Join your Virginia Digital Coach, Courtney Stringer, for free training and coaching for your business.

Sign up for Courtney's upcoming workshops below:

Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools 
Wednesday, September 20 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And we'll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.
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Connect with Customers & Manage Your Business Remotely
Wednesday, October 4 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Discover Google tools that can help business owners work and manage their business during this time of uncertainty. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses.
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Establish a Professional Domain, Website & Email for your Business
Wednesday, October 18 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
If you’re curious about bringing your existing business online, or you’re just starting a business and want to know where to begin, it all starts with a domain: your online address and home on the web.
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Increase Your Sales with Google tools
Wednesday, November 1 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Learn how to promote your products online using Google tools. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile. We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google.
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Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
Wednesday, November 15 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Learn how to use YouTube and the power of video to promote your business or brand.
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Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing
Wednesday, December 6 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
As a new entrepreneur, you’ll need more than good products or services to grow your business. It’s also important to have strong customer-focused marketing strategies to reach your audience and turn them into loyal customers.
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Meet Courtney

Courtney Stringer is from Southwest Virginia and has a passion for serving entrepreneurs in rural communities. She serves as the Director of Community and Business Development for the Office of Administration, Government Relations, and Strategic Initiatives at UVA Wise, where she manages various teams focused on community development, entrepreneurship, professional development and coworking collaboration. In her role, Courtney has cultivated relationships with partners from across the region to develop customized training programs and initiatives.

Courtney graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Communication from UVA Wise. In 2006, she received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from King University.

If you have any questions, please email Courtney at


What is a Grow with Google Digital Coach?

Grow with Google Digital Coaches are local marketing experts and entrepreneurs who help diverse small businesses grow. They offer live training and hands-on coaching on topics like how to connect with customers, sell products online, and improve business productivity – for free. No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, your local Digital Coach can help you build skills to take the next step for your business and network with other successful businesses in your community.

Who is this program for?

Grow with Google has partnered with Main Street America to onboard 10 local Digital Coaches who will offer training and coaching to businesses in small towns  – including Courtney Stringer in Wytheville, VA. Courtney joins a network of Digital Coaches dedicated to helping grow the small businesses in their communities. 

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