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Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page
Sep
25
3:00 PM15:00

Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?

  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?

  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for insight and education from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops or mobile devices required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your computer!

  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do.  Be sure to bring your laptop or mobile device!

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Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page
Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?

  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?

  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for insight and education from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops or mobile devices required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your computer!

  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do.  Be sure to bring your laptop or mobile device!

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Marketing Essentials for Local Businesses: Strategy vs Tactics
Aug
8
4:00 PM16:00

Marketing Essentials for Local Businesses: Strategy vs Tactics

Yelp is teaming up with Dorothy Muszynska of DM Marketing Group to host an educational and informative workshop on creating a marketing strategy for your business. Dorothy is the Founder and Principal Consultant of DM Marketing Group. She’s an award-winning marketing and branding strategist with 15 years of progressively responsible marketing experience and a Kellogg MBA to her name. Her career has been a combination of classical marketing training and large company experience, along with navigating the entrepreneurial environment in working with smaller, family-owned businesses.

Businesses must have a strategic marketing framework in place BEFORE creating and implementing tactics such as print, digital, social, or event marketing. More often than not, local businesses skip the “strategy” step resulting in an unsuccessful tactical execution. In this seminar, we will review the meaning, importance, and examples of both strategic and tactical aspects of marketing.

Dorothy brings an energetic, roll-up-your-sleeves approach to marketing and sincerely enjoys working with entrepreneurial and owner-operated organizations. Register today to join her and Yelp on Wednesday August 8th as we learn more about the marketing world and tips and tricks to increase your strategy and overall marketing efforts.

 

 

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Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User
Jul
26
3:00 PM15:00

Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User

If you have a good grasp on the basics of Yelp for Business Owners and want to level up, then this workshop is for you! This session will educate you on the additional tools available to business owners to help you convert more consumers, plus changes you can implement to gain more exposure on the site.

Join us for complimentary tips and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this workshop which will include:

  • Guidance on how to utilize features like check-in offers, Yelp deals, Request a Quote and review sharing.

  • An overview of page upgrades available to increase transactions and exposure on Yelp.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders

In addition, we will share advice for listing maintenance moving forward to ensure consistency and relevancy.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on participation!

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Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User

If you have a good grasp on the basics of Yelp for Business Owners and want to level up, then this workshop is for you! This session will educate you on the additional tools available to business owners to help you convert more consumers, plus changes you can implement to gain more exposure on the site.

Join us for complimentary tips and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this workshop which will include:

  • Guidance on how to utilize features like check-in offers, Yelp deals, Request a Quote and review sharing.

  • An overview of page upgrades available to increase transactions and exposure on Yelp.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders

In addition, we will share advice for listing maintenance moving forward to ensure consistency and relevancy.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on participation!

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Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page
Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?

  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for insight and education from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops or mobile devices required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your computer!

  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do.  Be sure to bring your laptop or mobile device!

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Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page
Jun
12
11:00 AM11:00

Yelp University | A Hands-On Workshop for Your Yelp Business Page

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?

  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for insight and education from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops or mobile devices required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your computer!

  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do.  Be sure to bring your laptop or mobile device!

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River North Business Expo
May
9
4:30 PM16:30

River North Business Expo

Join Yelp at the 2018 River North Business Expo
From start-ups to hospitality to national brands, River North is the heart of innovation and business in Chicago. Bring plenty of business cards and join fellow business owners and entrepreneurs at the 2018 RNBA Business Expo, occurring at the Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza! 

Through educational workshops and exhibitor displays, this year’s Expo will help you learn, grow, and elevate your business to the next level. Whether you are in the process of forming your business, your business is new, or your business is well established, the Expo is the premiere place to meet experienced businesses that will provide the assistance, guidance, and resources for your business needs. Exhibitors include businesses in the legal, technology, financial, marketing, hospitality, printing industries

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Marketing Bitz Bootcamp 2018
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Marketing Bitz Bootcamp 2018

Learn from Pros: MarketingBitz Bootcamp stops in Chicago!

If you’re a local business leader in Chicago, you won't want to miss the MarketingBitz Bootcamp coming to town on May 3.

This is an exciting, one-day digital marketing event where you'll gain meaningful insights from several industry experts including Rev Local, Google, Yelp, and more!

Sign up now and get 50% off your registration fee! Simply enter the promo code YELP in the Promo Code Box below Registrant Information.

To view the event agenda, click here.

