How to Make a Business Facebook Page
Anyone can get their business's Facebook page up and running in a few minutes using Facebook's page creation tool.
Facebook offers any business the opportunity to create a page to advertise, inform and connect with customers and clients. The basic process of building your business's Facebook page is the same regardless of the business's size, as is operating your page. Once your page is built, use it to inform your customers of products and services, provide customer support and generate buzz with special offers and contests.
Creating the Page
Log in to your Facebook account and go to the Facebook Page Creator. Select the category that best fits your business.
This guide uses the Company, Organization or Institution option for illustrative purposes. While the build process is the same for all business types, there are minor differences in the details you provide for the About section of your page.
Use the Choose a category drop-down menu to select a category that fits your business. With the exception of Cause or Community, each business page type features a Choose a category menu, with options that match the type. Here are some examples of categories you can find under each option:
- Local Business or Place: Restaurant/Cafe, Book Store, Food/Grocery.
- Company, Organization or Institution: University, Company, Government Organization.
- Brand or Product: Food/Beverages, Video Game, Office Supplies.
- Artist, Band or Public Figure: Movie Character, Comedian, Author.
- Entertainment: Movie, Magazine, TV Show.
Fill out the necessary information in the fields and click Get Started. The information each category requires varies:
- Local Business or Place: Business or Place Name, Street Address, City/State, Zip Code and Phone Number.
- Company, Organization or Institution: Company Name.
- Brand or Product: Brand or Product Name.
- Artist, Band or Public Figure: Name.
- Entertainment: Name.
- Cause or Community: Cause or Community Name.
Write a quick and informative description of your page in the About field, and fill in the Website field with a link to your company's website or other relevant social media sites. Enter a unique address in the Enter an address for your Page field that will be easy for your page's visitors to remember.
Click Save Info when you're finished.
- You have only 155 characters for the About field, so keep your description as short as possible.
- You can always click the Skip button and come back to this section at a later time.
Click Upload from Computer if your picture is saved on your hard drive, or Import from Website if your picture is saved on your company website's server.
For Upload for Computer, select your picture and click Open.
For Import from Website, paste the URL into the address field and click Import.
- While the picture can effectively be anything that complies with Facebook policy, selecting something like your company's logo is generally the best choice.
- While any sized picture can be used, profile pictures always display at 180 pixels by 180 pixels. Consider making a picture at this resolution specifically for use on Facebook.
Click Add to Favorites to add your page to your News Feed, or click Skip.
You can add your page to your News Feed favorites at any time. For instance, delay adding the page to your News Feed until you have some content on your business's page to share with your followers.
Enter information about your key audience to construct an ad and click Save or click Skip. Information includes a target location, age range, gender and interests.
Like adding the page to your News feed, you can create an ad any time. Delaying creating an ad is generally the better choice, as having content on your page before you begin advertising gives visitors a reason to stay once they arrive on your page.
Finishing Up Your Page's Profile
Once the basic skeleton of your page has been created, visiting the page at any time while signed in as the page administrator gives you a few more options, including adding a cover picture. By clicking the About tab, you can add more information about your business and page, including your address, the date you started your business, a longer description and other contact information.
With all of your page's information filled out, start creating some content for the page including posts with plain text, pictures, videos and anything else that you think will be attention-getting or helpful to your customers.