Classes

Our goal from the beginning has been to simplify the overly complicated industry of website design. 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 an upcoming 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 and around Asheville, Hendersonville and Sylva N.C. We try our best to keep an accurate calendar of upcoming classes (shown below) for quick reference but sometimes it’s best to call the office for an up to date schedule. 

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August 2019

Build a website with WordPress

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 9:30 am

One event on March 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Free

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 include: initial setup, adding content, selecting templates, selecting plugins, optimization, and security. This class is great for beginners, but advanced WordPress users will also benefit…

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September 2019

An entrepreneur’s guide to bridging the digital divide

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on June 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on September 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

AB Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Free

Get information on web-based resources and tools to streamline day-to-day operations and alleviate stress from navigating the digital world. This class will help business owners understand the Internet as it continues to evolve and integrate those changes into optimal business performance. Topics covered include: website tracking using Google Analytics, search engine optimization or SEO, blogging platforms, WordPress, social media basics, and many web-based applications that are free to use online. Bring your favorite note-taking tool, whether analog or digital.

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October 2019

Build a website with WordPress

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on June 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on June 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

AB Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Free
Build a Website with WordPress

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 include: initial setup, adding content, selecting templates, selecting plugins, optimization, and security. This class is great for beginners, but advanced WordPress users will also benefit greatly.…

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Build a website with WordPress

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free
Build a Website with WordPress

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 include: initial setup, adding content, selecting templates, selecting plugins, optimization, and security. This class is great for beginners, but advanced WordPress users will also benefit…

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WordPress for Small Business Summit

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Dr
Clyde, NC 28721 United States
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The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free hands-on WordPress for Small Businesses Summit Monday, October 14 in room 206 on the main campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with speaker Boomer Sassmann, owner and founder of Big Boom Design.

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Using Google Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 28, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on July 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

AB Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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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 the website. The majority of the class will cover navigating to and understanding the basic reports. The main focus of this class will be an…

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Drive Traffic to Your Business Website Using Google Pay Per Click

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Ever wonder exactly how to get people to your business website? This course will be an introduction to Google Pay-Per-Click (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”. Get 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…

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Using Google Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

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 the website. The majority of the class will cover navigating to and understanding the basic reports. The main focus of this class will be an…

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November 2019

Build A Blog with WordPress

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This Event will Occur in Burell Room 303
Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

WordPress now powers 32% of the internet! If you've always wanted to build a blog yourself or if you just need to brush up on your WordPress skills, this class is for you. We'll talk a little about the history of WordPress and and how this platform has evolved over the years into the powerful website builder that it is. Join Boomer Sassmann, owner of Big Boom Design, as he walks you through the setup process, adding content and images,…

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Using WordPress to Blog for your Business

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AB Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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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.

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