Webinar: Google Chrome: The Little Browser That Can

Most people don’t realize the importance of vital resources until it’s missing suddenly from their lives. Case in point: you likely don’t contemplate the air you breathe at any given moment, unless you’re deprived of it. Not to be too

Most people don’t realize the importance of vital resources until it’s missing suddenly from their lives. Case in point: you likely don’t contemplate the air you breathe at any given moment, unless you’re deprived of it. Not to be too melodramatic, but that’s kind of what the Web is to most businesses today. It’s a commodity that’s taken for granted and only until you cannot access it do you realize it as sine qua non for running your business in this modern era.

And, of course, we access the Web through Web browsers. You may not think about how different Web browsers really are, again, until they inhibit your ability to get things done. Google had been thinking about this for years and in 2008 released their own little browser that can, Google Chrome. I say “little” because it’s code is compact and therefore very fast, and I said “that can” because it has some many abilities, you just need to ask and it can likely do it. That’s what this Webinar is all about: Google Chrome and using it in your business.

In this Web-based presentation, we cover:

  • why Small Business should be using Google Chrome;
  • the best features and extensions for Chrome for Small business; and,
  • how to implement Google Chrome on your computers/laptops and smartphones.

Resources

The Chromium Projects
What are extensions? – Google Chrome
Google Chrome Terms of Service
Chrome for Work: Chrome for Work
100 Chrome Extensions That You Should Install
20 Best Chrome Browser Extensions You Need To Have
The 13 best Google Chrome hacks – Business Insider
11 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity


These Webinars are hosted by the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network – http://virginiasbdc.org – and presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Managing Director of W3C Web Services, providing affordable Web, WordPress, email, domain and other related services for Small Business – http://web.w3cinc.com. With the transfer of your business’ domain, Web *and* email hosting services, get a complimentary 1-hour Web, Mobile & Social Media strategy session. Email [email protected] to get started!

Social Marketing Predictions for Small Business in 2015 [Archived Webinar]

Social Marketing Predictions for Small Business in 2015 Social Media is the most common activity on the Web today, with the average user spending 37 minutes per day on social networks. The reach of the Internet is moving more and

Social Marketing Predictions for Small Business in 2015

Social Media is the most common activity on the Web today, with the average user spending 37 minutes per day on social networks. The reach of the Internet is moving more and more to mobile devices, including wearables (like, smartwatches) and other smart devices (like, thermostats, refrigerators and cars!). More businesses than ever are embracing Social Media to market their business and this means that your business needs to compete there too. 2015 is going to be the year that Mobile Commerce sprints ahead of many other kinds of commerce, but that’s not the only thing you need to be concerned about. Want to learn what they are? Then, join us for our last Webinar of 2014 as we discuss the trends and social marketing predictions to help you plan next year’s Social Media marketing.

This Webinar, as part of the Beyond Google: Marketing and Managing on the Web series from Virginia SBDC, was presented by me, Ray Sidney-Smith, Web & Mobile Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, and President of W3 Consulting, a digital business strategy and training firm helping business owners learn why and how to use Web, mobile and digital technologies for greater marketing and management impact.

Who should attend?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, and solopreneurs
  • Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
  • Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
  • nonprofit executive directors and board members

Small Business Evangelist. Web & Digital Technology Strategist. Business Management Consultant. Presenter | Speaker | Trainer. Evernote Certified Consultant. Google Small Business Advisor, Productivity. Productivity, Technology & GTD Enthusiast, Coach & Podcaster.

Creating an Email Community With Google [Webinar]

Creating an Email Community With Google Email is a powerful communication tool when used effectively in a Small Business environment. And, Social Media is touted as the primary community-building tool on the Web. Well, email is just as powerful, and

Creating an Email Community With Google

Email is a powerful communication tool when used effectively in a Small Business environment. And, Social Media is touted as the primary community-building tool on the Web. Well, email is just as powerful, and you guessed it, Google gives you the tools to build an email community using its product, Google Groups. We will provide an overview of the Google Groups tool and then cover the practical steps in creating an email community and maintaining it for your business!

This Webinar, as part of the Beyond Google: Marketing and Managing on the Web series from Virginia SBDC, will be presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Web & Mobile Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, and President of W3 Consulting, a digital business strategy and training firm helping business owners learn why and how to use Web, mobile and digital technologies for greater marketing and management impact.

