Announcing Seattle Digital-Ready Summit

MAY6th, 2015 at Rainier Community Center, 10-5pm

 

 

DIGITAL-READINESS SUMMIT AIMS TO GROW SMALL BUSINESSES IN MOST ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY DIVERSE PART OF SEATTLE

 

Ignite Washington and Southeast Economic Development (SEED) Host Digital-Ready Summit, May 6, 2015, Advancing Local, Small Businesses through Digitally Readiness in the 21st Century!

 

This year, in conjunction with Ignite Washington, SEED aims to ready local businesses to take the leap into the digital transformation with the Seattle Digital-Ready Summit, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10-4pm at the Rainier Community Center.

 

This project will benefit at least 1,500 SE Seattle small businesses, the majority of them minority, ethnic, immigrant and refugee owned – starting with distribution of digital starter kits and awareness building. In addition, SEED and Ignite WA will deliver hands-on training to at least 300 such businesses on technology topics like hardware/software basics, productivity tools, communications tools, customer discovery, digital commerce, digital merchandising and advertising, and fulfillment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

 

Research shows many small businesses aren’t technologically up to date or are trying to operate with outdated hardware and software.

 

Starting April 21, Google will expand mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal that will have a significant impact in search results. Many small businesses are not mobile-friendly yet and, without assistance, will face the consequence of not being as easy to find online.

 

In 2014, holiday ecommerce sales topped $100 Billion. Over 56% of adults shop online and e-commerce grows by $25 billion year after year. Yet 65% of local businesses have limited digital advertising and strategy, business analytics, or even a way to accept payments online. 

 

7 reasons why you should attend this event:

  1. A personalized game plan to attract new customers and sales online 

  2. Receive FREE digital-ready health card  for your business

  3. Save money and time by easily transition your business to become MOBILE-READY

  4. Protect your customers and business online

  5. Become part of the Shop206 initiative, a city wide digital readiness initiative

  6. Get access to experts, resource and preferred turnkey solutions to attract new customers

  7. Learn 6 shocking mistakes killing your business online

 

 

 

Don't miss out this opportunity! Tickets are $25 to register. Register Today!

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