Is Social Media Right for Your Business?

Is Social Media Right for Your Business?

Facebook, instagram, LinkedIn, mark buckner, marketing, social media, Twitter
It’s no secret that a lot of entrepreneurs try to avoid dealing with social media. Some less tech-savvy business owners find it intimidating and just aren’t sure how to use platforms like Facebook and Twitter “correctly.”  Others just see social media as a distraction that doesn’t have any real relevance to their work. But for many, social media is one of the most effective ways to build their audience and grow their business. There is a ton of statistical data that supports this. For instance, 90% of all marketers claim that social media marketing has increased their business exposure, and more than half of marketers who used social media for their business saw an increase in sales within two years. Sure, for some people social media is just a way to…
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All Linked In and Nowhere to Go: How to Build Business Relationships With LinkedIn

All Linked In and Nowhere to Go: How to Build Business Relationships With LinkedIn

LinkedIn, marketing, social media
While many business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have a LinkedIn account, most of them don’t really use it. Many are told that LinkedIn is important, but only end up making a barebones account that quickly falls into disuse. This is a big mistake though, as LinkedIn is easily the most professional social media platform, offering ample business opportunities and remaining largely free of the silliness you find on Facebook or Twitter. Some basic tweaks and 15-minutes per day, Barbara assures that you’ll build up a sizable following on LinkedIn in no time! There are several reasons why LinkedIn is so appealing. While its user base doesn’t approach Facebook and Twitter’s billions, LinkedIn still boasts over 467 million users, with two new profiles added roughly every second. The age demographic on…
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Your Social Media Success Strategy…

Your Social Media Success Strategy…

Facebook, instagram, LinkedIn, mark buckner, marketing, seminar, social media, Twitter, video
  Every year, FUSE Business Training hosts the Social Media Success Strategy seminar, an annual event dedicated to bringing together small business owners from across the Chicagoland area to learn the latest social media changes and strategies from experts in the industry. The overarching goal of the event is to grow a strong and supportive network of local entrepreneurs via social media efforts. Lead by FUSE’s Barbara Caine, the 2018 seminar took place at greenCOW Co-Working from August 16th to August 18th, and covered a wide range of topics, from social media strategies and workflow processes to content creation and lead generation. Consider this a summary of the major topics of the event. After some brief introductions, Barbara asked attendees to define their target market and their ideal client. At…
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