Infographic: Twitter for SMEs

The Small Business Blog

We expect that most of you small business owners out there already have a presence on social media and that probably includes a Twitter account too. What you may not realise is how valuable every one of your (real) Twitter followers actually are to your small business.

Research: Twitter Reveals Workplace Stress

On The Job

Chances are, your stress level has gone up simply because it's Monday. You're not alone. A new study by Dr. Wei Wang at the University of Central Florida finds that tweets mentioning work stress were highest on Mondays, and start to slowly decline throughout the week.

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Infographic: Twitter Interaction

The Small Business Blog

If you are having problems using social media to promote your small business (in particular, on Twitter) then today’s infographic might help. But there… Read the full article here: Infographic: Twitter Interaction on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

UPS Store launches small business expert twitter chat.

The Small Business Blog

Today at 3:00 pm Eastern, The UPS Store (@TheUPSStore) will launch its small business expert Twitter chat series (#SBOadvice). Tomorrow’s chat, “Get in the Game – Make Your Small Business Dreams a Reality,” will be hosted by small business startup and growth expert, Michelle McCullough.

Defending Twitter

Small Business Labs

There is a growing backlash against Twitter these days.    This tends to happen in the tech field when something has been as hyped as Twitter.    BNET's Twitter: A Marketing Has-Been That Never Was is another recent example. 

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Earlier this week I wrote a piece on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants so I thought I would carry on with that theme and try to convince you all to join Twitter! Twitter really is a great place for learning as well as being social.

5 Easy Ways To Find Potential Customers On Twitter

Small Business CEO

Despite being 9 years old and having 316 million active users, Twitter is still a mystery for business owners. What makes Twitter a great place for any business is the ability to search status updates and user bios based on keywords. Take the time search your business’s name on Twitter.

Twitter on the prowl or “How I lost 20,000 followers in a week”

The Small Business Blog

I don’t check my followers on Twitter very regularly but I’ve noticed that at some point between Easter Monday and this afternoon on Friday, I have lost nearly 20,000 of them. Twenty thousand is a massive amount of people and you might think I would be angry… Read the full article here: Twitter on the prowl or “How I lost 20,000 followers in a week” on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

5 Of The Best Education Marketing Tips For Twitter

The Small Business Blog

Twitter has rapidly established itself as one of the best marketing and promotion tools available. From events and goings on to staff recruitment, Twitter is incredibly powerful. Guest Blog education marketing Marketing/PR Social Media Social media for business twitter

Twitter Hits a Home Run With Its Twitter For Business Microsite

The Solopreneur Life

T witter has relaunched its Twitter For Business microsite. The site was built to get you to use Twitter advertising, but I’m extremely impressed with the quality and quantity of helpful information that the microsite provides for small businesses. Twitter #Success Stories.

Twitter is a Broadcast Medium

Small Business Labs

Interesting academic study on Twitter from Yahoo Research.    The bottom line of the study is Twitter is dominated by a small number of users and much more of broadcast medium than a social network. Key quote from the study: “We find a striking concentration of attention on Twitter—roughly 50% of tweets consumed are generated by just 20K elite users—where the media produces the most information, but celebrities are the most followed.”.

Top 5 Small Business Twitter Tips for Newbies

The Small Business Blog

Try to avoid any Twitter “gaffes” by making false assumptions about the service. Many brands and high profile people have made embarrassing mistakes on Twitter by posting tweets publicly that they didn’t mean to, so learn… Top 5 Tips posts are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners.

15 Twitter Tools Your Business Should be Using

Small Business CEO

Twitter has become an increasingly powerful device for small businesses, allowing them to engage with clients, reach a wider audience and spread brand awareness. … Social Media twitter tools

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

Twitter was founded March 21, 2006. We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. Their Twitter handle and bio follow. Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter. Need Twitter advice?

People for Solopreneurs to Follow on Twitter

The Solopreneur Life

A re you trying to find worthwhile people to follow on Twitter? Subscribe to my Twitter “Solopreneur Heroes” list. The Twitter App I Use. FYI, there are many feature-rich Twitter apps. Whom Should Solopreneurs Follow on Twitter? Related posts: 9 People Who Are On My Twitter ‘Social Media’ List. Is Twitter Losing Its Power As a Tool For Solo Businesses? Social Media Starting Out Twitter

Twitter Fiction. Really!

Daily Writing Tips

Posts By Email Grab The RSS Home Archives About Contact Tests Book Twitter Fiction. by Simon Kewin The Twitter microblogging/social networking site is an invaluable resource for writers. You may not know, however, that Twitter can also be used to publish fiction directly.

5 New Ways to Promote Your Trade Show Event on Twitter

Small Business CEO

Maybe you have heard about the IPO that raised billions in funding for Twitter’s next big steps. … Marketing marketing strategy NFL social media marketing twitter marketing

4 Useful Twitter Automation Tools and How to Use Them

Office Organization Success

I stumbled upon this great blog post recently – 4 Useful Twitter Automation Tools and How to Use Them - all about how you can use some of those great Twitter automation tools out there and the step-by-step on how to use them. Bonus Tool: Another Twitter tool that’s a favorite of mine but wasn’t mentioned in this article is Twaitter – a great tool to pre-schedule and recycle your Tweets.

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.

