LSBDC to hold workshop on social media

Monday, February 6, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will host a free workshop Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Mandeville titled “Drive New Business with Social Media.”
     Scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., the workshop will be held in the David C. Treen Instructional Technology Center – Conference Center, located at 2024 Livingston St. The program is co-sponsored by St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, Northshore SCORE and the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce and will focus on the use of social media to drive more new and repeat business for organizations.
     “You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit, but do you know why?” asked Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center. “Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest band for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following?”
     Summers said the session will answer those questions and more. Participants will be able to determine the platform that’s right for them and their organization; announce their presence and build a network; create and share content that encourages action; understand social media advertising and learn about options; and convert social media leads.
     Guest speaker for the event is Kim Walker of 5 Stones Media in Hammond.
     Participation is only guaranteed for pre-registered attendees. For more information or to register, call 985-549-3831 or visit

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