I know, you probably have a ton of questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as I can, but today, let’s celebrate with a Monday roundup.
Now, once you got out of your Turkey Day coma (if you were in the U.S., that is, if you weren’t… carry on!), did you have a chance to participate in Small Business Saturday over the weekend? After all, small businesses (like mine!) are an extremely important part of for the economy.
So in celebration of small businesses everywhere, this week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that offer small business tips for all those who could use them.
Why: Today, starting a small business is relatively easy for anyone with computer access and the drive to follow through (that’s the hard part). In this post for the Social Media Hat, Calvin Sellers covers how you can make your small business stand out from the crowd.
Why: Relationships are the lifeblood of small businesses, yet finding an efficient but cost-effective way to keep in touch isn’t always easy. A while back I wrote about Streak, a nifty plugin for Gmail that helps you do just that, and I’m still using it.
Why: If you work it, a blog can be a great way to generate exposure, thought leadership and leads for your small business. Ken Mueller shares how to generate traffic for your blog, and extend the life cycle of your posts.
Why: Social media can take an exorbitant amount of time, time that could be better used towards business development activities. Shelly Kramer explores some tips and tools to help you get that time back.
Why: Are you using Facebook ads to promote your small business? A helpful infograpghic via Leaderswest offers some useful tips to get you started.
Do you currently own or are thinking of starting a small business? What advice would you offer to small business owners? Please share them in the comments below.