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Transitioning to the New Economy – Start or Expand your Business Online

November 2 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 11:59 pm

The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and UNM Rainforest Innovations (fka STC.UNM) are offering a special course to help New Mexico businesses at this critical time for our state’s economic recovery. This is made possible thru a grant from the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration called the NM EDA Rainforest University Center.

During this time of economic change, many New Mexico small businesses need to build or increase their online presence to offset a decline in retail in-person traffic, as well as grow businesses beyond New Mexico borders. The UNM online course for the community will teach businesses e-commerce techniques including developing storefronts and online presence.

Other Details

This course is open to anyone in the community and available completely online. You will need to be able to access the internet at a minimum. Ideally, you will have a microphone/headset, small video camera or PC camera or tablet/smartphone in order to interact for office hours and any other class interaction.

Course access, materials and updates from Professor Bill will be via Slack starting November 2, 2020 and conclude December 18, 2020. You will see an introductory email from szar@unm.edu with an invitation to the Slack workspace for the course. The course can be done on your own time and there is no set meeting time other than as scheduled throughout the program.

There are two supplemental books to the course. After registration, please go to https://createsellbank.com/ to purchase the books right away so that you receive them in time for the start of the course.

Other course info is also available at https://createsellbank.com/.

Cost

The course is being offered at our cost of $17. The 7-week course runs from November 2 -December 18, 2020. The course content is completed on your own time. No set course time.

Instructor

Professor Bill Szaroletta, P.E

More info at https://www.linkedin.com/in/szaroletta/.

Earn a Certificate

At the conclusion of the course if you complete all the required assignments, you will earn a Certificate of Completion – Transitioning to the New Economy Course that you can share with your professional network. You must complete all of the requirements within the 7-week time frame in order to receive a certificate.

Questions

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Szaroletta at szar@unm.edu.

If you need assistance with affordable internet access please visit Comcast’s Internet Essentials site at: internetessentials.com.

About the New Mexico Rainforest EDA University Center

UNM Rainforest Innovations and the Innovation Academy received a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support student and community entrepreneurs and provide training and technical assistance at all UNM campuses. The grant funds the New Mexico Rainforest EDA University Center, a training program in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship for students and community members at all UNM campuses around the state.

Organizers

UNM Rainforest Innovations
Innovation Academy

Venue

Online