I recently put together a Facebook business page to do some local freelance personal training. I am hoping to just keep myself busy enough that I can pay the bills while I pursue a college degree in a new field. One obstacle I have run into is how to go about promoting myself through Facebook. I would like to network with local businesses and people but due to Facebook's spam policy, I'm finding it rather difficult. I'm wondering if it is possible to network with local businesses on Facebook and if so, how? The only way I've seen any possibility of doing it so far is to "like" their business page and hope they return the favor, but I'd imagine that wouldn't be very effective. Additionally, I have read a lot of information on the net about connecting to groups that have similar interests. However, I'm not sure if the information is outdated or I'm simply missing something, but it doesn't seem like I can search for groups from a Facebook business page. Additionally, it doesn't seem like filtering searches by both groups and location is an option at this point. So, does anyone know of a way to connect with groups on a Facebook business page? I just have to say I find this all really discouraging as it seems to me as if Facebook discourages business from directly networking with each other through their pages. If anyone can help me out here, it would be greatly appreciated. My priority at this point is simply connecting with local businesses and individuals that might be interested in my personal training services (people interested in fitness, exercise, health, etc.). More information is listed on my page on the link in my signature. Any and all help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.