Chamber Hosts Seminar on Using Facebook & Social Media to Build and Grow Local Businesses

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You don’t need millions of fans, you just need to start with three or four people who want to hear what you have to say and that will share what you have to say.”
Mike Coleman, Web Consultant

CULLMAN – On Tuesday, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce offered an informative seminar on social media. Dozens of area businesses were represented as Mike Coleman, a web consultant, presented lots of information about the top five social media websites. The seminar gave practical tips and insights as to how to use social media to build and grow your business.

“People say, ‘Social media is interesting, but I’ll never get a million fans,’ but that’s not true,” said Coleman.

“You don’t need millions of fans, you just need to start with three or four people who want to hear what you have to say and that will share what you have to say.”

During the seminar, Coleman discussed the following: the value of using social media to reach customers; how it can lead to new customers; how it drives repeat business from current customers; Facebook best practices and strategies; how to get started the “right” way with Facebook; the difference between a personal page and a business page; what should be posted and when it should be posted; and Why Facebook is no longer "free".

“Most of this stuff you can do in 15 minutes a day,” said Coleman, “or spend an hour over the weekend.”

There are tools online that can help people post to several media outlets at the same time, which saves a lot of time and accomplishes a whole lot more.

The seminar was filled with invaluable content, strategies and insights on how to get the most out of the time you spend on social media.

Beginners and seasoned users walked away with something they could use to build their business using different popular social media platforms.

Mike Coleman is a web consultant, speaker and author who works with organizations, business owners and professionals who want to create a stronger web presence, communicate their message to their target market more effectively, and make better use of their time and resources to grow their business. He is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert (ALE) and provides e-mail marketing and social media seminars across the state of Tennessee and surrounding regions teaching best practices.

His business services include content development, SEO, e-mail marketing, social media and web design.

For more information about email marketing, social media management, search engine optimization, Google AdWords, content marketing and web design, contact Mike Coleman at mike@mikecoleman.net or visit his website at www.mikecoleman.net. He can also be reached by calling 615-308-8078.