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Often the best way to educate yourself to successfully start, manage, and grow your business is to take advantage of the many workshops and training programs available to small business owners in several formats. By attending these workshops, you will learn not only from the presenters, but also from the other attendees who are going through the same process.

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Advertising on Social Media Platforms

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Social advertising, or advertisements published through Social Media platforms and networks, hit $23.6 billion in 2015. According to eMarketer, that spending is estimated to hit $35 billion in 2017. Just as the Social Media revolution took Small Business by surprise, so too is the Social Advertising evolution from purely content marketing to now a hybrid of content + advertising to impact your local business’ bottom line.

This seminar will cover the major advertising platforms and strategies to address each for maximum exposure and return on investment (ROI) for your business. We will cover advertising with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube (Google), and several other small players that may be very effective for niche businesses.

Our instructor for this program is Ray Sidney-Smith, Digital Business Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Mobile Web Marketing Small Business Strategy Explained, and President of W3 Consulting, which operates W3C Web Services and Small Business Blog Network. Ray will stay around after the seminar to answer questions, so come join us for an information-rich session to learn about the ins and outs of running a successful social advertising strategy and campaigns for your Small Business!


July 21, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Suite 400, 625 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States


Alexandria Small Business Development Center