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"Entrepreneurs are beginning to use social media as a lens to find new products and services or innovate and add features to existing products. Social media can be an entrepreneur's resource for ideas by listening in on amazing personal discussions from the target market the entrepreneur wants to reach and then go develop products for." - Qapacity
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"Forget all the 'It's About the Conversation" Social Media hype and babble. If you are using Social Media for your Small Business, or any business, or you are contemplating entering the Social Media space for your business, It is About Selling More Stuff, period. There is NO other reason to do it." - Qapacity
stupid - wwfund
why? :) - Qapacity
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Dealing With Customers: a few down to earth ideas for people who have to close deals (and are not sharks) - http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
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“One of the smartest things I’ve done in the past is to waive my consulting fee, telling the customer to ‘pay me what you think it was worth, or nothing at all,’ ” says Jim Kukral, who describes himself as the Biz Web Coach. He adds that “99 percent of the time they pay me as much as or more than I would have charged.” The key, he says, is “delivering your best work, so they are blown away.” - Qapacity
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North Korea Allies With Sweden To Launch Noko Jeans - http://www.brandchannel.com/home...
''Noko Jeans'' come in two models, the slim-fit ''Kara'' and the loose-fit ''Oke'' -- an apparent play on ''karaoke'' singing popular across Asia. The price tag is 1,500 kronor ($220) -- more than two years' wages for an average North Korean." - New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/aponlin...) - Qapacity
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Phony Service providers - Yellow Pages Scams - http://www.detnews.com/article...
Today It's much easier and much safer to find a recommeded service provider online that in places like the Yellow Pages. Why do people still use Yellow Pages? - Qapacity
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Advertising can be creative and even purposely funny. But sometimes, an ad on a bad place can have unexpected results! Here is a list of 15 unfortunately Placed Ads. - Jackie
Kitty saves : ) Nice - Qapacity
Hahaha - Shevonne
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Vreebit - another way to approach the Internet, they say - http://www.killerstartups.com/Web20...
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"On this site you will be able to make use of simple and powerful social networking features, getting a free website you can design in a simple way. In addition to this the service provides you with the chance to make use of a robust email messaging service as well as to use a professional calendar and task management service. This is a very simple way to improve the way you surf the WWW, and take advantage of a wide variety of services all together in one place." - Qapacity
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How to get over the social media guru thing and start to talk more like a person who knows their business - http://econsultancy.com/blog...
"Following on the above: 'The Social Media Guru' almost always focuses on the abstract (e.g. "Twitter is becoming more and more important and over time you'll gain a competitive advantage through your account"). When working with clients on social media, focus on specifics: goals, objectives, milestones, metrics. Example: * Goals: boost your company's social media presence, build closer relationships with customers online. * Objectives: set up accounts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace and train your sales and marketing team on how to use them to interact with customers." - Qapacity
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"2. You possess intellectual and emotional curiousity. Sure, you're supposed to know stuff -- your company's business, details about products and services, problem resolution procedures, etc. -- but your real strength is the desire and ability to look at things from another person's perspective. Empathy. The best customer reps have it; for a social media manager, it's imperative." - Qapacity
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Meals on Wheels: The rise of street vendors - http://www.sbs.com.au/food...
"The pair were recently awarded The Village Voices’ award for ‘Best Street Food’ for the soft serve ice cream they sell with grown up toppings. There is vanilla dipped in wasabi pea crumbs, the ‘Salty Pimp' - vanilla dipped in rich dulce de leche and sea salt and dipped again in melted chocolate, or a ‘Choinkwich’ – an ice cream sandwich comprised of chocolate cookies, vanilla ice cream and caramelized bacon." - Qapacity
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"When your customers (or fans) interact with you on Facebook, their friends will see those comments on their news feed. This is one way to leverage the power of Facebook as a viral marketing tool. This should attract more fans and prospective customers." - Qapacity
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Obama: "I Have Never Used Twitter" - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
"Obama was asked by a student, "Do you know about the great firewall and should we be able to use Twitter?" His reply: "I have never used Twitter but I'm an advocate of technology and not restricting internet access." - Qapacity
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The stuff his dad says, soon on TV - http://thenextweb.com/2009...
