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Small Business Training Offered on Modern Technology Devices

Jan 3, 2014

Martinsville, VA (January 3, 2014) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority & Entrepreneurial Division will offer training to entrepreneurs and business owners who want to incorporate modern technology into their daily operations. The free workshop is scheduled for January 16th, from 10-12PM at New College Institute (30 Franklin Street, Martinsville).

iPads, iPhones, Androids, mobile credit card processors (such as the Square) have all become commonplace with social media, but these devices can also offer significant benefits in the workplace. Whether for buying, selling, marketing or managing operations, these tools are changing the way business is done. It is important that businesses embrace these devices, as they are capable of fostering mobility, increasing connectivity and driving productivity.

This workshop is geared for small business owners and employees who are (or want to be) using these devices for business purposes. Entrepreneurs who travel to clients or who do not have a traditional office setting will also find this workshop very useful. Sandy Ratliff of the Virginia Department of Business will be the guest speaker.

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their devices to the workshop. Again, this workshop will focus solely on business subjects; personal use matters will not be addressed.

Limited seating is available. Registration is required for this free workshop by calling 276.403.5940, emailing or visiting

The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area. The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.

The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.


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