Are you passionate about increasing sales but can’t seem to get anywhere using social networking?

Millions of links and leads are shared everyday on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and twitter. Do you know that there are several simple things you can do to improve your results and get your share of the referrals?

Let’s face it, last year was a great year for branding and marketing online for new business. But better yet, this year is poised to be an incredible year. The days of costly brand building are over. Innovative online marketing is flourishing. Brand marketing is less expensive and easier to deploy than ever before. And, online outlets are faster, cheaper, and smarter. Are you ready to deploy effective online marketing and advertising initiatives?

To help business owners get ready, AIM Custom Media offers marketing workshops and social networking training sessions. Also, Greg Magnus is available for speaking engagements.

AIM Custom Media worked with our organization to provide personal blog pages and leverage our e-capabilities to increase revenue. Their training was excellent – informative and practical.

Our regional group of coaches walked away with marketing ideas to grow our businesses that we would never have thought of on our own. (Laura S., Business Consultant)

AIM Custom Media provides professional speakers for presentations, workshops, and seminars on a regular basis. Company owner, Greg Magnus, also dedicates a portion of his time to volunteer work to give back to those in our community.

Thank you for generously sharing your time and experiences at the SCORE workshop earlier today. Your presentation was extremely helpful and packed with excellent advice and guidance.

Unsolicited testimonial from workshop attendee. Presentation on Website Basics and Strategies for Small Business owners by Greg Magnus, AIM Custom Media.
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The following is a sample of events:


 

March 9, 2011

Title: SBA/SCORE Workshop to Boost Your Business

You have a great product or service, and you know the world would be beating a path to your door if only they knew about it.  You want to get the word out, but you don’t have a lot of cash lying around to launch a huge advertising campaign.  What now? What about getting advice on low cost marketing options from some real experts?  And what about getting that advice for FREE?  Interested? Then register for a  workshop on low-cost marketing ideas you can use to build your business. It’s 8 AM to Noon, Wednesday, March 9, and jointly sponsored by The Small Business Administration and SCORE.

Marketing Your Business with Social Networking
Let your friends and associates help spread your word.
Presenter: Greg Magnus

Greg is a seasoned publishing entrepreneur, business consultant, and marketing strategist. As president of AIM Custom Media he helps clients develop results-driven marketing campaigns as well as master the social media and modern technology needed for greater business success. During his career, he has served a long list of small and mid-sized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. Find out how his strategies can help your business to grow.

When: Wednesday March 9, 2011, 8:00 am – Noon
Where: Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) | 4224 Cox Road , Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

Beth Royal of Stones Throw Studios, VA commented after the presentation:

I heard Greg Magnus speak today [March 9, 2011] at the SBA hosted event at VHDA. Thank you, Greg, for a great talk. Very helpful, easy to understand and clearly communicated. We appreciate your insights greatly! We are a graphic design and signage firm in VA and work hard, like everyone at being on top of all this stuff-Greg was a big help in clarifying some things!

February 15, 2011

Title: SCORE Simple Steps Workshop

 

Going to start a business? Avoid costly mistakes, be ready to go!

Make a smart start. Attend the SCORE Simple StepsTM Series Workshops and begin your journey to small business success.

  • Define and evaluate your start-up ideas.
  • Develop a marketing strategy.
  • Identify the best ways to fund your startup.
  • Learn to do a real-world financial profitability assessment.
  • Turn your idea into action with practical tools and templates.
  • Get mentoring from experienced professionals.
  • Connect with other entrepreneurs.

Jump-start your business idea with the Simple StepsTM Series Workshops. Successful and experienced executives will help you assess business viability and build a solid foundation for business success with financial projections and a marketing plan.

Take advantage of experienced counselors available to refine and finalize your own business plan. Learn by doing. Work on real business problems in a lecture and workshop format.

Overview | The SCORE Simple Steps Series includes five, three-hour interactive workshops:

  • Small Business Start-up Basics – Business­ Concept/ Model – Marketing Plan
  • Financial Projections
  • Funding Sources and Next Steps

Business Marketing & Planning Session
Presenter: Greg Magnus
March 9, 2011(6-9pm) at Village Bank, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike (west of Rt-288 across from Westchester Commons)
Registration (CLOSED – SOLD OUT)

May 12, 2010

Title: WordPress Open Discussion
with Richmond’s Open Source Meetup Group

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Twin Hickory Library (visit website here for directions)
5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509 Library phone: 804-364-1400

Fee: None (bring your laptop)

Whether you need a company website, Content Management System (CMS) or just a blog, WordPress offers endless possibilities. But, there are several tricks of the trade when it comes to installing the right widgets, plugins, templates and custom features. During our Meetup, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of WordPress as well as a few not so common uses of WordPress to help you save time, money and a lot of IT aggravation.

