Before you start using any social media platform for business, it is very important that you understand why you are using it and what ultimately you want to achieve and then work out how you will get there.
The best way to do this is to understand how to use the various platforms effectively. Work out your SMART goals, define your audience, discover which social networks they are hanging out on and plan what steps you'll take to reach your targets.
In this interactive session Peter Harrington, one of our Entrepreneurs In Residence, will give you the tools to increase your presence on these platforms and have effective engagement with your audience.
Peter Harrington, is the founder and managing director of Venture Simulations, which developed the multi-award winning business simulation game SimVenture. With over 10 years’ experience running businesses, he has a sound understanding of business, enterprise and entrepreneurship. He also writes the SimVenture Blog, The Hitchhiker's Guide to Entrepreneurship.
This event is part of the Develop & Grow series of enterprise events at London South Bank University.
Refreshments are provided and there will be an opportunity to network. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
This event counts towards a Certificate in Enterprise and the Student Enterprise Award.*
What is a Develop & Grow event?
Successful entrepreneurs from across the UK share their experiences and top tips for success in our Start & Evolve events, inspiring you to take the next step in your business journey.
*What is the Certificate in Enterprise?
LSBU students and alumni can obtain a Certificate in Enterprise by taking part in six Student Enterprise activities throughout the academic year. Please ensure that you sign in on the registration sheet when you arrive and at the end of the session, get a stamp on your Loyalty Card to help you to keep track of the events you’ve attended.
*What is the Student Enterprise Award?
New for this academic year! LSBU students can obtain a Student Enterprise Award that demonstrates their commitment to developing their skills and focusing on their future goals. Students must have already gained a Certificate in Enterprise before starting work on their Award. You can complete the Award across the duration of your degree, building your skills and knowledge throughout your time at LSBU.
How do I get a Loyalty Card?
You can collect one of these at the registration desk at each event
What support is available to students who wish to start a business at LSBU?
We offer exciting workshops, start-up programmes led by inspirational speakers and competitions to help you to get your business off to the best possible start, and keep it going.
For more information see our Student Enterprise page
I am not a Student or Alumni of LSBU. Can I still attend the event?
Yes, our events are open to members of the public. All we ask is that you come with the willingness to learn something new and an entrepreneurial mind-set.
What are my transport options getting to the event?
By train and tube – Southwark and Elephant & Castle stations are a 5 minute walk from LSBU’s campus. We do not offer parking. See a map of LSBU’s campus.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
No – please turn up at the room and address specified on the events page and give your name to the staff member at the registration desk
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact us by clicking on the 'contact the organiser' button on the right of the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org