Indie/Visible Program - Marketing Support for Small Businesses

 

Overview

The Indie/Visible program works, free of cost, with small, independent business owners to develop their online marketing; from training on marketing using social media to professional video and photography services, business owners can gain both marketing skills and professional services to help them reach customers online. Whether your business has no online presence at all or you wish your online marketing were more effective but aren't sure how to get there, Indie/Visible can help you.

In 2021, Denver's Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) will offer this 8-week course to a select group of businesses. They will receive one-on-one training, support, and networking, with an opportunity to receive further free professional video, photography, and consulting services.

Details

Once the application process is complete and selected businesses are announced, they will: 

  • Dedicate 3-4 hours per week to this program from September 13 through November 5, 2021  
  • Follow an online course starting September 13 and completing weekly assignments that build social media presence and skills.
  • Meet weekly with a guide for one-on-one training, feedback, and support, on a flexible schedule.
  • Join weekly, group sessions of one hour that will increase training and offer networking opportunities.
  • Participate in focus meetings with marketing and creative professionals that will help business owners refine their new skills and plans.
  • Take part in a competive process within the course to receive free professional video, photography, and extended marketing services. Six business owners will be selected.

Course advantages

  • Online course to follow on your individual time availability 
  • Flexible scheduling for one-on-one training (one hour/week, multiple languages available)
  • Weekly group sessions with marketing & creative professionals
  • Tailored feedback and support for your business' marketing needs
  • Opportunity to receive free professional video & photography

Application

  • This program is absolutely free to the businesses that are selected to participate 
  • All businesses who apply will receive social media training materials
  • The only criteria to apply is to be a small, locally owned business operating within the City and County of Denver
  • The selection process is competitive as resources are limited
  • Priority will be given to businesses located within the priority neighborhoods as identified by DEDO: East Colfax, Elyria-Swansea, Globeville, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, or Westwood
  • Applications for the 2021 program have now closed

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