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Facebook Boost Your Business Event

Join us in Des Moines
June 4 - 8, 2018

Franklin Jr High School
4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Join us for free workshops, business training, and networking designed to help boost your career, your business and your community.

Connect with local businesses in your community

Connect with local businesses in your community.

Grow your personal network

Grow your personal network.

Get business training fit for your experience level

Get business training fit for your experience level.

Learn and improve your digital and social media skills

Learn and improve your digital and social media skills.

Sessions

What you can learn

Boost for beginners

We’ve scheduled these sessions to be flexible and fit your schedule. Feel free to drop in for a single session or come for multiple days.

Facebook Community Boost Kick-off + Getting Started with Facebook

Join us for the kick-off of Facebook Community Boost! Hear from Facebook leaders and gain insights from an inspirational panel of successful local small business owners. Then head to the breakout room for the Getting Started with Facebook workshop.

Facebook Community Boost Kick-off + Taking Facebook Ads to the Next Level

Join us for the kick-off of Facebook Community Boost! Hear from Facebook leaders and gain insights from an inspirational panel of successful local small business owners. Then head to the breakout room for the Taking Facebook Ads to the Next Level workshop.

Stand Out with Instagram

Learn how your business can connect with the Instagram community. Familiarity with Instagram is recommended.

Facebook Community Boost Kick-off + Finding New Customers with Facebook

Join us for the kick-off of Facebook Community Boost! Hear from Facebook leaders and gain insights from an inspirational panel of successful local small business owners. Then head to the breakout room for the Finding New Customers with Facebook workshop.

Getting Started with Facebook

New to Facebook or unsure how to use Facebook's free tools? Then let's get started.

Boost your business

We’ve scheduled these sessions to be flexible and fit your schedule. Feel free to drop in for a single session or come for multiple days.

Growing your Business Internationally

Learn how Facebook can help you find new customers around the world. Familiarity with Facebook advertising is recommended.

Growing Your Non-Profit with Facebook

Already using a Facebook Page? Learn how your non-profit can find new supporters and make it easier for you and your community to raise money.

Boost your marketing

We’ve scheduled these sessions to be flexible and fit your schedule. Feel free to drop in for a single session or come for multiple days.

Connecting with Local Shoppers

Learn how Facebook can help you generate more foot traffic for your store. Previous experience with a Facebook Page is helpful for this session, but not required.

Finding New Customers with Facebook

If you're already using Facebook Pages and want to learn more, this is your session.

Instagram Stories School

Never used Instagram Stories before but are eager to learn? Join our hands-on workshop where we’ll show you how to get started. Follow along on your phone as we walk you through how to create Stories about your business and shares tips on our fun and interactive creative tools.

Taking Facebook Ads to the Next Level

Come learn about advertising objectives, advanced targeting options and more. If you're already familiar with Facebook advertising and want to do more, this session is for you.

Getting Creative with your Mobile Phone

Your phone can help you create (and deliver) awesome ads, all without breaking the bank. Some experience advertising with Facebook or Instagram is useful for this session, but not required.

Boost your connections

We’ve scheduled these sessions to be flexible and fit your schedule. Feel free to drop in for a single session or come for multiple days.

Building Community with Groups

Join us for a deep dive into how to use Facebook Groups for both business and community development. Prior Facebook Page experience is recommended.

The Art of the Pitch: Confident Storytelling for Female Business Owners

Master the art of the pitch and join #SheMeansBusiness for an afternoon of storytelling at the Des Moines Social Club on Wednesday, June 6. Learn from local experts on how to craft a great story, confidently convey your point of view and connect with other female business owners in this collaborative event. This event requires separate registration through the link below.

Supplier Diversity at Facebook

Come learn about your regional supplier diversity ecosystem, how to become a certified diverse-owned business and how to position your company for success with corporate and public-sector customers.

Location
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Unlocking new ways for businesses and communities to thrive

Facebook builds tools to help small businesses grow and hire, but we want to do more. That's why we created Facebook Community Boost.

41%of small and medium-sized businesses on Facebook in Iowa say Facebook has helped them hire additional employees to work at their business1

59%of small and medium-sized businesses on Facebook in Iowa say Facebook has helped their business increase sales2

62%of small and medium-sized businesses on Facebook in Iowa say Facebook has allowed them to find new customers in other cities, states or countries3

Local Stories

In the spotlight

Thriving Des Moines small businesses and the people behind them.

BE Where You Are

With an interest in personal development, Dawn Hafner started BE Where You Are, a life coaching business. Inspiring her global clients and followers with a blog, online classes, and an annual retreat, Dawn estimates that Facebook ads have brought her 50% of her clients.

The Knotty Nail

Her desire for a creative career drove Becky Pospisal to open a string art studios in 2016. Today, The Knotty Nail delivers DIY string art workshops to communities throughout central Iowa and Nebraska. Becky attributes about 50% of her website traffic and bookings to Facebook ads.

Partners

Altoona Chamber of Commerce
Iowa Association of Business and Industry
FemCity
Iowa Center for Economic Success
Iowa Safe Schools
Pride Center Des Moines
Gravitate DSM
Greater Des Moines Partnership

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