Get Started: Seminars on crowdfunding, marketing


Slava Rubin, cofounder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, will hold an online seminar on startup funding on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The seminar, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, will include information about how to create an effective crowdfunding campaign. Rubin will field participants' questions. The seminar will be held at 1:10 p.m. Eastern time. You can get more information, including how to stream the seminar, at:


The Small Business Administration has created a free online course to help owners use technology to more effectively run and expand their small businesses.

The course, "Business Technology Simplified," includes topics such as:

—Desktop technology benefits

—Saving time using technology

—Using Web-based services

—Reaching more customers by extending your business online

—Managing your sales pipeline

You can take the three-part course at your own pace. It is available at:


The SBA and AARP are holding an online seminar on social media and Web marketing for small businesses. The seminar will explain how to use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to market your company. It will also give pointers on online marketing, and writing for online media. And it will discuss how to budget for marketing through social media.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. You can register at:

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