Can We Really Trust Facebook With Our Online Identity?

Dumb Little Man

Before Facebook. For most of us, our online identity is owned by Facebook. Is Facebook creepy? With or without Facebook the internet was going to eventually heavily influence the way we are presented to the world. Just don’t let Facebook own all of you.

27% of Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

As the chart below (chart 14 from the report) shows, Facebook is used by 27% of small businesses for business purposes.          This is stunning growth and another data point suggesting Facebook is taking over the web. 

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Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are extremely optimistic about 2011, even as they struggle with cash flow, time management, marketing, and other aspects of running their businesses. Solopreneur optimism for 2011 is remarkable: 49.6% What are your revenue expectations for 2011, compared to 2010? Facebook, 32.6%. What online marketing tools are you planning to use more in 2011, compared to 2010? What offline marketing tools are you planning to use more in 2011, compared to 2010? •

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Will Facebook Replace Traditional Websites?

Small Business Labs

  Last year we wondered if social media in general and Facebook in particular could replace traditional websites.    But despite the feedback, many small businesses are using Facebook for their firm's primary website.    We're also seeing a growing number of new small businesses choosing Facebook over a traditional website for their web presence. 

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2011

Small Business Labs

Continuing our annual tradition, below is our Top 10 Small Business Trends list for 2011.    We're optimistic the economy will continue to improve in 2011 and economic growth will be more widespread.    In 2011 small businesses will see stronger demand and better business conditions, resulting in the small business economy emerging from the Great Recession. 

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Life After Twitter And Facebook

Brilliantly Better

But instead of all the Earth being hit, let’s pretend that only two major things are hit: Twitter and Facebook. Lets try to imagine our life after the sad end of Twitter and Facebook. Many years after the complete extinction of Twitter and Facebook, a brilliant (yet strangely unadapted) student, dumped by his girlfriend, will want to show to the whole world that he’s not as bad as he looks. Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011.

Communicating With Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

The blog post I found most interesting shows that Facebook is the preferred social media network small businesses want their suppliers to use to communicate with them.    Yet another example of the growing power of Facebook.

Tired Of Hearing About Facebook? The Value of a Facebook Fan May Change Your Mind

Small Business CEO

If you are a small company, chances are you have taken advantage of every free opportunity you can to market your product or service - including Facebook. Furthermore, Facebook is about the easiest way to reach out to family and friends. In Depth Look: Facebook Fans and Company Revenue.

The Facebook Changes: How Will They Affect Solopreneurs?

The Solopreneur Life

I spent most of mine beefing up The Solopreneur Life’s Facebook “fan&# page. But when I heard late last week about the latest Facebook changes, I knew it was a game-changer for me, and I suspect it will have big implications for a huge number of solopreneurs. Facebook, all of a sudden, is in play for solopreneurs’ social-media efforts. I have one Facebook account, and within that account are my personal page and my business “fan&# page.

Earth Day 2011 Green Tips & Additional Entries

Eco-Office Gals

Below you will find some green tips and retweets to share on Twitter or Facebook. RT @ ecologicbrands Earth Day Giveaway 2011 Win one year of #7thGeneration Detergent – and more! Post from: Eco-Office Gals Earth Day 2011 Green Tips & Additional Entries.

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Trash Talking the Boss

On The Job

If you use Facebook, you're going to think the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is your new best friend. The NLRB has reached a settlement with an ambulance company that fired an employee after she posted snippy comments about her boss on Facebook from her home computer.

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The Small Business Blog On Facebook

The Small Business Blog

A week ago, I launched a new Facebook Page for The Small Business Blog – please come and join me to talk about anything to do with small business, micro business, home business, self-employed, business start-up … Tell me what you think about my blog posts, leave your writing (comments) on my wall, give me…

Four Tips For Small Businesses Using Facebook As Their Main Website

Small Business CEO

More and more small businesses are setting up their Web headquarters on Facebook instead of a traditional website. For one, a Facebook page is free. Facebook is like an online version of Main Street - you want your space to be as attractive to customers as possible.

10 Tips On How to Use Evernote To Its Fullest

The Solopreneur Life

To add your latest recommendation with the title of the note being the month and date, and the tags “business&# and “goals,&# your e-mail subject line would look like this: May 2011 @Books #business #goals.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Twitter Vs Facebook

Small Business CEO

By now we all realize that Facebook and Twitter can have some advantages in marketing our small businesses. So I’m here today sharing with you an article I recently came across that gives a good overview of both the pros and cons of using Twitter and Facebook.

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

So a story in an Active Rain Blog has parts linked to parts of a Wordpress Blog and a another part included in the content of your website linking to parts of a facebook content. Most people remember to click the "share on Facebook" (or Twitter, Digg, etc.)

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Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Productive & Organized

Maybe you have created the Facebook page and the Twitter profile.    Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIN , Quora and others are fantastic tools for meeting and connecting with potential business partners, clients and more.  You have got to be on social media sites!!!

Time Management Tips that DON'T Work -- Yet You Try Them All of the Time

Productive & Organized

Here is a bit of background:  Earlier this week, I shared a link on my Facebook Page called 10 Time Management Tips that Work.   Allison Spitzer Carter Make sure to read every single update from all of your friends on facebook every single day!

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Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Concentration

Dumb Little Man

I wonder what’s happening on Facebook? Whatever you do during the day, there are probably times when you need to concentrate. Perhaps you’ve got a project at work that requires focus (it could be anything from writing a report to carrying out some important lab tests).

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Giveaway: Like Eco-Office Gals Win Studiopress!

