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About 50 Attend Patch's Internet Business Training

Others will be held in the future in the area.

More than 50 people came to the Studio City Library on Thursday afternoon for a business seminar sponsored by Patch. 

We had a wide variety of our community, including many small business owners, a pastor, four published authors, two Neighborhood Council members, representatives of half a dozen local charities, a representative from the Business Improvement District and many more.

Some writers for Studio City Patch were in attendance, including Linda Rubin, AnnMarie Baranik, E.M. Fredric and Lori Veiner-Claus. 

There will be another Main Street U workshop coming up in Hermosa Beach on Oct. 29, and others planned locally in upcoming months.

The workshop covers social mediabusiness directoriesblogging and telling your story on Patch. Participants enjoy light refreshments and will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways. 

Known as Main Street U, Patch launched this workshop series in Northern California in January and has reached more than 300 business owners and nonprofit organizations.

Reviews so far of previous Patch Main Street U events have been stellar:

"What a GREAT Presentation to the PATCH Community of 50+ Small Businesses and Professional Service Providers, packing the three workshops... Articulate, impactful, relevant."

"This was an awesome workshop. Quick, to the point, employees willing to help. Thanks!"

As part of the registration process, we help business owners create a Patch Directory listing on our site, a free service that you can use to better promote your business. And if you claim your listing, there's even more you can do. (Here's some more information about claiming listings.)

Participating business owners can also sign up for a free one-on-one marketing consultation with a Patch expert.

The audience was also introduced to Studio City Patch's new ad manager Evan Atkinson (reachable at evan.atkinson@patch.com) or by calling (818) 207-4523.

For more information about things you can do on Patch, the apps, video instructions on how to post, blogging and more, go to the NEWS tab above and click ABOUT PATCH (click here). For editorial concerns or story ideas, write to MikeS@patch.com.

If you have questions, email Patch West Coast MSU Coordinator Kari Hulac, Kari@Patch.com.

E.M. Fredric October 12, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Was a fun and informational event Mike!
Krystal October 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Thank you for a great learning opportunity!

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