Welcome to the latest edition of the SVBS newsletter.

This week, we're focusing on our next digital course for businesses, where we'll be showing you how to sell your products and services on Facebook and Instagram. Further details and the link to register can be found below.

We're also highlighting ShopAppy, our free online marketplace for South and Vale based businesses, our upcoming 'Creating and sending newsletters using Mailchimp' workshop and the next Networking In... event.

There are lots more opportunities, events and resources to get stuck into this week, but as always, if you'd like to suggest content for the SVBS newsletter, please get in touch with us.

- Team SVBS
Are you new to selling on social media, or would you like to make more sales?

We've teamed up with Concise Training to deliver a free online workshop for South and Vale based businesses who have an e-commerce website and want to use Facebook and/or Instagram shops.
Date and time:

Thursday 7 April
11:00 - 12:30
The workshop will cover the step-by-step set up process for Business Manager and Commerce Manager, highlighting the various options. In addition, we will cover how and why to set up a Facebook pixel in preparation for remarketing advertising to people who have visited the business e-commerce site.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will understand and be able to set up Business Manager and Commerce Manager, and be able to tag products within posts and stories.
Topics include:
  • How you can sell on Facebook

  • Creating a Shop on Facebook / Instagram / WhatsApp

  • What is Business Manager

  • Setting up Business Manager with the correct permissions

  • Creating a Commerce Manager account

  • Uploading products manually / automatically to Facebook Catalog

  • Tagging products in posts / stories

  • Why set up a Facebook pixel

  • How to set up a Facebook Pixel

  • Using a Facebook Pixel

  • Why your shop / products might be rejected

  • Measuring
In the digital world we live in, it's becoming more important that businesses have a strong online presence.

To help, we've teamed up with Concise Training to deliver a free workshop on creating and sending newsletters using Mailchimp. This workshop is aimed South and Vale based businesses who would like to engage with prospects and customers using e-mail newsletters.

Date and time:

Monday 11 April
11:00 - 12:30

We will cover a step-by-step approach to setting up a free Mailchimp account, creating and segmenting the audience and designing a newsletter.

Topics include:
  • Why do I need to send Newsletters?
  • Creating an audience
  • Understanding Audience Segmentation
  • Designing a newsletter
  • Looking at reports
  • Other aspects of Mailchimp
"What to do when your get up and go, got up and went"

How do you keep working when you're just not feeling it?

Join us at Networking in... South & Vale as we welcome Victoria Wright to talk about 'what to do when your get up and go, got up and went'.

Wednesday 20 April   |   07:30 - 09:00

The first 40 businesses to register for this event can claim a half-price ticket for just £5, using the code 'SVBS'.

Register for the event on the Networking in... website.

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