Eco-Office Gals

On Facebook? Brian Gardner – Founder of StudioPress – is donating a copy of Social Eyes (or child theme of choice) to one lucky Eco-Office Gals Facebook Fan and upon request, Eco-Office Gals will install it on WordPress for you!

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Facebook, here comes SPB!

Simple Productivity Blog

I finally bit the bullet and decided to add a Facebook page for the blog. It can be found at SimpleProductivityBlog on Facebook. Feel free to share articles, comment, etc. there. Don’t be afraid to friend the blog! Thanks for subscribing to the RSS feed for SimpleProductivityBlog. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Blog Business

Seven Secrets of Highly Productive People

Dumb Little Man

Perhaps you’ve fallen into the trap of trying to work while you’ve got Facebook and Twitter open. Some people are incredibly effective and efficient. They get lots of work done – and it’s all high-quality. They seem to have boundless energy and enthusiasm.

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Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

Basically what they are doing is pulling in all of your content from Twitter, Facebook, etc.   I see that you have an app on Facebook.  Currently our Facebook app is only being used for our "join with facebook" option during signup registration. 

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Staying Focused and Avoiding BSOs - 31 Tips to Take You to Focused Success

Productive & Organized

PS Join us on Facebook! "My Theme for 2011: Decisive Productive Action" Do you get caught up in BSOs?    BSOs are "Bright Shiny Objects" -- those things that easily catch your attention and steal your focus. 

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Best Business Technology for Small Businesses & Their Owners (28 ideas from them to you!)

Productive & Organized

        Elaine Quinn Author Of "There's No Place Like Working From Home" (July, 2011). PPS Join us on Facebook! " Stephanie you are such a geek." " That is what I heard from her as we were talking on the phone.    OK! 

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Six Ways to Become More Self-Motivated

Dumb Little Man

Every time you switch to something else (like Facebook or your phone), you’re breaking your concentration. Do you find it tough to work towards your goals – even when you know they’re worthwhile? Perhaps you’ve tried to push yourself forwards with willpower. but it hasn’t worked.

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How to Stay On-Task.Every Day

Dumb Little Man

Whether you work for yourself or for an employer, spending hours surfing the net and updating your Facebook profile won’t get you any closer to your goals. Do you have trouble staying focused?

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How Zappos Affects Your Customer Experience

Customers Rock!

I recently exchanged Facebook messages with Deb Robison , a smart marketing and social media gal. Who is your customer experience competition?

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9 Immediate Tips To Stay Focused on Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Majority of my time in the week is spent either writing new articles for the blog, maintaining my facebook and twitter account, maintaining the blog and forums, processing my emails or creating upcoming plans. Do you remember the new year's resolutions you set at the beginning of this year?

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Creative Uses for 3M Post It Notes

Productive & Organized

  Post It has a Facebook Fan page and loyal customers have shared some pictures of really unique uses of the sticky.  Creativity with post it notes has been happening for quite a while. 

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Local News Publisher Drops Website, Moves to Facebook

Small Business Labs

The local news company, Rockville Central, recently stopped publishing new content on their Web site and instead is publishing on Facebook. We've posted in the past on the growing trend of small businesses replacing traditional websites with Facebook.    And because we keep seeing new examples, we continue to think that over the the next 5 years Facebook is going to become the primary web presence for roughly half of all small businesses that are online. 

Trying to Improve Your Willpower is a HUGE Mistake - Here's What to Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

Do you always end up playing flash games or checking Facebook when you should be working? When we're failing to reach our goals, we often blame a lack of willpower: I've gotta try harder. If only I could stay focused. I need to be more determined. I have to be self-disciplined.

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3 Forms of Radical Relaxation

Dumb Little Man

But the more you get lost in email, Facebook, and Twitter, the more your brain and nervous system must remain “on.” You can follow him on Twitter @LifeBeyondLogic and on Facebook. At the end of a long day, you probably want nothing more than to relax.

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How to Have a Positive Attitude at Work (While Still Being Yourself)

Eat Your Career

Share this on Facebook. My former co-worker (let’s call her “Ruth”) always saw the negative in everything. When an idea was presented, she was the first one to say, “That won’t work.” Fair enough. But she never offered alternatives. She never looked for solutions.

2011 124

STRESS - 22 Ideas on How to Identify it and Eradicate It!

Productive & Organized

PS Join us on Facebook! Do you know when you are stressed?    Do you know what you can do to eliminate your stress?    Not everyone can answer those questions. 

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Is It OK To Be Facebook Friends With Your Boss? 5 Steps That Lead You To a Yes

Small Business CEO

While Twitter and LinkedIn are professional and usually appropriate, Facebook is another story. The question then becomes: Should take the risk and be friends with your boss on Facebook? Although even this does not hide everything that occurs on Facebook, it will help your cause.

Three Ways to Bring Meditation into the Chaos of Daily Life

Dumb Little Man

You can follow him on Twitter @LifeBeyondLogic and on Facebook. By now, almost everyone is aware of the powerful benefits of meditation.

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2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the findings in The Second-Annual Solopreneur Life 2011 End-of-Year Survey. Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said they took $40,000 or less out of their businesses in salary and profit in 2011. More than half of solopreneurs said their quality of life improved in 2011. In the 2011 survey, 67.5 In the 2011 survey, 15.6 In the 2011 survey, 84.4 In the 2011 survey, 72.8 In the 2011 survey, 89.6 In the 2011 survey, 69.4

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Customer Service Through Social Media: The game has changed

Customers Rock!

Gone are the days when social media was all about marketing through Twitter and Facebook. Today’s post is written by a guest blogger, Harry Rollason. Harry is with Useful Social Media , and I will be presenting at their New York Conference on Social Media and Customer Service next week.