As Facebook is something we all use for many things, whether it's keeping in touch with old friends or getting the latest news, it is making a huge impact on small businesses.
Kathleen Temple, a tailor in Harrisonburg who has been working for several years, made her Facebook page for her business two years ago.
She said when she made her Facebook page, where she goes by the name "KathleenTemple, Tailor," it made a significant impact on the way her business operates.
Temple said she is now more visible, and more people can find her on the social networking site.
What is unique about her business is that she has more creative freedom, so she uses Facebook to get feedback from customers on what designs they would like to see.
Temple said many times, one of her friends will recommend her business to another friend publicly on their Facebook pages, tagging her in posts whenever someone asks where to get custom sewing done.
Temple said people sometimes find her through Facebook from around the country, even those she went to high school with in Arizona.
She said they come to her for tailoring and dressmaking because it is hard to find someone with those skills.
"I find that nowadays, one place that there is so called 'foot traffic' in our world is online. People are hanging out on Facebook, or other online venues just to find out what each other is doing and what people are thinking about," said Temple.
Temple said the next step for her Facebook page is expanding the amount of pictures she has of her designs.
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