Sept. 18: “Social Media 101: A Road Map to Getting Customers” will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 9 to 11 a.m. at Butte College’s Glenn County Center, 604 E. Walker St. Orland Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Reservations 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com What are the best techniques and tools to use when marketing a new or existing business on social media. Topics include: Developing a customer focus social media strategy, tips and tricks for optimizing social media presence, developing a strategy to optimize websites for conversions, among others.

Oct. 26: “Digital Marketing on Google, Facebook and other Social Platforms” will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Butte College Chico campus, 2480 Notre Dame Boulevard. Cost: $30 prepaid; $40 at the door. Reservations 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com Google and Facebook are the most reliable and insightful platforms producing the largest return on investment, according to the speaker. Each platform has it own rules and tactics. The workshop presents a basic understanding about them, the difference, when to use, and how to scale quickly.

Oct. 30: “Financing Your Business” will be presented by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: 9 to 11 a.m. at 202 Mira Loma Ave., Oroville, behind Butte County Employment Center. Cost: free Reservations 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com This is the opportunity to learn about the variety of loan options available to small businesses; how to access loans, what to consider before applying, evaluation components that lenders use, tips on the successful loan proposal, among others.



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