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Social Media Content and Small Business: Stop Thinking Like a Business!

The number one question I get about social media for business is, “what should I post?” For anyone using social media professionally, this dilemma can be a huge hurdle. If you’re a mega corporation, and there is a paid social media team working behind the scenes, content is not hard to come up with. What Read more about Social Media Content and Small Business: Stop Thinking Like a Business![…]

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5 Things you should know about ELLO (so far)

1. It’s Invite Only and currently still in beta (meaning there are lots of kinks to work out) 2. Ad Free “fremium” model means you can pay for additional features / No Data Mining (so your data is safER) 3. EASY BREEZY. Clean, user friendly interface that works a lot like Facebook, but simplifies communication and news feeds (with no mysterious Read more about 5 Things you should know about ELLO (so far)[…]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Content

  Forget what they told you about posting 3 tweets/day and 2 facebook posts/day just to stay in front of your audience… Let’s talk about how to get the most out of of really great social content. Because posting irrelevant, boring, mediocre things to Social Media could (and probably will) cause you to LOSE followers/fans. And no one Read more about How to Get the Most Out of Your Content[…]

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How to Use Reddit to get Honest Feedback

How to Use Reddit to get Honest Feedback  You’ve already heard of Reddit, but like me, have probably passed it off as “an online community of yesteryears that has no current value.” wrong. If you’re looking to get honest feedback on a new project from experts in your industry to really pinpoint how you could be doing things Read more about How to Use Reddit to get Honest Feedback[…]

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Secrets to Success from Queen of Burlesque – Trixie Minx

Last week, we had the great pleasure of meeting with Trixie Minx, the undisputed queen of burlesque in New Orleans, for advice with Acrodisiac. Her story was amazing and her advice was inspirational. I think it will be very helpful for anyone in business, especially anyone who is a performer. Here is the gist. Love Read more about Secrets to Success from Queen of Burlesque – Trixie Minx[…]

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Web Development Intern: Drew Goldsberry

Hello 52businesses community, My name is Drew Goldsberry and I am the new Web Development Intern here at 52businesses. I am excited to see how small businesses can utilize technology to work smarter. I will be graduating from Tulane University in December with a B.S. in Web Development and a minor in Applied Business. In Read more about Web Development Intern: Drew Goldsberry[…]

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Social Media Sunday School: How to Influence Influencers

Yet another great post from Megan Hargroder.  More from Megan here. —— HOW TO INFLUENCE INFLUENCERS Part 3: Getting influencers to say “yes!” to sharing YOUR product or message with THEIR audience: Stalk your influencers. That’s right, we are back to stalking. Because you should know a few things about someone before asking them to jump in bed Read more about Social Media Sunday School: How to Influence Influencers[…]

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Social Media Sunday School: How to Influence Influencers

Yet another great post from Megan Hargroder.  More from Megan here. —— HOW TO INFLUENCE INFLUENCERS (Part 2) How to reach people who already WANT your product (instead of wasting time & money selling to those who don’t)  LESSON: The first step of GETTING what you want, is KNOWING what you want. INFLUENCER: Niche Bloggers Are you Read more about Social Media Sunday School: How to Influence Influencers[…]

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Parting thought from team Paeity – Week 20

We’ve had quite the busy week with @52businesses.  We can not believe that it’s our last day.  Today, we created a thorough spreadsheet for our first year that broke down the financial aspects of Paeity.  We then went and reviewed Paeity.com and discussed some minor aesthetic changes, based on the feedback we received. We also talked to Joe Conte Read more about Parting thought from team Paeity – Week 20[…]

Social Media Sunday School: How to Influence Influencers

Yet another great read from Megan Hargroder.  More from Megan here. —— HOW TO INFLUENCE INFLUENCERS Part 1: Your Network and Potential Reach  Sure, we’d all love access to an attentive audience of millions upon launch of our new product, but let’s face it: we are confined by limitations:  Limitation 1: Your network and potential reach Limitation Read more about Social Media Sunday School: How to Influence Influencers[…]