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Seminars offer free website building for small businesses


Because the pandemic has made it clear that an online presence is more important than ever for every business, a local nonprofit is partnering with national web-hosting company Go Daddy to help small businesses create that presence.

WESST, a nonprofit founded 30 years ago in New Mexico, is partnering with Go Daddy to host “Empower,” a series of six free classes on website programming and development, said WESST Regional Manager Humberto Hijar of Las Cruces.

The series will be held 5-7 p.m. each Wednesdays, March 10-April 14. There is no charge to participate.

At the conclusion of the series, participating businesses will get two years of free website presence hosted by Go Daddy, Hijar said.

Sign up for the classes at www.wesst.org/training-event/digital-media-marketing-with-empower-by-godaddy-in-partnership-with-aeo-presented-by-wesst-3. (Editor’s note: Pagination may result in additional hyphens that are not part of the link. Eliminate any hyphen breaking up any individual word.)

Empower is “part of our commitment to drive small business success,” he said, and to give small businesses a level playing field in terms of website creation and an online presence.

No programming experience is needed to participate, Hajar said, as the classes will be “really, really user friendly. Once you’re in the program, you get all the support from the Go Daddy people,” he said.

For more information, call WESST at 575-541-1583.

Visit www.wesst.org.

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