Facebook announced Wednesday that there are now 40 million active small business pages on the site. Facebook also launched more support for these pages, through the Boost Your Business program and an online chat platform.
Facebook elaborated on the Boost Your Business program in a blog post:
We’re hitting the road again to talk to small businesses around the world about ways they can grow their business. And this year we’re going even bigger. The 2015 Boost Your Business program is comprised of both half-day and 2-hour pop-up events, each focused on bringing small businesses together to share best practices and hear about the latest marketing strategies and tools.