Seminar to help local businesses fight back against online competition

A SEMINAR aiming to help Mid-Ulster businesses fight back against competition from online shopping will take place this month.

It will be held at Cookstown Leisure Centre on Tuesday, May 21st and will focus on ways to increase sales using online marketing and social media.

Elaine Drennan of The Online Connection, Draperstown and Roy McDonald of Online Solutions, Armagh will be running a series of free 45 minute seminars on the day and encouragin business people to attend.

Elaine and Roy have worked extensively in the Online Marketing and Social Media arena.

They say that more and more signs that shoppers are deserting the High Street was evident at Christmas, with figures showing an 18 per cent increase in online sales.

Studies have shown that the favourite time for online browsing and shopping is 9pm at night - when most Mid-Ulster businesses are closed.
Elaine and Roy say the free seminar will benefit local businesses who want to fight back by helping list their businesses on the internet and in Facebook news feeds of potential customers.

MThey want to make sure Mid-Ulster businesses know how to drive streams of the right people to their websites and how to build a community of the right people on their Social Media pages - the people who are most likely to need their products and services
To secure a place at one of these free 45 minute presentations REGISTER NOW at http://onlineprofitsni.eventbrite.co.uk or TEXT the word PROFIT followed by your NAME to 60777 (standard network rates) or PHONE 0800 334 5522.
Date:Tuesday 21st May 2013
Venue:Cookstown Enterprise Centre
Presentation Times: 10.00am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 6pm or 7.30pm. 
Admission: FREE