Local small business owners can learn how to move into the world of Internet commerce at an upcoming two-part workshop in Storm Lake.
Iowa State University Extension in Buena Vista County and the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, are sponsoring the workshop, which will be presented at the Storm Lake High School computer lab, Feb. 20 and Feb. 22, 6 to 9 p.m.
ISU Extension Educator Jane Nolan Goeken will serve as the instructor for "Access eCommerce."
"The course is geared to businesses with fewer than 50 employees," says Goeken.
"The course material is relevant to those who are wondering what electronic commerce is all about, those who are thinking about developing an electronic commerce web site, and those who have a web site and want to improve it," said Goeken.
Goeken says the two-part class can help you:
*Learn to use the Internet as a business research tool to find new markets or suppliers or to check out competition.
* Decide if a web presence is right for you.
* Learn the process of planning a website and techniques to promote it.
The only requirements are basic keyboarding and mouse skills.
The fee is $35 per person, thanks to sponsorship assistance provided by the Storm Lake Chamber, ISU Extension in B.V. County and Converged Technologies. Course materials will be provided.
Registration is limited to the first 30. Call the Chamber of Commerce office at 732-3780.