Thanks to the team at Hastings County for inviting me to speak to a group of entrepreneurs, from all over the region, about Social Media for Small Business. Despite some technical difficulties with the internet (which ended up being a good illustration for the technology gap business owners face in rural Ontario), the day was really successful.
We introduced the group to the basics of social media, explaining how it could benefit their businesses. There was so much more I would have liked to accomplish, but we covered quite a lot with limited internet access. However, I did promise that I would make my slideshow for the workshop accessible. (We didn’t make it past the fourth slide, but we did have some lively conversation!)
For those in the group who were able to sign up for Twitter, here are a few people you’ll want to follow:
Daryl Kramp, MP Prince Edward-Hastings – @darylkramp
Mayor Neil Ellis – @MayorNeilEllis
Councillor Bob Dolan – @Councillorbob
Hastings County – @HastingsCounty
Bill Glisky – @BillGlisky
Dan Taylor – @CreativeDanT
You can find a list of local folks on Twitter, HERE.
This is also a great resource: Time Magazine’s list of Eight Big Ideas for Small Business.
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us, and to Hastings County, and the Marmora Town Hall for their hospitality!