It’s undeniable that shopping and business operations have dramatically changed over the past even five years. Now 80% of Americans are online shoppers, with more than half of those shoppers making purchases on mobile devices. Despite the overwhelming amount of success in eCommerce, it can be difficult to know where and how to launch your own eCommerce store.

Whether you’re just starting or have been in business for a decade, eCommerce technologies are the powerhouse you want to start utilizing. Luckily, it’s easier than ever with the improved tools to get your business online. However, you need more than improved website platforms and services. West Business Development Center (West BDC) is offering a workshop that will help you become a master of your own eCommerce business.

Last season Veronika Monell, the CEO of JumpStartNOW , taught this class to standing-room crowds. You don’t want to miss her live and in person workshops this fall. Get ready now for the holiday season and launch your eCommerce store or take it to the next level. Veronika Monell has helped entrepreneurs and business owners build their successful online stores and now she’s coming to Mendocino County.

Join other colleagues and learn how to bring in more customers and profits, as well as how to easily manage your online business alongside your brick and mortar operations.  

Get started with our new E-Commerce 101: Workshop & Webinar Series series. This is your opportunity to work with an expert who will guide you through the entire process of building your own successful eCommerce store. Take the passion you have now and turn it into profit by signing up below. 

Sign up for the Ukiah E-Commerce 101 or the Fort Bragg E-Commerce 101 Workshop & Webinar Series today!


What you will learn:

  • Setting up your eCommerce store

  • Managing your online business

  • Understanding best practices

  • Understanding your store’s analytics

  • Building a marketing strategy


E-Commerce 101: Workshop – Ukiah 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

12:00 PM –  2:00 PM

West Business Development Center

185 E Church St. 

Ukiah, CA 


E-Commerce 101: Workshop – Fort Bragg 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

12:00 PM –  2:00 PM

West Business Development Center

345 N Franklin St. 

Fort Bragg CA



Included with the live E-Commerce 101: Workshop is our NEW Webinar Series:

In addition to this workshop, you will receive access to webinars that will dive deeper into the topics covered in the live workshop.

Webinar Series:

In addition to this workshop, you will also receive access to 6 webinars that dive deeper into the following topics.

October 3, 2019, 12:00-1: 00 PM – Creating a Sitemap for your Store and Writing Marketing Copy

October 10, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM – Analytics and Optimization

October 24, 2019, 12:00-1: 00 PM – Best Practices (includes Terms of Use, etc, Taxes, Customers Service)

November 7, 2019, 12:00-1: 00 PM – Online marketing for E-Commerce

November 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM – Selling on FB and Instagram

December 5, 2019, 12:00-1: 00 PM – How to create an effective Product page and selling on Amazon



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? 

Please join us for our monthly networking events where you can meet other women entrepreneurs and share best practices, knowledge and make friends.