Local partnership offers digital marketing training for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Local partnership offers digital marketing training for businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Joint Media Release | July 21, 2020

The Business Resiliency Taskforce has partnered with Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region and nine10 Inc. to offer pragmatic and in-depth digital marketing training to local businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The purpose of the program is to equip local businesses with the skills and knowledge to grow their business utilizing the latest digital marketing tools. The areas of focus will be a digital content strategy, branding & visual identity, web design tools and applications, social media, search engine marketing and websites & e-commerce.

Once complete, businesses will come out of the workshop with the knowledge to grow their social following, enhance their visual brand, run effective marketing campaigns, and set up a powerful website.

While the value of the program is estimated at $4,000 per business, thanks to the partnership and municipal funding, businesses will have access to the program for $250.

Due to the experiential and hands-on format of the workshops, space is limited so businesses are encouraged to apply early. Applications for the program open July 21 and will be accepted until August 5. Digital onboarding will begin at the end of August with in-person training beginning mid-September. COVID-19 risk mitigation and physical distancing measures will be acknowledged during in-person training with a contingency plan in place for a digital delivery model.

For program details and eligibility or to apply, visit grandeprairiechamber.com/covid-19-business-resiliency/

About the Business Resiliency Taskforce

The City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie and Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce launched the Business Resiliency Taskforce in response to supporting businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The coordinated regional response is aimed at business and economic recovery and introduces new initiatives as needs emerge.

About nine10 Inc.

Founded in 2006, nine10 Incorporated is an award-winning digital marketing agency, fully owned and operated in Grande Prairie. 

About Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region

The Community Futures Grande Prairie office is a community-driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. They provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business as well as run a number of specialized business programs, business events and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.