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Network & Learn – Online or Flatline, a Guide to Digital Marketing
March 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Digital marketing is a daunting task for many small business owners. It often seems intimidating and complicated, and the benefits are not easily measured, but without it, many businesses die out. In Nick Choat’s talk, Online or Flatline, he offers compelling reasons to get your business online using easy-to-use tools even for the digital novice during our free event. He’ll cover:
- How to set up an attractive webpage
- How to prioritize your social media efforts
- How to use review feedback to interact with customers
- How to optimize your ability to be found on Google
- How to combine traditional and digital advertising
- And many more tips!
Nick Choat has over three decades of professional experience starting as a software developer and evolving to become a digital strategist. He has held executive positions with highly respected brands such as The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, the Boeing Company, and VeriSign. Nick is currently the CEO and owner of Sport Clips Haircuts, leading the expansion of the franchise brand throughout southwest Florida and employing his Digital Marketing skills to enhance operations. He has witnessed the evolution of digital marketing. He started at a young age, working in his parents’ small, hometown grocery store in rural Tennessee, where he learned about customer service and loyalty. When he was offered a management position with Kroger, he made the bold move to exit the food industry, and took a chance on a degree in software development long before the tech boom of the 1990s. His first job was for Boeing, followed by several years consulting businesses for Ernst & Young. He was on board with Disney when they pioneered the online streaming of hi-def television, a revolutionary move when corporations were still fearful of the shifting marketplace. After realizing that he wanted to exchange his life in corporate America for one with more autonomy in his business, he bought a Sports Clips franchise and set a personal goal to empower all small business owners to utilize the tools at their fingertips.
Nick’s new book, Online or Flatline, gives small business owners an easy to follow, affordable guide and a strong plan of action for creating a successful and valuable online presence.
Connect with Nick Choat on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickchoat
Follow him on Twitter: @nickchoat
Visit Nick’s Website: www.nickchoat.com
Check out his Digital Marketing book at:
Elevate Publishing (his publisher): https://elevatepub.com/product/online-or-flatline/
Station 2 Innovation’s mission is “Building & Connecting the Community to Catalyze & Support Entrepreneur Growth” and is located in the historic firehouse at 912 7th Ave East in Bradenton (we’re close to Downtown Bradenton, The Riverwalk, South Florida Museum, & Tropicana). Don’t miss the business social before our event – network, learn and mingle with fellow professionals from Manatee & Sarasota counties and the surrounding areas along the Innovation Coast including Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, and neighboring Hillsborough & Pinellas counties. Along with BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton (our event partner), we feature informative and exciting events handpicked from the area’s best and brightest, all of which will propel your skills and businesses forward. You’ll learn fresh perspectives and about new innovations in technology, business, education, and more. With a great lineup of valuable speakers, you’ll feel like you’re earning an MBA in Entrepreneurialism and Small Business! Mark your calendar and be prepared at each session to learn new tools and tactics and arrive early for business networking opportunities.
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- March 7, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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- Station 2 Innovation Center
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