ROCKFORD — The Illinois Small Business Development Center is offering virtual classroom sessions for small businesses at 11 a.m. Thursdays at no cost.
Access to Capital and Coaching with Jackie Blair of Allies for Community Business will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon May 6. This webinar will give background on the small business loan market and how to look for financing for a small business.
Media Buying for Small Businesses with Michele McAffee, marketing director for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon May 13. This class will cover the basics of buying media to sell a product or service, whether it’s television, newspaper, magazines or radio, and tips on price and placement of ads and how to measure performance.
To register for these two classes: rockfordsbdc.org/workshops-trainings.
QuickBooks Online Training Basics with business consultant Vince Chiarelli will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 6 and 13. A general overview of the QuickBooks software will be given. More functions will be covered in parts two and three.
Digital Marketing 101 for Small Businesses with business consultant Heather Kelley will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 20. This class will cover key aspects of digital marketing and the essential components of an effective online strategy, with tips on how to get started using a website, social media and email marketing to promote a business.
Communications & Team Building with business consultant Mike…