What seems to confuse most people, is the fact that there are three basic entities you can create on facebook. Each one has their own specific role and rules. They are:-
Profiles are for people, actual humans, they should be personal. You are not allowed to have one set up to be a business.
You can use a profile to mention your business, but it cannot appear to be a business.
If you have a personal profile, and post occasional links about your business this is fine. So is mentioning or sharing special offers, promotions and so on.
Having a personal profile as "TempleDene Consultants" is not allowed. A personal profile like this can be removed or converted to a "page" without notice.
It may seem safe, as you might think a profile converted to a page doesn't sound too bad. If that happens though, you don't get a proper page, you get something that misses a lot of page features.
You might also think, "well I'll set up a page later, and get everyone to move across to it". Wrong, you will lose around 50% of the profiles "friends" who never see the messages to move or don't bother.
Pages are for businesses, You can put them into specific categories to help people find you. For example the TempleDene Consultants page is in the category for Web Design.
One advantage of a business page is that you can assign management roles to other people. This allows them to post on behalf of a business as if they were that business. You can have several people set up in different roles.
You should have someone you trust who is also a page admin. If your profile gets hacked or lost, they can reinstate any new profile you set up as an admin to your business page.
Facebook groups are communities, they are useful for bringing together people with similar interests.
You could build a group around your business. For example a group for beer lovers if you are a brewery, or a group for craft lovers if you sell craft supplies and so on.
The original creator of a group always keeps control as long as they remain in it. That is unless you quit the group or get yourself banned from facebook. You can set up other people as an admin of the group, and they can do everything you can.
But the best way to use groups is to join ones that let you promote your business to others. Just remember that it's best to become a recognisable name in that group by joining in. If you dive in promoting your business too much straight away it will stick out like a sore thumb!
Posted by Peter
on Wed 13th Jan 2016 11:59:40
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Last Modified on Tue 8th Mar 2016 16:48:29