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Cyber Cafe

The Internet can bring new visitors, residents, workers and entrepreneurs to town. It can give new life to existing businesses by expanding markets. It can put your community on the map and create new connections in and among communities.

When business, government, non profits and community residents take advantage of the possibilities the Internet offers, a town can compete or collaborate with anyone, anywhere. Residents can work together to unlock local opportunities, build new skills and markets, and create a more vibrant local economy.

That's why Extension's Center for Community Vitality fosters e-marketing education as part of its community economics programs. By exploring the potential of the Internet, communities make things happen.


Doing Business Online is an educational series available online to teach small business owners the basic tools that strengthen their online presence.

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The pre-recorded introductory webinars can be downloaded at no cost. Please fill out the form above or contact your educator for more information.

Hands-on workshops

We provide hands-on workshops in community settings that bring users together to learn what others are doing online, what does and doesn't work, and how to get started. Each workshop is three hours. To schedule a workshop, contact a Community Economics educator.

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Mobile eMarketing

Mobile devices like smart phones and tablets now generate the bulk of Internet traffic. At this workshop, learn strategies that connect with the mobile crowd via mobile websites, apps, QR codes and digital coupons.

Using Social Media in Business

Businesses are using social media to enhance traditional websites. These methods connect with new and hard-to-reach audiences. This workshop helps groups explore social networking, examples of successful use, and benefits to businesses and communities.

Getting high on Google (Marketing your website)

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