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BTAP Program Grows in Southwest ND

Social Media for Professional Use


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Center for Technology & Business (CTB) held the second sessions of the Business Technology Acceleration Program (BTAP) in April. The six month long series of workshops, held in Bowman and Dickinson, are made possible by a Rural Business Opportunity Grant from USDA Rural Development with local programming support from the Strom Center and Bowman County Development Corporation. Thanks to the grant, CTB was able to purchase a mobile technology lab featuring Microsoft Surface tablets to aide in providing hands on training in essential business technologies to the participants. 

The second in the series of workshops was Social Media for Professional Use with Scott Wild of WildInspire. This was a popular workshop that many local businesses took advantage of attending. 

Participants learned strategies and marketing techniques for how social media can be used for business growth. There was also hands on training in a variety of social media platforms, including industry essentials like Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Participants also had the opportunity to win great door prizes thanks to the Microsoft Community Connections program.

CTB is still taking registrations for the following workshops:

  • Investment in Efficiency Through Mobile Apps with Verizon Wireless
  • WordPress Blogging and Website Presence with Wild Inspire
  • Virtual IT and Cloud Usage with North River IT
  • Mobile POS Systems and Accepting Electronic Payments with Center for Technology & Business

To register, visit or call 701-223-0707.