New SDI Webinar Reveals Secrets to Growing A Gunsmithing Business

Sonoran Desert Institute
Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, AZ -( Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), an industry leader in providing accredited and accelerated on-line learning, announces that this month’s free webinar will reveal the secrets to growing a gunsmithing business, both on-line and on-the-ground.

The webinar, scheduled for June 28, 2016, will feature professional gunsmith and SDI instructor Kip Carpenter and SDI Marketing Director Jennifer McInnis.

Carpenter has owned and operated a wide variety of gunsmithing shops — ranging from small, at-home businesses to large, commercial operations — and McInnis brings to the table years of marketing experience that can benefit gunsmith shop owners at all levels.

SDI’s free one-hour-long webinar will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. To register, go to

“So many students and friends have asked us how they can grow their new firearms businesses, and this webinar will outline approaches in both online as well as tried-and-true traditional marketing,” says SDI Executive Director of Strategic Development Wes LeMay. “We’ll cover a variety of topics, such as defining demographics, business branding, social media, networking, and local outreach. Don’t miss ‘Growing Your Gunsmithing Business Online and On-Ground’ and, because of the volume of information, don’t be surprised to see a soon-to-be sequel on this topic.”

Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited online school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in firearms technology. Sonoran Desert Institute offers a 60 semester-credit Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology program and it is one of the most complete firearms educational programs of its kind. The program prepares students for personal development and/or employment in the custom gun trade, from entry-level employees to small business owners. Students learn about custom firearms, stocks, rifles, handguns, shotguns, metal refinishing, ballistics, metal work and engraving, and business principles necessary to become a gunsmith. For students looking to hone their gunsmithing skills, learn the techniques needed to operate a gunsmithing business, gain a valuable credential or expand their hobby into a career, SDI also offers a 32 semester-credit Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate.

Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of distance delivery. The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning. Certain SDI programs are also approved for use of the G.I. Bill (R) and other VA benefits, Federal Student Aid (FSA), and Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance, all based on eligibility.

To learn more about on the highly acclaimed online learning programs at Sonoran Desert Institute, visit or call 800.336.8939.

About Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI):

Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited online school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in firearms technology. SDI is dedicated to offering affordable, premium, distance-delivered career education that provides a labor market advantage to its graduates.

For more information on Sonoran Desert Institute, call 800.336.8939 or visit