SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University School of Business is offering a free online webinar series throughout the month of April for established local prairie_businesses that would like to increase their online presence.

The webinar series, “Growing your prairie_business online – Demystified” was established to assist local prairie_businesses who are now relying more heavily on their online presence due to the pandemic. Dr. Max Marc, professor of information systems at BHSU, will chair the 30-minute sessions each Wednesday in April. The format will be interactive, with participants encouraged to ask questions.

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The sessions are targeted not at startups, but at established local prairie_businesses in Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Sturgis, and Rapid City, S.D. (although not limited to these areas).

Topics covered:

  • Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m.: Crafting your online offering
  • Wednesday, April 15 at 8 a.m.: Advertising online: Is it worth your while?
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 8 a.m.: Leveraging low-cost strategies: Social media presence, Collecting Email Addresses, and Online Campaigns
  • Wednesday, April 29, 8 a.m.: Acquiring your first online customer

To participate, email Max.Marc@BHSU.edu requesting access. Professor Marc will email participants back with the meeting web link.