Free Social Media and Marketing Workshops Offered to Payson Small Businesses

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In partnership with Local First Arizona, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, and Too Busy Gals, a series of free social media and marketing workshops will be offered to local businesses in Payson. The first workshop on Wednesday, June 29, will focus on marketing strategies for small businesses, and the second workshop on Thursday, June 30, will feature beginner and intermediate sessions on social media.

“Local businesses in northern Arizona need to be able to market themselves to their local and statewide audiences,” said Cara Corbin, Local First Arizona’s Northern Arizona Director. “Our goal through these workshops is to give local businesses across the state the resources to promote themselves and their towns to a wider audience, so that all of Arizona and beyond can witness the amazing things happening in these communities.”

The workshops will be presented by Too Busy Gals (, a Local First Arizona member and Tucson-based company that trains businesses on social media, customer service, team building, and leadership communication. The workshops are supported through a grant from the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration.

The marketing workshop will help local business owners and representatives understand basic marketing principles and give them the tools to evaluate if their current marketing strategies are effectively generating business.

The full-day social media workshops will be offered in two parts. Social Media 101 will be covered in the morning, and will be an introductory course on the best methods for deciding what social media platforms to use based on the business and their needs. Social Media 201 will be offered in the afternoon, and will cover more advanced social media marketing strategies and detail how to maximize marketing results.

Workshop details:

Marketing Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 29 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: CABR - Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E State Highway 260, Ste 12, Payson, Arizona 85541 Registration: RSVP is required to [email protected].

Social MediaWorkshop Date: Thursday, June 30 Location: CABR - Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E State Highway 260, Ste 12, Payson, Arizona 85541 Agenda:

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM - Social Media 101: An introductory course to using social media platforms for your business, and deciding what's best for your business.

  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Social Media 201: A second level course that will help you analyze your social media marketing and make sure you are maximizing your results.

Registration: RSVP is required to [email protected].

Those interested in more information on either workshop can contact Jaime at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at 928-474-4515.