Getting to Blue Mountain, ON From Toronto

The trip from Toronto to Blue Mountain for LocalU Advanced in October is a scenic jaunt through Southern Ontario. Taking a little less than two hours when coming from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). There are a few routes you can take but all will give you a great view of all that Southern Ontario has…

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PHOTOS: Local U Advanced, Philadelphia

On behalf of the Local U faculty, I’d like to share a big thank you to everyone who came out for #LocalU Advanced in Philly today! And a special thanks to Wil Reynolds of SEER Interactive for starting the day with a fantastic keynote. We hope you all had a great day, and we hope…

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Looking Back on Local U Advanced … Looking Ahead to 2014

Local U Advanced NYC is in the books, and we’d like to thank everyone who showed up last week to make the event such a big success. Our room at the Sheraton Hotel was filled with nearly 50 small business owners, national brand managers and local marketers (in-house and agency) looking to learn everything they…

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How Can We Get Local U to Come to Our City?


We frequently get the question: How can we get Local U to come to our city? There are two common ways to make this happen. 1) A broad partnership with local chambers of commerce, business support groups like the SBDC & SCORE and local marketers. In this scenario, we are usually contacted by an enthusiastic…

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PHOTOS: Local U Austin Workshop, February 2013

Our first Local U workshop of the year is in the books, and we all feel like Austin was a great success. We had more than 100 people in each of our two sessions, lots of helpful site clinics, great networking and so much more. Some of our team snapped a few photos during the…

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One-On-One SEO Help Can Make All The Difference

seo site clinic

At our latest Local University event in Austin, Texas I was reminded of how powerful individual attention with a small business website and their search engine optimization needs can be. At many of our events, we offer 30-minute private consultations following the 4-hour seminar that allows us to analyze an attendee’s website and provide specific…

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