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SBDC to offer small-business marketing March 12

“Marketing Your Small Business” will be offered in the spring Advantage Series presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

On Tuesday, March 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. in E151 at CLC, Jay Bock will review traditional methods of marketing, what part social media should play in your marketing plan, and how a business decides where its marketing dollars should go.

This session will also talk about determining your target market and how you will reach them with your advertising. This session would be good for those thinking of starting or purchasing a business, or those who have a small business and have a social media fear.

The Advantage Series offers four 1.5-hour sessions that will help participants be better prepared if they are looking to start a business. Some of these sessions are helpful for those already in business. Attend one or attend the whole series. Take them in any order.

Followup counseling is available from the SBDC’s team of consultants at no charge.

Upcoming sessions: Accounting Tools, and Business Planning.

Admission is $30 per person for each session or $100 per person for all four in the series.

The registration deadline is seven days before the class date. To register and to read session descriptions of other classes in the series, visit

For information, contact Greg Bergman in the SBDC at 218-855-8140 or

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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