Spokane non-profit teaches businesses how to go online

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 2 at 11:30 AM

SPOKANE-- Most people head to the internet to look up information and phone numbers, but for many small businesses, getting online can be daunting.

Johnny Clean has advertised in the Yellow Pages since 1965. His wife started bugging him to go online about ten years ago. It’s finally happening.

Johnny Clean turned to Spokane non-profit Tin Can for help. The cleaning service’s owner Bruce Reynolds and his wife Mary signed up for a class from Tin Can to learn how to build a website. Reynolds was reluctant because he doesn’t know much about the internet and computers, but after less than one week and spending $75 to buy a domain name and template, Johnny Clean now has a web presence.

If I had anything to say to anybody out there, I’d say do it now. Don’t wait because I think the internet is where everything is going,” Reynolds said.

Tin Can offers a series of small business classes, all of which are free. The group also offers open lab periods, when anyone can come in for free, use their computers and get one-on-one help.

Johnny Clean’s owners said it was much easier to create a website than they ever thought.

Besides website education, Tin Can offers classes that teach business how to use Facebook and Twitter.

For a list of class times, click here.

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