Originally published Oct. 18.
On Wednesday Patch staffers will be getting together with dozens of local business owners to help them learn more about social media and how to use our website.
The workshop is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at the San Juan Hills Golf Club, which is also a sponsor. Registration has been closed.
Known as Main Street U, Patch launched this workshop series in January and has reached nearly 400 business owners and nonprofit organizations statewide.
Thank you to the businesses which have signed up for far, including:
San Juan Photo & Digital, Mynor Arevalo, Realtor Klara Macciotta, Camino Real Playhouse, Maloof Chiropractic, Donald G. Sowers - Attorney-at-Law, Homefront America, Advanced Orthodontic Center, OC Senior Solutions, Mission Basilica School, SJC Friends of the Library, OC Pet Companions, Great Opportunities, Five Vines Wine Bar, OC Pet Companions, Nest, Community Resource Center of San Clemente, Better Body Lipolaser, Charisma Beauty Supply & Salon, San Juan Photo & Digital, SJC Travel, Mission Grill, David A. Kaech and Assoc., Pam's Spa Aerobic & Casual Wear, Winstead Law Group, APC, Wood-Schade Chiropractic Inc., Plantlife Natural Body Care, Dave Black Real Estate, OC Public Libraries, Koelzer & Associates, Rancho Santa Margarita Library, San Clemente Branch Library, 5on5 Football and Staples Orthodontics.
The workshop covers social media, business directories, blogging and telling your story on Patch. Participants will enjoy light refreshments and will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways.
Reviews of previous Patch Main Street U events have been stellar:
"What a GREAT Presentation to the PATCH Community of 50+ Small Businesses and Professional Service Providers, packing the three workshops... Articulate, impactful, relevant."
"This was an awesome workshop. Quick, to the point, employees willing to help. Thanks!"
(Watch the accompanying video to hear more about MSU from business owners and Patch staff.)
As part of the registration process, we make sure local businesses have a Patch Directory listing on their hometown Patch site, a free service that you can use to better promote your business. And if you claim your listing, there's even more you can do. (Here's some more information about claiming listings.)
Participating business owners will also have a chance to sign up for a free one-on-one marketing consultation with a Patch expert.
If you have questions, email Patch West Coast MSU Coordinator Kari Hulac, Kari@Patch.com.