New free marketing workshop series kicking off next week

Grow Social marketing workshop seriesVGA is kicking off a new free marketing workshop series, GrowSocial, in South Hill on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm. The same workshop will be presented in Farmville on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30pm.

This first workshop of the GrowSocial marketing workshop series will be an overview of the major social media outlets, explaining what each is, how they differ from each other, what they're used for, and how they can be used together in a coordinated way. We will also give an overview of Longwood SBDC's new UpStart entrepreneur bootcamp. Along with these topics, an overview of other new entrepreneur initatives of VGA will be presented with a discussion on how to get your small business involved.

Topics covered in the series will include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and other social channels; using blogging and newsletters in coordination with social media; and how to utilize the VGA’s new Shop Local website to sell online.

Think Bigger entrepreneur empowerment initiativeVirginia’s Growth Alliance is sponsoring the series as part of its “Think Bigger” entrepreneur initiative, partnering with Longwood Small Business Development Center, Longwood University and Glerin Business Resources to provide a unique combination of small business and entrepreneurial training that is rich in resources and strategies to encourage growth and success.

The first workshop will be held Thursday, September 18 in South Hill at 6:30pm; location details will be announced the beginning of next week. The same workshop will be presented Thursday, September 25 in Farmville at 6:30pm.

In October the series will continue with monthly workshops focusing on a different social media outlet each month.

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