Social Media Articles

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    There's No Business Like Snow Business for The Shovel Boys

    by on January 27, 2011

    While many small business owners continue shoveling their way out of the greatest economic crisis in generations, one small business in the suburbs of Chicago has been shoveling all the way to the bank — literally.

    Born of a simple idea and executed with not…

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    Rewarding Customers Through Foursquare

    by on January 25, 2011

    All you have to do to get a free pizza from Paxti’s is eat there all the time.

    Curious? The Chicago-style pizza chain in the San Francisco Bay Area offers the Foursquare “mayors” of each of its four restaurants a free 10-inch pizza of their choice every w…

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    The Step By Step Guide to Online Success

    by on January 25, 2011

    The mere thought of trying to find “success” online in today’s digital world can be overwhelming. With so many self-proclaimed “marketing gurus” and questionable peddlers of Internet-based business guides populating the web, it’s often difficult for small busi…

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    Working with Groupon and "Daily Deal" Sites: Is It Worth It?

    by on January 24, 2011

    Last October, Mulberrys Garment Care in Minneapolis and St. Louis Park, Minn. offered a special deal: $15 for $30 worth of dry cleaning and laundry services. Some 500 customers signed up for the promotion, which was available for just one day through Crowd Cut…

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    How to Boost Your Trade Show Attendance With Social Media

    by on January 21, 2011

    Michael Markarian wanted to let college students in Boston know about his new venture, I Am Hungry, a mobile coupon app for area restaurants. So, last fall, he attended a Boston trade show called CollegeFest, where businesses could pitch goods and services to …

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    Seven Steps to Establish Your Small Business on Twitter

    by on January 21, 2011

    The microblogging juggernaut known as Twitter is only four years old, yet it presently boasts more than 175 million registered accounts – 100 million of which are younger than one year old. Incredibly, during just the past twelve months, users have tweeted s…

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    How Can a Small Business Get on Wikipedia?

    by on January 11, 2011

    Now celebrating its tenth year online, Wikipedia exists as both a highly popular reference source and a current news media outlet. Many people view having their own Wikipedia article as evidence of credibility for themselves and their work. Not surprisingly, m…

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    Eight Free Ways to Self-Promote Your Business

    by on January 4, 2011

    When it comes to cost-efficient ways to promote your business, no one does it better than you!  You know the inner workings of your company and the types of incentives that your employees respond to.  You know your customers and the challenges that they face…

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