July 28th | GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training | The Secret Sauce to Social Media Content and Planning

July 28th | GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training | The Secret Sauce to Social Media Content and Planning

GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training

July 28th | The Secret Sauce To Social Media Content And Planning

Description:

As a business, you’re already on social media. However, it’s unlikely that your current presence is working as hard for you as it could be. Learn to create a social media plan you can finally stick to! During this session, attendees will learn to create, implement, and stick to a social media plan that will supercharge your social presence and help you gain traction with your customers. Learn to manage your time and tools effectively to make your social media work for you.

Key takeaways include:

– Find the keys to effective social media

– Manage your social media with technology that can help

– Create an effective social media campaign

Sign up to attend live and/or get the recording afterward!

DATE: July 28th

TIME: 12PM – 1PM CST

LOCATION: Live Stream

COST: Free! Must register to receive call-in details and recording.

Adam is the founder and CEO of redthread. A 29-person creative advertising agency located in the heart of the midwest in the Haymarket of Lincoln, Nebraska. Working with local and national brands from U-Stop to Google to #TeamTrees, redthread has built marketing campaigns and helped grow businesses of all shapes and sizes. Adam started his entrepreneurial career at 15-years-old buying and selling sneakers on the streets of Chicago. After that business failed, Adam went off to college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where he majored in advertising. As he was graduating, Adam launched a freelance side-hustle which eventually became redthread. Bootstrapping the business over the last 8-years, redthread has been recognized as the 2021 Inc. 5000 #100 Fastest Growing Company in the Midwest and the #1853 fastest growing company in America. Adam has personally been recognized as 2019 Lincoln’s YPG 4 Under 40 Award and the Walter Scott Entrepreneurship Award. In his free time, Adam loves to study pop-culture, relive his athletic glory days through slow-pitch softball and take long walks along the Mopac Trail with his dog and girlfriend.

6 de Julio | Google Livestream | Use YouTube para Hacer Crecer Su Negocio

6 de Julio | Google Livestream | Use YouTube para Hacer Crecer Su Negocio

GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training

6 de Julio | Google Livestream | Use YouTube para Hacer Crecer Su Negocio

Description: Obtén las mejores prácticas para crear un canal de YouTube y desarrollar contenido de video atractivo que promueva tus productos y servicios e incremente el conocimiento de tu marca. Además, aprende cómo puedes alcanzar a más clientes con YouTube Ads. 

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DATE: 6 de Julio

TIME: 6PM- 7PM CST

LOCATION: transmisión en vivo

COST: ¡Gratis! Debe registrarse para recibir los detalles de la llamada y la grabación.

Sixcia es una oradora, autora, educadora y empresaria social.

Sixcia es la fundadora de Sixcia Business Development, una empresa consultora de marketing, y   Caritas Smile, una organización sin fines de lucro cuya misión es empoderar a las comunidades más necesitadas. Los voluntarios de su programa insignia, Take a Trip Change A Life (Viaja y cambia una vida), realizan actos de bondad al azar (construyendo hogares y escuelas, y ofreciendo programas de arte e inglés) en orfanatos, hospitales y comunidades afectadas por la pobreza en los Estados Unidos y en países en desarrollo, principalmente en la República Dominicana. Durante Covid-19, Sixcia y su dedicado equipo crearon un nuevo programa para ayudar a recaudar fondos para Caritas Smile llamado Goodly Languages que es una plataforma que une a estudiantes de idiomas con hablantes nativos de español/inglés en todo el mundo. Los ingresos procedentes del programa de aprendizaje de idiomas son destinados a ayudar a las comunidades pobres de República Dominicana para comprar alimentos, pagar la electricidad y adquirir insumos médicos.

Sixcia es una de los 14 instructores nacionales del programa “Grow with Google” (Crece con Google), cuyo principal objetivo es ayudar a educar a pequeñas empresas y a organizaciones sin fines de lucro sobre cómo hacer crecer su negocio en Internet. Ella ha ayudado a capacitar y educar a más de 10.000 empresas latinas. Sixcia es la autora de Tapping Into The Hispanic Market: Connect. Engage. Innovate (Entrando en el mercado hispano: Conectar. Participar. Innovar). Escribe artículos destacados para revistas como Cosmo Latina y brinda charlas en universidades, centros de negocios, cámaras y organizaciones sin fines de lucro.

Sixcia se graduó en la Universidad de Rhode Island, donde obtuvo una licenciatura en Estudios de la Comunicación, una licenciatura en español y una especialización en Desarrollo Internacional. Ha trabajado y estudiado en la Universidad de Harvard, en la Escuela de Gobierno Kennedy, y ha completado su trabajo de postgrado en la Universidad Internacional Schiller en París, Francia. Actualmente, Sixcia es conferencista visitante en el Fashion Institute of Technology de Nueva York.

