Join us for a 6-part series on eCommerce businesses with Natalie Kenny Marquez of Grow Marketing + Communications. These sessions will be held biweekly starting on Monday, January 8, 2024. Each session will be held virtually via Zoom from 1-2 PM CT and are open to anyone. We do encourage individuals to join us for all six sessions, but it is not required to attend all.

This series of courses is geared towards the following types of businesses:

  • Businesses who currently have online stores but want to learn how they can increase their sales.
  • Businesses looking to expand their sales strategy to include eCommerce.
  • Businesses who are interested in eCommerce, but aren’t sure what platforms are right for them, or if they have the capacity to scale into online sales.

Each course will last around 45 minutes and include 15 minutes of Q&A. All courses will include a slideshow presentation, relevant examples, and some courses will include .pdf handouts.

This series is sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and presented in collaboration with Champaign County EDC, Champaign Center Partnership, Champaign County Black Chamber of Commerce, Champaign Public Library, EDC of Decatur & Macon County, Experience Champaign-Urbana, and University of Illinois Research Park.

Natalie Kenny Marquez is the owner of Grow Marketing + Communications, LLC, a marketing firm that provides business development, marketing, branding, public relations, and communication support. Natalie has served a wide variety of startups and small businesses, including in the healthcare and agriculture sectors. This includes work with small farms and farm businesses to large-scale grant projects through the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture. Prior to founding Grow Marketing + Communication, Natalie worked for over a decade in municipal government supporting communication and event planning efforts in both central Illinois and suburban Chicago. Natalie has a double major in Journalism/Advertising and Political Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside of work, Natalie is a competitive swimmer through U.S. Masters Swimming, enjoys shopping at farmers markets, spending time with her husband and their two children, and wrangling the family puppy, Taco.