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Seminar Offers Social Networking Tips For Putnam Businesses

Reported: Mar. 20, 2014 11:10 PM EDT
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HURRICANE, W.Va. (Sean Delancey) -- It's not just growth in new business in Putnam County. Businesses today are entering the 21st century with a social networking seminar in Hurricane.

Tammy doss has worked in real estate in Putnam County for 16 years, but technology is changing everything about the way she does business.

"I'm turning 50 this year, so I missed the beginning of the social movement,” Tammy Doss, of Real Estate central, said. “But in my business today, I have to reach as many people as I can."

Generating foot traffic in a place like Liberty Square is relatively easy, because that's where people know to go. Business owners elsewhere in Putnam County say they need help to get the word out, and that's where the seminar comes into play as they teach business owners to use social media on cell phones and desktop computers.

"it's absolutely vital, because it's the world and the culture that we live," B.G. Hamrick, of B.G. Hamrick Marketing said.

Hamrick is a social media consultant.

His main piece of advice?

Be the online business whose number one goal is helping people, and they will remember you. He says it's a valuable tip, in a changing world.

"Yesterday, you could go out and shake so many hands and hand out cards,” he said. “But today people are so busy they go home and get on their computers and type a little bit. I just think it's an easier way to communicate."



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