Classes

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

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:...
Small Business Center Week at AB Tech

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...

Boomer teaching in Ashe and Wilkes county this week!

It is that time of year: spring cleaning, revising strategies, revamping dusty old plans…what better way to pair that than with a fresh new insight and clean look for your web presence? And for free! Boomer will be teaching free classes in Ashe and Wilkes county this week, and he would love to help you out. Below is the information for both classes, which will help you and your business succeed. Using Google 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 and what page attracted their attention longest? Google Analytics offers free tools to track and improve your business. We will spend time adding tracking codes to your site and cover navigating and understanding the basic reports. Don’t miss this chance to understand and use this free tool that can help drive business your way. Monday, March 31 Wilkes Campus, Room TBD 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 Ashe Campus, Room TBD 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Register online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75570 or call Dan Little at 336-838-6166 to reserve a seat. Want to print out a free flyer? Click here for Wilkes and here for...

FREE Internet and Web classes taught by Boomer Sassmann at AB Tech

Have you ever found yourself wondering how much MORE you could do for your business? Or how much more you should know about what is actually going on behind the scenes? Boomer has teamed up with AB Tech and the small business center (where BBD is located!) to offer a FREE series that cover the basics of WordPress, Joomla, Google Analytics, and any other questions you  have about your business’s online presence. As a business owner or employee, you understand the importance of staying up-to-date on your internet presence to improve your business. Below are some important dates to mark on your calendar:  This Thursday, September 19! Building Your Business’ Website Using Joomla This course will cover the install and setup of a Joomla Content Management system for the purpose of building a website for your business. We will cover a few of the fundamentals as it relates to Database driven websites although some knowledge of CMS platforms is recommended. The goal is to give a clear understanding of how flexible Joomla is for building a business website and how it differs from the other platforms that are available today. Laptop recommended but not required. Thurs., September 19, 3PM-6PM A-B Tech, SBC Enka, Room 2046 Instructor: Boomer Sassman Cost: Free Course #: SBC-2403-100EN     The fun continues… BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS WEBSITE USING JOOMLA  Thursday, September 19  3:00 PM—6:00 PM  USING ANALYTICS TO DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS PLATFORM  Thursday, October 17  3:00...
Boomer Sassman, ready to help local Asheville small business owners understand how the internet relates to their business.

“Bridging the Digital Divide” from Boomer at AB-Tech Enka Candler Campus

Boomer Sassmann will teach a continuing education class at Asheville-Buncombe Technical School on February 6th.  This three hour class, “Bridging the Digital Divide”, is targeted towards local business owners looking to streamline how they do business on the web. The goal of the class is to benefit rather than confuse; to simplify rather than complicate. All while learning what internet-tools are right for them and how to use them effectively. Some of these business web-tools covered include: Dropbox, Google Analytics, and WordPress. Be sure to sign up now to secure your seat in the class, and expect to leave with a relevant skill set to improve your businesses online footprint. The class is free and will be held at AB-Tech’s Enka campus in room 2046, from 3-6pm. Click Here to Register Now!  Testimonials: “Boomer is an excellent communicator, an important quality to have in explaining technical/coding/security concepts to many of us non-techies. His clarity and generosity in sharing important security measures helped me understand the importance of implementing basic protection for my (upcoming) WP site.” -Jane Mitchell   “Clear, pointed, illustrative and smart! I like when there is a “leader” with teaching element – one of many of Boomer’s skills -Anne “Awesome! Very informative. Boomer is a great teacher.” -Nick...