Grow your small business online


Are you a small business owner keen to find how to more effectively market and grow your business online?

Advance Rockhampton are partnering with Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) and Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West (RDAFCW) to deliver a new round of digital marketing workshops that might be just what you’re looking for.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the workshops are an absolutely incredible resource for small business owners.

“Small businesses contribute so much to the Rockhampton Region’s economy and community,” said Mayor Strelow.

“Through workshops like these we are able to help provide support to small business owners, and ensure they have access to the skills and knowledge to continue to grow and innovate.

“This series of workshops are designed to help local small businesses with fewer than 20 employees boost their online presence, as well as define and sell to their target market.

“They cover topics such as email marketing and low-cost digital marketing solutions through to influencers and Instagram, and are designed to offer beneficial resources to the Region’s small business owners – all for the cost of just under $19 per 2-hour session.

“Based on the success of the first round of workshops offered through our partnership with ASBAS and RDAFCW earlier this year, we are expecting the sessions to be incredibly popular!

“The topics covered in this series of workshops vary from the first round – so whether you’ve been to a session before or not I can guarantee there’ll be something offered for every small business owner.”

Kirra Swain, owner of the soon-to-open Mount Morgan No7 Gallery, attended the first round of workshops held earlier this year.

“The workshops offered a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge and to learn what will attract and keep people’s attention,” said Ms Swain.

“It was also a great chance to network with the other attendees, and I have already begun using the lessons I learned.

“I would encourage anyone looking to promote their small business to attend a workshop.”

The series will be delivered at Bauhinia House in North Rockhampton, the Mount Morgan School of Arts, and the Gracemere Community Centre, and sessions will take place from August through till November.

Topics covered include:

· Facebook for your business

· No cost digital marketing

· Effective email marketing

· Creating sales funnels

· Talking social for tradies

· Get noticed serving (tourism based)

· Influence and Instagram

· Digital marketing plans

ASBAS Digital Solutions Qld workshops are being held in partnership with Advance Rockhampton and RDA Fitzroy & Central West.

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