brossman2There’s still time for islanders to register for two business-enhancing workshops by an expert in networking Thursday afternoon and Friday morning in the Ocracoke Community Center.

The “Using Social Media to Supercharge Your Business” workshop Thursday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. will kick off the two days.  “Crowdfunding (and other ways to get $$ for Small Business Owners) will conclude the instruction on Friday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.

Both workshops will be taught by Martin Brossman of Raleigh, an expert in networking with social media, author and success coach.

Sponsored by Beaufort County Community College, Open Source Ocracoke and the Hyde County Economic Development Dept., the workshops will help anyone on the island with a business—profit, non-profit, large or small—learn to activate the many social media programs available as well as crowd funding to enhance their businesses.

Kim Meacham, owner of Milk Street Soap and Open Source Ocracoke, said participants will be asked for a $25 donation for either or both workshops.

To sign up, call or email Kim at 252-588-2205, or, or show up for either or both of the sessions.

“I am excited that Martin Brossman is coming to Ocracoke for many reasons,” said Lentz Stowe, director of the Small Business Center at BCCC.  “Primarily, he will inspire, encourage, and educate you on exciting topics that will be meaningful to your enterprise. Martin is one of the best presenters in the Small Business Center network.”  

Brossman has been mastering the art of networking in the Triangle since 1982. He has originated numerous successful in-person and on-line networking groups which have facilitated meaningful business connections among members. Brossman’s computer skills have powered his keen ability to create and teach crucial new Internet communications, such as blogging, podcasting and on-line networking. He has offered training since 2006 to small business centers and chambers of commerce throughout North Carolina.

Interested persons can also register for the classes at thes websites:

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Nov. 18:

To learn more about Brossman, click here.

Flyers about the workshops are below.



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