Host a Google Webinar for Your Organization - For Free

Google Offers Expert Google Trainers for Webinars

You’re already doing great work in your communities. Grow with Google wants to help. As a partner, you have access to free resources for your organization to teach people the digital skills that will grow their careers and businesses. Dave Meyer is your Grow with Google Speaker-Trainer for the Upper Midwest region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska). Dave's passion is helping small businesses and individuals succeed using the free tools Google offers as part of this program.

Dave Meyer

Your Grow with Google Speaker

Dave is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. He has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and communications and has presented digital marketing topics to thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada. Dave’s presentations include more than 400 webinars on topics like SEO, advertising, content marketing, and sales strategy. Dave was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis, and has been recognized by organizations including the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) and many others as a thought leader in marketing and communications. 

Dave has a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Dave’s company, BizzyWeb, was named Small Business of the Year in 2018 by the TwinWest Chamber, and since 1999 has helped hundreds of clients Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung! A bit more about Dave: 

  • I’m a gadget geek, but also love woodworking and wrenching on old cars
  • I’m an Eagle Scout, and can tie knots with the best of ‘em
  • My favorite place in the world is on a lake in the North Woods of MN
  • I love helping people through training and programs that help them grow online!


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Hosting a Google Workshop

Google Makes it Easy for You

We make it easy by handling all of the RSVP and Webinar technology - all you need to do is work with us to pick a topic from our list, a date & time, and any other partners you'd like to engage to have the biggest impact for your community. You will need to market the workshop to your contacts to make sure that people register - but we will give you materials and templates to host a successful event. (Scroll down to review a list of potential topics.)

Items to know:

  • This program is completely free for partners!
  • You must be a Grow with Google Partner to host an event. If you are not yet a partner, you can submit an application here.
  • Commitment for the event is not official until Google approves the event
  • Google must approve all workshops prior to marketing the event 
  • Webinars will be presented via Google's webinar account
  • Registrations must be captured with Google's GoToWebinar account
  • You must have 30 registrants 5 business days prior to the workshop, otherwise we will need to move the date or partner with another organization to increase registrants
  • We will provide you will all of the marketing materials (Grow with Google logos, Workshop description, Dave's bio and headshot, and registration links) once Google approves the workshop

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Workshops for Small Businesses


Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. 

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google 
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers

Reach Customers Online with Google

Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Advertising your business on Google

Learn the Basics of Google Ads

In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads by connecting with the exact right people, at exactly the right time, with precisely the right message. 

In this session we’ll talk about:

  • How to create an account and set up an ad campaign
  • How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions
  • How to measure success

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.  

In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Understanding different video formats
  • How to setup a YouTube channel
  • Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results

Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

Discover Google tools that can help business owners work and manage their business during this time of uncertainty. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses.

In this workshop we’ll discuss:

  • How to update critical business information online
  • Keep customers informed
  • Conduct virtual meetings 
  • Access important files from anywhere

Make Your Website Work for You

One of our most popular presentations!

In this presentation, learners will discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals.

Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.

In this workshop we’ll discuss:

  • How to create an engaging website to drive more business to your door

Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics 

Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.

In this workshop we'll discuss:

  • Identifying  business goals and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them
  • Incorporating data into your marketing plan
  • Selecting tools to help you find the answers you need

Go Global with Google Market Finder

With the right tools and international marketing strategy, businesses are expanding globally to meet new demands. This workshop introduces Google's Market Finder, a free tool that can help you identify new international business opportunities and plan for success.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Discuss the benefits of exporting
  • Introduce Google Market Finder
  • Show you how to use the tool to explore other markets

Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools

Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. And we'll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Discuss the Products tab in Google My Business
  • Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free  account and a product feed
  • Show you set up an E-Commerce website using Shopify

Google Workshops for Jobseekers

Power Your Job Search with Google Tools

Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using Google Workspace tools. 

In this session we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Discovering career opportunities using Job Search on Google
  • Using Google Sheets to track the progress of job applications
  • Creating a resume using Google Docs

Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Whether you want to build a budget, create a meeting agenda or organize your priorities, these best practices will boost your productivity.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Use templates in Google Sheets to build a personalized to-do list
  • Use templates in Google Docs to create a meeting agenda.

Communicate with Calendar and Gmail

Use Google Calendar and Gmail to share important dates, reminders and events with others. Sharing schedules helps you become a better communicator. Effective communication defines expectations, improves teamwork, and builds trust. 

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create new calendars, send, and accept event invites on Google Calendars
  • How to create a professional email signature in Gmail

Improve Your Resume with Practical Strategies

Read a resume like a hiring manager. In this workshop, you’ll get four strategies to improve your resume and a checklist of tips to help you communicate your strengths.

Collaborate, Meet and Work Remotely

Learn about Google tools that can help you work and stay productive no matter where you are. Plus, get tips on more free online resources to help you gain new digital skills.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • How to schedule and host effective virtual meetings
  • Discover, collaborate on documents with others in real time
  • Access your files from anywhere