TSBDC at ETSU to offer November training classes for small businesses


JOHNSON CITY (November 4, 2013) — The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University will offer potential entrepreneurs several training classes in November. Registration is required, and the sessions are free.  The classes will be held at the ETSU Innovation Laboratory, 2109 W. Market St.

Paul Middlebrooks from The University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services will present “Procurement 101” on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon. The session will cover the basics needed to register a business and to identify sales opportunities for selling to the government.

“Facebook for Small Business,” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m.-noon, will cover how to gain a following on Facebook, promote the page, create posts and engage followers, develop a schedule, monitor analytics and advertise. Participants must have an active business Facebook page.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, “Pinterest for Small Businesses” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. Class content will include an overview of the Pinterest photo-sharing website, establishing a presence through Pinterest, what types of content to share, pairing the content with a website or blog, how to conduct a promotion and how to measure results.

For class enrollment, further information or special assistance for those with disabilities, contact Teresa Shipley of the TSBDC at (423) 439-8505 or .

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