September 13, 2019

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

UGA SBDC at VSU Presents Digital Marketing Workshop

VALDOSTA — The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present Digital Marketing Basic Training and Beyond from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. 

Sponsored by Guardian Bank, Digital Marketing Basic Training and Beyond will help new and established business owners/operators tap into strategy and techniques for building a digital brand, expanding their market, and acquiring new customers through online and mobile marketing.

Registration for Digital Marketing Basic Training and Beyond is $99 at An Early Bird Special rate of $69 is available until Sept. 23 with code DMB2019.

“We are having four different expert speakers,” shared Cindy Corgan, program coordinator. “They will talk to business owners/operators in attendance about practical tactics they can use to improve the organic reach of their website through search engine optimization. The experts will also teach them how to improve their profile through the Google My Business tool. This workshop will also cover critical steps business owners/operators are missing in their marketing plan, how the ‘inbound’ movement is turning things upside down, Facebook tips and tricks, discussion on the four most common mistakes that create uncertainty and weigh down revenue, using video marketing, and the opportunities and limitations of digital media in marketing and communications.” 

Headquartered in Athens, the Small Business Development Center is a partnership between the University of Georgia, Valdosta State University, the University of West Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, Clayton State University, and Kennesaw State University. It is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration, boasts 17 offices across the state, and strives to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, including no-cost, confidential consulting services.

The UGA Small Business Development Center at VSU depends on resource partners like Guardian Bank to provide small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to develop business strategy and improve performance.

The UGA Small Business Development Center at VSU serves the citizens of Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Thomas counties and is considered an essential resource for small businesses in South Georgia. 

Please contact Cindy Corgan, program coordinator with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at VSU, at or (229) 245-3738 to reserve a seat or learn more. Class size is limited.

Digital Marketing Basic Training and Beyond will meet in VSU’s University Center.

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