"You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon." - Qapacity
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What Johnny B. Truant's son taught him about marketing and desire - http://www.copyblogger.com/inner-c...
"I tested the limits of this adoration yesterday over dinner. Austin hates lettuce more than anything in the world, so I asked him if he would eat lettuce that had SpongeBob printed on the leaves and came with a free coloring book. He was all over it." - Qapacity
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"Use you personal account sparingly: This is not to say you can’t promote your own links, but I’ve found that promoting my own links only when I really want to get the word out on a great post works a treat, because my personal Twitter followers know that I’m not wasting time with all and sundry." - Qapacity
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Lists Finally (At Last!) Make Twitter Worthwhile - http://www.foxnews.com/story...
"Twitter is different. And Twitter can actually be useful, I promise, though it was a frustrating mess of noise for me as well. Mixed into the stream of worthless Tweets were the quality nuggets of information tweeted out by a few people. I’ve got two words for you: Twitter Lists." - Qapacity
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Social Media: Banning vs. Blocking - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ari-her...
CIOs were asked, "Which of the following most closely describes your company's policy on visiting social networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, while at work?" Their responses: Prohibited completely - 54% Permitted for business purposes only - 19% Permitted for limited personal use - 16% Permitted for any type of personal use - 10% Don't know/no answer - 1% - Qapacity
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Google Wave vs Twitter at conferences - http://blog.freshnetworks.com/2009...
"Twitter has quickly become the must-have channel for conference back-chat. Reading what other people tweet during a speech provides an extra dimension as you get a sense of what the audience is thinking. And just like passing notes in class, it’s also a lot more fun than simply sitting and listening." - Qapacity
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" I could care less who makes it (aliens could make it for all I care!)", the author says, and I think she's completely right. And this is why branding will either die or find a way to work together with the costumer, as opposed to deciding on a feature and finding ways to convince him (or her) that the feature is real. Many times, the strategies advertisers/marketers/bloggers/small business owners do things they would never dare to use on their friends. But the "wave" says you should do it, so they do it. So think again :) - Qapacity
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Are You Being Scammed by Facebook Ads? - http://www.pcworld.com/article...
"You could, of course, opt to simply not use social media. But that's like opting to not use a cell phone. Ten years ago you could have gotten away with that; today you'd seem a little weird." - Qapacity
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"In a very natural extension of the Lists feature Twitter finally rolled out last week, the company added a widget which lets you embed tweets from an entire list." - Qapacity
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Where to go and what to do if you want to promote your small business through social media: http://mashable.com/2009...
Ross Kimbarovsky goes over the main sites a business should be in and writes a clear and easy to follow how-to-start guide for small businesses. Not overwhelming, hype-free. We recommend this article! - Qapacity
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"We want Facebook to be one of the best places people can go to learn how to build stuff. If you want to build a company, nothing better than jumping in and trying to build one." - Qapacity
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MySpace Ducks Facebook With Music And Videos: "This is a social entertainment experience." - http://www.brandchannel.com/home...
"MySpace plans to focus on slick new technology and on-trend media content, streamlining the usability and brand message, rather than treating Facebook as a primary competitor. Its biggest ad rivals will be video sites like YouTube, Hulu, Disney and other branches of News Corp, as well as online music stations like Pandora and AOL Music." - Qapacity
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Virtual interns don't have to be in the same city as their employer. They don't even need to be in the same country. And the ability to work in your own time opens up the possibility of being a virtual intern even if you're already holding down a full-time job. - Qapacity
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"It used to be that business owners often struggled to afford advertising for their products or services. Google AdWords has changed that by offering an inexpensive way to spread the word. But if you don’t do some careful planning, you can easily find yourself spending thousands of dollars with little to show for it." - Qapacity
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Do what you care about: kill your good ideas - http://www.copyblogger.com/kill-yo...
"Brochures and fliers are made by the millions, and when handed out, it’s like they’re saying “Here, you throw this away.” (Thanks, Mitch, for that one.) Tons of graphic design, copywriting, marketing, and all kinds of finagling is done in attempt to sell people things they don’t really need, and could care less about. " - Qapacity
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