Another great story from another Get Broadband community comes from the West Central Tribune (Training program aims to boost countywide use of high-speed Internet).
Kandiyohi is offering a series of classes, starting in February, to teach basic skills ranging from e-mail and Internet browsing for the general public. For business they are running classes that will show small-business owners how to set up a basic Web site, optimize the use of their Web site and venture into e-commerce to increase sales.
For those who participate, grants will be available to help underwrite 50 percent of the cost of creating or upgrading their business Web site.
The goal is to stimulate 20 new Web sites and 20 new ventures into e-commerce by local small-business owners.
Kandiyohi was gracious enough to share electronic versions of the fliers and ads for the Blandin Foundation web site.