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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November 2019

Build A Blog with WordPress

November 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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March 2020

WordPress for Small Business Summit

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Are you new to WordPress and want some hands-on support in setting up your website? This one-day multi-session summit is designed to take you from a blank slate to a fully functioning website before you walk out the door. Participants can either bring their own laptop or utilize a computer in the SCC lab.

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An entrepreneur’s guide to bridging the digital divide

March 5 @ 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

One event on March 5, 2020 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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West Asheville Business Association – SEO Fireside Chat

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd,
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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I brief (30 minute) presentation about SEO best practices that non-techie business owners should be aware of. We'll discuss the 3-5 most common problems that keep websites from ranking higher on Google.

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Designing Your Website to Attract and Engage Your Customers

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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This class offers a general overview of the tools used by professional web designers in 2020. We'll address topics like: Choosing a web platform to build on, understanding domains and hosting plans, creating a clear Call to Action, how to create an attractive site you can be proud to send customers to and we'll attempt to demystify web site tracking. Download Info (PDF)

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Basic SEO Tips and Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Website

March 10 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Drive additional traffic to your website by learning how to harness SEO basics, along with essential tips and tricks for the advanced user. We'll explore a handful of free internet tools and create a clear SEO punch list to get your website to rank higher on Google. Download Info (PDF)

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Time Management / Productivity Tools for the Busy Small Biz Owner

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Website maintenance and updates can be time consuming and cumbersome for any business owner. This seminar provides attendees with productivity and efficiency tools to increase impact and decrease your time investment. We'll also explore some popular productivity tools that can help streamline communication, to-do lists and project management. Download Info (PDF)

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How to Quickly Build Your Affordable Small Business Website

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Building a website doesn't need to cost tens of thousands of dollars and take 4 months to build yourself. We'll explore some tips and tricks to help speed up this process without sacrificing that professional look and feel you're wanting to achieve.

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April 2020

Using WordPress to Build Your Business’ Website

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on July 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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

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, that is no reason why your business should not have an impressive looking website full of…

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