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Easy Guide to Facebook Live
With the arrival of Covid-19 and all the changes that has brought to our day to day lives, I wanted to do something that could be useful to Community Futures Tawatinaw Region’s clients as well as other small business owners and entrepreneurs. So, I decided to start a blog to offer some marketing and small business tips and tricks, to help you make the most of your time working from home or for some of you, a pause in normal work life.
When trying to decide what to write about the first thing that came to mind was, that no matter what is going on with your business, you as an owner, will still want to be able to communicate with your customers or clients, no matter where you are or what is going on with your business. I’m sure like us, many of you think of your clients as friends and family and it is distressing to not be able to have your usual interactions with them. So, I thought going over how to do an effective Facebook Live Video could be a great place to start!
An easy to follow guide to advertising with Google.
Google Ads – Google’s enormously successful pay-per-click (PPC) advertising system – can work for almost any type of business. Online advertising allows you to show your ads to the people who are likely to be interested in your products or services, while separating our those who aren't. In addition online paid advertising also gives you the opportunity to reach potential customers on a wide range of devices such as: desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Jumping into the world of paid advertising and Google ads in particular can be a bit daunting. So I have created a guide that can help you navigate the process of creating your first Google Ad.
An Easy, Step by Step Guide to Using Zoom's Virtual Background Feature.
If our present reality has you working from home you’ve probably heard about Zoom. Currently this video conferencing app is playing a pretty key role in our day to day communication, both professionally and personally.
For anyone who needs to know, Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats. Zoom also lets you record those sessions so that they can be viewed at a later time.
Zoom allows for people to connect in a few different ways including: one-on-one meetings, video conferences and even screen sharing. So, it’s easy to see why it’s become an essential tool while people are practicing safe distancing and spending more time at home.
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I realized that for many of you our Blog may be your first introduction to Community Futures. So, I thought it would be helpful for me to share with you who we are, where we came from and what we do.
Community Futures Tawatinaw Region is one of 27 Community Futures offices spread across Alberta, serving various rural regions across the province. Funded in Western Canada by Prairies Economic Development Canada, we were established in 1986 by Employment and Immigration Canada (now named Service Canada). Since that time, we have been helping people just like you turn business ideas into reality in our region
Easy Step by Step Guide to Creating a Facebook Business Page
Are you thinking of creating a Facebook Page for your Business?
Are you worried that the process to develop it and manage it will be overwhelming?
In this article I’m going to help you build your first Facebook Business Page in an easy to follow Step by Step guide to get you going and starting to build your audience.
So, let’s get going and begin with the Basics!