Social Media Series Running Every Tuesday Morning through November, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (at the Leeds and the Thousand Islands Public Library)

Register and RSVP by calling 613-382-2149 x 1125 via email $20/workshop or $60 for all 4. Limited Space. Please bring a laptop to all workshops if possible.

November 7: Social Media Graphics & Images This workshop will discuss FREE tools to develop customized and professional graphics for use on social media. Participants will be guided through developing a graphic for their business or organization using the tools discussed. Ideal Participant: Individual would like to learn how to make professional-grade graphics.

November 14: Facebook 101 This workshop will discuss the basics of Facebook Pages for business. Participants will learn basic best practices associated with managing their Facebook Page, including scheduling posts, Facebook LIVE, links, photos, and verication. Ideal Participant: Individual has an underutilized Facebook Page.

November 21: Facebook Advertising This workshop will guide participants through basic Facebook advertising types, including boost post and clicks to website. Participants will be allocated time to work hands-on through the ad development process.Ideal Participant: Individual who is interested in pursuing paid, targeted advertising on Facebook.

November 28: LinkedIn Professional Profiles This workshop will guide participants through the process of completing and optimizing their professional LinkedIn prole. Participants will learn basic best practices, including prole must-haves, connecting with others, and posting content. Ideal Participant: Individual who is interested in improving their presence on LinkedIn.


Get Noticed! Be Remembered! and Get Results! – Presented by Melissa Schenk

Health and Safety Workshop

Small Business Workshops – 2016

Wetnose Media Shopify –  Video
Shopify- Powerpoint Presentation
Facebook Advertising – November 15
Facebook Tips – November 8
Create a Facebook Page – November

Small Business Week – 2016

Marketing on a Limited Budget – Jennifer Baker Workshop

Employment Regulations

  1. Employment Standards Act
  2. Employment Standards in Ontario What You Need to Know – Poster
  3. Health and Safety at Work – Poster  
  4. Health and Safety Awareness Training
  5. Ontario Ministry of Labour
  6. 0ntario Workers Act
  7. Occupational Health and Safety Act Ontario
  8. In Case of Injury – Poster

workshopsSocial Media Workshops pdf

Week 5:  What Makes a Great Website? Instructor Hanna Bock – Wet Nose Media
Week 4:  Instagram
Week 3:  Facebook Advertising
Week 2:  Facebook Tips and Tricks
Week 1:  Create a Facebook Page


Small Business Week Workshop Presentations – 2015

Small Business Week Workshop Presentations – 2014

Social Media Resources

Gananoque Public Library

1. The social media bible: tactics, tools, & strategies for business success / Lon Safko
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2. 30 days to social media success : the 30 day results guide to making the most of Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, and Facebook / by Gail Martin.

NonFic 658.872 Mar

Online Resources:

Social Media for Small Business / Ontario Government – pdf


About Facebook Ads
Facebook for Business
Facebook for Business – YouTube

How to Market Your Property on TripAdvisor for Free – YouTube
TripAdvisor for Business

Marketing with Twitter
Twitter 101

Twitter for Small Business – YouTube
Twitter in Plain English – YouTube

Gananoque Public Library is part of a resource-sharing network that makes it possible to borrow books from across Ontario and beyond.

1000 Chamber of Commerce
1000 Island Development Corporation
1000 Island Regions Workforce Development Board
Gananoque BIA
Gananoque Public Library
Keys Job Centre
Town of Gananoque

Business Week Workshop Sponsors