First Accion and Groupon “Social Media Tips and Tricks” Workshop a Success!

This week over 40 business owners gathered at Capital One 360 Café in Chicago to attend the first-ever “Social Media Tips and Tricks” workshop with daily deal site Groupon and microlender Accion. The workshop was designed to provide business owners with ideas and tools to jump-start their social media marketing and information on how to access critical capital to grow their business.

Accion Loan Officer Hussain Bhanpuri presents to Chicago entrepreneurs on how to access capital for their business.
Accion Loan Officer Hussain Bhanpuri presents to Chicago entrepreneurs on how to access capital for their business.

We’re pleased to report our kick-off event was a huge success, bringing together local entrepreneurs, digital marketing and financing experts, and small business support organizations to learn more about a topic on every business owners mind: how to market their business online on a budget!

The workshop gave Chicago business owners an opportunity to:

Learn how to use social media as a voice for their business

Learn how to access capital to finance their entrepreneurial dreams with microlender Accion

Network with other entrepreneurs

Hear from local Chicago business owner Tom Kern of BadHappy Poutine Shop— a new restaurant that specializes in gourmet poutine, a French Canadian dish of French fries, gravy and cheese curds— on how social media promotions helped bring in new customers and grow his business

Keep an eye on Accion’s blog to find out what’s next for our new Social Media Tips and Tricks initiative with Groupon!

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Accion client and business owner Tom Kern of BadHappy Poutine Shop presents to entrepreneurs on social media strategies.

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