When I watch people in public places, they are all busy looking up info on their smart phones, making reservations, checking out products and prices. Even my little grandkids realize that you can let the people at the haircut place know that you are on the way or order pizza through an app on your phone. And, of course, grandma & grandpa are old-fashioned and do not have internet at their house or smart phones either. (Actually, we are saving pennies for other things!)
Recently, we were made aware of a family funeral in another state while we were doing our doctor visit thing in Sioux Falls. SO we called our daughter, who looked up "florists" on her smart phone and we were able to find a place close to the doc's office and send a floral gift immediately, along with our condolences. (Although our local florist is very nice and we usually buy from them!)
With all of these things in my mind, the library reached out in several ways to the local community, inviting them to a small business workshop (with food..."Can't meet unless we eat" is our motto) that could help them make a simple web site online, or, acting as a compass!, point them towards resources that could help them do a bigger web presence or eCommerce site.
I am so glad that some members of the business community took advantage of this opportunity to open themselves up to new ways of marketing their business. And thanks to Tim and Suzanne for helping put the project together!