Small Business Resources
We've compiled a series of resources to assist our clients and students with relevant issues and topics that impact social media and internet marketing. We research internet marketing trends and updates daily by reading articles and news feeds from major bloggers, including HubSpot, Mashable, Social Media Examiner, and AllFacebook. We also compile articles of interest on our bookmarking site at Delicious, and on our Pinterest Boards. Here are a few articles that may be of interest:
Learning LinkedIn From The Experts
Attract Customers With Facebook
How to Use Google Plus For Business
Add a Google+ tab to your Facebook Page
Add a Pinterest tab to your Facebook Page
Add a YouTube tab to your Facebook Page
Add a Twitter tab to your Facebook Page
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Small Business Tools
We are always looking for greater efficiency in running our small business. We like to use tools that are internet-based, meaning we can access them from anywhere. Value and reliability are also important. Here are some small business tools that we highly recommend:
Fresh Books: Cloud Accounting, simple billing and easy to use. FreshBooks is intuitive, so accounting isn’t intimidating. Free Trial.
Square Credit Card Processing: Activate a Square account through this link, and you can process up to $1,000 in credit card sales for free during their first 180 days.
Constant Contact: Easy email marketing to connect with your customers, and for customers to share your message with their networks. And the more customers spread the word about your business, the more you grow. Free Trial.
Happy Grasshopper: Try Happy Grasshopper for 30 Days for Just $5. Choose your plan based on the number of contacts in your database. Every 3 weeks professional writers will let you know that new messages are ready to be sent for you. It's simple, just pick your favorite, edit it to your liking, and approve it for delivery.
iStockPhoto: The web's original source for royalty-free stock images, media and design elements.
Tweak: Create your own print ads, business cards, brochures, flyers, and build your own logo. Quality products at extremely competitive prices.
Animoto: Unlimited 30-second slide show videos for free!
Slide.ly: Instantly create beautiful slideshow videos using your favorite photos and music and share them on all popular social websites.
Pagemodo: Create Custom Business Facebook Pages for free!
GoDaddy: Get your own .COM with a personalized email address. Use our referral code "WOWinn" at checkout to get 20% off!
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