Why a Lot of Small Business Don't Need to Use Twitter

Small Business Labs

eMarketer reports that 9% of the adult (18+) US Internet population currently uses Twitter at least once a month.    Their new forecast substantially lowers the Twitter use forecast they made last April.    Key quote from their press release: “Twitter has continued to gain traction but at more moderate levels than we had expected,” Verna said. In other words, the hype around Twitter exceeded the reality. 

Top 5 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Business Tips

The Small Business Blog

For small businesses, keeping on top of digital marketing channels such as Twitter can be time consuming. The article identifies five of the best Twitter profiles that are publishing relevant and useful information for SME owners and employees. From online marketing advice to trend analysis and hardcore metrics, these five profiles provide a wide range…

5 Ways To Use Twitter Strategically For Your Business

Small Business CEO

When using social media tools like Twitter to promote your business, it’s important to use them strategically so that you’re not wasting your time. 4) Slice and Dice Twitter Searches.

9 People Who Are On My Twitter ‘Social Media’ List

The Solopreneur Life

To help me stay on top of what’s happening in the social-media world, there are hundreds of great people I could follow on Twitter. So, here are nine of the individuals who are on my “social media&# list at Twitter and whose tweets apply to any industry. Social Media Examiner, @smexaminer — This is the Twitter presence for, arguably the single-best source for social-media info for solopreneurs and small businesses.

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.

Want Help Making Lists on Twitter? Check out this great tool

Productive & Organized

» Want Help Making Lists on Twitter? Check out this great tool   If you are on Twitter, then I encourage you to consider this tool.    After I posted Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists?

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Twitter Beginners

The Small Business Blog

Remember that you are on Twitter primarily to listen and learn, not to simply broadcast your message to the world. Interaction is the key to success on Twitter. Using Twitter search is a great way of finding people who are talking about your industry or perhaps even discussing your business. Bear in mind that only celebrities are overnight successes on Twitter, for all of the rest of us it takes time and commitment.

12 Awesome Tools For Efficient Twitter Searches - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Don’t stop there, though; get your Twitter and Facebook up to date so they represent the face that you want employers to see. Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search.

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Twitter Chat Plus a Chance To Win a $100 FedEx Office Gift Card

Small Business CEO

Later today our sister site Small Business Trends is conducting a Twitter chat starting at 1pm EST. During this hour long chat Anita Campbell will discuss with us common branding mistakes and tips to fix them. Entrepreneurs Marketing Social Media branding tips twitter

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Is Twitter Losing Its Power As a Tool For Solo Businesses?

The Solopreneur Life

L ast week I visited with a colleague who has used Twitter smartly and effectively for her small business for a couple years. Prior to our conversation, I decided to ask if she’s sensing a decline in the return on her investment with Twitter. She beat me to it, saying that Twitter doesn’t generate nearly the quality or quantity of interaction for her that it did a year ago. Has Twitter’s effectiveness changed for you? Marketing Social Media Twitter

5 Things To Do When Twitter Goes Down - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Daily Writing Tips Is On Facebook and Twitter Now

Daily Writing Tips

We finally made this possible on the two largest networks: Facebook and Twitter. Twitter users can follow the official Daily Writing Tips account on Original Post: Daily Writing Tips Is On Facebook and Twitter Now. Over the past months we received many emails from readers who wanted to connect with Daily Writing Tips on social networks.

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.    The key quote from the article: "58 percent of Twitter users said they’re likely to follow businesses that answer their questions on Twitter, and 64 percent said they’d be more likely to make a purchase from a company from which they’ve received an answer to a tweeted query."

Using Twitter to get a company’s attention

Service Untitled

Billie Joe Armstrong used Twitter to make a lot of noise over the Internet about his latest experience on Southwest Airlines when he was recently kicked off because his pants were too low. BJA official (Twitter). That Kevin Smith’s (Twitter).

Online Marketing Twitter Chat Plus a Chance To Win a $100 AMEX Gift Card

Small Business CEO

Join our sister site, Small Business Trends, this Wednesday May 23rd for a Twitter chat. Entrepreneurs Marketing Social Media giveaway online marketing twitter

Using Twitter's Promoted Tweets

Small Business Labs

They are described by  Twitter  as "ordinary Tweets purchased by advertisers who want to reach a wider group of users or to spark engagement from their existing followers." Twitter uses a Google-like auction system for Promoted Tweets.

How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

Archive Twitter - Thanks to the Evernote-Twitter integration, you can easily capture the tweets you like: your own or those showing up in your stream. Plus, as an added bonus, you can now send yourself a quick note right from Twitter –no need to do any of that pesky app switching.

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Get Connected Before, During and After Our Conference [Blab Replay]

Office Dynamics

In this video, we teach you ways to use Twitter, Facebook, Periscope and more before, during and after the conference. Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Technology Workplace Tools Blab digital media Facebook get connected Julie Perrine linkedin Lucy Brazier social media twitter

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Twitter Chat: Preparing Your Business For Consumer Holidays

Small Business CEO

If you want to know just how to take advantage of this particular holiday season, join Small Business Trends as they talk about this topic during a one hour Twitter chat. Entrepreneurs Marketing Social Media holiday marketing holiday sales twitter

Which companies use social media the best?

Office Dynamics

They seem pretty open to creativity, so I’d like to know if anyone’s noticed any companies out there that really seem to know how to get people’s attention on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Who’s using social media the most effectively?