MU Extension events calendar
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
E-Commerce & Internet Marketing (Session 2 of 3)
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Missouri State's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
450 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...
It's been said that the Internet levels the playing field for large and small businesses. You don't have to spend tons of money on a web site to gain on-line customers, but you do need a plan. If you want to know how successful web marketers design web sites and communicate with their customers, this "best practices" presentation is for you. Did you jump onto the web bandwagon without first defining what your organization wants to accomplish? This seminar will introduce the powerful and effective tips, tools, and techniques for planning and executing an effective Internet presence. You will learn how to develop objectives, strategies, tactics, and measurable results for marketing your business on the worldwide web. Plus, discover how to avoid the most common mistakes companies make in the transition to e-commerce.
-Creating an effective web strategy
-Identify critical content & avoid costly mistakes
-Effective page layout & design
-How to make your site interactive
-Understanding search engines
-How and when to use special effects
-Tips to drive more traffic to your site
-Do's & Don'ts of E-Mail Marketing
-Making e-commerce safe & easy for your customers
The Internet levels the playing field for all types of businesses. You don't have to spend tons of money on a web site to gain on-line customers, but you do need a plan. If you want to know how successful web marketers design web sites, don't miss this!
Visit www.missouristate.edu/stbdc or call 417-837-2617 more...
$119.00 per person;$495.00 for series of 5
Garden Inspired Writing Retreat (Session 4 of 8)
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
Start in the atrium of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield MO map...
Experience nature and be inspired by the beauty of the gardens. This retreat is for anyone who wants to be more creative whether you like journal writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or news writing. No prior writing experience is needed. Bring a lawn chair and your own writing tools. Attend one session, or all four. Enjoy the burst of creativity that comes when you combine nature with other inspired writers. more...
For three hours, let MU Extension specialist David Burton, a journalist and published author, guide your journey into the natural world with creative writing exercises in the gardens. These sessions are held rain or shine (under cover if weather is bad)
Register by check at the Greene County Extension Center or by mail (download form on our website). Credit cards can be used for online registration only. more...
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 4 of 10)
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Forsyth Presbyterian Church
In older adults, poor diet and lack of physical activity contribute to declining muscle mass and thinning of the bones. Without adequate muscle mass and bone strength, older adults are more prone to falls and are more likely to develop osteoporosis, which currently affects about 55 percent of people over age 50. In this group, falls are more likely to result in broken bones.
Call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Office
Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 35 of 43)
When: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 6 p.m. to Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 9 p.m.
Missouri State University's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise & Business Development.
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...
Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.
Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business