Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

When asked about the most common social media mistakes that take job seekers out of the running for a position, 45 percent of human resources (HR) managers cited writing negative or inappropriate comments. View an infographic of the survey findings about social media mistakes.

Using social media when organising an event

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years the events industry have wholeheartedly embraced social media and assistants should also be doing this when they organise internal events for their businesses. Here are 6 examples of how social media can help you with the events you organise: 1.

Does Social Media Work for Sales and Marketing?

Small Business Labs

Gallup has caused quite a stir with a survey showing that social media has little to no impact on the purchasing decisions of most consumers. Nearly every social media platform has gone through significant changes since Gallup collected its data. social media

Recruiting With Social Media Can Backfire

Office Dynamics

Why using social media as a means of recruitment can backfire. billion people use their mobile device in order to access social media sites, and with Facebook home to over 1.15 Anti-social networking.

The Millennials’ Mania Over Social Media

Dumb Little Man

The way they take back steps to evaluate their social media use, which platforms they should use, and what content they want to have access to can greatly affect the way social media works. Facebook started out as a social platform for college students. According to a recent survey, 41% of millennials still use Facebook every day. Younger Millennials Favor Disappearing Media.

Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 22, 2010 Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea? Do you think its OK to use social media at work?

How Small Businesses Should Make The Most Of Their Social Media Presence

Small Business CEO

There is no doubt that social media is an integral part of online marketing for small businesses. Unfortunately the social media landscape is very fragmented and it is difficult to know what conversations to join and more importantly how to explore these opportunities in the best way.

Why Don’t You Engage Your Customers in Social Media?

Small Business CEO

Simply put, they’re avoiding using social media to attract and engage consumers, therefore dropping the ball when they could be scoring a touchdown. Social Media No Longer a Fad. Connecting Social Media and Customer Relationship Management.

Technology of the week: Survey Monkey

Practically Perfect PA

What is Survey Monkey? Survey Monkey is a website which allows users to create really simple online surveys. Survey Monkey has a number of features but its fundamental function is to create really simple surveys.

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Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey. This is the fourth year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted from November 12 to December 20. The survey attracted 308 responses. Surveys Solopreneur Survey

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InboxQ's Excellent Twitter Q&A User Survey

Small Business Labs

I wasn't familiar with InboxQ until I saw a reference to a survey they'd done in Entrepreneur's Why Savvy Businesses Field Customer Questions on Twitter.  " Because of our blog, we get sent a lot of surveys to review.    But the big problem is not survey methodology, it's how the results are presented.    It was a non-scientific online survey, which I think is fine given their goals, objectives and market. 

Solopreneur Survey Results: 2013 Was a Good Year, Expectations Are Very High for 2014

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2013 End-of-Year Survey. This is the third year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted during the first three weeks of December. The survey attracted 204 responses. Download the complete survey results (PDF).

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Solopreneur Survey: More Outside Vendors Will Be Hired in 2011

The Solopreneur Life

T his is the last in a series of articles that examine the results of The Solopreneur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey, which was conducted between December 12 and December 21. Join TheSolopreneurLife.com community and receive the complete survey results free. Surveys

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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. The anonymous survey, which was conducted using Survey Monkey and attracted 77 responses, consisted of 25 questions and was conducted during the first three weeks of December. Respondents were able to complete the survey only once. Here are the major takeaways from the survey. Nearly half of the solopreneurs surveyed take little or no vacation. Social Network ROI.

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I’ve Completed a Massive Update to the ‘Tools That Work’ Page

The Solopreneur Life

Social Media Software Starting Out Surveys Time Management WordPress Tools That Work After I launched TheSolopreneurLife.com, one of the first pages I created was the Tools That Work page. It’s a resource page for solopreneurs’ online-commerce and website needs. This is a heads-up — I’ve completed a massive update to the Tools That Work page. Check it out. A lot of trial and error goes into selecting […].

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Survey: Most Business Owners Remain Optimistic in California

Small Business CEO

Most California-based entrepreneurs want to invest more resources to grow their company, according to a recent survey by California Bank & Trust (CB&T). … CEO Leadership business surveys business trends california business trends

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Please Take "The Organizational Use of Video Storytelling" Survey

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.   Click Here to Take the Survey.

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Survey Shows Younger Workers Most Comfortable Job Hunting While Employed

Office Dynamics

And, judging by a recent survey, many professionals are heeding this advice. Almost half ( 48 percent ) of survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they are likely to conduct job-search activities at work.

