Today, we are announcing that registration is open for anyone who wants to come to Community Boost which kicks off on August 7 at River City Venues, 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130. You can learn more about the event and register here: www.facebook.com/business/m/community-boost/neworleans
Why Louisiana? When Facebook heard that Louisiana wanted more digital skills training, it became a driving force behind why it was chosen to host Community Boost. A survey by Morning Consult of small businesses in Louisiana found:
- Demand for digital skills: When we spoke to the Louisiana small business community about what are important factors when hiring employees, more than 8 in 10 (84%) said an individual's digital skills were important. When asked about where a candidate went to school, 6 in 10 (63%) said that was a factor. We're seeing in city after city that the future of work is changing and we know that companies like us have a role to play.
- Value of social media: Louisiana small businesses also see social media as critical to their success. For example, nearly 7 in 10 (67%) small business workers in this state said that Facebook is important to running their business.
- Growing with social media: The Louisiana small business community knows Facebook is essential to growing their businesses. More than 5 in 10 (52%) small businesses on Facebook say that it has helped them hire additional employees. More than 7 in 10 (75%) say that Facebook allows them to reach more customers outside their cities, states, and countries.