Should Businesses Still Use Facebook?

It’s not unusual for Facebook to be in the news, but recently the social media behemoth has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Coming clean to admit that user data has been anything but private, Facebook is obviously at a crossroads.

But is Facebook still a good place for businesses to do business? We’ll talk about it in this issue.

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Finding Your Customers on Social Media

For small, medium and big-sized businesses alike, social media has grown into a juggernaut for owners. But along with that growth comes complications – in part because there are just so many options for social media channels.

Should you be on all of them or just a few? If it’s just a few, how do you decide?

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Find Out Why Social Listening is Essential

It would be difficult to deny that social media has drastically changed the way we converse with another. While everyone else is talking on social media, one of the best ways business owners can keep track of all the engagements to better their business is through social listening.

We’ll talk about it in this issue.

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Find Out Which Social Media Channel is Right For Your Business

Social media, when used the right way, can be a powerful ally for businesses – especially smalls ones with fixed marketing budgets and owners who have little spare time. The mainstays like Facebook and Twitter are obviously well known, but what about the many others?

In this issue, we’ll provide a snapshot look at several social media outlets so that you’ll be in a much better position to decide if some or all are appropriate for your business presence.

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Make Sure You’re Not Doing This on Social Media

If you’re running your business’s social media activity, chances are good that you already know there is a huge difference between doing that and sharing news from your personal accounts.

Whether you prefer Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – or all three – there are definitely things you should avoid while growing your online community. In this article, we’ll discuss a few.

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What’s Working for Small Business on Social Media?

Smart social media use can make a huge difference for small businesses at a significantly lower cost than traditional marketing. According to Social Media Examiner’s industry report, 92% of marketers working with small businesses said that social media is a crucial component of their marketing efforts.

As for the small businesses that are seeing a big ROI on their social media efforts, just what are they doing? The folks at SCORE, a nonprofit supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, recently surveyed a host of small businesses to get a better understanding of their tactics. Below are a few highlights from SCORE’s findings.

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