Facebook's first "boot camp" for\u00a0small business owners was held earlier\u00a0this week. The event took place at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City and Small Business Trends was in attendance. Although Facebook has\u00a0done\u00a0smaller events for years, this one kicked off an official nationwide tour called "Facebook Fit." Dan Levy (pictured right), Facebook's Director of Small Business, explained: "We've made a transformation over the last six months or so in how we serve small business owners. We want to tell them about things they don't\u00a0even know about yet. We think our tools are really simple and effective. We'll continue investing in the things we\u00a0do\u00a0online but we'll also get out and see\u00a0people face to face, or as we like to say 'face to Facebook.'" The\u00a0Facebook Fit tour will cover four more cities this year: Miami, Thursday, June 19 Chicago, Thursday, July 10 Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 24 Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, August 5 Each boot camp will open with a short "thank you" video from\u00a0CEO Mark Zuckerberg reminding small to medium sized businesses of their importance to Facebook. Breakout information sessions were also available, hosted by co-sponsors Square, Legalzoom and QuickBooks. Attendees were continually encouraged to network with each other, building on Facebook's belief that small businesses learn much from each other. In fact, local SMB\u00a0support meetups and chamber of commerce events were what initially inspired\u00a0the launch of Facebook Fit. Tickets are $25 and Facebook says space is limited. A Few Statistics Facebook now has more than 30\u00a0million SMBs with active pages, and 1 million of them are using Facebook advertising at least once a month. One of the most popular aspects of Facebook for small to medium sized businesses is still the ability to gain both broad and targeted reach, especially with sponsored posts, Levy said. He added: "Obviously it works. That's why they keep coming back. Over 70 percent of our customers\u00a0start out with a boosted post, which is part of what we call our Lightweight Interface. Anybody can use that option, and\u00a0many\u00a0are small businesses." Also, an estimated 19 million small businesses are managing their Facebook page or interacting with customers on a mobile device. So Levy said: "The big thing you're going to see from us is investment in mobile tools. We think the power of mobile will\u00a0be a\u00a0major transformation SMBs will go through - and are going through right now. Service businesses who\u00a0are out and about and not behind a counter all day - mobile will\u00a0become increasingly important."