WEDNESDAY, APR. 11: Are you starting a new business or organization and want to establish a strong web presence, but you feel intimidated by all the technical jargon?

Do you have an existing site and simply want to increase traffic and turn visitors into customers?

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), formerly the Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation, with the support of the Department of Ecommerce is offering a free e-business workshop beginning May 1 in the BEDC Training Room, Sophia House, Church Street, Hamilton.

The classes, facilitated by Anthony Ricketts, will lead you through the process of understanding e-business and cover the basics of domain name selection and registration, e-marketing, e-payments, and finally an e-business and website development plan.

Seasoned web development specialists from Aardvark Communications and Bermuda Internet Marketing will be making guest presentations.

Representatives from The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd. will also be present to talk about e-payments.

The classes are geared to small business owners, community organizations and non-profits, entrepreneurs, and any individuals interested in establishing their web presence.

The workshop will be held over a four-week period from May 11 to  22 from 6pm to 8pm. 

The course material will be broken down into 10 sessions covering a range of topics including e-business from business and technical perspectives in order to illustrate how it works and how business processes are transformed.   

At the end of the workshop, the goal is to have each participant create their very own website.

There is a $20 registration fee, which will be refunded at the door.

No-shows or persons more than 15 minutes late will not be refunded.

Class size is limited, so sign-up today at www.bedc.bm or call 292-5570.  Questions? E-mail jlodge@bsbdc.bm.

About BEDC: The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) was established in 1980 as the Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation. This joint venture between Bermuda’s banks and the Government was formed to actively assist the development of a strong, well-managed and prosperous local business sector in Bermuda. For more information visit www.bsbdc.bm.