BRISTOL, TENN. – The Northeast State Community College Foundation has partnered with the Sync Space Entrepreneur Center on an eight-week program to help entrepreneurs and small businesses develop a digital marketing strategy and learn creative design skills.
The program will be led by community experts and designed to provide the building blocks of modern digital marketing. By the end of the course, participants will know about the creative software available and understand how to strategize to market their business online.
“Northeast State is proud to sponsor a community and small business digital marketing training program,” said Megan Almaroad, Northeast State’s Director of Advancement Operations. “Northeast State is committed to educating students and the community on the latest technologies and marketing strategies.”
In the course, participants will learn the digital marketing aspects of branding, visual design, and digital storytelling. In addition, the program will include hands-on digital software courses spanning multiple platforms and mediums, including Adobe, Canva, and PowerPoint.
The course is designed for beginners, where each week will build on previous courses to help participants develop a model for visually communicating their business.
“Marketing and visual storytelling are extremely important skills for small businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Heath Guinn, president of Sync Space. “We have incredibly skilled storytellers in our area who are partnering with this program to help our small businesses compete in the digital economy.”
Hosted in partnership with Believe in Bristol and Bristol, Tennessee, this course will begin in early fall 2022. The program is provided free to all participants through a grant sponsored by Northeast State and AT&T.
It is open to entrepreneurs and small business owners, regardless of their student status at Northeast State. Among those responsible for the program are Dr. Stephen Marshall, Chief Marketing Officer of the ETSU Research Corporation; Dear Cornett, President of Create Appalachia; and Heath Guinn, president of the Sync Space Entrepreneur Center. To find out more, visit on line at https://www.syncspace.org/marketingbootcamp.
Northeast State is a public, open-access, comprehensive community college that advances lifelong learning and strengthens the economic and social/cultural aspects of the community. The college offers innovative, high-quality, and relevant educational programs and services for associates, certificates, and careers to facilitate teaching, learning, service, and student success. Comprehensive programming and support services are offered through various delivery systems and across multiple campuses within its primary service area of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.
Sync Space Entrepreneur Center is a 501© 3 and Launch Tennessee Partner for Northeast Tennessee. Sync Space’s programming aligns startups with key partners and industries that offer mentorship, investment opportunities, and pilot program opportunities. Sync Space’s programs range from early validation of ideas and workshops to acceleration programs solely focused on supporting local, recruited startups considering Northeast Tennessee as a place to grow or expand their business. To learn more about Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, visit on line at https://syncspace.org.
Believe in Bristol’s mission is to foster the vibrant and collaborative nature of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, creating a community of culture, lifestyle, heritage, music and economy. Believe in Bristol strives to strengthen the heart and soul of the historic city center and facilitate its future growth by implementing the Main Street four-point approach, focusing on the organisation, design, promotion and economic restructuring.