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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We hope to see you tomorrow!