The National e-Commerce Extension Initiative

Upcoming Trainings

Midwest Community Development Institute

August 8-11, 2011 - Moline, IL

Midwest Community Development Institute will be held on August 8-11, 2011 in Moline IL. For more information, go to http://www.midwestcdi.org/Registration/regform.html.

NACCE Annual Conference, The Impact of Entrepreneurship

October 9-12, 2011 - Portland, OR

NACCE Annual Conference, The Impact of Entrepreneurship, will be held October 9-12, 2011 in Portland OR. Registration opens on May 10th. For more information, go to http://www.nacce2011.com or registrar@ontrackevents.com.

29th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum

November 4-7, 2011 - Cincinnati, OH

29th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum will be held in Cincinnati OH on November 4-7, 2011. For more information, go to http://www.entre-ed.org/_network/forum.htm.

SSTI 15th Annual Conference

November 8-9, 2011 - Columbus, OH

SSTI 15th Annual Conference will be held November 8-9, 2011 in Columbus OH. For more information, go to http://www.ssticonference.org/.

Equity Summit - Healthy Communities, Strong Regions, A Prosperous America

November 8-11, 2011 - Detroit, MI

Equity Summit - Healthy Communities, Strong Regions, A Prosperous America will be held on November 8-11, 2011 in Detroit. To learn more, go to www.policylink.org.

eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - ONLINE PRESENCE Series 2011

Mark your calendars! The eXtension Entrepreneurship webinar series airs monthly on the second Thursday at 2:00pm (ET); 1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT); 11:00am (PT). Webinar access at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ecop

No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at connect.extension.iastate.edu/ecop. You will be presented with a login screen that has an "Enter as Guest" option. Enter your full name then click "Enter Room" to join the conference. You will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer's speakers.

Creating Valuable Content That Converts

January 13, 2011

Just creating a website and filling it with content (usually from our brochures) is simply not enough any more. It's important that you create content that is valuable to your audience and will lead them through a conversion process which will take them from just being a site visitor to someone who has a business relationship with you. We will talk about content creation, frequency and how social media will play a part.

Scott Wild, WildInspire, Bismarck ND has been working in the computer industry for the past 15 years with experience ranging from software programming, corporate training, and internet marketing and consulting. He is passionate about the role that the Internet plays in marketing for profits and non-profits. He is a big believer in networking and generating ideas in a group setting. http://www.wildinspire.com/

Archived webinar:
http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p10187584/

Presentation from webinar:
http://www.extension.org/mediawiki/files/2/25/012011_ETC_Webinar_Content.pdf

Getting Down to Business with Social Media Marketing

February 10, 2011

Social media and on-line tools have changed marketing forever. The good news is that you already know the hard parts of succeeding with these tools, it's just that no one told you how. We'll look at the ROI for real small businesses, then we'll go through a four step process to create a living and working plan that brings social media marketing right into the heart of your business.

Becky McCray, is a small town business owner, with a retail store and a cattle ranch in Woods County, Oklahoma. She writes about small town business issues at http://www.smallbizsurvival.com

Archived webinar:
http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p93415902/

Presentation from webinar:
http://www.extension.org/mediawiki/files/9/9a/Getting_down_to_business-Feb2011.pdf

You Are Here! Maps for Business

March 10, 2011

You Are Here! Learn how to create and use interactive maps and geo-location tools to bring clientele to your doors. Many people are using their computers and handheld technology to make decisions about their next stop or purchase. Too often the commercial mapping and GPS tools available are woefully inaccurate for getting our business information to potential customers.

Jennifer Nixon and Connie Hancock, UNL Extension Educators are focused on helping communities and businesses improve economic development opportunities thru the utilization and adoption of broadband access.

They have provided educational programming to communities and businesses in the areas of Taking Charge of your On-line Presence, Websites for Growth and utilizing the new tools for marketing.

Archived webinar:
https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p83873943/

Presentation from webinar:
http://www.extension.org/mediawiki/files/3/37/You_Are_Here!_final.pdf

Trainings Archive

All previous trainings are contained in the Previous Trainings Archive. Some of the most recent trainings include:

  • National e-Commerce Extension Initiative Fall 2009 Webinar Series
  • Missouri 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship: Cultivating “Cloverpreneurs” in the Show Me State
  • Economic Gardening
  • Entrepreneurs and Their Communities Webinar Series
  • e-Commerce 2008 Webinar Series

Information


eXtension Entrepreneurship Webinar Series

Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors
April 11, 2013
Londa Nwadike, University of Vermont Extension Food Safety Specialist

Tracking Sales to Learn What Customers Really Think
May 9, 2013
Mary Peabody, UVM Extension

Are you a Supermarket Vendor or a Super Market Vendor?
June 13, 2013
Ginger Myers, UMD Extension Marketing Specialist


All webinars will air monthly on the second Thursday at 2 p.m. (ET); 1p.m. (CT); noon (MT); 11a.m. (PT). No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/etc-cop . You will be presented with a login screen that has an "Enter as Guest" option. Enter your full name then click "Enter Room" to join the conference. You will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer’s speakers.


For more information and archives on the Webinar Series, please visit our Webinar page.