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10 More Links You May Have Missed, But Shouldn’t!



1. # Simply my favorite Bloggertone post ever! ‘My Chat With Seth’ is an exquisite post on creativity by Lewis Evans.

2. # Caught the entrepreneurial bug? Thinking about starting your own business? Read the signs why maybe that’s not such a great idea at American Express OPEN, (thanks BizSugar for the share).

3. #PocketNative have organized a Twitter event called #IRLday to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Ireland and they will need your help to make it a BIG success!

4. # Do you like? Google has just launched its Plus One (+1) button, Beatrice Whelan examines whether or not it’s going to be a winner , will it finally allow Google to find its place within the media market?

5. # The ‘Trade Secrets Campaign‘ from Dell is a really smart example of how some big businesses are using social media really well, (thanks to Krishna De for sharing).

6. # Another cool list from the Smallbiztrend’s team highlighting ‘65 Small Business Mobile Applications You Must Check Out’

7. # Facebook is for personal, LinkedIn is for business and Twitter, well that’s just for the techies, right? Here are ‘Top 10 reasons twitter is on top of the social media food chain’

8. # On the other hand you may already have thousands and thousands of Twitter followers, but ‘Is your Twitter account worthless?’

9. # Channelship have also been sticking with the not getting it theme, check out ‘The Art Of Multiplying Your Business Gone Wrong’.

10. # Thank you for reading and I’d love to hear your comments or would I? …..It’s been a confusing week all round! till next time ;-)



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  • http://www.rosemcgrory.co.uk Kate

    Hi Niall, Great collection and thanks for including our Twitter article in your links, much appreciated!n ~ Kate at Rose McGrory Social Media.

  • http://www.tweakyourbiz.com Niall Devitt

    Thanks for the comment Kate, It was my pleasure! :)

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  • http://twitter.com/davedungan Dave Dungan

    Thanks Niall, I agree in some cases it can actually damage business, particularly if customer comments are ignored.

  • http://www.seefincoaching.com/blog Elaine Rogers

    Hi Dave – welcome to Bloggertone!nNice comprehensive list there, and well detailed. There is a very fine line between encouraging a small business owner to get involved in SM and SN, and scaring them off completely.nnI always encourage them to look and taste before setting up any SN or SM campaigns, and especially to use their networks for quality advice and assistance/guidance.u00a0

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     Individuals were not getting the significant, good paying tasks that just a few years prior were numerous. Many individuals were losing their houses and going starving. The currency markets had been seeing ancient decreases, property principles were decreasing, lack of employment was increasing, and blowing up was increasing. It was looking bad.

  • http://www.ecommerce-webdeveloper.com/e-commerce-development/ Ecommerce web development

    Excellent blog to all of us,this blog really good information for the future. Thanks 

  • http://dealassessor.com.au/ Johnyaeger85

    Goal Setting and Time management are important skills to increase productivity. Time management without having a clear defined set of goals can lead to waste. 

  • http://www.wholesalepages.co.uk/ UK Wholesale

    I found this post a year late but, I am happy that at least
    I have read it. These 12 points are golden ways to increase productivity by
    single person to a whole workplace. I loved the point of course and improvement
    option. On job training or off job training both are really helpful for
    employers and employees as this will enhance the knowledge of employee that is
    useful for business success and its ultimately effects on employer. The
    investment on training works a lot and for long.  

  • http://twitter.com/bengii bengii

    Thanks Guys, we are hopeful that the green shoots are finally starting to appear

  • http://www.smartsolutions.ie/blog/ Elaine Rogers

    Happy New Year Ben,

    I would agree about the green shoots, even if it is just being “tired” of being “in” recesion, the general feeling I get is, Yes, it is time to start making some progress. The financial vibe in Ireland presently is definitely positive, whether in business, employment or property.

    And to agree specifically with your point 2 – some SM virgins need to realise for themselves, that likes and follower numbers do not count for interaction and engagement. A painful lesson at times, but necessary.
    Here’s to more opportunities, more money, more customers, and more interactive engagement in 2013 :)

  • Tom Watson

    Spreading the customer base also softens the blow when cusotmer don’t pay on time. The broader the base, the easier to operate your business from a cash flow perspective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elish.bulgodley Elish Bul-Godley

    Thank you for that post – all very topical – Personally believe the last one is critical in light of the financial instability surrounding us these days.

  • http://twitter.com/bengii bengii

    Thanks Elish – I have found that Finance departments really appreciate it when people come and explain what they are doing rather than trying the hard sell. If you ask for their help it can really go a long way and give you insights into the organisation you cannot get elsewhere

  • http://www.callbox.com.my/ Christine Steffensen

    Making a new year resolution is always a habit of every individual. In business, they are making resolution on how to improve their business. It is time to make effort to succeed and always focus on the things that you need to change. Those top 3 business resolutions would be a great help and make things in some way better. Stick with your New Year’s Resolution and make 2013 the year that you finally pursue your dreams to succeed.

  • http://twitter.com/bengii bengii

    Agreed Tom, it is all good. You spread the risk, learn different perspectives from new customers, and possibly use the wider exposure to break into an adjacent market area. The only caveat I could see would be the cost of servicing a wider customer base – this needs to be considered, as does the channels to be used (mail, twitter, online feedback, phone, etc).

  • http://twitter.com/bengii bengii

    Thanks Christine! You are right – resolutions are a habit. Therefore it is important to undertake them consciously. Otherwise it is almost impossible to get real buy-in from the team, and failure becomes inevitable.

  • http://www.sdwebworks.com/san_diego_web_designer_blog San Diego Web Designer

    Wow this are some good lists. Are there any strategy for social media that you could share? Like how do you gather audiences?

  • http://www.facebook.com/duane.norland Duane Norland

    There is actually a really good website that describes numerous strategies that you can use to boost your productivity. Find it here: http://increaseyourproductivity.net

  • Joe

    All good points. For number #4, I’d put an emphasis on “recognize”. Blanket rewards or praise to the workforce definitely help morale, but when you recognize individuals for specific achievements (and reward them accordingly), it’s much more beneficial, for those individuals and the organization as a whole. For the individual, it confirms to them that his or her work is both valuable and appreciated. For the organization, recognition and praise of individual effort can spur teams to aim higher in their work, encouraging others to strive for similar accolades. While software can help track workforce productivity and efficiency (our own solutions help align project and resource portfolios: http://www.trackersuite.net/enterprise_workforce_efficiency.html ), it ultimately requires personal involvement by management and leadership to achieve the best efficiencies.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Julie Dawn Harris

    ‘Break the ice’ that’s what my teacher always told us when we’re discussing a boring report. Monotony and the daily routine in work makes it less exciting and makes people restless to do the job. I agree with the simple job rotation you just don’t break the monotony rather you explore the talents of your employees. Maybe with this kind set up you can never tell, you might discover the next stars of your company and increase your productivity. Great post Neil. :)

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