Small businesses are the driving force for economic recovery, which is why we’re excited to be back on the road, visiting towns across regional Australia offering free digital skills to use Facebook and Instagram to continue to grow, innovate and stay resilient through uncertain times.
The Facebook team visited the Blue Mountains for our first in-person Boost with Facebook event since March 2020 and was joined by business owners ready to learn and grow their businesses, despite the many varied headwinds faced by the local community. We met with small businesses looking to take the next step in their digital marketing journey, and we were thrilled with the enthusiasm and commitment of attendees to step outside their comfort zone and learn something new.
Ms. Susan Templeman, a Member of Macquarie joined the event and shared her support for local business owners impacted by many crises and how digital tools can help the Blue Mountains community stay resilient. “The past 18 months have seen the people of the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury endure bushfires, landslides, the pandemic, and two floods. It’s meant businesses have had to pivot to adapt, and for many that have meant increasing their social media presence. Our local business owners are weary of constantly being challenged, and that’s why I was heartened today by the number of local people who took time out of their busy days to come along and put it into building their skills at the Boost With Facebook program.”