The Top 10 of ‘THE WORST ADVICE’ for Social Media for Business
Today it can seem like everyone and their cousin is a self proclaimed Social Media ‘expert’. Due to its influx into our lives and businesses in the last 10 years, many people are trying to leverage their own social media use into a business by selling their services. The problem with that is that they may know how to make posts and use platforms, but they might not have the best business practices, and most importantly, MARKETING experience to
Social Media Made Easy with the Q.U.A.C.K method!
Social media is necessary when starting a business, and not using it is no longer an option. Many don’t understand the impact online communication can do for a brand and business. Think of it as a direct and immediate line to reaching your customers worldwide. If you aren’t using social media as an integral part of growing your business, you need to ask yourself, why? The big question is, are you taking the time to invest in this tool that’s
How To be Popular in a Social Media World
Being popular doesn’t mean what it always used to. These days your popularity tends to be intertwined online as much as in person. And when it comes to Social Media for business, popularity is essential. It’s a big wide world out there and Social Media has brought us all that much closer together as we can search for anything at the tip of our fingers. For business, Social Media has just started to come into its own and mature.
6 Social Media Myths that Murder your Success Online
Social Media is no longer a passing ‘fad’ and purely a personal luxury to share selfies, the food you are currently eating and pics of your beloved pets. Social Media has quickly become the #1 Marketing tool for businesses worldwide simply because it is where your clients are hanging out, all of the time – and it is mostly FREE! Since this marketing platform is still relatively new to the game, how to utilize it effectively for your business is
What IS Facebook Reach? And Does it Matter?
Facebook Reach is that little number at the bottom left corner of your post on your business page. This number is a count of the number of people that have seen your content in their newsfeeds. It doesn’t measure true engagement on your page and is not a really good analytic to measure your success by – it’s more of a gauge of how many people are ‘seeing’ it and if Facebook deems it of enough value to share
How to Deal With Cyber Bullies As A Business
Keyboard warriors, cyber bullies, trolls. No matter what you call them, they are all the same – haters whose life mission is to spread misery wherever they go. In light of recent occurrences I have seen online, especially with the ongoing mud slinging and character assassinations we are witnessing with the current presidential campaign taking place in the United States. I felt it prudent to address this topic and explain what these online ‘trolls’ are, what their agenda really is and
Women Small Business Owners – The Backbone of Our Impacted Economy
Small business ownership plays a vital role in developing both the economic and social fabric of both Ontario and BC, this we already know. Not only does it play a vital role, it has been deemed as the ‘backbone’ of both economies. Small businesses in Niagara are “too big to ignore and a market like Niagara, 98 per cent of businesses are considered small businesses,” said Mishka Balsom, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
The ‘C Strategy’ of Powerful and Effective Social Media Marketing
What is this ‘C Strategy’ we talk about? It is a carefully constructed Internationally Award Winning process that infuses certain actions and planning for social media that results in a powerful and engaged community online for your business. We’ve established the C Strategy after years of studying, working in and learning about how Social Media works, and the best practices or ‘systems’ for using this medium to market your business in a powerful way. Leveraging social media marketing can increase
8 Simple Ways to Make the Best of Social Media for your Business
Social Media is one of those things in life that tend to appear complex because of it’s simplicity. For many of us business owners who are used to over thinking everything, the very thought of letting go of that practice can be extremely frightening – so, it seems hard when we are challenged that way. But hard it is not. In fact, to really utilize social media to it’s maximum effectiveness there are some very simple things that you can
Is Your Compass Pointed In a ‘Strategic’ Direction For Your Social Media Marketing?
You have picked your location, packed your bags, loaded the car and are ready to start out on your cross country adventure. Do you venture out without a road-map? You could, and you may get to where you want to go, but more than likely you will have to make many U-turns, re-directions and end up stopping at a gas station for directions anyways, arriving late and not being able to take in all the sights you had hoped for.