The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University will host a business seminar on ways to promote your business online. “Beyond Facebook—Exploring other social media platforms to build your business” will be offered both in Spearfish and Rapid City. It will be held on March 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Spearfish at Black Hills State University’s Jonas Academic Hall, room #301. The same seminar will also be held on March 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Rapid City at the University Center’s room, #104.


Michelle Kane, from Black Hills PR, will present the seminar. With over 20+ years experience in marketing for a wide range of companies and non-profits, Michelle Kane, owner of Black Hills PR in Spearfish, SD, guides her clients in all areas of public relations, marketing strategy and social media. She is an engaging presenter and speaks on entrepreneurship, marketing, social media and personal growth with an emphasis on using technology to achieve success.  She continues to ensure her clients gain value and see results by her experience, smart strategic thinking and enthusiasm for going the extra mile.  


 Believe it or not, there is more to social media than Facebook!  If you are already familiar with Facebook and are ready to learn about other social media platforms to help build your business, this workshop is for you. “Beyond Facebook” will introduce you to YouTube, Twitter, FourSquare, Pinterest and Google+.  In this fast-paced and lively session, you will learn about each platforms history, key features and benefits, personal vs. professional use, associated costs and current case studies. Participants will also receive step-by-step instructions on how to set up their own account in each platform and an action plan to start using these tools immediately. 


Registration ends Monday, March 19. Cost is $40. 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.