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Serendipity Lunch and Learn featuring Yelp University - Making the Most of Your Free Business Tools on Yelp
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Serendipity Lunch and Learn featuring Yelp University - Making the Most of Your Free Business Tools on Yelp

Yelp is teaming up with Serendipity Labs Chicago to host a Yelp University Lunch and Learn! Open to non Serendipity Labs Members, this educational session will walk you through tips and tricks to make the most of your Yelp listing and provide an opportunity to check out an incredible coworking space right in the heart of Chicago's Loop! 

You’ve probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you downloaded the Yelp for Business Owners mobile app or taken advantage of all the other free tools to make the most of your presence on Yelp?

This Lunch and Learn session will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward online and tell the story of your business in a place that consumers are looking to find you. Update your business hours, add photos of yourself, your staff and your products or services. Learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page. 

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Yelp 101 Workshop with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Yelp 101 Workshop with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

  • LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You've probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you downloaded the Yelp for Business Owners mobile app or taken advantage of all the other free tools to make the most of your presence on Yelp? This workshop will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward online and tell the story of your business in a place that consumers are looking to find you. Update your business hours, add photos to yourself, your staff and your products or services. Learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page. Emily Waschovick, Yelp's Local Business Partner will give you inside tips and tricks for making the most of the free tools on Yelp and answer any questions you may have about the platform. 

Before leaving, guests will also be able to schedule a FREE business consultation with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Small Business Development Center Business Advisor. 

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Managing The World of Online Reviews
Apr
17
3:00 PM15:00

Managing The World of Online Reviews

You’ve probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you taken advantage of the free tools available to engage with your client base? Have you taken the opportunity to market your business using the feedback and reviews you receive?

Join Ken McGarrie as he teams up with Yelp Chicago’s Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick to lead a workshop on harnessing the power of online reviews, what to do with them to grow your business presence and how to respond to them in an effective way. McGarrie, former Director of Operations at DineAmic Group and current Principal at Korgen Hospitality, has years of proven experience addressing feedback and will share practical and impactful strategies to maximize your online reviews.

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity to network with other Chicago Business Leaders at Yelp’s Office in addition to hearing from an expert on how to make the most of your reviews and turn them into a strong business tactic, rather than a thorn in your side. To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do.

 

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Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User
Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User

If you have a good grasp on the basics of Yelp for Business Owners and want to level up, then this workshop is for you! This session will educate you on the additional tools available to business owners to help you convert more consumers, plus changes you can implement to gain more exposure on the site.

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this workshop which will include:

  • Guidance on how to utilize features like check-in offers, Yelp deals, Request a Quote and review sharing.

  • An overview of page upgrades available to increase transactions and exposure on Yelp.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders

  • Complimentary lunch or breakfast! (depending on which session you choose)

In addition, we will share advice for listing maintenance moving forward to ensure consistency and relevancy.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on participation!

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Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

Yelp University 201: A Class for the Established Business User

If you have a good grasp on the basics of Yelp for Business Owners and want to level up, then this workshop is for you! This session will educate you on the additional tools available to business owners to help you convert more consumers, plus changes you can implement to gain more exposure on the site.

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this workshop which will include:

  • Guidance on how to utilize features like check-in offers, Yelp deals, Request a Quote and review sharing.

  • An overview of page upgrades available to increase transactions and exposure on Yelp.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders

  • Complimentary lunch or breakfast! (depending on which session you choose)

In addition, we will share advice for listing maintenance moving forward to ensure consistency and relevancy.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on participation!

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Lendr Business Series featuring The Power of Yelp
Mar
16
7:30 AM07:30

Lendr Business Series featuring The Power of Yelp

Engage with some of the city's most successful entrepreneurs as we discuss how to grow your business, create impactful social media, and engage with your target audience.

Lendr will be hosting it's March Business Series on Friday, March 16th at the West Town Innovation Center. 

 

Emily Washcovick, Yelp’s Chicago Local Business Partner, will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward on Yelp and tell the story of your business in an online channel consumers are looking to find you. Learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page and tips and tricks for managing the world of online reviews.

Specific topics include:

  • Who uses Yelp and how they make purchase decisions
  • Needle movers to optimize your Yelp page using the free tools available to increase views and conversion

  • Understanding the value of reviews, how to respond to them, and what you can do to get more

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Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders
  • Complimentary brunch including coffee & lite bites.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. The Merchandise Mart Building is accessible from the purple/brown line (stops in the building) and the blue line (get off at Clark/Lake - then walk 1 block North across the river to the Merch Mart). Be sure to bring your laptop!

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Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders
  • Complimentary brunch including coffee & lite bites.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. The Merchandise Mart Building is accessible from the purple/brown line (stops in the building) and the blue line (get off at Clark/Lake - then walk 1 block North across the river to the Merch Mart). Be sure to bring your laptop!

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