elbow grease, and you can do the same thing yourself at little to no cost. After this class, you will know how to get your business on Google, Bing and Yahoo maps, listed on local directories, find places you never thought of to be listed, and have a road map of action items-even if your budget is $0.

Grow Your Business on Twitter
Learn how to powerfully optimize your Twitter profile to drive qualified leads to your website. There are over 8 million Twitter users and it is expected to expand to 50 million by the end of this year! Discover how to become a center of influence using the micro-blogging features of Twitter, which is a goldmine if leveraged properly. Learn how to build a rock-solid platform, grow your list quickly with targeted, qualified traffic, create joint ventures and make money using Twitter.

Market Online – It is easy effective and affordable

In one power-packed evening get a solid overview of Internet marketing and how to grow your online presence immediately. The Internet provides a rich set of affordable options to help companies of all sizes and types grow. Learn what is available, what fits your business needs, and what can be implemented at little or no cost. Discover the tricks behind a form of marketing you can launch today with zero investment that delivers the highest ROI of any form of marketing, online or otherwise. Leave class with the knowledge to create your own online marketing plan.

Google Freebies and Must Haves

Google offers a wide range of tools to help your track, promote and monitor your business online. Most of the tools are free and can offer valuable insight to your online marketing efforts. If you have a website or are planning a website for your business this class will show you the most valuable of these tools you can use to promote, find keywords and track your business online. These top 5 tools will help you make informed decisions about what your need to change, how to track your competition and how well your online marketing dollars are being spent.

Everything you Wanted to Know about Blogging

Discover how you can make your voice heard with a blog. Personal blogs and business blogs are a great tool for sharing knowledge and expertise. Blogs can help build additional traffic to a website and can help you connect with potential new customers. A blog is a low cost alternative to having a full-blown website, and for small business owners blogs offer an inexpensive way to get out on the Internet. In this class learn about the difference between a business blog and a personal blog, the different blog creation platforms available, and which ones are free and which ones cost money. We will talk about the pros and cons of different blog programs. Learn about RSS feeds, categories, tags, trackbacks and other blog terms. You will leave the class with a complete plan on how to create your own blog and ideas on what to blog about for your business, hobby, or project.

Class Dates & Links for Signing Up:

Sat, Jan 15, 2011
3221P Get Your Business Listed on the First Page of Google: Using Local Search
1:00p.m.–4:00p.m.

Thu, Jan 20, 2011
2802U Grow Your Business With Twitter
6:00p.m.–8:00p.m.

The following dates allow you take in a full day of learning.  You can sign up for one or both classes.  Classes are designed to complement each other so it is a great opportunity to come away with lots of great info.

Sat, Feb 26, 2011
3590AI Market Online: It’s Easy, Effective, and Affordable
9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.

2801BE Google Freebies and Must-Haves
1:00p.m.–3:00p.m.

Fri, Mar 18, 2011
3221Q Get Your Business Listed on the First Page of Google: Using Local Search
9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.

3244AG Everything You Wanted to Know About Blogging
1:00p.m.–4:00p.m.

Fri, Apr 15, 2011
3590AJ Market Online: It’s Easy, Effective, and Affordable
9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.

2801BF Google Freebies and Must-Haves
1:00p.m.–3:00p.m.

Sat, May 21, 2011
3221R Get Your Business Listed on the First Page of Google: Using Local Search
9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.

3244AH Everything You Wanted to Know About Blogging
1:00p.m.–4:00p.m.