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Seminar Offers Creative (and Free) Ways to Market Businesses on the Internet

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 29, 2008) - The North Country Small Business Development Center and Champlain National Bank will be offering a seminar for entrepreneurs with big ideas and small budgets on Wednesday, June 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The program, presented by Online Small Business Expert Sarah Spencer, at the North Country SBDC, 194 US Oval in Plattsburgh, will provide valuable information to entrepreneurs for driving traffic to their Web sites.

Attendees will learn to improve search engine rankings, to use Craigslist to increase exposure (for free), and to use free webrings to bring more eyes to their business, in addition to learning where and when to send press releases across the country and how to use Google Adwords and Google Analytics. They will also be given six great questions to ask Web designers before hiring them.

The fee for this seminar is $25 per person and $20 for each addition person from the same organization. To register, contact the North Country SBDC at 518-564-2042 or email [email protected].


The North Country SBDC, part of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, works one-on-one in a confidential setting with emerging, existing and expanding entrepreneurs. The staff has provided these services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and northern Washington counties for more than 22 years.  The North Country SBDC is part of a statewide program funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York. Visit the North Country SBDC online at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/SBDC or www.BizEssentials.org.

A former communications professional, Sarah Spencer is the author of "Got Clicks?" an e-book that helps individuals learn the basics of the Web, "How to Build and Market Your Website for Under $100" and "Creative (and FREE) Ways to Market Your Business on the Web." Spencer created "Got Clicks?" after many entrepreneurs came to her for help in developing an online marketing presence without spending thousands of dollars.

Champlain National Bank, a locally owned community bank, has been offering full service banking throughout Clinton and Essex Counties for more than 90 years.

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