Who should attend?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, and solopreneurs
  • Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
  • Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
  • nonprofit executive directors and board members

Small Business Evangelist. Web & Digital Technology Strategist. Business Management Consultant. Presenter | Speaker | Trainer. Evernote Certified Consultant. Google Small Business Advisor, Productivity. Productivity, Technology & GTD Enthusiast, Coach & Podcaster.

Project Management on the Web [Webinar]

Project Management on the Web Project management is about making sure that a goal is reached. What a “goal” and what the outcome is typically handed to a project manager, yet that’s not really the case with Small Business. As

Project Management on the Web

Project management is about making sure that a goal is reached. What a “goal” and what the outcome is typically handed to a project manager, yet that’s not really the case with Small Business. As a business owner, you have to decide on what your business’ goal is and when you have reached the outcome. And, for most of business owners, you weren’t trained as project managers before you started your businesses. Thankfully, with a little training and some great Web technology available, you can become a decent project manager so that you can get more done in your business and handle more work than you thought you could–with calm and a stress-free perspective! In this hour-long Web presentation, we walk you through the basics of project management on the Web and then discuss several tools that you can use to better manage business- and client-based projects of any kind.

This archived Webinar recording, as part of the Beyond Google: Marketing and Managing on the Web series from Virginia SBDC, was presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Web & Mobile Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, and President of W3 Consulting, a digital business strategy and training firm helping business owners learn why and how to use Web, mobile and digital technologies for greater marketing and management impact.

Who should watch?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, and solopreneurs
  • Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
  • Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
  • nonprofit executive directors and board members

Small Business Evangelist. Web & Digital Technology Strategist. Business Management Consultant. Presenter | Speaker | Trainer. Evernote Certified Consultant. Google Small Business Advisor, Productivity. Productivity, Technology & GTD Enthusiast, Coach & Podcaster.

Hire Smart Small Business Event by Intuit and LinkedIn [virtual event]

Hire Smart Small Business Event by Intuit and LinkedIn

We received an email invitation about this Hire Smart Small Business Event by Intuit and LinkedIn. We’ll be there and hope you can join us!

===From their website===

April 27, 2013

Doors Open at 9AM

We know there’s a lot to think about when hiring your first employees. That’s why we’re hosting a FREE event to help small businesses like yours make the right decisions as you look to grow. You’ll walk away with:

  • Expert advice from one-on-one conversations with accountants, HR specialists, lawyers and other successful small businesses
  • The tools you need to get started, including three free months of Intuit Online Payroll and a LinkedIn “First Hire” package, including free premium LinkedIn Talent Finder access and special rates for posting jobs
  • Insights from guest speakers like Bill Rancic, Rhonda Abrams, Intuit CEO Brad Smith and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

 

IT’S FREE

DETAILS

Saturday / April 27, 2013

9AM

DOORS OPEN
10:30AM

INTRODUCTION – BRAD SMITH AND JEFF WEINER
10:45AM

KEYNOTE – BILL RANCIC
SESSION SPEAKER AND PANEL MODERATOR – RHONDA ABRAMS
2:15PM

SMALL BUSINESS PANEL

Hear from successful small businesses about the good, the bad, and the ugly of hiring their first employees, and learn tips and tricks for wherever you are in the journey.

Sessions

Each session is available twice—in the early and late afternoon

Noon & 2:45PM

IS IT TIME TO HIRE?

When you can’t find time to keep up with paperwork, or worse, pursue new ways to grow your business, then it might be time to hire. Hear from expert Rhonda Abrams on how to identify the type of position you need and some affordable and creative ways to find the right person.

Noon & 2:45PM

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE VS. CONTRACTOR

It’s a tough decision that may have a bigger impact on your business than you think. Hear insights from experts and accountants on what to consider, and gain the confidence to make the best decision.

12:30PM & 3:15PM

FINDING THE PERFECT FIT

Unfortunately you can’t just sit and wait for the perfect employee to walk through the door. Learn from a LinkedIn expert about the hiring search tools available today and how to use them to find the best candidate.

12:30PM & 3:15PM

PROTECT YOURSELF AND STAY COMPLIANT

As an employer, you have specific payroll responsibilities that are required by government. A compliance expert helps you understand all the steps you need to complete before and after you hire to keep you compliant with federal and state regulations.

