Retail Virtual Meetup

Tue 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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This is a challenging time for brick and mortar retailers. It’s difficult to know how to continue to operate, or if to continue to operate, without the normal flow of physical customers. Now is a good opportunity to use creativity, drive, innovation, and alternative resources to support your business during these times of adversity. What other sales channels are available and which are other retailers finding success with? Is now the time to launch or invest in e-commerce? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the various platforms? And how difficult is it to do on your own?

I welcome any topics suggestions! We will continue to talk about how re-opening strategies are working, and what people are finding works and doesn't work. It's already time to think about planning for the Holiday Season, so we can talk about how to strategize for that while maintaining healthy (as you can!) cash flow.

To view a list of all upcoming Retail Virtual Meetups visit: PCC SBDC Retail Virtual Meetups

This month I'm bringing in Jessie Matanky from Hand Hugs to help answer your e-commerce questions!

We've all been thinking a lot about e-comm over the last year. A lot of us are relying more heavily on our websites than we thought we would or intended to, so what can we do now to make them work better for us? Higher conversions? SEO? Which platform is best? How do I use plug-ins and how can they help? Jessie will help guide us through some best practices and go over some of the basics so we can all get the most our of our web stores.

Jessie is an independent website designer, developer, animal enthusiast, & general code dork based out of downtown Portland, OR.

She has been passionately making clean, visually stunning websites, print work, logos, animations, illustrations (and, of course, little monsters on the side) for the last twelve years professionally. Her focus is on content-driven e-commerce design that aims to inform customers and give them confidence to purchase.

She has also been a certified Shopify Expert since 2010, and loves helping small and medium-sized businesses thrive online.

Please Use the zoom link from this page you see after you RSVP. I will message it out again the day of!

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 971-722-5080