Thursday May 23, 2013
Fellow About.com Guide, Brian Milne, had a unique opportunity to interview Gary Vaynerchuk, author of two bestselling books including, "Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion," and founder of VaynerMedia and Wine Library. You may know Gary from his down-to-earth, approachable and helpful profiles on Facebook and Twitter, or from one of his many other endeavors in the business and social media world.
In the interview, Gary had a lot to say about the power of communication in business and networking that is relevant for every entrepreneur or small business owner. Click the link below to read the article.
Thanks to Brian for asking great questions and sharing his interview with us!
How Communication Fuels Gary Vaynerchuk's Success
Photo © Gary Vaynerchuk
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Twitter can be an effective tool for small business owners to promote their products and services and find new customers... if it's used wisely. Like any other social media platform, there are pros and cons, and many of them depend on the type of business you have and your marketing goals.
For many businesses, though, there are a lot of reasons to use Twitter to expand your reach and grow your business. To help you get started on the right foot, today's feature article provides five essential tips for using Twitter in your small business.
5 Tips for Getting Started with Twitter in Your Small Business
Image © Twitter
Tuesday May 14, 2013
Bartering in your small business can be an effective way to accomplish more while spending less. But bartering is not right in every situation, and you should make sure you take time to do the necessary research before you get started.
Today's feature article provides an introduction to bartering, including some reasons small business owners do it, ideas on how to find bartering opportunities, and tips for bartering successfully.
Small Business Bartering 101
Thursday May 9, 2013
Along with business plans, marketing plans are one of the most powerful documents you will ever prepare for your business. Every business needs a marketing plan, and while some of the specifics will vary depending on your type of business and industry, there are some key sections that are universal.
Today's feature article includes a step-by-step marketing plan guide that will help you create your own plan that is relevant for your business, one that you can start using immediately. After walking through the steps, the document you create should grow with your business and become one of your most important tools that you use on a daily basis.
How to Write a Small Business Marketing Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide