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Dan Belhassen - Demystifying Social Media in Arborg - Modern Earth Web Design - SEO - Social Media Winnipeg ManitobaAs part of our support and celebration of Small Business Week, I took a road trip up to Arborg Manitoba to speak with members of the Interlake business community. My goal? To once again “Demystify Social Media” for over 60 business community leaders, over a tasty buffet lunch at the Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre.

Demystifying Social Media in Arborg - Modern Earth Web Design - SEO - Social Media Winnipeg ManitobaWe had an excellent workshop in Arborg with nearly 70 small business owners participating/attending! On behalf of the Manitoba Marketing Network Board, I told our Arborg partner’s (East Interlake Community Futures, Arborg & District Chamber and Arborg Bifrost CDC) that you were very pleased with their event coordination and promotion efforts towards attracting such a large number of business owners. Our new partners are very excited to host MMN for a Gimli Roundtable event in the future. We promoted a future Gimli Roundtable event to the audience and it was well received.

It was great to answer your questions and I appreciate your comments! Thank you to the Manitoba Marketing Network for organizing this event for a very important regional business hub.

Demystifying Social Media in Arborg - Modern Earth Web Design - SEO - Social Media Winnipeg ManitobaThe rise of Social Media as a professional marketing toolkit has become a hot topic amongst small business people in recent months – we are doing more and more public speaking events on that topic, as well as hands on training for our clients – both in person and via webinar style coaching sessions. Strategic Social Media interaction can be a vital part of your business’s marketing mix. It doesn’t replace a well designed custom web site, with high quality content and proper search optimization. Winnipeg businesses are learning the importance and power of strategic social media use – not just for the kids anymore (if it ever was).

If your business needs some hands on coaching to help create a high impact social media strategy, or help in setting up your social media platforms, Modern Earth is here to help – affordably. Call or email us today!

Manitoba Marketing NetworkOnce again, it was my privilege to be asked to present a session hosted by the Manitoba Marketing Network. Last Thursday, over 70 people came out to learn more about how to use social media to promote their professional presence online.

While there are best practices to be sure – just the act of jumping in and doing something with the platform of your choice gives you access to a new communication medium that you can use to build your business. I talked about this in more detail at the recent QNET conference and we’ve also discussed it in our May Modern Earth newsletter.

I really enjoy “De-mystifying” social media (and all things internet) for groups of people who want to learn how to improve their online business marketing. Thanks to the Manitoba Marketing Network for asking me to come out and share my thoughts on this very timely topic that will help Manitoba businesses grow. If your company or association would like to discuss what social media can do for your business or you would like to book me to come out and speak to your troops, CALL us at 204-885-2469 or email us – we’d love to explore the opportunity.



For years now, I’ve been volunteering through the Manitoba Marketing Network, conducting round table sessions on online marketing. Last month’s session included a half dozen entrepreneurs who had some great questions to help them build their businesses.

My session’s topic was “Online Marketing Secrets” and I was delighted to be asked lots of good questions – the participants were highly engaged in learning about how they could improve their business presence in the online world. Among the many discussion points were SEO (Search Engine Optimization) , online marketing (such as Pay Per Click campaigns through Google Adwords or Facebook advertising, and social marketing – because social media is the hot topic when it comes to new ways to promote your business. Speaking of social media, you can follow the Manitoba Marketing Network on Twitter or @mbmarketingnet

The Manitoba Marketing Network is committed to providing practical marketing assistance to local small businesses, and there is a wealth of resources available to members. If you are a Manitoba business that wants to “achieve success” – visit their website and see what they have to offer! Join their mailing list for updates – and perhaps I’ll see you at the next event!

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