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NC Blue Ridge Annual Meeting Presentation

NC Blue Ridge Annual Meeting Presentation

On November 1st 2016 at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce the North Carolina Blue Ridge Host Group had their annual meeting. Big Boom Design was asked to prepare a presentation that would cover Web Tracking Analytics, Google Adwords, and the Non-Profit Google Grant opportunities. During the presentation there were a number of resources discussed so this post is a follow up to that presentation with notes. If there was a tool or service mentioned during the talk that I have not included below, please feel free to reach out. A special thanks to Melinda and Pepper for inviting Big Boom Design to speak about these topics. Prezi Presentation Notes about Tools and Services Mentioned Custom Google Analytics Dashboard – https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=grFISzS4RSyCT2lrg7y5ZQ Crazy Egg – https://www.crazyegg.com/ Google Analytics – https://www.google.com/analytics/ Google Adwords – https://adwords.google.com Google Grant Info – https://www.google.com/grants/ Google Webmaster Tools – https://www.google.com/webmasters...
Free Seminar – WordPress For Blogging – Small Business Center

Free Seminar – WordPress For Blogging – Small Business Center

Perhaps you have heard that WordPress is an easy way to post progressive dialogue about your business on the Internet…but how do you get started? Join Boomer Sassmann, owner of Big Boom Design, to learn how to get your content, photos, and voice onto the Internet. Using WordPress for blogging is a great platform that is constantly updated, produces new features, and integrates better ways to import photos, videos, and links. Questions? Sign up for the class! Class Registration Link...
Asheville Design and Marketing Symposium – Technology and Business Presentation Notes

Asheville Design and Marketing Symposium – Technology and Business Presentation Notes

Thank you, to everyone who came out for the recent Asheville Design and Marketing Symposium that was held on Friday June 19th at the AB Tech Enka Candler Location.  The course was presented three different times and each presentation was slightly different based on the participants in the room. I’ve attached my presentation as well as the handout that was used for note taking during the class. Prezi Presentation: Presentation Link It was fast paced full of information so if you missed a tool, service or process that was discussed and would like more information, please contact me here: Let’s Talk. More information about the event can be found here:...
Big Boom Design featured in Capital at Play

Big Boom Design featured in Capital at Play

The business center for collaboration, support, and opportunities has been a hidden gem in the Asheville area…until now. Capital at Play, a publication which features entrepreneurs in WNC, featured the BASE at AB Tech to feature the value of a small business center incubator. The magazine was able to get to the roots of BBD’s beginning and what we have evolved into at the BASE. When the company started, Boomer was looking for a connection to other small business owners in the technology field, and he found it here. “I can walk next door and say [to the owner of Spectra 3D], “Steve, what do you think of idea, direction, domain name, etc?'”. As a company, Big Boom Design continually looks for new and better ways to not only build websites but also educate  clients about the Internet so their business stays up to speed. The BASE at AB Tech is an opportunity for all industries to collaborate, communicate, and grow. “We build websites that are extremely transparent,” Sassmann told Capital at Play for their March issue. “With complete transparency throughout the project, you end up with happier clients and less wasted time. Not to mention that you get to make a profit, create a better product, and you ultimately build a better relationship.” Interested in the full article? Click here to read! And stop by the BASE for a visit or for a free small business center class...
Asheville Small Business Week

Asheville Small Business Week

Want to learn the basics of starting or running a company… for free AND in Asheville?! The small business center on the AB Tech Enka/Candler campus is offering a free expo and seminar week: Asheville Small Business Week, which runs April 21-25,  which is an amazing opportunity to meet with others in the business world to connect, learn, and engage. Boomer will be teaching one of the seminars and will have a booth set up at the Jump Start Expo on April 24. What do these seminars provide?–> Gain an understanding of SBC services and the business incubation process. Start and develop a better business by evaluating feasibility, entity formation & financing. Become an “encore entrepreneur” and start an income generating business in later years. Discover the business implications and real-life applications of using 3-D printing. Meet and learn from other business owners and entrepreneurs in the community. Learn about alternative financing options for all types of small businesses. Learn how to use online video to effectively promote a business. Connect with area B2B vendors offering direct assistance for all phases of the business development process. Boomer will be teaching his seminar: Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Using Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform How many people visited your website this week? What parts of the world are they visiting from? How long did they stay? What page keeps people’s attention the longest? Google Analytics offers the...
AB Tech Small Business Center’s Annual Jumpstart

AB Tech Small Business Center’s Annual Jumpstart

The A-B Tech Small Business Center will be having its annual Jumpstart event, sponsored by Asheville Savings Bank, at the Haynes Conference Center at the College’s Enka site on Thursday, April 25.  For those of you who may not be aware, Jumpstart is a business-to business trade show that is geared towards entrepreneurs and small business people who are looking to connect with those who may have a product of service that can assist them in taking their business to the next level.  Product and service providers will have booths on-site and make themselves available for questions that attendees may have regarding their business. This event, which typically draws around 200 visitors, is FREE to those who would like to attend.  Hope to see you there! Thanks again to Asheville Savings Bank for sponsoring this great event! Please visit our “Events” page at the following link or contact Duane Adams (7951) for more info. Schedule: 3:00 – 3:30 PM:  Booth Set-Up – Booths will be assigned 3:30 – 4:00 PM: Vendor Networking – NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 4:00 – 6:30 PM: OPEN TO PUBLIC Check out Big Boom Design’s time lapse of last year’s AB-Tech Jumpstart Event...