So you or your baby has completed college. Congratulations to you both! But now what? Where is the smart money path? Here are a few tips.
How to boost your business engagement on Google+
Though Google+ may not be a pinnacle for social media marketing, it’s becoming a major component. Google+ has grown drastically larger, more functional, and more popular in the last year – in fact, some comparison studies now rank it as the second-largest social media platform, second only to Facebook. Whatever the statistics, its great influence on Google search result rankings sets Google+ apart from other platforms. Businesses that stay strategically active on Google+ can reap the benefits of a golden marketing opportunity.
Google+ offers three distinctive features to help businesses get connected.
How to make a business marketing splash on Pinterest
Pinterest may not be the largest social media platform out there - but it’s quite possibly one of the most valuable for businesses. According to a study by Simply Measured, Pinterest drives more traffic to websites and blogs than Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ or YouTube – and one in five of those visitors will purchase something from that site.
At the same time, however, the platform’s overwhelmingly visual focus poses a challenge for many traditional text-based companies. How can businesses find the optimum balance between trendy eye candy and professional presentation to make the most of Pinterest’s marketing opportunities? Here are a few tips:
Levant business vying for $5,000 grant
Levant Corner Store needs public votes to win
LEVANT - Two small Maine businesses are anxiously awaiting to see if wishes do come true. The owners of the Levant Corner Store and My Happy Pace in Old Town are competing to win a $5,000 grant from Intuit's Love Our Local Business Challenge, but they need the community's help to pull it off.
"Intuit is offering up 15 $5,000 grants to small businesses. We stumbled upon it [the challenge] on Facebook," said Jamie Clark, owner of the Levant Corner Store. "They're granting wishes. They asked you to submit your wish, and they're basing the results on how many people vote for the business and what type of effect the grant would have on local business in the area."
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