Posts Tagged ‘business’

If your company or brand went out of business would anyone notice? Honest answer? One of the most important questions any company or brand should ask itself is: if your company went out of business, would anyone really notice or care?

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a really hot topic at the moment. In fact, even in the midst of a social media generation focussed on Facebook, Twitter et al, businesses still realise that search, and being found on Google, is of paramount importance in terms of succeeding and performing online.

The Secret Garden Centre tells me about the move to Ireland, their views on Facebook and how having a website has really helped the business. Plus the new Pinterest and how that has become their second biggest referrer in a short space of time.

So, just how do you make a connection with people if you or your customers don’t particularly like the web?
Well, as time and industry have moved on it may cost you more but some of the businesses I’ve spoken with strongly believe in and practice some of the following

On Monday 7th November Google announced its launch of Google+ pages for all, with a roll out to happen gradually over the next couple of days – although many had immediate access on the Monday.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you should blog for your business, the following story may help you to make up your mind.

Netiquette can be described as the convention or standard for communicating online. This will include communication on the Internet (blogging, chat forums etc.) email, or work collaboration. It could also be very applicable for off line networking.

You’ve submitted all the documents you’ve been asked to submit. You know exactly what you’re going to say. When you go through your material, you discover a howling typo. Ah, it’ll be grand, you think. They’re not going to turn down your business

I was inspired by the question: “What are the best free resources for a startup?” to organize a list of free resources for small businesses. Here’s the list broken up by category…

Registering on a forum will help you tap into what they’re thinking. You can reply to their posts, give advice and solve their problems. There are now as many forums on the Internet as there are businesses…