Sunday, February 27, 2011

Take a Look at Jacksonville Advantage - The Resource for Small Business

As a small business owner with limited time but a great desire to learn new things, I thought it might be helpful to share some information on sites that I’ve found useful on my travels through the web.  Hence, the beginning of weekly posts under the heading, Romp around the Web.  Each post, I’ll try to give you a quick, but honest, take of the site’s pros and cons. 

To kick off this segment, I thought it’d be fun to stay local.  Did you know that videos and podcasts are available at Jacksonville Advantage – The Resource for Small Business?  After landing on the homepage, choose workshop from the options across the top.  Then select either videos or podcasts.

If you’ve ever missed John Bryan giving his networking seminar or are curious as to how Jason Sandler monetizes his social media efforts, this is the place to go.  I have to say, I enjoyed being able to watch and listen to these presentations from the comfort of my own office.  The biggest drawback to these sessions is that they are filmed with a single video recorder from a distance.  Background noise can be an issue as can the lack of camera movement (i.e., can’t see Sandler’s slide presentation, can hear phones ringing and other noises in John Bryan’s presentation).  Also, in order to see the videos, you have to enter your email address every time.  Podcasts are also available but aren’t as exciting because you can’t see the people and they have the same sound quality issues as the videos. 

Overall, though, I’d recommend seeking out a few of these and watching.  It’s always great to see the local experts share their business knowledge.  So, kick back, relax, and pick up some insights that can be applied to your business along the way….for FREE!

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