#cumbriahour is a weekly networking hour on Twitter (every Monday, 7-8 pm), facilitated by Michelle Masters. Businesses from all over Cumbria can promote themselves, their products and services to a local audience to increase visibility, awareness, and ultimately custom – all for free!

#cumbriahour has only been in existence since 24 September 2012, but already it regularly trends nationally and is growing in size and function at an astonishing rate. Testimonials are already starting to come in thanking #cumbriahour for introductions to business, services, and customers.

To join in is easy. You only need a twitter account and to be logged in to Twitter at the arranged times. Watch your newsfeed for tweets by accounts you follow which include the hashtag #cumbriahour. If you like, join in with the themed topic which will be on the Announcements page.

Simply retweet (share) those tweets you like and follow accounts you don’t already follow. Most of them will follow you back!

Plan tweets about your own business and remember to include #cumbriahour. If you support other businesses with retweets and by following them, you will find you receive the same service and ultimately, you will have the ability to form real relationships with other businesses and people who use #cumbriahour.

Watch out for further tips and tricks on getting the most from #cumbriahour being tweeted from the #cumbriahour account!