Microsoft and Constant Contact Launch Marketing Workshops for Small Business Credit: Dusit | Shutterstock

A new series of educational workshops at Microsoft retail stores could increase your small business’s productivity and profits.

Microsoft says the workshops, conducted in conjunction with email marketing company Constant Contact and start Oct. 23, could provide a boost for your small business with fresh insights into online marketing and cloud computing.

“The Power of Email Marketing” is a seminar aimed at teaching participants how to master email marketing, offering a close look at standard best practices and new marketing strategies.

The program will also teach participants how to take advantage of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud computing suite to share files, host online meetings and more.

“Small businesses are time-starved, so they need to make sure they are using the strategies and tools that will drive the most value,” Richard Israel, senior director of local success at Constant Contact, said in a news release. “By having Constant Contact educators go into local Microsoft retail stores and share marketing expertise, we are offering small business owners easy access to learning opportunities that will help them build successful businesses.”

This month, 30 workshops will be offered at stores in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The program will be expanded into every Microsoft store in North America by the end of 2013.

Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.