One of the new initiatives I’m working on lately is a series of workshops for local businesses focusing on how to use technology and social media. We’re calling it “Business Bytes” and the first few workshops will teach business owners how to claim their business on Google, set up a Facebook page for their business, and monitor what people are saying about their business on sites like Yelp. The workshops will be held once in the morning (before the library actually opens to the public) and once in the evening so we can accommodate everyone’s schedule.
They’ll be held in our remodeled Business Center, which is turning out to be a great place for people to get work done, catch up on investment news and analysis, and attend a business or job-related program. We recently added a large flat-screen monitor to have business and financial channels like CNBC running throughout the day.
If you’ve got suggestions on what topics we should be offering for future workshops in this series, please let me know. Here’s one presentation (voted one of the year’s best on Slideshare) that I will definitely be using for inspiration!