September 18th and 25th kicked off our free marketing workshop series, Grow Social, which is part of Virginia's Growth Alliance's "Think Bigger" business empowerment initiative. We had great groups in both South Hill and Farmville, but you can still attend the next workshop whether you attended the kickoff or not.
The next scheduled workshops will be on October 16th and 23rd, and will focus on Twitter. Even if you think you don't want to use Twitter, though, you should still attend the workshop because the second half of the session will be brainstorming to come up with marketing campaign ideas for workshop participants! Both weeks will be the same presentation, so choose the location convenient to you and register here (link coming soon). To find out more about the Grow Social marketing workshop series, read this blog post.
If you do plan to use Twitter, please try to bring a laptop or tablet with you. It would also be helpful if you create your Twitter user account ahead of time, but don't worry - you don't need to even understand how to use Twitter to create a user account.
Workshop dates, times and locations:
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30pm in South Hill - Southside Planning District Commission; 200 S. Mecklenburg Avenue South Hill, Virginia 23970; click here for a link to the location on Google maps.
Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30pm in Farmville - Longwood Small Business Development Center; 315 West Third Street, Farmville, Virginia 23901; click here for a link to the location on Google maps.
The workshop will last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
And don't forget about UpStart!
Another part of the Thing Bigger entrepreneur initiatiative is Longwood Small Business Development Center's innovative new entrepreneur bootcamp, UpStart, which begins Oct. 15 - also FREE! Find out more about UpStart here.