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Social Media for Small Business

Velveteen Media at The Storied Studio

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM (CDT)

Social Media for Small Business

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Small Business: Attendee Ended $270.00 $7.74

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Do you need a social media strategy for your small business but are a little overwhelmed? Not sure where to start? Think you don't have the time or are worried about how to manage it all?

Leveraging social media to market your small business can be an excellent use of limited resources to increase your reach, increase your sales, and build your network. Social Media for Small Business can get you solidly on the right path and give you the tools to stay focused and productive.

Sign up today for Social Media for Small Business with Megan Jordan!

What to Expect
Your 3-week intensive small-group course over 9 hours includes how to:

  • Understand the importance of social media in today's marketing landscape
  • Learn the different social media networks and which are a right fit for your business
    including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and more 
  • Set up your social media accounts
  • Set goals for your social media marketing to suit the needs of your business
  • Create a content calendar to help you know what to post and when
  • Use images to enhance your posts (even if you're not a good photographer)
  • Diversify your platforms with video regardless of budget
  • Manage your brand's reputation and create a crisis management plan for when customers publicly complain (hint: If they're going to complain, they're going to do it with or without you so you need to be present and prepared)
  • Measure the effectiveness of your strategy and the return on investment
  • Build a community of fans and advocates (see Crisis Management Plan above: this one will come in handy!)
  • Balance and integrate your social media marketing with your traditional marketing
  • Maintain momentum, protect your focus, and protect your time
  • and much more... including exclusive case studies of successful social meda campaigns!

Social Media for Small Business includes:
  • one 3-hour class each week for 3 weeks = 9 hours total
  • small group instruction and discussion (class size limited to 12 writers)
  • one-on-one access before and after each class
  • free WiFi on-site
  • email support for a limited time (more extensive support available upon request)

Dates and times:
Social Media for Small Business takes place from 6pm-9pm every Wednesday for 3 weeks. You will attend one 3-hour class each week for a total of 9 hours of instruction across the following dates:

  • September 2
  • September 9
  • September 16

Attendees also receive discounts easily worth the price of your class ticket and then some:

  • discounts on future classes (Beginner BloggingIntermediate Blogging, etc)
  • discounts on professional design services with top graphic designers
  • discounts on professional site maintenance and installation (if you decide you don't want to do it yourself)
  • discounts on consulting (if you want more one-on-one access with Megan)

Individual consulting is available. Megan's standard consulting rates (before attendee discounts):

  • Individuals: $180 per hour
  • Small Businesses: $300 per hour

psst... Your small-class rate of $270 for 9 hours is an absolute steal!
Sign up today before they are sold out!

Want a private class customized for your small business and its employees? Contact Megan for details.

Megan Jordan is an award-winning writer who travels the country consulting and speaking on writing and social media. After 8 years of teaching in other major cities, she is finally bringing her experience home to Gulfport and to the Gulf Coast community of which she is immensely proud. Read more about Megan on the organizer's page.

The Gulf Coast deserves more attention and connection for its dynamic small businesses. After spending years consulting for brands such as P&G, Pepperidge Farm, and Disney, Megan is proud to bring her experience home to the small business owners of the Gulf Coast. While she is thoroughly detail-oriented and believes in the power of a professional approach, Megan is laid back, entertaining, and exceedingly easy to learn with. 

Classes take place in historic downtown Gulfport, Mississippi, two blocks from the beach and Highway 49, at The Storied Studio, a new writing studio in development by Megan Jordan and her company, Velveteen Media. Enjoy coffee, drinks, snacks, and get down to the business of expanding your reach.

Have a laptop? Bring it. At the very least, bring paper and a pen. Additional resources will be available online but you'll want to take lots of notes.

You must register to attend. If you are unable to pay online, please contact Megan for on-site payment availability and to register.

You will leave your first 3 weeks at The Storied Studio with notable confidence, a complete portfolio of social media accounts, new connections, and a compelling strategy.

Available Now/ Coming Soon:
Additional classes at The Storied Studio with Megan Jordan, including:

  • Beginner Blogging: How to Build, Write, and Market a Successful Blog
  • Intermediate Blogging: Writing and Marketing Workshop (you have a moderately well-established blog, traffic, and social platforms and want to take it to the next level)
  • Advanced Blogging (you have a professional blog and are ready to make a part- or full-time living at it) :
    Advanced Blogging will include the prerequisite of completing either Intermediate Blogging or pre-approval based on a review of your existing platforms and experience
  • Social Media Safety: How to Keep Your Kids Safer Online (a FREE class for parents)
  • Social Media Training: How to be Social and be Safe Online (a FREE class for kids and teens)
  • Journaling for Kids and Teens (develop their writing skills while they navigate those emotions)
  • Journaling for Adults (you love to write and want to take it more seriously)

Sign up for email updates from The Storied Studio for new class announcements and occasional discounts.

Contact Megan with any questions. Need to cancel and reschedule for a different set of dates? Want to request a different day of the week/ weekend? Based on demand, additional class times may be made available. 
Have questions about Social Media for Small Business? Contact Velveteen Media at The Storied Studio

When & Where

The Storied Studio in Gulfport
1401 23rd Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Velveteen Media at The Storied Studio

The Storied Studio in Downtown Gulfport MS

Do you have a story to tell?

Want to start a blog but don't know where to begin? Ready to take your platform to the next level and create an income from your writing? Need a social media strategy for your small business but find it overwhelming?

Join us at The Storied Studio!

Whether you are a new or experienced writer, a photographer or artist, or a small business owner in any field and at any level, learning what online publishing, social media, and online marketing can do for you is invaluable. The Internet is everywhere and it's time for you to leverage everything it has to offer. You already have the talent; join us and learn how to help it flourish.

Velveteen Media is proud to offer a new series of writing and social media workshops at The Storied Studio in historic downtown Gulfport. Hosted by coast native Megan Jordan, you will immediately feel at ease and supported as you build your strategy and confidence inside the gorgeous brick walls of the studio just two blocks from the beach and Highway 49.

Megan JordanMegan Jordan is a writer, consultant, and co-founding editor of the recently launched lifestyle and imagination destination Wonder and Company: Merchants of Adventure and Whimsy. Mother of three, she updates her personal blog,, at a Southern pace (read: leisurely). Her 8 years of experience, balance, and perspective make her a sought-after voice.
An entertaining speaker at national writing and social media conferences and recognized as a best practices study for her integrated marketing, she has designed and implemented social media campaigns for brands such as Tide, Vicks, Pepperidge Farm, P&G, and Disney.
Megan is regularly featured in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Redbook, and MSNBC.  That said, she knows you can draw more return with a single targeted update than mentions in all of those publications combined.
Writing from Gulfport, Mississippi, Megan infuses her writing with depth as rich as bayou mud and humor bold as blackened shrimp.

Your story matters. Your audience is waiting.

Contact Megan with any questions and requests. Additional classes and class times available based on demand.

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