Assembly member Rudy Salas hosted a free social networking workshopfor small businesses in Bakersfield, Thursday, August 1.
"This is a great opportunity for local business owners to learn how to maximize their exposure
on social networking websites," Salas said. "Representatives from Facebook will be here to show
how to most effectively use social networking to expand their businesses' presence on the
During the workshop, small business owners and entrepreneurs learned everything from
building a free Facebook page for their businesses, to using their pages to attract new customers
and maximizing their ability to retain current customers. In addition, Facebook had a
drawing at the end of the workshop for a $1000 advertising coupon.