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LSBDC and partners to host Google seminar

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center will work with several area partners to host a free seminar on the business use of the search engine Google on Thursday, March 10.
     Scheduled in Livingston at the Livingston Parish Library main branch, 20390 Iowa St., the seminar, titled “Get Found on Google Search and Maps,” is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Co-sponsors of the event include the Livingston Parish Library, Livingston Economic Development Council, Dixie Business Center, 5 Stones Media and local Google photographer J.R. Portman.
     Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center, said Google Maps is one of the most popular and regularly used apps in the world, and businesses with complete online listings on Google are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.
     “Since putting your business on Google Maps makes it easier for people to find and connect with your business online, we are looking to help make sure your business information is on the map and is attracting customers,” she said. “In this workshop, our local Google expert will walk participants step-by-step through the process of creating, optimizing and managing a Google business listing.”
Summers said participants are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop or mobile device to complete a lisiting in class. By the end of the class, participants will have a listing set up and ready to connect with online searchers.
     There is no cost to attend the seminar, but pre-registration is encouraged since the workshop comes with free Google swag and is expected to fill up early. Registration is available online at www.lsbdc.org/events.
     For more information contact LSBDC Southeastern at 225-664-6638 or lsbdc.slu@lsbdc.org.  




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