16 Social Media Basics for Small Business

Category: Marketing

These 16 social media tips will get your business online and make you feel like you're operating in the future!

Own a small business in Alberta? You've probably been told that your business, no matter how small it is, needs to be online. You've been told to "go where the people are" and to "align your content to your website's SEO." Maybe you've been told that all the teens are on Snapchat and that Facebook is dead.

If you're over the age of 35, there's a good chance that all this scares you. If you're under 35, you may have a ton of technical questions about how to take what you do for fun and make it work for business. Like, what social media network should I choose? How do I get started? What is content marketing? Why should I bother with social media marketing? Well, Business Link has your back. This is the first of a series of infographics designed to make social media marketing for your small business easy on you. Stay tuned for infographics on analytics, which social network you should choose, and more!

Have more questions? Watch our events page for social media workshops and Ask a Marketing Expert events.

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Infographic explaining 16 social media basics for small business

 

Ready to take your next step towards starting your business?

If you are looking for one-on-one support for your small business, give the Business Link Business Advisors a call at 1-800-272-9675 or email askus@businesslink.ca. You can also visit the events and webinars pages for upcoming activities!

And don't forget to follow us on social media for business news, event invitations, great advice, and more!

    

About the Author

Rebecca Calder

Marketing Coordinator, Business Link

Rebecca likes bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica, though while completing her MA in Communications and Technology at the University of Alberta, she wrote two papers on Star Trek. Rebecca's interesting take on communications stems in part from her background in education. She worked as a substitute teacher for two years after completing her BEd, then realised that the classroom is not the optimal environment for an introvert. Today, she relishes the power she holds sitting behind a computer, able to talk with people all over the world. For now, she's using that power for good at her role in Business Link.

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