The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer the free workshop "Website in Day" in Sherwood on Wednesday, Feb. 26, for local small business owners and their employees.

Co-sponsored by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, the event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break at noon and will be held at the Bill Harmon Recreation Center, 51 Shelby Road, Sherwood.

Approximately 97 percent of Internet users look online for local services – from restaurants to hardware stores – yet at least half of all small businesses don’t have websites.

"Website in a Day" will teach business owners how to build effective, easy-to-maintain websites with free online tools. The hands-on training will guide participants step-by-step through creating an attractive, functional, five-page website using ASBTDC-provided laptops.

The workshop is one of four free online marketing training events for entrepreneurs that ASBTDC is offering in Central Arkansas this year through a partnership with Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation.