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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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The Collective Connective – It’s Time for Small Biz to Face Up to Social Media

I have her email address and phone number.  She lives no more than a mile from me. However, I opted for direct messages on Facebook to set up our recent dinner outing.  Why did I communicate with my friend this … Continue reading

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Is Your Biz a “Lust” or “Must”? Use Social Media to Convince Customers They Need What They Want or Want What They Need

Windshields.  Cupcakes. In the gravel-spattered roadway of life, windshield fix-it shops exist to meet the needs of drivers.  A cracked windshield could pose a danger; it’s imperative it be repaired.  Thus, this service is pretty much a “must.” On the … Continue reading

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Can You Make Money on Facebook, Twitter or Other Social Media Networks?

“Has anybody figured out how to make money on here?” I’ve run across people asking this question on Facebook and Twitter quite often, and the topic even comes up frequently offline. Of course, this question isn’t coming from casual passers-by … Continue reading

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Dig In! Treat Social Media Like a Full Meal

A social media plan is not an à la carte menu, so if you’re using social media to help take your small biz big time, come hungry.  This stuff isn’t for snacking.  Maybe you can get away with some à … Continue reading

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New Stats on Small Biz & Social Media – Are We Telling or Selling?

What’s the real scoop on the usage and effectiveness of social media for small business?  Between information from a couple of recent research reports and real life scenarios, it seems small biz is using social media primarily for telling—not selling. … Continue reading

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Five Elements of Social Media – Free White Paper

When it comes to social media, do you ever feel like you’re blowing a kazoo in the middle of a marching band brass section?  Or do you feel like your occasional trumpet calls get quick salutes but no lasting results? … Continue reading

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