BENNINGTON >> Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place. But with various website building tools and options, social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, it can be a challenge to determine where to focus your energy. That, coupled with time and budgeting constraints, make it easy to make a wrong turn when it comes to decisions regarding your overall online business strategy.

This workshop will help you learn the options, costs and risks associated with various digital platforms and website building strategies, as well as what online marketing tools to consider once your online presence has been established. We will cover website building, social media, paid online marketing, analytics and more. For more information, contact VtSBDC Director of e-Commerce Patrick Ripley at

When: March 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Lightning Jar, 194 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Price: Free


Hosted by: The Vermont Small Business Development Center; The Lightening Jar business collaborative. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

For more information contact: VtSBDC Director of e-Commerce at