Classes

Our goal from the beginning has been to simplify the overly complicated world of web design and tracking. We want to help bridge the gaps in your understanding of what the internet can do to innovate, connect, and improve the way you do business. Our founder Boomer Sassmann teaches over 40 classes a year on various topics related to the internet and small business development. These classes and a calendar can be seen below.

Even those who make their living working online have a hard time keeping up with the million-mile-a-minute pace of the Internet. The truth is, though, that while the Internet is growing more complex, it’s also providing resources to make our life easier, and we want to educate you on how to use these tools. Asana for task management, Google Drive for storage, Harvest for time tracking and how to connect all the dots between these systems. 

Classes are primarily offered in or around Asheville. We try to keep an accurate calendar of upcoming classes (shown below) for quick reference on our site. 

Boomer Teaching WordPress

Classes Offered

 

Divi – the Ultimate WordPress Theme and Visual Page Builder

Topic Tags: WordPress
Divi has changed the way that websites are designed and built. Divi’s drag and drop capability allows for rapid page design and easy edits. Participants will learn to create a unique site design by installing and customizing the theme.  Attendees will also play around with a number of page layouts that come pre-loaded with the […]

eCommerce Elements for Successful Online Businesses

This class walks the business owner through all of the steps involved with building a simple e-commerce website using WordPress. From purchasing the proper domain name, selecting hosting, install and setup of WordPress, content planning, keyword research, payment and shipping gateways, tracking, to Adwords. It’s ideal for someone who has 1-5 products (including digital products […]

Time Management Tools for the Busy Entrepreneur

In today’s fast paced world we often forget to create clear boundaries for ourselves. Fortunately, technology and the internet can be used to help streamline our tasks. This seminar will demonstrate ways to take back your most valuable asset – time. Those in attendance will examine a digital tool box of utilities and services to […]

Driving Traffic to Your Business’ Website Using Google Pay Per Click

Topic Tags: Google Services
Ever wonder exactly how to get people to your business’ website? This course will be an introduction to Google Pay-Per-Click or PPC advertising. We will start by setting up a brand new PPC account, executing some keyword research on a particular industry and creating a starter batch of ads to be used on the “experimental […]

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Bridging the Digital Divide

This course will inform business owners on web-based resources and tools that can streamline day-to-day operations for their business and alleviate stress from the digital world.  This class will help business owners understand the Internet as it continues to evolve and integrate into optimal business performance. Topics covered include: website tracking using Google Analytics, Search […]

Using WordPress to Blog for Your Business

Topic Tags: BloggingWordPress
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 a local website company (Big Boom Design), to learn how to get your content, photos and voice onto the Internet. Using WordPress is a great […]

Build Your Business’ Website Using WordPress CMS

Having a web presence is critical for any business.  Learn how to build your business’ web platform with WordPress, one of the most popular website publishing platforms on the open source market. This course will offer a thorough overview of the background, install process, setup, and build out process of a WordPress website. Topics covered […]

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? What page keeps people’s attention the longest? Google Analytics offers the free tool to track and improve business. We will start with setting up an account followed by adding the tracking code to […]

Upcoming Classes

Sep
21
Thu
Driving Traffic to Your Business’ Website Using Pay Per Click @ Southwestern Community College
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ever wonder exactly how to get people to your business’ website? This course will be an introduction to Google Pay-Per-Click or PPC advertising. We will start by setting up a brand new PPC account, executing some keyword research on a particular industry and creating a starter batch of ads to be used on the “experimental ad group”. The goal is to offer a well-rounded understanding of how to setup Google Pay-Per-Click campaigns to help drive search traffic to your website and/or blog. Laptop recommended but not required.

Sep
26
Tue
Using Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Using Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler | Candler | North Carolina | United States

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 basic reports. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to use this free tool that can help drive business your way.

Speaker: B. Sassmann

Sep
28
Thu
Time Management Tools for the Busy Entrepreneur @ Southwestern Community College
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Time Management Tools for the Busy Entrepreneur @ Southwestern Community College | Sylva | North Carolina | United States

In today’s fast paced world we often forget to create clear boundaries for ourselves. Fortunately, technology and the internet can be used to help streamline our tasks. This seminar will demonstrate ways to take back your most valuable asset – time. Those in attendance will examine a digital tool box of utilities and services to help paint a picture of proper productivity in today’s fast paced world. Attendees will also explore tools like Zapier and, “If This, Than That”, (IFTTT) to learn how to automate the tedious tasks that one must deal with on a daily basis.

Instructor: Boomer Sassmann

 

Oct
11
Wed
Using WordPress to Blog for Your Business @ AB Tech Small Business Incubator
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Using WordPress to Blog for Your Business @ AB Tech Small Business Incubator | Candler | North Carolina | United States

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 a local website company (Big Boom Design), to learn how to get your content, photos and voice onto the Internet. Using WordPress is a great platform for blogging that is constantly updated, produces new features and integrates better ways to import photos, videos and links.

Questions? Sign up for the class!

Nov
8
Wed
Using WordPress to Build a Website for Your Business @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Using WordPress to Build a Website for Your Business @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler | Candler | North Carolina | United States

Do you have a local business and are trying to get the word out about it? Looking for new clients, or trying to show that your business has a new and improved look? From landscaping to catering companies, everybody needs a website and there is no easier platform these days than WordPress. With the ability to easily add content, Google maps, videos and photos, there is no reason why your business should not have an impressive looking website full of details and ways for potential clients to contact you.

Let Boomer Sassmann of Big Boom Design take you through this process. Register Today!

Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Oct
4
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Oct
18
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Nov
1
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Nov
15
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Dec
6
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Dec
20
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Jan
3
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Jan
17
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

Feb
7
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.

TESTIMONIALS

“This class was cutting edge excellent. I feel like I can go out and apply this knowledge immediately and start improving my site. This class unlocked a ton of mysteries. The class went at a good pace and provided a good amount of information. I highly recommend taking it. I would like to see this offered with eight half day classes instead of all four full days. It would be beneficial to offer an advanced WordPress class.”

“Thank you! Your class was informative, inspiring, well organized, and well done! Your energy and passion for what you do shined through and has reignited my inner passion for owning my own business. What that business will be has yet to be determined, but my “I can do this!” attitude has been brought back to life! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (I feel like that was a lot of exclamation marks…more than needed, but very necessary!)”

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