Archive for February, 2009

What is social media?

This is a question I get on a daily basis from small business owners. It’s hard to describe the entire scope, importance and possibilities quickly. But this morning I am reading an e-book by John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and he sums it up pretty well:

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Continue Reading February 25, 2009 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

New Green Web Hosting Facility

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One of my newest clients is Solar Wind Hosting.  They offer green web hosting.  The energy saved by hosting with Solar Wind Hosting is the equivilent of planting six acres of trees per year!   How cool is that?  So from now on when you have 360 Graphics design your website, we will be hosting with them and helping the planet!

Check out more at http://www.solarwindhosting.com

February 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Save time working in groups

Here’s my cool new social media discovery of the week:  Wiggio  (Wi-Gee-Oh)  www.wiggio.com

This is a great new site that makes working in groups, collaborating on projects, forming teams and running your small business so much easier!  In Wiggio you can contact one another, upload documents, share updates and information, set up conference calls, online chats, set up in-person meetings, have discussions and so much more.  To learn more just visit the site and watch the short tutorial videos.  It’s self-explainatory from there….an awesome!  Enjoy!

February 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Gaining credibility with social networking tools

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 Enter yet another social media site to join 🙂  Recently I was invited to join www.naymz.com  I’ve checked it out and started using it myself.  This site is geared towards not only connecting with your contacts, but also writing endorsments and becoming a reference for your business associates you know, like and trust.  This can definitely build more credibility for you.  Check it out and set up your profile.  Want to check out my profile to see how it works?  Click here  Julie Cantu – Naymz.com Profile

February 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

I hope you Dance!

As I was driving my two daughters to school this morning we were listening to “I hope you Dance” by Lee Ann Womack.  I smiled in the rear view mirror, proud of the two little ladies singing along in the backseat.  Myoldest earned a special honor and is “Principle of the Day” today.  She was beaming with joy and so excited to get to school!  I thought about how proud I am that I am raising two strong, independent, entrepreneurial spirits with a can-do attitude.  They have grown up in my highly entrepreneurial world, and they are brimming with ideas of their own.  I have no doubt they will one day make great things happen.
On that same note.  I love hand painted wooden signs.    We have many hanging around our home for inspiration.  Two of my favorites are:
Strong Women:  May we know them.  May we raise them.  May we be them.
and
Dance as if no one were watching.  Sing as if no one were listening.  Live each day as if it were your last.
So what’s this got to do with starting or marketing  a small business? 
Yes.  Times are tough.  But small business makes this country go round.  To all of you fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners:  We need your courage.  We need you to take the risks.  We need you to dance anyway! 
Ironically, I came across this a great post I found this morning in one of my LinkedIn Group Discussions.  As a small business owner and especially a brand new start-up in this turbulent economy, the uncertain world can be scarry.  But you have more courage and power than you may give yourself credit for.  Just go ahead and dance.  Start and grow your business!   Read more posts at www.christine.com
January 30th, 2009
by: Christine Comaford

February 2, 2009 at 10:28 am Leave a comment


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