Business is Booming!

Facebook, Facebook, Facebook! Whether it’s for personal or business, let's face it most of us are on it!  According to Facebook’s 2014 Global Economic Impact report, there are “40 million small businesses using Facebook to connect with customers…$227 billion dollars of economic activity and 4.5 million jobs globally,” now that’s pretty impressive if you ask me!

One of the many ways Facebook is able to produce these astonishing figures is through Facebook for Business.  With the help of Facebook and business networks provider Enterprise Nation Facebook for Business helps SMEs understand the tools available to them in order to grow their business.

You might have remembered back in May of this year, The Barn was highlighted on the Facebook for Business page, which collected an amazing response of over 3,000 likes and 159 shares.

Thanks to this great response from the general public, earlier this month, Facebook invited Kelly to share The Barn story with other like-minded entrepreneurs at the 'Boost your Business' UK Summer Tour.  This event was hosted in Birmingham and was aimed at small and medium sized enterprises that are growing their networks and raising awareness through Facebook.

Two other business owners from PACT Coffee (online coffee delivery, responsible for fresher, better tasting coffee delivered to your door) and Kings Barber Club (the Midlands undisputed masters of traditional barbering) joined Kelly on stage, as well as a member of the Facebook team who moderated the session. 

Kelly spoke about how Facebook is used to grow the business at The Barn and also shared some of her own tips for entrepreneurs in other business sectors too. The session was then opened up to a Q&A forum where Kelly and the panel answered questions directly from the audience. The morning and afternoon sessions were enjoyed by a huge attendance of over 200 business owners, marketers, press and Facebook team.

Without all of your support, none of this would have been possible, so keep liking, sharing and keeping The Barn spirit alive on Facebook!