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Creative Ways to Help Your Business Thrive Digitally - Shared screen with gallery view
Ruby Wang
17:05
sbbc.co/digital-meetup
Ruby Wang
17:27
session will be recorded and posted on the Digital Meetup website by end of day today
Ruby Wang
18:40
https://www.google.com/intl/en_ca/business/
Ruby Wang
22:10
www.digitalmainstreet.ca
Tamara
22:58
links not clickable?
Jovi Lam
23:57
It is clickable!
Tamara
24:49
ok my computer is old then, sorry!
Darryl Julott
24:51
https://digitalmainstreet.ca/case-study/resources-for-small-businesses/
Ruby Wang
25:37
feel free to raise your hand (participant tab beside your name) to comment and say your question
Brenan G
26:15
Hi, I will unmute myself. I've been raising my hand
Joshua Bonilla
29:18
http://giftfly.com/
Joshua Bonilla
29:55
Gift Fly is an example of an gift card customers can buy from you
Anastasia Shade
31:00
https://www.meetup.com/BreezeMaxWeb-Going-beyond-the-click/events/xdxfrrybcgbcb/
Paul Legge
35:16
I work in a rural community where online presence is not significant. Many small retailers are struggling because they no longer have that walk up traffic and tourism that they rely heavily on. Many of these businesses do not know where to start. Technology is overwhelming to them. I know that you mentioned the Digital Audit, but could you break it down to the simplest beginning advice for these businesses who are having to completely pivot and change their business model?
Sara Moshurchak
36:29
I also see that Hootsuite is providing free access to its Pro Plan to non-profits and small businesses until July 1.
Sara Moshurchak
37:05
https://hootsuite.com/newsroom/press-releases/helping-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-stay-connected-during-covid-19-crisis
Darryl Julott
40:30
https://digitalmainstreet.ca/case-study/resources-for-small-businesses/
Ruby Wang
40:48
This recording alongside links of resources will be posted on our Digital Meetup website by end of day today for your reference
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
40:57
Thanks Ruby
Darryl Julott
41:05
https://digitalmainstreet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DMS-Business-Starter-Kit-Mar-2020.pdf
Paul Legge
41:36
That is great Main Street. Thank you very much!
Ruby Wang
42:08
If you have a specific topic request for our Digital Meetup for the future that will be useful for the small business community please feel free to email me with suggestions: wang.ruby@smallbusinessbc.ca
Lucila Machado
43:16
You can also find some quick tips on DMS Instagram @digitalmainstreet and Facebook @digitalmainstreet.ca
Lisa Pozin
44:06
I have a great online store - actually two - and my question is around ideas on how to reach new potential customers. I’d love more people to know about what we do as our online store is usually 10% of our sales. It has increased significantly but isn’t coming close to our store sales.
Brenan G
46:49
Hi everyone, feel free to email myself or my colleague for help with transitioning to the online world or develop a strategy to help you grow during these tough times. We have some free tools and can help you out. Reach out to brenang@breezemaxwebsales.com and anastasias@breezemaxwebsales.com
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
47:00
@Ruby I believe you had a website building class at the Small Business BC office at Waterfront station did you not?
Jovi Lam
48:19
Building a website webinar offered at SBBC: https://smallbusinessbc.ca/education/creating-a-website-for-your-business-2020-04-08/
Danita Wong
48:23
If you have a Vancouver Public Library card you can go to vpl.ca/lynda to take online courses for free - some of them touch on website development. Other public libraries may also give you access to Lynda too.
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
49:10
Danita is right. Lynda is great. VPL offers it as does North Vancouver District Library
Jovi Lam
50:13
That's correct! Here is the link for it: https://virl.bc.ca/get-help/get-a-card/
Ruby Wang
50:15
thanks Ben and Danita!
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
50:26
No problem Ruuby
Brenan G
51:34
Hi, what businesses do the attendees have? if we can hear some specific examples that way our answers can be targeted to the audience.
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
52:29
shorturl.at/nyzKT
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
52:48
Hootsuite article. Subscribe to their newsletter. How to Use Social Media for Crisis Communications and Emergency Management
Darryl Julott
53:14
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Z8B8NBvff/
Marcela De la Peña
53:40
For free courses MOOCs is an other option. I love edX
suzy henderson
55:06
Hi - setting up an online business in preloved bridal gowns along with evening gown rentals - haven’t launched; still looking at platform…this discussion helps in planning! thanks!
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
55:17
@suzy
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
55:25
do you have a domain name and hosting setup?
Carol Sachowski
55:34
your story is the heart of your brand
Lisa Pozin
56:00
That was hugely helpful - thanks Darryl!
Talia Tanaka
56:27
yes, thank you Darryl!
Ruby Wang
57:31
darryl.julott@digitalmainstreet.ca
Ruby Wang
57:58
Small Business BC is also offering free webinars in the upcoming weeks - please look outfor that
suzy henderson
58:19
Ben: not yet. looking at Shopify but still deciding on theme that will work with all my ideas (there are 4 for businesses)
Jovi Lam
59:54
Some helpful free webinars offered by SBBC happening tomorrow and Friday:https://smallbusinessbc.ca/education/pivoting-to-add-a-delivery-service-to-your-small-business/https://smallbusinessbc.ca/education/staying-resilient-in-extraordinary-times/
DianeHopkinson
59:55
Thank you. Valuable information.
Aleksa Havelaar
01:00:11
Thanks to everyone for your time!
Ingrid BROUSSILLON
01:00:21
Thank you very much! very helpful!
Linda Uchacz
01:00:32
thank you great info
Joshua Bonilla
01:00:34
Great talking to everyone!
Jeanne Gossart
01:00:35
Very helpful information! Thank you
Brenan G
01:00:36
Thanks everyone. Feel free to reach out to Main Street or us at BreezeMaxWeb.
suzy henderson
01:00:38
Darryl: could you repeat info about Shopify seminar?
Ben Abel Abel Marketing
01:01:06
You can save the chat folks.
Lisa Pozin
01:01:13
Thanks everyone! Darryl I’ll follow-up.
Talia Tanaka
01:01:14
yes, interested in the shopify seminar, thank you Darryl
Stefano Babich
01:01:50
thanks!
Stefano Babich
01:01:52
bye!
Amrita Sondhi
01:01:56
Thank you
Amrita Sondhi
01:02:15
Amrita Sondhi
Amrita Sondhi
01:02:19
Thank you
Ruby Wang
01:02:19
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecommerce-101-what-why-and-how-tickets-101248663478