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Webinar Series - Doing Business Online

Doing Business Online  Webinar Series University of Minnesota Extension is offering an updated series of online webinars to teach managers, owners, and social media staff of small businesses and organizations about using online tools strategically to create an effective online presence. The registration fee of $40.00 allows you to attend as many live webinars as you like from the schedule below. The webinars will be recorded to view later if you miss a live session.

Please register for future webinars online at

Webinar Topics

  1. Managing online reviews Wednesday, Nov 6 2013, 11am 12pm
    Managing an online presence is now an essential business practice. This includes monitoring and responding to reviews posted on social media sites such as Yelp and Trip Advisor. Attend this webinar to learn about the impact of online reviews on consumers and businesses, and how to manage your reviews to enhance customer loyalty and attract new customers.
  2. Mobile eMarketing Wednesday, Nov 20 2013, 11am to 12pm
    Mobile devices like iPhones and Androids generate the bulk of internet traffic now. Attend this webinar to learn strategies for connecting with the mobile crowd with such tools as mobile websites, mobile apps, QR codes, and mobile payments.
  3. Location based services Wednesday, Dec 18 2013, 11am to 12pm
    From Google Maps to Yelp, people now rely on location based services to find goods and services. This webinar will look into the different ways people find places to go, and how to make your business a destination.
  4. Social media for business Wednesday, Jan 29 2014, 11am to 12pm
    Many who have Facebook business pages or a Twitter account struggle to make good use of them. In this session we will explore strategies and tactics small businesses are using to engage with customers using social media
  5. Getting high on Google (Basics of SEO) Wednesday, March 26 2014, 11am to 12pm
    How easy is your business to find on the Google Search engine? Attend this workshop to learn some straight-forward ways to place higher on Google searches.
  6. Using analytics to inform business decisions Wednesday, April 9 2014, 11am to 12pm
    How many small business owners and managers understand the data their website is collecting about their customers. This webinar will provide insights on what website analytic data is revealing, or concealing, and how to use this data to make better informed business decisions.

Please Register at:
The website address / URL to attend the webinars will be provided after registration is completed.

What others have to say about our webinars:

"Wonderful series. Educational and extremely affordable. I really like the additional resources to help learn things more in-depth. The recordings and handouts made great references."

"Great content...learned something new with each session!"

"Well planned, concise and yet very informative presentations, making them an excellent use of my often stretched-too-thin time."

"These classes were very useful and Adeel Ahmed is one of the best instructors I have had in many years. His online teaching skills are excellent -- he not only develops great support materials, but has an engaging way of presenting that builds a strong personal rapport with the adult learners he is teaching."

About the Instructor

Adeel Ahmed has been teaching, writing, and researching about effective internet use for small business since beginning his career in Extension in 2006. Prior to that he was helping large businesses make effective use of the internet in a number of highly technical positions at Northwest Airlines, Koch Industries, and Emerson Process Management. His specialty is in crowd sourcing, and in location based services (e.g. getting found on Google Maps and Mapquest). You can find his work on

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