>“Introduction to Internet Marketing” Workshop for local Businesses and Non-Profits!

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Are you one of numerous businesses and non-profit organizations without a web presence?

Do you think customers will find you because you’re listed in the phone book?

If you answered yes to either of the above questions, we want to help you drive customers your way!

After asking many local business owners why they don’t have a website, here are the top 5 reasons:
- They can’t afford one
- They don’t know how to create one
- They don’t have time
- They use Facebook as their web presence
- They don’t think they need one

If these are the reasons why you think you don’t need a website, odds are, potential clients are frequenting your competitor vs. visiting you. 

I don’t recall the last time I looked at a phone book to look up a business’s address or phone number. I search the Internet for their website. A lot of times, I find a business listing on a search engine, but the phone number or address may not be correct. I’m assuming most people would give up and look for another business. What do you think?

New Bern Now will be sponsoring an introduction to Internet marketing workshop in early March. Information will include the basics about creating websites, tips and tricks to search engine optimization along with miscellaneous things to consider when building a website.

Please contact me at 252-638-6858 or via email if you’re interested in participating and I will send you more information. The workshop location will be determined by the number of people attending.


Feel free to comment below to share your feelings about businesses without an Internet presence.


Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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