Posts Tagged ‘Small business’

“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

Small businesses should stop giving into social media What would “Dear Abby” say to someone who spends lots of time and energy on a love interest who doesn’t notice or care? “See what else is out there. Play the field. There are plenty of fish in the sea.” Small and medium businesses need similar “Dear Abby” guidance on their love for social media. A new survey from research firm BIA/Kelsey found that nearly 75 percent of small businesses use social media for business advertising and promotions. They spend more on average on social media than any other media platform. But less than 26 percent think they see “extraordinary” or “excellent” returns on their investment. Social media is attractive and exciting. All of your friends really like social media too. But if social media isn’t making you or your sales team happy, then you need to reevaluate how much love and attention you give it. It’s OK to be wrong about social media. Email understands. And email can help you prompt triple the number of purchases. Email works nearly 40 times […]

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