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Free Facebook Workshop for Small Businesses

Patch is partnering with marketing professional Dewey Forbes to host the workshop April 25 at the Milford Public Library.

If you're a business owner without a Facebook page then you are missing out on a huge opportunity.

But for many business owners the idea of starting and managing a social media presence is totally foreign and downright daunting. Don't worry, we've got you covered!

Tomorrow, April 25, marketing professional Dewey Forbes and Milford Patch are teaming up to host a free workshop at the to teach you, our local business owners, everything you need to know about Facebook. From the simple steps of creating the page on to how to effectively use it to connect with customers and grow your business, as well as some awesome tips on how to easily manage it, we'll walk you through it all.

The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. and last till about 7 p.m. Here's a more detailed breakdown of what we'll cover:

  • Build your Facebook Page (hands-on)
  • How to use your new page
  • Examples of successful business pages that deliver Real ROI
  • Developing meaningful content for your page
  • How to manage your page

As the principal of his own business, Sales Marketing Associates, Dewey Forbes brings to the table 15 years of experience starting and running small and medium sized businesses. His expertise lies in Internet marketing, video marketing, Google AdWords, and traditional marketing. A resident of Orange, Forbes is a member of the .

Patch will be represented by Regional Publisher Jeff Williams, Regional Editor Gary Jeanfaivre, Associate Regional Editor Anthony Karge, and Naugatuck Patch Editor Ron DeRosa, who has organically grown his Patch's Facebook page to 2,258 likes in about 18 months.

What to Bring

This is a hands-on workshop designed to not only empower you but also to help you create a Facebook page for your business. To effectively do that, we ask that you bring:

  • Laptop w/WiFi
  • Firefox web browser installed - click here if needed: Download Firefox v10.0.2
  • Logos, images, video files for your business (Logos & images should be in "gif" file format, video in "mpeg" or "mov" format)
  • Word file or other electronic file describing your business, products, services, hours, etc.
  • 25' Extension cord

Feel free to leave questions in the comment section below or drop us an email at gary.jeanfaivre@patch.com or dewey@salesmktgassociates.com

We hope to see you tomorrow!

Priscilla Lynn April 24, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Priscilla Lynn of PrisCo Consulting plans to attend, and invites all others to join in this fabulous - AND FREE - worksho0p
Priscilla Lynn April 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
P.S. Thanks to Dewey Forbes and Patch for organizing and presenting this workshop.
Mark April 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Sounds like a great program, let me know next time so I can support your efforts. In the area my FB pages have the most followers along with my own businesses that employee FB app developers. Would love to help the community with social media. Example my national radio interview reached over 2 million people: http://www.itsyourbiz.com/its-your-biz-with-susan-solovic-radio/Tips-for-Easy-Blogging-102211-133104183.html
Priscilla Lynn April 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Attended, learned, applied the knowledge and tips shared in last night's FREE Facebook workshop presented by the Patch and Dewey Forbes. I gathered some excellent information and valuable takeaways. Looking forward to more of these community events. Good job, MP and DF!

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