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Facebook and FSB boosts small businesses as new partnership kicks-off in Cumbria

facebookcumbria1The Federation of Small Businesses (fsb) and Facebook held the first in a series of UK-wide ‘Boost Your Business’ events this week at the Crooklands Hotel in South Cumbria.

Facebook experts had travelled from Germany and London to help advise Cumbrian small businesses on how to maximise their return from activity on Facebook and Instagram respectively.

Businesses from across Lancashire and Cumbria attended the FSB-organised event and left with great ideas on how to boost their businesses return from online activities.

Suzanne Edgley, FSB Area Leader for Cumbria said:

“This was a very popular and useful event.  It’s great to see FSB and Facebook working in partnership to help small businesses harness the power of social media and was fantastic to be able to welcome Facebook staff to Cumbria.”

FSB research found that 26% of small business owners in the UK lack confidence in digital skills and their partnership with Facebook aims to help more small businesses really grasp the opportunities available to them through social media.