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Get Your Business Online Lunch-and-Learn Series: Tips for Measuring Online Success

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December 14, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Women's Business Center of SC at Columbia College

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MEDIA ADVISORY The Women's Business Center of SC at Columbia College (WBCofSC) is teaming up with Google to help small businesses get online and grow with a free lunch workshop series this fall. WHAT/WHEN: Get Your Business Online workshop series in partnership with Google to help small businesses get online. August 24: Get Found on Google Search and Maps September 28: Make Your Website Work for You October 17: Get Ready for Holiday Season National Livestream November 9: Succeeding in a Micro-Moments World December 14: Tips for Measuring Online Success WHERE: Women's Business Center of SC at Columbia College | Harrelson Student Services Building | 4790 Colonial Drive | Columbia, SC 29203 WHO: Offered for women business owners | Open to the public | Hosted by the Women's Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College in partnership with Google WHY: Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 net new jobs(1). And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t(2). We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map. In 2017, South Carolina ranked #4 in the country to women launching businesses(3). On the other side of the coin, South Carolina lags significantly for the economic clout of those businesses, as measured by gross firm revenue and jobs created. Leveraging our experiences educating women and our passion for advancing education and economic independence, Columbia College has embarked on a mission to help women diagnose the hurdles, challenges and stereotypes women are facing, while educating, coaching and mentoring women to get past the $150K revenue hurdle and onto the first hire as fast as possible. Since 2014, we have served hundreds of women across the state through educational programs, peer-to-peer network development and developing a strong network of partnerships with service providers across the state. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/womens-business-center-of-sc-at-columbia-college-17242659600 ABOUT: Columbia College: Columbia College prepares students personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development. Women’s Business Center of South Carolina: The South Carolina Women’s Business Center catalyzes growth of women-owned firms in the state by offering in-depth and substantive services designed to add jobs, increase firm revenue, and achieve economic independence. The Women's Business Center is co-located with The McNair Center for Entrepreneurism at Columbia College, created to sustain an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the College that provides education, apprenticeships, mentoring, capital access and professional skills development to students. It is dedicated to disseminating best practices for this ecosystem development to other small to mid-sized higher education institutions. CONTACT: Katherine Swartz Hilton, M.A., Executive Director | wbcofsc@columbiasc.edu | 803.470.6306 voice/text SOURCES: 1: Small Business Administration, 2016 2: BCG Report, The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity, March 2012 3: The 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

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