Last night I attended a free business seminar, held at the Werribee City Council. I met some very interesting people, that had some great ideas, products and services. The topic of the night was "Boost your Business with Social Media, even for a person like myself that uses computers frequently, it was eye opening to know that I am only using between 0-50% of the Social Media platforms that are now available. The presenter Andrew was great, he made the presentation light hearted but very informative for the time frame that we had. Refreshments were supplied as many people would have missed dinner for the 6.30 start of the seminar.
As an Accountant that gives advice to businesses, I thought I would attend the seminars to see what is information is available for people that are struggling or new at marketing, and normally don't have the budget of big business marketing campaigns. Marketing using Social Media is one of the biggest things I have had to learn and still learning, as the way we are now communicating is evolving dramatically.
This program in an Australian Government-funded initiative to help small-to-medium businesses (this includes not-for-profit organisations), and are held in the Brunswick, Bacchus Marsh, South Morang, Geelong and Melbourne's outer East and North areas. The biggest surprise came with the handout mentioning a FREE Business Mentoring Session on your business premises when you participate in the business seminars.
I have booked myself in for the next seminar in March 2015 and look forward to it. If you are interested in building your business you can visit their website www.digitalenterprisedecl.net or on 03 9490 1427.