Customer-Obsessed Service

Customers Rock!

Social media has pushed customer service to the forefront for many organizations. Responses are often faster in social media than they are in traditional service channels, since social media makes everything extremely visible.

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27% of Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

Network Solutions recently released its 2010 State of Small Business report and it has lots of interesting information, including data on social media usage by small businesses.   You may wonder why this survey shows lower social media usage than other surveys

Tweets Not All Sweet on Black Friday

Customers Rock!

Social media has brought the customer experience more in-focus than ever before, and this became very apparent during the start of the 2010 holiday shopping season on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Small Business Owners Charge Full Steam Ahead

Small Business CEO

The survey of over 1,100 small business owners found more than half (56 percent) think the first quarter of 2013 was successful and 79 percent believe the second quarter will be positive for their companies. Entrepreneurs Marketing Social Media management mobile marketing

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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.    The chart below is from the ECSB blog post on this topic and based on a January survey

Expert’s Corner: Delivering Voice of the Customer

Customers Rock!

We had a great discussion around listening to customers, gathering social media feedback and turning it into action inside of a company, and of course we talked about the NetPromoter score and how to use it strategically. Recently on Customers Rock!

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer satisfaction surveys

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Customer satisfaction surveys Cheryl April 19, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Satisfaction , Customer Service , Surveys 3 Comments I used to dabble in some online survey groups to gain experience in identifying customer satisfaction criteria. The survey companies paid a ridiculously low compensation or offered lotteries, sweepstakes or points to keep us participating.

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Why It’s Important to Tell the Story of Your Green Brand

Eco-Office Gals

These things can be expressed through your logo and slogan, the content that you use on your website and also how you use your social media accounts to connect with potential customers, clients and professional peers. Green Tips brand brand story green brand social media

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Top 5 Public Relations Tactics for Your Eco Friendly Business

Eco-Office Gals

At this time in our world, “green” companies are something that catches the attention of both customers and the media in very specific and consistent ways because so many are conscious about the well-being of our environment. Use your social media platforms.

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I Need Your Help. I Need a Great Name.

The Solopreneur Life

In March I conducted a survey, and your answers have largely determined the community’s features, size, exclusivity, and pricing. In the survey, I asked what features you would like the group to have. Related posts: A Solopreneur Life Survey: Do You Want To Help Build a Great Community? Participate in an Online-Marketing Survey From The Word Chef. The Solopreneur Survey: Your Participation Is Needed! Branding Social Media Naming Social Network

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106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

  I hear it from my clients and workshop participants as well as my connections on social media sights.  Change the settings on your social networking sites that automatically notify you of new activity. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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The Community Now Has a Name: The Solopreneur Village

The Solopreneur Life

Related posts: A Solopreneur Life Survey: Do You Want To Help Build a Great Community? Results of Solopreneur Community-Building Survey. Social Media Starting Out Community The Solopreneur VillageT en days ago I announced that TheSolopreneurLife.com’s long-awaited private, online community will open its doors very, very soon. But the community needed a name, so I asked you to help by submitting ideas. I was expecting maybe a dozen entries. I received 53.

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9 Useful Tools for a Small Business to Manage Work Better

Small Business CEO

You can also use it to create many different kinds of forms such as for orders, meetings and customer surveys. It is important nowadays for a small business to have a substantial online presence, especially in social media.

Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

Facebook Strategy For Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Here’s what no one in the social media space seems to want to say: Facebook is a difficult place to reach new eyeballs organically if you do not already have good brand awareness. Tags: Marketing Social Media facebook marketing strategies online branding

Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business. Kudos to QPS for their survey work. 

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer service procedures and.

Service Untitled

Consider using social media the same way. When you enter the world of social media, service or product problems can immediately become public discussions. Social media awakens a higher demand for transparency, honesty and action.

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

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Majority of Holiday Shoppers Will Buy From Retail Stores This Year

Small Business CEO

Recently Intuit conducted a holiday sales survey and produced The Small Business Owner’s Holiday Season Cheat Sheet infographic. Marketing Sales Social Media customers holiday sales holiday shoppingI found many of the statistics on this particular infographic interesting but one stood out most surprising to me. According to Intuit, 69% of holiday shoppers will still shop in retail store locations. That number seams really high to me.

State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

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Word of Mouth is How Freelancers Find Jobs

Small Business Labs

Survey data from the MBO State of Independence study shows that 67% of independent worker respondents listed word of mouth as the most important source for getting assignments.    Social media was distant 4th, with only 3%.

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