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
Turfgrass Management Class (Session 1 of 6)
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Pennington Seed Conference Room; Greenfield, MO
Thursdays and Fridays; December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20; 1:30-3:00pm Pennington Seed Conference Room; Greenfield, MO
This class will cover an introduction to grasses suitable for SW MO, turf management (including- establishment, mowing, aeration, dethatching), turf diseases, turf insects and rodents, weed management, fertilization of lawns and soil and site preparation for establishment of turf grasses.
Introduction to turf grasses for SW Missouri (types of turf, warm vs cool season, shade vs sun) Patrick Byers, Greene Co. Horticulture Specialist
To register, contact Dade County MU Extension- 417-637-2112; registration fee will be due first day of class
$50/person; $80/couple (sharing materials)
Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 35 of 44)
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