Social media is at the front of Camden Council’s Small Business Month program in March, with workshops and shared case studies geared to assist businesses upgrade their digital presence towards greater growth and exposure.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli said businesses searching for new ways to work is a key to the future.

“Council is dedicated to supporting our local economy and it is important to help local businesses to reach their full potential,” she said.

Camden business owners have the opportunity to connect with other businesses and potential customers, acquire new skills, share insights and strengthen their business position during the program which includes:

  • Pop Up Panel: Share and Connect with Local Businesses – Wednesday 2 March, 5.30pm-7:30pm at Narellan Library: Hear from local businesses about how they implemented adaptations and innovations to respond to COVID-19 and continue to operate their businesses, and how the fundamentals of their business changed since restrictions have eased;
  • Workshop Series: Kick Start your Social Media Journey – Wednesday 16 March and Wednesday 30 March, both 11am-1pm at Oran Park Library: Find out how social media marketing can assist with optimising your business in this two-part workshop. The workshop series will provide clear and useable methods to build your confidence to embrace the marketing potential of social media and promote your business.

These workshops are part funded by the NSW Government.

“Small Business Month gives local businesses the opportunity to look at how they can adapt to the modern world which is something we have all been forced to do in the past two years,” Cr Fedeli said.

Promoting the #camdenbought and #camdenlove hashtags through March will also encourage the community to say thank you to local businesses for their unique and quality products and services through an online thank you platform and social media campaign.