Are You On Twitter? Should You Be? Business Social Networking Training Comes to Mid-Michigan

Flint, MI (PressExposure) June 15, 2009 -- Twitter…Facebook… LinkedIn…Chances are, you’ve heard about these social networking websites. But, do you know how to use these powerful tools for strategic business purposes? Any business professional in Mid-Michigan who wants to learn how to improve their business using social networking needs to attend the “Business Social Networking Educational Series” this fall. The series is being offered through a partnership between GEMS Solutions and Frankenmuth Community Education.

“It’s critical for businesses today to harness this new wave of social networking and social media to grow your contacts, personal reputation, brand, and your business,” says Rebecca Kotz, Web Marketing Consultant at GEMS Solutions. “These tools are also great to capture conversation happening about your company, products, industry, and market—and they’ll allow you to start participating in these conversations. If you’re not out there, you’re missing it!”

This series is for all business professionals, whether you’re relatively new to social networking or have been doing it for years. The four hands-on classes will provide tips and strategies that you can start using right away. The classes include:

• Sept 16, 2009: Business Social Networking Strategies (2-4 p.m.): This 2-hour seminar covers social networking strategies, success stories, and examples. Learn how your business can fully utilize these tools. Register by August 20th and get 55% off the regular $55/person! Only $25 per person.

• Oct. 7, 2009: Twitter 101 for Business (4-6:30 p.m.): This 2.5-hour computer course covers how to initiate your Twitter account and utilize the tips, tricks, and secrets to tweeting and following. Limited seating. Register by September 23rd and get 46% off the regular $65/person! Only $35/person.

• Oct. 21, 2009: Facebook 101 for Business (4-6:30 p.m.): This 2.5-hour computer course covers how to initiate your business Facebook account along with tips and tricks to build your fans and brand. Limited seating. Register by October 6th and get 46% off the regular $65/person! Only $35 per person.

• Nov. 4, 2009: LinkedIn 101 for Business (4-6:30 p.m.): This 2.5-hour computer course covers how to initiate your LinkedIn profile, create/use groups, and build your network and personal brand. Limited seating. Register by October 16th and get 46% off the regular $65/person! Only $35 per person.

For details, visit the GEMS Solutions website at To register for one or all four in this first-of-its-kind series, call Frankenmuth Community Education at 989-652-6351.

About Frankenmuth Community Education Frankenmuth Community Education provides as many educational and enrichment opportunities as possible to people of all ages to our community and surrounding area.

About GEMS Solutions

GEMS Solutions generates e-marketing strategies and solutions to provide small businesses with dynamic and interactive websites, purposeful social networking, creative and comprehensive web marketing strategies, and targeted online advertising. The speaker, Rebecca Kotz, has over 10 years experience as a motivational speaker and 8 years experience in marketing communications, in both the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. Her passion is helping small business owners design and implement a marketing and website plan within their budget and timeline!

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