  • Overview of WordPress open source software and the WordPress community
  • Learn how to use WordPress as a company website – lower your website costs and increase your online presence
  • WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Templates and Plugins: the essential components of WordPress and blog technology
  • Tactics for automated content distribution to social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Establishing inbound links and engaging target markets
  • Open discussion and website reviews

Presenter: Greg Magnus with AIM Custom Media
Registration – Meetup RSVP: Visit our meetup group here, join and RSVP to join us.

AIM Custom Media WordPress Open Discussion

Presentation by Greg Magnus at the Richmond Open Source Meetup Group on May 12, 2010

March 2, 2010

Title: Social Media – Business Marketing Essentials

  • Essential Steps for Effective Social Media Marketing
  • Learn how to leverage social media to grow your business
  • Planning: the essential components of a social media marketing plan
  • How to create a meaningful presence and join the conversation
  • Tactics for establishing networks, pinpointing communities and engaging target markets
  • Top social media sites, niche sites and the tools of the trade
  • Maximizing your ROI

Presenter: Greg Magnus with AIM Custom Media

Presentation Slides: Social Media Mini Workshop

Sponsors: Richmond SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and the Richmond Retail Merchants Association partnered to offer practical and bottom line mini workshops for small business owners.

About SCORE: The Richmond, Virginia Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. Richmond SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives.

January 17, 2010

Title: Marketing Yourself and Your Business in the New Digital World
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Forum

(Mekong Restaurant, 6004 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230)

Guest Speaker: Greg Magnus, President, AIM Custom Media, LLC

Are you passionate about increasing sales but can’t seem to get anywhere using social media? We all know millions and millions of links and leads are shared everyday on social networks. And, there are several simple things you can do to improve your results and get your share. January 27, 2010, 6-8pm presentation at the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Forum.

2010 is going to be an incredible year for marketing. Entrepreneurs that survived the economic storm of 2009 are in an exciting position for 2010. The days of costly brand building are over. It is going to be a time where innovative marketing is going to flourish. Brand marketing is going to be cheaper, faster and smarter. Are you ready to enter the universe of possible marketing and advertising initiatives? More info here ->

2009 Presentations and Events

October 19, 2009

Event: “Pathway to Success” Boot Camp
(VCN and St Michael’s JAM (Job Assistance Ministry)

This 4 day event is a comprehensive playbook designed to give you step by step instructions and coaching that will move you from transition to dream job, as well as life management tips along the way. Every topic of transition will be covered so that each participant has a complete understanding of what it takes to accomplish their goals for employment. It is designed so that each participant should attend the entire 4 day camp.

October 19th & 20th from 9:00am – 12:00 noon: St. Michael’s: 4491 Springfield Rd, Glen Allen and October 21st and 22nd from 9:00am – 12:00 noon: Three Chopt Presbyterian: 9315 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond

Info: virginiacareernetwork.com
Speakers (several)
Greg Magnus, Publisher, AIM Custom Media – Social Networking Presentation (PDF)

2009 – Sept. 26 – Que Pasa Event, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  – Volunteer
Event: 8th Annual Que Pasa Event
Venue: Party at Science Museum
SCORE Volunteer: Greg Magnus, AIM Custom Media, LLC
Location: Science Museum, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

2009 – Sept. 17 – Social Networking for Business – Presentation
Topic: Social Networking and Online Marketing – Mini Workshops
Venue: Richmond SCORE Board presentation
Speaker: Greg Magnus, AIM Custom Media, LLC
Location: Retail Merchants Association (RMA), Monument Ave., Richmond, VA
- Greg Magnus presented on social media marketing and social networking. Greg also writes for the National SCORE Blog.

2009- Sept. 8 – VA Career Network – Social Networking Presentation
Topic: Integrating Offline and Online Social Networking
Speaker: Greg Magnus, AIM Custom Media, LLC
Location: VCN Meeting at Equity Concepts 2550 Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA 23238

2009 – April 30, 2009 – Mercedes-Benz Club of America – Social Networking Presentation
Topic: Online Marketing and Social Networking, Section Presidents’ Meeting
Speaker: Greg Magnus, AIM Custom Media, LLC
Location: MBCA National Board Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

“AIM Custom Media worked with our organization to provide personal blog pages and leverage our e-capabilities to increase revenue. Their training was excellent – informative and practical.

Our regional group of coaches walked away with marketing ideas to grow our businesses that we would never have thought of on our own.” (Laura S., Business Consultant)