In the world of internet jargon, SEO is a term thrown around almost daily. But what does it really mean? The technical definition for SEO is “the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine resultsâ€. The real-life translation of SEO is “making your business shine online†— so you can get found by your customers.

But, how?  West Business Development Center (West BDC) is teaching all the strategies you need to know. Our resident expert Marinella Miclea has more than 27 years of experience and is certified in digital and social marketing and has worked for companies like EMC/Dell, PeopleSoft/Oracle, Wells Fargo, Microsoft TV, and Sun Microsystems/Oracle.

With the number of consumers who go online to find local services increasing to more than 97%, your business needs to be implementing SEO to get to the top of the search list. Simply put, getting found online equals getting customers.

This workshop that will teach you the latest SEO techniques, easy-to-use tools and how to make an action plan so you can start right away. Please bring your laptop (if available) to this workshop.

What you will learn:

  • Why SEO makes it easier for customers to find your business online

  • How to improve your website and social media standing

  • Keywords to use to get more customers

  • How to implement SEO on your website

Wednesday May 8th – Fort Bragg

5:30 to 7:30 PM

West Business Development Center

345 N. Franklin St

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Wednesday May 15th – Ukiah 5:30 to 7:30 PM

West Business Development Center

185 East Church Street

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Free Business Advising at West Business Development Center

If you are a business of one or a company of 100 employees, at any stage from startup to established, WestBDC offers free business advising  — on whatever topic you might be stuck on. If it’s finding the right loan to expand, staffing your business with the right people or even just wading through new minimum wage requirements, we have experts ready to help you right now.

Click here to sign up for free advising. We’ll schedule a free, thirty-minute call and then we’ll assign you the free expert advisor you need.

See how these successful businesses set up, grew and expanded with West Business Development Center Free Advising services:

Stan’s Maple Café, Ukiah

MendoTechNet, Ukiah and Lakeport

SlamDunk Pizza, Ukiah

Are you a woman-owned business?

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Women’s Mendopreneurs Empowerment Night