TOMORROW -- on Thursday, September 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. -- BizzyWeb's Dave Meyer will be giving a talk on "Fishing for Sales With Online Marketing" at the Startup Meetup for New Business Minnesota. We hope you can attend! As of this writing, 141 people are already registered. We'd love to see you there. Register now! This free workshop - Sept. 22
The following is reprinted from the August 2011 issue of New Business Minesota. For a full copy of the articles, download this PDF or click the image to the right. Your Tackle Box Should Have the Right Lures to Catch What You’re Looking For. Finding customers can feel a lot like fishing: Sometimes the fish are biting and sales are coming in as fast
The following is reprinted from the March 2011 issue of New Business Minesota. For a full copy of the articles, download this PDF or click the image to the right. Social media has changed the way people interact with businesses on the web. A simple website with text from your brochure (that hasn’t been updated for months) is no longer enough. To
WordPress 3.1, code named "Reinhardt" (in honor of guitarist, Django Reinhardt), was rolled out Wednesday and includes some handy improvements for users. Easier linking, a new site-wide admin bar for logged in admins and editors, and custom post formats are now available. BizzyWeb will be updating qualifying sites as soon as we've verified plugin
How a few well-aimed rocks can put you on a level field with the big guys The following is reprinted from the February 2011 issue of New Business Minesota. Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb president, will be offering a live presentation in association with this article in early April Before you spend a lot of time making yourself look big, make sure you’re
Just posted an article on social media measurement on IABC's website that digs into what it takes to produce award-winning social media campaigns. Even if you're not into awards, there's some great tips from the judging process in this article that will help you start with the end in mind and create affective online
Last month I had the honor of joining an elite panel of communicators from all over the world at the blue ribbon panel judging session for IABC's Gold Quill awards. It was an incredible experience to decide the merits of the best-of-the-best communications programs in the world with a group of judges from 10 countries and 6 continents. Panel judges
A link to the MIMA "Blog Carnival" was forwarded to me by a friend of mine, and there are some really interesting questions being posed there (link in image below). Here's my take on one of the issues raised in the Carnival Q&A: 2) Will Facebook, MySpace, and SMS marginalize the role of email in communication between friends, family, and
Bootstrapper » The Business Blogging Toolset: 100 Resources for Entrepreneur-Writers Great list of handy tools for business bloggers, or bloggers who are in business, or even bloggers wishing to make their business by blogging. The resources are broken into categories including Blogging Platforms (I suggest Wordpress), Design and Content
You should be able to tell where my mind has been recently. :-) As a bootstrapper, you know that clients equal business. Without them, you’d just be another one-man (or woman) shop with an office trying not to go into debt. Fighting for and retaining clients against your competition can be a struggle, just like recruiting new employees or
Start a marketing blitz, or a newsletter with your church, check in with old clients, contact your local chamber -- all sorts of great ideas here. How To Increase Business While Beating The Summer Heat | Freelance Folder | A Blog For Freelancers And Web-Workers
For businesses interested in selling their services from an expert perspective online, it can seem daunting. Here's a good set of tips to help you on the path: It's not that difficult to develop some sort of presence online nowadays, but to become an expert, you need to do a little more. Self Marketing: Build a Powerful Reputation Using the
Shortcut Screencast Contest: Create an in-cell bar graph with Excel - Lifehacker This is brilliant. I love little hacks like this... if you want to compare some numbers via excel, this is the way to go.
Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites - Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites - News and Analysis by PC Magazine Our list of the new and/or undiscovered Web sites that have grabbed our attention this year. Youll see a large collection of Web applications and tech sites, excellent blogs, offbeat social networks, and, as always, a handful of addictive Flash games
Alphabet Bash, Networking Event for Minnesota Marketing Communication Professionals I just attended a great networking event in the Twin Cities last night. The event, in its second year, brought together a number of communication groups (IABC, AMA, AdFed, PRSA -- hence "alphabet bash") for the express reason to network contacts and generate leads,
From Where I Sit: E-mail Etiquette 101 18 suggestions on email etiquette. My favorites (abridged, with my comments below): Keep messages brief and to the point. Make your most important point first, then provide detail if necessary. Make it clear at the beginning of the message why you are writing... if you send long messages, it is much less
5 Powerful Hacks to Immediately Improve Your Presentations at Ririan Project I don't give presentations a lot, but these handy tips, via LifeHacker, were extremely useful. Things like remembering to pause, slowing down and taking a breath if you get tripped up, and rephrasing questions to buy yourself some time are all handy gems, but I really like
Five Common Headline Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | Copyblogger five common mistakes that people make when writing headlines, which also serve as checklist items for you to take into account when crafting your own. Good stuff to think about when writing headlines, and a few I'd not thought about. Listing is a great idea, e.g., "Five common
Internet marketing videos from Tubetorial Looks like this will be a great resource on learning some of the finer bits of Web design and other tips/tricks -- video is probably one of the fastest ways I've found to learn online.
Much learned, mostly about how to engage and manage volunteers. Things to look into: Wiki technology, or perhaps something simpler like Yahoo Groups or Google Groups, to manage documents, handle discussions and track progress of group activities/projects. More after I get a chance to pore over my notes.