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Integrate Social Media with Your e-Commerce Business

Integrate Social Media with Your e-Commerce Business - http://zippycart.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://zippycart.com 3900 days ago
Made Hot by: Jed on June 28, 2010 8:00 pm
The trend toward integrating social media with e-Commerce is here. Both of these powerful tools will remain critical in shaping online business, probably for the foreseeable future. How are you integrating social media and e-Commerce? Read More
I'm sure you've heard this complaint before from many colleagues in small to medium sized business. But in all fairness, according to this post and the podcast accompanying it, the trouble with this common criticism is that it doesn't take into account the real use of social media or how it can best be used, Read More

Building Small Business With Twitter

Building Small Business With Twitter - http://www.ecommerce-guide.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://www.ecommerce-guide.com 3900 days ago
Made Hot by: SmallBusinessLoans on June 30, 2010 4:01 pm
Are you one ofthose small business owners who just can't see the value in Twitter? Does the idea of conversing with potential business partners, clients and customers by sharing informative content and retweeting the comments of others seem like a waste of valuable time? Hey, if you really want to understand the Twitterverse and how it can transform your business, read on. Read More

How Social Media Helps Your Business Make Money

How Social Media Helps Your Business Make Money  - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://www.bizsugar.com 3905 days ago
Made Hot by: steeldawn on June 23, 2010 1:46 pm
Want to know how social media will help you grow your business? Amazingly, many small business owners continue to doubt the effectiveness of social media sites as a marketing or better yet a sales tool. Here we look at some of the ways social media achieves the same results we might expect from more traditional techniques aimed at building your business's sales Read More

Lessons In Raising Capital

Lessons In Raising Capital - http://blog.blockchalk.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://blog.blockchalk.com 3907 days ago
Made Hot by: lyceum on June 24, 2010 2:56 pm
Got a great idea for a small business? Or maybe a world changing idea for a product or service large small that you're sure will become the next big thing? If you need funding for your idea, where do you start? How do you go about raising capital for your brilliant venture in order to make your dream a reality? Learn from a team that has already done it. Here is the story of one such entrepreneurial voyage... Read More

Your Business From An Investor's Point of View

Your Business From An Investor's Point of View - http://www.avc.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.avc.com 3907 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on June 21, 2010 10:50 am
Want to understand your business from an investor's point of view? Than read this post from Fred Wilson about risk and return. Seeing how investors view the world, and more importantly how they see the concept of risk and return, may help you see your business in a different light and understand how to create a situation investors feel more comfortable with allowing you to raise the funding you need. Read More

What Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Social Media

What Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Social Media - http://indiemusic.typepad.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://indiemusic.typepad.com 3909 days ago
Made Hot by: maplesummit on June 18, 2010 3:51 pm
You know the power of social media. But can you use it wisely? Dishonesty, deception, unethical behavior and tactics. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Enter the most unlikely character to teach us the importance of using the social media correctly for PR and marketing. Listen, young Jedi, and learn... Read More

Advice From A Social Media Groupie

Advice From A Social Media Groupie - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://www.bizsugar.com 3912 days ago
Made Hot by: ILForums on June 16, 2010 6:26 am
Whether it's here at BizSugar or on any other social media community, commitment is key and passionate users will always get more out of the experience. Just ask our own BizSugar "groupie" Heidi Kalman whose great posts inspired this one Read More
Raising money for business based around delivering education on the Web is clearly going to somewhat easier with potential investors looking in that direction. Here's a discussion with the guys from Union Square Ventures about their interest in funding Web-based ventures designed to help "disrupt" the education industry. Though it's an older video this one definitely speaks of potential things to come. I'm hunting around for the transcript Albert Wenger said would likely be published from the "hacking education" event Read More

How Are Investors Like Produce Suppliers?

How Are Investors Like Produce Suppliers? - http://www.feld.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.feld.com 3913 days ago
Made Hot by: Jed on June 17, 2010 5:01 pm
Are investors like produce suppliers to the restaurant that is your business? Think about this for a moment and then read the post by Venture Capital investor Brad Feld relating this interesting metaphor. I'm not sure I really agree with it completely. Though this may be because my brain keeps getting tangled around the idea that a restaurant as a business would pay for its produce. But what Brad is suggesting here is that we forget the idea of the restaurant as a business and look at it as a metaphor for your business. Just as your business can't make products or create services at a certain level without capital so a restaurant couldn't make dishes without ingredients brought by produce suppliers Read More
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