July 6th | Google Livestream | Use YouTube To Grow Your Business

July 6th | Google Livestream | Use YouTube To Grow Your Business

GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training

July 6th | Google Livestream | Use YouTube To Grow Your Business

Description: In this workshop you’ll learn how to create and organize a Youtube channel, add videos and promote your business with video ads.

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DATE: July 6th

TIME: 12PM- 1PM CST

LOCATION: Live Stream

COST: Free! Must register to receive call-in details and recording.

Dave Meyer is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications and has presented digital marketing topics to thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada. Dave’s presentations include more than 300 webinars on topics like SEO, advertising, content marketing, and sales strategy. Dave was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis, and has been recognized by organizations including the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) and many others as a thought leader in marketing and communications. Dave has a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.. Dave’s company, BizzyWeb, helps hundreds of clients Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung! 

July 21st | GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training | Staying Safe During A Cyber War

July 21st | GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training | Staying Safe During A Cyber War

GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training

July 21st | Staying Safe During A Cyber War

Description:

Hacking and ransomware attacks are up 400-500% since the beginning of the COVID epidemic and have spiked higher since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Is your business prepared to deal with these threats? This webinar will focus on simple steps you can take to protect your business in an increasingly challenging digital world.

Key takeaways include:

– Why does being prepared for a cyber war matter to you?

– Simple steps to put proper defenses in place

– What to do if you are attacked/hacked

 

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DATE: July 21st

TIME: 12PM – 1PM CST

LOCATION: Live Stream

COST: Free! Must register to receive call-in details and recording.

Gary Bren has been involved with helping businesses leverage technology for almost 40 years. During that time the most profound thing he’s learned is that the best technology decisions focus on technology last…after the goals of the business are clearly defined, the processes the run the business are clearly understood, and the people working in the business are both clearly heard and engaged in the decision.

Gary co-founded Turner Technology in 1992. Turner is an IT services company that does business consulting, custom software development, and managed services. He is currently the Managing Partner and CEO of Turner. As an engaged volunteer, he is a past board chair of the Heartland Red Cross, a past President of Omaha Downtown Rotary and a past Rotary District Governor. He as been happily married to his wife Gretchen for 33 years.

Scholarship Program Holds Success for GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center Client Chelsea Hawkins

Scholarship Program Holds Success for GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center Client Chelsea Hawkins

Scholarship Program Holds Success for GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center Client Chelsea Hawkins

GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center is happy to announce their client, Chelsea Hawkins has officially graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha with a little help from the team!

 

Back in the Fall of 2021, Chelsea came to the GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center to help officially launch her hair care company called Simply Soul. Simply Soul is known for selling hair masks right now however, they plan to grow and sell more products outside of just hair masks. Chelsea started this business hoping to help other people and give back knowing that the hair masks helped her with her overall hair and scalp health.

While in conversation, the GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center discovered Chelsea was only a few credit hours away from graduating college. Because of various life situations and other financial obligations, she’d decided to put off completing her schooling to focus on work and family.

 

After hearing this, the GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center Team leaped into action to try and secure funding for Chelsea so she could finish school, acquire her degree, and set her up for success on every platform of life – not just as an entrepreneur but as a whole woman. Chelsea says when the team first reached out to her, she felt a lot of fear. Chelsea states, “I was afraid to fail, because it had been quite a bit of time since I last went and took a class.”

 

Even with this fear Chelsea persevered, thanks to the generous donation from local car dealership, Home Team Auto Sales and their scholarship program, Chelsea Hawkins has officially finished college and now has her bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts. She walked the stage on Saturday May 13th, 2022.

 

Chelsea states, “I am grateful for the GROW Nebraska’s Woman’s business center because it makes me feel encouraged that someone else like me has the opportunity to receive funding.”

 

Chelsea also has some of her best photography works on display at the Fabric Lab until the end of July, the display features the display features photos of Barbies portraying the 7 deadly sins and the nuances of love and friendship.

 

Congratulations to Chelsea! The GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center and GROW Nebraska Foundation is so proud of your courage and strength. May you always be a light and shining example of what happens when you never stop dreaming and put your vision into action. 

 

For more information on this check out The Women’s Business Center website, and view Chelsea’s products on her website here! 

GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center: 

https://gnwbc.org/  

Simply Soul Social Media

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Simply-Soul-104813265209845

Instagram:

@simply.soul.haircare 

 

Article by Katee Daly & Eden Butler  

About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.