Seminar to teach about Facebook use

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will host a seminar Tuesday on effective techniques for using Facebook in business.

The free event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Dr., in Hammond.

“The buzzword in marketing and the heavy hitter in social media is, without a doubt, Facebook,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center. “It is common today for most businesses to have a Facebook page, but once you create the page, what do you do with it? This seminar will look at some advanced techniques for using Facebook as a marketing tool.”

Summers said participants will learn about landing pages, page design, deals, analytics, best practices, contests and more.

Brian Walker, owner of 5 Stones Media, will teach the class, Summers said. “Brian is also a regional representative for Constant Contact and travels throughout the state to educate businesses on ways to reach and keep their customer base through effective and affordable marketing technologies.”

Pre-registration is preferred. Contact LSBDC Southeastern at (985) 549-3831 or lsbdc.slu@lsbdc.org. R egistration is available at http://www.lsbdc.org.