NBC Montana: Facebook visits Missoula to help small businesses

MISSOULA, Mont. – Facebook hosted a free workshop on Tuesday in Missoula to help small businesses learn how to better utilize Facebook and expand their online presence. 

The seminar kicked off with remarks from U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, followed by presentations from Facebook small business experts, along with question and answer sessions. There were several small businesses that participated on the panel, such as Big Sky Resort, ReStyle Clothing Exchange, Blackfoot Telecommunications and My Montana Roots.

“Facebook plays a critical role in connecting customers to businesses across Montana. I’m excited to welcome Facebook to Montana to help our businesses grow their companies, find new customers and create more good paying jobs,” said Daines in a press release.

Facebook program manager Janelle Mungo believes there is a need for social media, especially for businesses.

“I think if you are a small business in this day and age you need to be using social media. The digital platform is where all of their customers are and so we are just trying to get an understanding of all the tools and products that we have because we are constantly growing them, and sometimes it’s even hard for me to keep up,” Mungo said.