The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University will host a two-part business seminar on ways to promote your business online and create greater visibility. The first session, “Beyond FaceBook,” is Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 3-5 p.m. in the Governor’s Electronic Classroom (basement of library, room 009) on the BHSU campus. The second session, “LinkedIn,” is Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at BHSU in Jonas Hall #209.

The “Beyond FaceBook” course is ideal for anyone involved with marketing a business or interested in taking his or her social media knowledge to the next level, both personally and professionally. The “LinkedIn” course is for any professional looking to optimize their business-to-business efforts, build and sustain a group of contacts and increase their online visibility.

“Beyond FaceBook” will introduce you to five other social media platforms (You Tube, Twitter, FourSquare, Yelp and Google+). Michelle Kane, from Black Hills PR, will discuss each platform’s history, key features and benefits, personal vs. professional use, costs, goals, case studies and how to incorporate into other social media platforms. The “LinkedIn” session is a hands-on training that will guide you through each component of LinkedIn. You will learn how a well-managed LinkedIn presence, both personally and for your company, will increase your credibility online. Also, you will leave with a clear guideline and understanding of how much time you should dedicate to your LinkedIn profile for professional success.

Registration ends Monday, Nov. 7 for “Beyond FaceBook” and Nov. 14 for “LinkedIn”. For more information or to register visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO, or call 605-642-6435.

The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.