1PM & 3:45PM

ASKING ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

You may have done interviews before, but the stakes are greater when you’re hiring for your own business. Get tips from experienced small business owners on which critical questions to ask and how to evaluate candidates during interviews.

1PM & 3:45PM

ATTRACT WORKERS AND KEEP THEM HAPPY

One way to attract and retain good workers is to offer rewards and benefits. Review best practices from successful small business owners and HR experts that will bring out the best in your employees and fit within your budget.

1:30PM & 4:15PM

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S NOT WORKING OUT

Not every person you hire ends up being a perfect fit. Learn from an HR expert how to know when it’s time for a worker to go, and what rules you need to follow.

1:30PM & 4:15PM

HOW TO BE THE BEST BOSS YOU CAN BE

You probably started your business so you could be your own boss—not someone else’s—but you have a responsibility to your employees once you hire. Find out from an HR expert how best to engage, motivate and grow your workers.

Activities

Available throughout the day

GET READY TO RUN PAYROLL

What’s the biggest expectation of a new hire? A paycheck. Join our Intuit product specialists who will walk you through setting up payroll, so you can easily and efficiently start paying your new hires and filing your taxes immediately.

FINDING TALENT ON LINKEDIN

Learn how to harness the power of the LinkedIn network to find great employees—it’s easier than you think. Get your free LinkedIn Premium account set up and hear some great tips and tricks from LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions management team.

ONE-ON-ONE ADVICE WITH EXPERTS

Have legal or accounting questions? Want to consult with other small businesses? Stop by and chat one-on-one with experts who will answer your specific questions.

EXHIBITS

Explore the exhibit space to learn about different solutions to grow your business and pick up resources that will help get you started.

*Agenda subject to change

Can’t make it in person? Select sessions/activities will be streamed live and available online after. Register for more details.

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FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT PRODUCT OFFERINGS OR THE EVENT, PLEASE JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR LINKEDIN GROUP.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

SPEAKERS

Bill Rancic

WWW.BILLRANCIC.COM

Bill Rancic is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and television personality. He was the winner of the first season of “The Apprentice” and is the author of You’re Hired and Beyond the Lemonade Stand.

 

Rhonda Abrams

WWW.PLANNINGSHOP.COM

Rhonda Abrams is a USA Todaycolumnist and renowned author of more than 15 books focusing on small business, including “Hire Your First Employee.” She has more than 15 years’ experience advising, mentoring and consulting entrepreneurs and small business owners and is one herself.

Brad Smith

Brad Smith is Intuit’s president and CEO. The company is the leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and midsized businesses, financial institutions, consumers and accounting professionals. He has successfully led several of the company’s major businesses, including the Small Business Group, which serves more than 7 million small businesses.

Jeff Weiner

Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals. Jeff joined the company in December 2008, and under his leadership, LinkedIn has rapidly expanded its global platform, grown its membership base and increased its revenue more than tenfold to $972 million in 2012.

LOCATION

2750 Coast Avenue,
Building 6
Mountain View, CA
94043
Can’t make it in person? Select sessions/activities will be streamed live and available online after. Register for more details.
INTUIT STARTED SMALL IN 1983 WITH QUICKEN PERSONAL FINANCE SOFTWARE, SIMPLIFYING A COMMON HOUSEHOLD DILEMMA: BALANCING THE FAMILY CHECKBOOK. TODAY, WE’VE IMPROVED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE. OUR FLAGSHIP PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING QUICKBOOKS®, QUICKEN® AND TURBOTAX®, SIMPLIFY SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND PAYROLL PROCESSING, PERSONAL FINANCE, AND TAX PREPARATION AND FILING.
LINKEDIN WAS LAUNCHED IN 2003 AND IS NOW THE WORLD’S LARGEST PROFESSIONAL NETWORK, WITH 200 MILLION MEMBERS IN 200 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES AROUND THE GLOBE. OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: CONNECT THE WORLD’S PROFESSIONALS TO MAKE THEM MORE PRODUCTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL. WE’VE BEEN HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES GROW THEIR TEAMS AND FIND GREAT EMPLOYEES FOR THE PAST DECADE, AND HAVE SOLUTIONS TAILORED FOR SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS.
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