Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT
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In this workshop, Sama Ali-Berchem, Owner of Portkey SEO Solutions, will be speaking about the importance of digital marketing for new entrepreneurs, solo entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

This workshop will offer key insights into SEO, social media, branding and website/content optimization. The goal of the workshop is for small business owners to gain knowledge and skills to tackle their own marketing by understanding several options available to them. 

There are many cost-effective and affordable digital marketing services available that can increase conversion rate and have a high ROI. 

Therefore, this workshop will be excellent for small business owners looking for ways to up this online marketing game, even if their marketing budget is small!

Presented By: Sama Ali-Berchem

Sama Ali-Berchem, Portkey SEO Solutions is a local business owner in the Twin Cities. She started a digital marketing agency, Portkey SEO Solutions, a little over 5 years ago. Her agency specializes in custom web development and search engine optimization (SEO). Sama has a technical background, but has always been a creative at heart, so diving into the world of SEO and Web Development has helped her merge the two together. She absolutely loves what she does and loves the team of strong and motivated women she has built over the last five years. Sama and her team work with small businesses to help increase their visibility on Google search results by using effective SEO strategies that will help increase sales for clients. Who doesn’t want to show up on the top of search results these days? Who even has the time to go to the second or third page for what they need? Not many people! But, more than anything, Sama absolutely LOVES supporting other women owned businesses! Not only as clients, but as fellow entrepreneurs. The team at Portkey consists of an all female full-time staff and Sama is very proud of this!  

Sama has a Bachelors degree in economics from Macalester College in Minnesota. She currently lives in Woodbury, MN with her husband, Branden Berchem, who is also a local business owner, her 3 year old, Taymoor, and two rescue cats, Jaanoo and Sultaan.