Women’s Contracting – Training and Opportunities Workshop

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, St. Paul College, St. Paul, Minn.
Registration 8:00 – 9:00 — Sessions: 9:00 – 12:30
Networking with Agencies and Primes to learn how to successfully navigate the federal contracting industry and win federal contracts by knowing the rules and understanding the strategies.

Free event; seating is limited — Registration required

Information is Power!

With this knowledge, you are much better positioned to grow your business and increase your revenue.

Learn more!

How can you marrying your Marketing Plan to your Business Plan?

The parents of Marketing Strategy and Strategic Plan
Announce the marriage of their children
Marketing Plan to Business Plan.
We want to share the joy this brings to both families.

Are all sides of your business working like a family? Maybe it’s time for you to make a connection – to change or expand your marketing plan to suit your overall goals and yearly work plan for your business annually.

Consider signing up your business right here on our website to attend these nuptials. The Lac qui Parle County EDA is pleased to offer all businesses, organizations, churches and school districts a free banner ad on their website.

All you need to do is fill out our online form and hit “Send”. We will set up a banner add that will play in queue 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We hope this will inspire you to consider other ways of marketing your business in other ways.

Stay tuned to our breaking news in July, where the topic of the month will be using your social media and webpage to receive the maximum impact for your business, organization, church or School district.

CALLING ALL HOME BUSINESSES….. – You too are invited to the Marriage of Marketing Plan and Business Plan.

Sometimes it is difficult for our organization to connect with all of the home based businesses that may be out there.
Whether you see clients or customers at your home or focus on events where you can set up shop, having a free banner ad about what you do and how you wish to be contacted by potential new customers or clients, may help you see a boost in your business.

An Afternoon At the Lac qui Parle County Museum inspired by Robert Bly  ​To be held Sunday, May 28,  2 to 4 p.m.

Infromation from Pioneer Public TV on a fun upcoming event…

A special event inspired by Lac qui Parle County’s Robert Bly will be held on Sunday, May 28 from 2- 4 p.m. at the Lac qui Parle County Museum in Madison, Minnesota.  The event is free and open to the public and will feature presentations, videos, poetry readings, discussion  Funding for the event is provided by a Legacy Grant to the Lac qui Parle County Historical Society though the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council. For more information, contact Susan Armington 612-722-4088 or Barb Redepenning at 320-598-7678.

Entitled Imagination on the Prairie — An Afternoon of Stories, Film, and Art, the event is designed for the public to learn more about Robert Bly, world famous poet and activist who grew up in Madison, and to hear about life in Lac qui Parle County from the perspective of local writers.  There will be an opening reception for two art exhibits – one of local artists’ works in the Museum, and the other in the Robert Bly Study, where a special exhibit with art and soundtracks by Susan Armington about Bly’s life will be christened.

The museum will open at 1:00 p.m. and beginning at 2:00 p.m. there will be a program with Armington speaking about her art and the new exhibit followed by poet Lauren Carlson reading her poems and writings by Lac qui Parle Valley High school students.  Noah Bly, Robert Bly’s son, will share some stories about his father and the winners of a local writing contest will be announced. Dana Conroy, Emmy Award winning producer with Pioneer Public Television, will share some of her experiences about working on this project and will present a documentary about Bly and Madison’s Prairie Arts Center that recently aired on Pioneer.

Girlfriends’ Getaway Shop Hop May 19!

Girlfriends’ Getaway Shop Hop features small boutique shops in Granite Falls and Montevideo.  A Shop Hop Paint and Sip class will be held on May 19 at the K.K. Berge Building, The price to create your own painting and enjoy a great evening is $35.   You can bring your own beverages, some will be provided.

A Minneapolis Antique Car Club will be visiting Granite Falls on May 19 with their evening meeting and meal at the Granite Falls American Legion.  Stop down and see all the antique cars parked near the river! 

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO May 18th, 2017 – Minneapolis Convention Center

Looks like a good reason to go to the Cities…

FREE TO ATTEND – RSVP NOW at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-expo-2017-minneapolis-registration-27158928085?aff=SBAPartner

The Small Business Expo has a wide range of  resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs, including:    

  • Exhibitor Hall w/ products & services to help your business  
  • Free access to 20+ business-critical workshops   
  • Speed Networking sessions with other professionals   
  • Business Card Showcase & exchange   
  • Thousands of business owners & entrepreneurs to meet   
  • Get Dotted® – A Colorful New Way to Network   
  • Inspiration2020 Showcase Theater Presentations

**SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity

Webinar May 4: How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less

SBA Webinar: How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less

Presented by Constant Contact
May 4, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 pm ET

Register Here

Struggling to find the words, images and the right calls-to-action that make the biggest impact with your email marketing? 

With just about 15 minutes and an easy-to-follow formula, you can kick writer’s block to the curb and be confident that you’ll know exactly what to say to create an effective email marketing message. 

Join us for a free workshop where you will receive: 

  • A worksheet to help you write your marketing email in 15 minutes or less and advice on how to use it 
  • Guidance on keeping your email marketing focused on your business goals 
  • A simple checklist to reference before you hit send 
  • An opportunity to ask questions and interact with our workshop presenters