Term archive for "Small Business Social Media"

Working with Influencers – When & Why to Do It

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Influencers – people who shape our purchasing behavior – are not new. For those of us born before the social media age, these people were our friends and family, and at an aspirational level, celebrities. But now influencers aren’t limited to those close to us in proximity or personal relationships. Social media has created a… Continue Reading »

Can Being Yourself on Social Media Really Be A Competitive Advantage?

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Richard Branson, Marissa Mayer, and even Tim Cook have all been praised for using their personal social media engagement to boost their brands’ profiles. Being authentic, opinionated, and real-time responsive can be a great strategy for the top-level CEO – but does it work for the typical small business owner? The answer to that question… Continue Reading »

The Social Media Comfort Zone

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Think back to when you were in school. It’s likely that you had a subject or a few subjects that you loved and excelled in while there were others you dreaded. If you were like us, you attacked the homework for the former and reluctantly approached the latter after exhausting your long list of excuses… Continue Reading »

The Social Media Majority

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We’ve long since touted the importance of social media for small and medium sized businesses, and now we have even more reason to sing its praises. LinkedIn recently released research stating that approximately 81% of SMBs use social media. Though this is excellent progress, we believe that almost all SMBs can benefit from these platforms…. Continue Reading »