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Boost business with social media at Solihull workshop

THE impact of social media on the business world and how to make it work in your favour will be one of the key topics at this year’s Solihull Showcase.

THE impact of social media on the business world and how to make it work in your favour will be one of the key topics at this year’s Solihull Showcase.

Social Media – the opportunities, pitfalls and legalities – will be delivered by industry experts Deborah Smith and Norman Rea at the Solihull Chamber of Commerce event on May 23 at Solihull College.

The workshop will focus on the impact that the rise of social media has had on organisations and will look at the opportunities it offers businesses for direct communication, networking, data collection and profile-raising.

Delegates will discover how powerful, cost effective and straightforward social media can be, as well as find out how easy it can be to make (or break) a company’s reputation. The session will also cover the pitfalls and legalities of social media.

The event will be held the college’s management centre from 10.15am to 4pm.

It aims to provide an opportunity for businesses to exhibit and promote their products and services, whilst networking with other delegates and attending various workshops throughout the day. These include: Access to Finance; Business Website Optimisation; Effective Sales and Marketing on a Tight Budget; and Contract Matters: Changing the Buyer/Supplier Conversation. Two forums will also be taking place where delegates can find out more about the procurement process for the construction and hospitality industries.

In addition to this, during lunchtime guests will be treated to some light-hearted entertainment from Tim Rhys-Evans, Founder and Musical Director of Only Men Aloud, winners of the BBC’s Last Choir Standing.

For more information or to book your place on the workshops/procurement forums email solevents@solihull-chamber.com or call 0121 781 7384.

 

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