Free business and social media courses available.

Good afternoon, everyone!

The Huron County Economic Development Team has some exciting updates that we’d like to share with you as we ramp up for tourist season. One of our top priorities for 2018 is to increase the digital presence of Huron County, and the amazing businesses that operate here. Visitors make many of their travel decisions before they leave home, so we know that having a strong web presence is vital to our businesses and local attractions.

The first step in this initiative will be to launch the new Ontario’s West Coast website before the May long weekend. Please note, the new website will not include the traditional business directory; statistics show that people primarily search for businesses online using Google, TripAdvisor, and Social Media. They want information quickly from these central and popular platforms.

To support this movement, the Economic Development Team’s Small Business Centre has launched a free workshop series in collaboration with Postmedia to help businesses learn these tools and optimize their online visibility. You can view and register for these workshops below, or print out the full list from the attached file. Huron County has so many incredible assets; we’re excited to help elevate and showcase them.

Finally, the new Ontario’s West Coast Guide will be distributed the week before the May long weekend, and will be available for pick up from each of the Huron County Library Branches.

We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather this week, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Warm regards,

Nicki Darbyson

Small Business Centre Coordinator

Huron County Economic Development |

(519) 524-8394 ext 6.


Small Business Workshops- Spring 2018


Build Your Web Presence with Our Spring Workshops!

Starting a Business and Starter Company Plus 101

May 2, 2018 | Bayfield Library | 1:00-3:00pm | Free


Digital Advertising Webinar

May 9, 2018 | Online with Post Media | 11-12pm | Free


Social Media 101: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

May 15, 2018 | Cowbell, Blyth | 11:00-1:00 pm | Free (lunch purchase available)


Google My Business and Trip Advisor

May 23, 2018 | Ice Culture, Hensall | 1:30-3:30 pm | Free

With optional tour to follow 3:30-5:00 pm ($).


Maximize Your Web Presence with a Website and SEO

May 30, 2018 | Bayfield Library |11:00- 1:00 pm | Free


Starting a Business and Starter Company Plus 101

June 6, 2018 | Mainstreet Blyth | 11:00-1:00pm | Free


Social Media 101 Webinar

June 6, 2018 | Online or Live at the Small Business Centre

Goderich | 6:00-8:00 pm | Free


Customer Service Webinar

June 27, 2018 | Online | 11:00-12:00 pm | Free


To register, please call 519-524-8394 ext. 3304

or email



54 West Street

Goderich, Ontario. N7A 2K3


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