Small Business Social Media Marketplace

The social media marketplace is the place you need to position your small business today. Understanding the basics of that marketplace will help you attract the customers you need and grow your business even in a difficult economy. But it all starts with the basics. Grow your small business social media presence today.

Latest Trends

What do the big guys know? While small businesses are agonizing and wringing their hands over the value of social media and its ROI, Corporate America has decided to jump into the fray in a very big way. Can small businesses allow big business to be alone in exploiting what may be a real edge  for the little guy. LA Times

Facebook’s new tool unveiled. The social network giant has a new feature called Timeline where basically anyone could download just about anything about anyone who has ever had an account on Facebook. CIK Marketing

Tips & Tricks

Reaching more folks on Facebook. It remains the most powerful online social network on the planet and a powerful mean for marketing your small business. So how do you use Facebook to its full potential to reach potential customers, fans, and partners and connect today? Fix Course

Who is your audience…really? In the same way you’ve had to think of your small business customers as real people with real needs and problems in need of solving, it would be helpful to think of you Twitter and Facebook followers that way. todaymade

The Next Level

Are you competing for customers in the social space? Blogger Jorge Barba speculates about a near future where businesses compete for customers in the social media space using customer service as a marketing tool to grow and expand their brand through virtual word-of-mouth. Sound far fetched? Or is this something you should be doing today? Game Changer

How to master social media. If you could narrow down the tips for succeeding in social media to just a few points, what would they be? A lot has been written about how to be successful in the social media sphere especially for business and a substantial portion of this is dedicated to Facebook and Twitter. But what are the key points? SpeakEasy

Back to Basics

Brushing up on your social media ettiquette. Of course, social media, with all its power as a tool to help you grow your business does come with some ground rules for use. Ignore these at your own peril and realize that committing an infraction in the social media community may come with consequences. Swipely

Creating your own fame. Social media consultant Laura Roeder spends this video talking about the basics of using social media in your small business to engage customers and fans, establish yourself as an expert. This is basic social media 101 for any small business teaching you where to begin.

Final Thoughts

It’s a jungle out there. Remember, as blogger Peter Masters reminds us, that the Internet does have dangers. Putting yourself and your business out there may attract both good attention and bad. Learn from your mistakes and don’t let others “hijack” your social media presence. Keep an eye on your social media presence and take steps where necessary to protect your communications. The Marketing M8 Blog

How to optimize on Twitter. Creating a great social media presence like creating a great Website really starts with optimization. This means that your content is easy to locate and holds the attention of those interested in what you have to say. Here are some tips to optimize your Twitter presence today. Resonance


Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor at Small Business Trends. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.

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  7. as blogger Peter Masters reminds us, that the Internet does have dangers. Putting yourself and your business out there may attract both good attention and bad.