There are many resources for you when you’re looking for business marketing help. Below, we list a number of the in-person business marketing help resources in the Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill area. Which ones have you already explored?
In-Person Business Marketing Help
North Carolina’s Small Business Centers, connected to North Carolina’s extensive community college system, where you can take practical business classes for free.
Team Nimbus where you can team up in a results oriented environment led by savvy business professionals.
Inside919.com where you can get powerful training in online marketing and valuable online exposure, in addition to in-person networking opportunities.
Meetups for Business Marketing – these run the gamut and are definitely a resource to check into.
BNI (Business Networking International) – this is one of the more expensive opportunities for business marketing help, but thousands swear by it. BNI offers highly organized business networking groups focused on results.
The Triangle American Marketing Association is the local office of the famous AMA, the association for the marketing profession. They offer classes and networking opportunities.
You can also choose classes at the local universities and colleges. You can enroll as a part time student, or take continuing education classes, but a brief survey of the continuing education programs at several of these didn’t show this as an easy-to-pursue option.
University and College Continuing Education
UNC Chapel Hill continuing education in marketing seems focused on Executive Education. They do have part-time student study options though.
Duke Continuing Education has a great variety of programs, but we didn’t see any focused on business marketing.
North Carolina Central doesn’t seem to have business marketing in their continuing education selection.
North Carolina State University has many different programs, but does not appear to have them focused on business marketing.
St. Augustine’s Extended Studies doesn’t appear to have courses on this topic.
Community College Continuing Education Classes in Business Marketing
Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education – Click on the Small Business Link
Social Media Management Certificate Program
CCCC’s Continuing Education program is offering its first social media management certificate program in January 2013 on the Pittsboro campus. This 14 class, 42 hour training will provide business marketing help focused on practical, results oriented steps to market your business online through Social Media and the Internet, and we integrate marketing principles with it. While this program is called Social Media Management Certificate Program, it could also be called Social Media Marketing, or Social Media for Business, or Online Marketing, or Digital Marketing. No enrollment at CCCC is necessary for Continuing Education classes, just registration and payment.
Social Media Marketing Certificate Program
CCCC’s academic program now includes its first social media certificate program also, the Social Media Marketing Certificate Program. This is an online program over 2 semesters with five courses, and is a curriculum based class, for which students must be enrolled at CCCC.
When we step into online education, you can literally choose from courses taught anywhere in the world, not that you need to, because there are thousands of opportunities now, to study business marketing. And not only are there exclusively online universities, every regular college and university now has online options as well, under a variety of names, including distance education.