Do you really need a Facebook page for your small business?

July 29, 2011

Why are people on social media networks?

Karen Emanuelson  Al Hanzel on The Peter McClellan ShowThe answer to these questions and more were discussed on The Peter McClellan Show during a recent broadcast promoting the Aug. 10 SCORE Minnesota Social Media Boot Camp II.  MainStreetChamber members, blog readers, and their guests are encouraged to check out the SCORE event which will feature 10 area social media professionals answering these questions and more. Presentation topics include The Digital Switch, Discovering Your Customer’s Search Habits, An Insider’s Look at Engaging with Smartphone Technology, Connect Your Way to Success on LinkedIn, Google Places: Reach Your Neighbor with Local Search, and Facebook Basics to Build Your Business. A complete list of presenters, who will be available for Q&A throughout the event, is available at

MainStreet Chamber is a proud sponsor of the SCORE Social Media Boot Camp II. President – MainStreetChamber – East Metro Chapter Michael Sasso will present “Thinking like a Marketer” and will share his top social media Work Harder Not Smarter time-saving tips. Mike Clough, State Director of MainStreetChamber Minnesota, was the organizer of the first SCORE Minnesota Social Media Boot Camp in 2010.

Here are the answers to the headline questions:  It depends. And, they are looking to make connections.  To learn more about using social media to promote your business, listen to The Peter McClellan Show featuring SCORE-Minnesota mentor Al Hanzal and Reciprocate LLC owner Karen Emanuelson by clicking here:

Registration and details on the SCORE Social Media Boot Camp II are available at Register by Thursday, Aug. 4 to save $25 off the full-day event admission.

Social Media Boot Camp II w SCORE


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  • 1. Jorgy Jorgensen  |  August 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    A Facebook page is as important as a website. But simply having a page is not good enough. You also need to feature your brand on your page. In fact, if you have a custom designed Facebook Biz page, you are over 200% more likely to get somebody to “like” your page. Every page we create is custom designed for that client. We can embed videos into your page, create opt-in forms, administer giveaways and so much more. Facebook can be so much more than a social network. If you use it right, it can be a boost to your business.

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Member Kevin Dolan Says…

Just a quick note to thank you again for helping stage such a wonderful event tonight!

That 1 minute I spent addressing the room was worth several thousand dollars in potential new business.

I have never attended a better mixer in terms of learning and valuable business contacts made.


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Thank you MainStreetChamber for the outstanding event tonight! The energy and synergy were awesome!

Susan Fronk's presentation was concise, to-the-point and informative and Mr. Gitomer was... interesting, entertaining, delightfully interactive and a valuable resource. All in all a very worthwhile evening. Thank you!

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