I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting a free, digital marketing workshop for small business owners here in Chicago! The event will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 12pm to 3pm at Create Your Space Studio, located at 937 N. Western Avenue. Click here to go directly to the Facebook event page.
Running a small business these days is a little bit different than it was for the mom and pop shops of yore.
With the internet often being your first point of contact with a potential new client or customer, first impressions are made online. So, it’s more important than ever to ensure you have a high-quality and consistent online presence. What does that even mean though?
The answer may be simpler than you think! With some basic knowledge and industry pro tips, you can vastly improve what you’re probably already doing to some extent.
In this free workshop, you’ll learn:
• How to find excellent, free stock images you can use on your website & social media
• How to schedule multiple social media updates for the future
• The basics of social media advertising and how to create custom, targeted audiences
• Ideas for easy blogs that your followers will actually want to read
• Tips for getting social media influencers & popular websites to feature your products or services
• How to run an effective social media giveaway contest
• …and more!
In a past life, I was a 6th grade teacher so expect thorough explanations, demonstrations, instructions and, of course, interactive activities where you get to try your hand at some of the strategies I’ll be sharing. Ultimately, I want everyone who attends to leave feeling confident that they can immediately apply the things they’ve learned to their own businesses.
Please feel free to bring friends, colleagues and your laptop or tablet if you’d like to take notes. But if you do plan on coming, please be sure to RSVP to the event page on Facebook. Joe Glorioso of Joey G’s Mac n Cheese has very generously offered to donate lunch for attendees, so it’s important that we know how many people to expect. I expect the schedule to be:
12:00 – 12:15 Meet & Greet
12:15 – 1:30 Social Media Strategies & Advertising
1:30 – 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:00 Blogging & Influencer Outreach
And remember, we’ll be raffling off one free month of social media services! The lucky winner will receive a one-month subscription to our Bronze Package ($350 value), which includes 12 social media updates and one blog for your website.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch.