Scheduled Events

Free opportunity to grain hands-on skills and be digital ready!

To celebrate Small Business Month, Parkes Shire Council & Parkes Business Chamber are offering FREE social media, digital and website workshops for our local small business community hosted by the renowned Ready Marketing team.

Ready Marketing will run 3 x sessions and it is not mandatory to attend all sessions. Just 1,2 or 3 hours of your day, you choose the skills you need.

9.30am-10.30am Social Media
11am-12pm Website
12.30pm-1.30pm Digital Advertising Workshop
2pm-3pm Interactive Drop In (Q&A) 

Workshop 1 – Social Media
You have started your business, now how do you kickstart it on Social Media? From choosing a platform, setting up your page or reviewing your existing one, to what tools and functions we really need to worry about, this session will guide you on what to post, when and how to engage your audience. Bring your questions too, we are here to help!

Workshop 2 – Websites
Your website is just as important as your shop front! First impressions count now more than ever when we search for products and services online. A simple, yet well-designed website is the core of your online presence, and during this session we will talk about your online brand, functionality, searchability (SEO) and creating a great user experience for your web traffic.

Workshop 3 – Digital Advertising
In 2020, if you do not know something, you “Google it”, and it is the same when you are looking for products online. During this session we will explain the basics on Social Media and Google advertising. We will talk audiences, content, tips, and tricks, and how much you really need to spend (and it is not as much as you think!)

Interactive Drop-in Session at the end of the day. - 1 hr. with 3 x Ready Marketing staff to help with business questions one on one

2 x lucky attendees on the day will receive a FREE full digital marketing business review. The Ready digital health checks are a full business marketing review of existing online marketing and advertising, platforms used, and looks at set ups, content, branding, and communication. These reviews focus on investigating what is working and what is not, how the business can improve their customer engagement through their marketing presence.

The workshops will be held at Hart Bar, Parkes. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

If you wish to attend the workshops please register now & state which workshops you wish to attend.