If you own a traditional “brick and mortar” business, it’s easy to assume a lot of the business tips you read online simply don’t apply to you. The truth is, they do!
About Lena West
Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the founder of the Influence Expansion Academy, the only social media mastermind program created EXCLUSIVELY for women entrepreneurs.
by Lena West on October 14, 2013
You’ve probably seen them, but don’t know what they are; or if you know what they are, you’re not sure how to actually USE them to benefit your business. They look like a mix between a barcode and television snow/static and, in my opinion, they’re one of the most under-used, affordable marketing tools around. And, [...]
Oops, they did it again! These days it seems like it’s all anyone can do to keep up with the hustle that Facebook has going. I mean, just when you get used to one new thing, they announce something different altogether. I know, it’s frustrating… even for people, like me, who LOVE this stuff. But, [...]
When it comes to social media, the signal-to-noise ratio is low. That is, there’s a whole lotta noise and not much signal. In the words of Clara Peller (RIP), “Where’s the Beef?”
To get their attention, you need to…
For those of you who recall this line from the cult classic, Carrie from the 70′s, there’s a modern-day parallel, it’s called: “If we start using social media, people are going to say bad things about us.” Let’s just get the obligatory responses out of the way: “Gasp! You don’t say?!” “They already are. What’s [...]
Traveling around speaking as I tend to do, I’ve been asked almost every possible question about social media that you can imagine. Some are REALLY good ones and others are just well…I’m going to keep it real…others are asked by people who want someone else to think for them — and not in a good [...]
My team and I make it a practice to look at the profile page of every single person who follows me on Twitter.
We do this for several reasons:
Ok, there are loads of reasons it’s great to be the owner of a small business, but the one I’m liking the most nowadays is…
When it comes to social media, many business people are overworked, overloaded and just plain over it.
I get that and I feel their pain.