Tag Archives: Social Media

Want to Sell More Stuff? Go with Social Media & SEO!

I just read a yummy article about small business promotion.  (And yes, I did just use the word “yummy” in relation to small business.  I love this stuff!)  This New York Times small biz gem features the story of a … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Twitter: How—and Why—to Tweet

In my last blog post, I promised to get “practical and tactical” with social networking.  What better way to begin that process than with a “Twitter 101” of sorts? Twitter has been a media darling for a while now; 2009 … Continue reading

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Practical & Tactical Use of Social Media for Small Business

It seems so contrary, that we would be “practical and tactical” about something identified as “social.”  Yet as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like grow deeper roots in our everyday communications, it’s essential for business people to (1) embrace social … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Worth the Effort? One Blogger’s Year End Review

As 2009 becomes yesterday’s tweet, I’m reflecting on 12 month’s worth of professional adventures and social media endeavors. Back when ’09 was shiny and new, I was already strapped in for a bumpy ride.  2008 had taken its toll, with nearly every … Continue reading

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Think Social Media Is a Panacea for Small Business? Get real!

751 LinkedIn connections. 1,443 Twitter followers. 410 Facebook friends. Those are my stats as of this morning.  Trust me, I know there are countless people whose numbers make mine sound limp.  And trust me again, I know the numbers don’t … Continue reading

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Group Dynamic – Make the Most of Social Media Group Participation

Social media groups are topic-specific communities accessible for ‘members’ via  popular social networks such as Facebook and the business-oriented LinkedIn.  Members of these virtual groups can post questions, discussion starters, even news and job listings. I’ve previously written about starting, … Continue reading

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Too Busy To Blog? Tips for Small Biz Bloggers

I knew this was how it was going to be. I knew there’d be seasons in which I’d get so busy I’d have to let my own blog take a backseat to my paid writing gigs.  As a matter of … Continue reading

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