Social Media 101 is coming to Chicagoland!
You may have noticed that Matt Cheuvront of lifewithoutpants.com and I hang out a lot online. It all started over a meeting about this very website. Since then, our friendship has grown and so has our list of co-projects.
Today we are announcing our first official project- Social Media 101. We will be hosting social media workshops in the Chicagoland area to educate small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits how to get more out of their marketing while spending less money. Since we love the online space and have experienced serious growth because of it, we thought we should let others experience the same thing.
The workshop will be held on Saturday April 10 from 9am-1pm in Elgin, IL. We are offering the workshop for FREE because in this economy, small businesses need to stretch their dollar as much as they can.
Social Media can change a small business. Yet small business owners are usually the ones wearing so many hats that they don’t have time to think about learning social media basics too. After leaving our workshop, attendees will be equipped with the confidence and knowledge to have the voice of a large company with the marketing budget of a small company. We will provide new ideas that are crucial to today’s small business marketing strategy.
Don’t believe it? We know it sounds far fetched for those who are new to the space. Therefore, Mari Luangrath of Foiled Cupcakes will be sharing how social media has played an instrumental role in her business. It’s no accident that Foiled Cupcakes are Chicago’s most coveted cupcakes. Not only are they delicious, but Mari has relied on social media and online marketing to create the buzz. She’ll be sharing her story and answering all of your questions.
Also, Matt and I will are co-authoring a “Social Media 101″ e-book which will be 100% FREE for all attendees. The e-book includes some of our best practices and case studies from small business owners. We’re not reinventing the wheel here, but are instead focusing on providing a tangible resource to all workshop attendees and anyone else interested in learning more about Social Media.
I’m pretty excited to give back to my hometown community by doing something I’m passionate about. Plus, working with Matt Cheuvront is an honor. Our meetings are just as fun as they are productive (and trust me they are really fun!). I imagine the workshop will be the same way. Matt knows his stuff, he has a knack for design, and he knows from experience what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to small business marketing.
For those of you who are in the Chicagoland area, please pass this info on to anyone you know who may benefit from our free workshop! You can register using the form below or here.