Hello inspired friends! Thank you for your interest in the Google Digital Coaching Program for Illinois. I'm JinJa Birkenbeuel, a serial entrepreneur, and Founder of The Honest Field Guide Podcast, Publisher of Birk Digital, Songwriter and Publisher for Utah Carol and Chief Executive Officer of brand strategy and management consulting agency Birk Creative! And thank you for registering! I am excited to be back for Google Digital Coaches Season Two! Season two will run from 2018-19, so don't miss out on powerful insights and resources for your business. Most workshops and events are free unless noted. Reserve your spot today. We fill up fast. For each workshop, I will also speak on various topics related to entrepreneurship, branding, ownership and e-commerce. It's also a great time for networking with purpose. It is my hope that this fundamental business content will bring value to your experience with me! See you soon! The GDC training workshops are optimized for in-market businesses with a live website that are ready to go and grow. 

Below is the list of most of my upcoming workshops in Chicago. You can also search for Birk Creative on EventBrite.com for more opportunities not listed here.
 
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If you’re having trouble registering, for many events you can just show up! However, you will be asked to share your contact information and sign in at the workshop.

 

 

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    • How To Be a YouTuber for Your Business 4/26 This YouTube workshop is for small business owners with a working website who want to learn how to create custom content and also create YouTube ads for your business. Learn how to create a business YouTube channel, understand the anatomy of a YouTube channel, learn how to use tags, and best practices for shooting a basic video.
      04/26/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Business and Consumer Protection at City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602, Chicago
    • #ChiSmallBizExpo! On The Road Small Biz with Birk Creative + Google 5/4 Free parking! Birk Creative + Google Digital Coaches + City of Chicago Business and Consumer Protection will showcase in the #ChiSmallBizExpo. Join Birk Creative for a special day of free information, resources, training and one on one coaching with the opportunity to speak with City representatives and other business organizations. Visit http://www.chismallbizexpo.com.
      05/04/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM Arturo Velasquez Institute-2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago, Chicago
    • LGBT Chamber of Commerce + GDC Training Workshop FREE. Learn how to use YouTube, Instagram, Google Ads and how to create relevant content. Digital 101 Workshops are designed to benefit all existing, in-market businesses, including online- or web-only businesses. A live website for your company is recommended to get the most benefit from this workshop.
      05/23/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Chicago
    • BACP & Birk Creative - Google Podcasting 101 @City Hall BACP - 6/21/2019 Learn about how to use podcasting for your business! Content, tools, social media and online resources. This curriculum is created by JinJa Birkenbeuel, the Illinois lead for the Google Digital Coaches program, whose 101 Workshops are designed to benefit all existing, in-market businesses, including online- or web-only businesses.
      06/21/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM City Hall, Business and Consumer Affairs and Protection, 121 N LaSalle Dr., Chicago IL 60602, #805, Chicago
    • #ChiSmallBizExpo for 2019! On The Road Small Biz with Birk Creative + Google 6/27 Free parking! Birk Creative + Google Digital Coaches + City of Chicago Business and Consumer Protection will showcase in the #ChiSmallBizExpo. Join Birk Creative for a special day of free information, resources, training and one on one coaching with the opportunity to speak with City representatives and other business organizations. Visit http://www.chismallbizexpo.com.
      06/27/2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1871-theMART, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, Chicago
    • #ChiSmallBizExpo! On The Road Small Biz with Birk Creative + Google + City of Chicago 9/7 Free parking! Birk Creative + Google Digital Coaches + City of Chicago Business and Consumer Protection will showcase in the #ChiSmallBizExpo. Join Birk Creative for a special day of free information, resources, training and one on one coaching with the opportunity to speak with City representatives and other business organizations. Visit http://www.chismallbizexpo.com.
      09/07/2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Truman College-1145 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, Chicago
    • #ChiSmallBizExpo! On The Road Small Biz with Birk Creative + Google 11/2 Free parking! Birk Creative + Google Digital Coaches + City of Chicago Business and Consumer Protection will showcase in the #ChiSmallBizExpo. Join Birk Creative for a special day of free information, resources, training and one on one coaching with the opportunity to speak with City representatives and other business organizations. Visit http://www.chismallbizexpo.com.
      11/02/2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Malcolm X College-1900 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Chicago
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