Classes

At Big Boom Design we don’t just want to be your web designers. We want to bridge the gaps in your understanding of what the World Wide Web can do to innovate, inspire, and improve the way you do business. We understand that the Internet is a complex and vast system that changes frequently.

Even those who use it every day have a hard time keeping up with the million-mile-a-minute pace of what’s online. The truth is, though, that while the Internet is growing more complex, it’s also providing resources to make your life easier, and we want to educate you on how to use these tools. Dropbox, Evernote, Mint, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Google… these aren’t just for the 20-somethings of today who can’t detach their iPads from their fingers long enough to hold an actual conversation.

We provide a series of classes to show you how these free tools can streamline your business and alleviate day-to-day stress. To find out more about our monthly class, call (828) 774-5607 or contact us through one of our many methods on the contact page.

Boomer Teaching WordPress

Classes Offered

 

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

Feb
21
Tue
Using WordPress to Blog for Your Business @ Southwestern Community College Founders Hall Room 124
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using WordPress to Blog for Your Business @ Southwestern Community College Founders Hall Room 124 | Sylva | 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.

Mar
2
Thu
eCommerce Elements for Successful Online Businesses
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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 like e-books) and wants to learn the basic steps involved in selling online.

May
11
Thu
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Bridging the Digital Divide @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Bridging the Digital Divide @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler  | Candler | North Carolina | United States

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 Engine Optimization, blogging platforms, WordPress, social media basics, and many web-based applications that are free to use online (Evernote, Dropbox, AnyMeeting, Mint, etc.).

May
23
Tue
Time Management Tools for the Busy Entrepreneur @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Time Management Tools for the Busy Entrepreneur @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler  | Candler | 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

 

Jun
1
Thu
Using WordPress to Build a Website for Your Business @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler
Jun 1 @ 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!

Jun
20
Tue
Using Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform @ Small Business Center, A-B Tech BASE, Room 2046, Candler
Jun 20 @ 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

Jul
12
Wed
Using WordPress to Blog for Your Business @ AB Tech Small Business Incubator
Jul 12 @ 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!

Upcoming Events

Mar
1
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Mar 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.

Mar
15
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Mar 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.

Apr
5
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Apr 5 @ 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.

Apr
19
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Apr 19 @ 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.

May
3
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
May 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.

May
17
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
May 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.

Jun
7
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Jun 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.

Jun
21
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Jun 21 @ 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.

Jul
5
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Advanced) @ Mojo Coworking
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
19
Wed
Asheville WordPress Meet Up (Beginner) @ Mojo Coworking
Jul 19 @ 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.

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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