Tweeting Your Way to the Top: How Twitter Can Help Build Your Business

Tweeting Your Way to the Top: How Twitter Can Help Build Your Business

mark buckner, marketing, social media, Twitter
“The qualities that make Twitter seem inane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful.” -Jonathan Zittrain While Twitter isn’t as massive as Facebook or Youtube, it is still one of the world’s most popular social media websites, boasting over 330 million active users every month. And though many younger internet users are moving on to Instagram and Snapchat, 45% of Twitter’s audience falls between ages 18-29, making it a valuable resource for business owners with a younger target demographic. Every social media platform attracts a particular audience, and it is important for entrepreneurs to go where their prospective audience goes. Barbara Caine recently held a class covering how to enhance your Twitter profile and find potential customers with just 280 characters. One of the reasons that Twitter is so…
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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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Facebook Marketing and Business Growth

Facebook Marketing and Business Growth

Facebook, marketing, social media
While recent data security concerns have hurt some people’s opinion of Facebook, it is still one of the most popular social media platforms available, with billions of active users every month. It is also one of the easiest and most comfortable social media sites to use, with several features that entrepreneurs can use to promote their business. Below are a number of tips to help enhance your Facebook profile and make your posts more engaging. And once you’ve learned how to use Facebook effectively, you can apply most of what you’ve learned to expand your influence on other social media platforms. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) went public with its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18, 2012.  Since then, many users have found it difficult to get exposure for their…
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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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6 Ways to Grow Your Business Today!

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Today!

business building, mark buckner, marketing, Positioning, seminar, time management
Every good business owner has a story to tell and advice to give. As such, greenCOW Coworking and FUSE Business Training decided to come together to host the Small Business Success Seminar, a quarterly event where business owners from around the region can share their stories and help their fellow entrepreneurs grow. For the July 2018 Seminar, FUSE and greenCOW brought in six speakers to present for those in attendance. The first presentation, “Relationship Advice for Your Business,” came courtesy of Isaac Carr from CCSK Law. He emphasized the importance of understanding the inner workings of business organizations, stressing the difference between just going into business and becoming a business entity. He went over different types of businesses, such LLCs (limited liability companies), C-Corps., S-Corps., and 501(c)(3) Nonprofits. He also…
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The Basics of Business Event Management

The Basics of Business Event Management

event management, mark buckner, marketing
Running a business is never just about the desk work or making phone calls. As your business grows, it’s inevitable that you will end up hosting an event of some kind, whether it’s a training course, a seminar, a networking event or an office party. But event hosting requires a tremendous amount of forethought and planning. At a recent class held at greenCOW Coworking, Barbara Caine went over her tips for hosting a successful business event. If you have one coming up, keep this advice in mind, and if you don’t, consider how you would apply it to an event in the future. The Basics When it comes to planning an event, there are a few important factors to figure out right away: the topic or purpose of the event,…
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Barbara Caine’s 9 YouTube Tips for Ultimate Engagement

Barbara Caine’s 9 YouTube Tips for Ultimate Engagement

mark buckner, marketing, social media, video
Video is one of the most powerful tools a marketer has to promote their business, and YouTube is far and away the leader of video-based content online. As such, it makes sense that entrepreneurs would want to go to YouTube to expand their audience. But making a quality video is difficult, especially for beginners, so Barbara has a list of nine important tips to make the best videos you can and get the most out of YouTube. 1. Be authentic - What makes you, YOUnique? However you are in real life, that's how you should be in your videos. You are selling yourself just as much as your product or service, so don't try to hide who you are. 2. Start small. Trying to produce daily or weekly videos are…
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