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Is Facebook making you Faceless?

Carnival Mask - is facebook making you faceless

Social media is a great tool, particularly in business. It is also easy to hide behind. Does it takes the place of face-to-face human contact ? When I originally started working in the Image industry nearly 20 years ago, I was scanning the Yellow Pages for business.  Now it is totally different.  We have Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and more, and we can access so much from the world wide web. This can be very helfpul, however it can be too easy to use email or social media and not pick …

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LinkedIn – not just for headhunters and hackers

Don’t let the recent hacking troubles at LinkedIn put you off making the most of what is essentially a valuable business tool. It offers potential access to an enormous pool of people who are there because they want to make professional business connections. There are more than 9 million Linkedin members in the UK alone* and more than 2 million companies worldwide have LinkedIn company pages. In theory you and your business could be just a few connections away from a contact that could help to take your business forward …

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Networking Tips for Starting up!

So now you’ve chosen a career that right for you. What’s next? Our networking tips can help you! It feels great to know what you want to do, but how do you make sure that the opportunities will be there for you when the time comes? The answer is simple… Networking! Relationship building and networking are the key to getting your foot in the door to many careers. Have you ever heard the expression “It’s not what you know, but who you know”? While we’re not saying that your knowledge …

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The 5 worst reasons for using Twitter for your business: 1st impressions do matter

the early bird catches the worm

The social media marketplace is a competitive, thriving and exciting place to be.  New communication channels are opening for companies and real, two-way dialogue is not only possible but being actively sought out by customers. New ways of being introduced to, talking to and engaging with customers are at your fingertips – we’re living through a real marketing revolution and the digital world can offer your business a real advantage. But, we advise you to tread with caution, remember what our mothers taught us – first impressions matter!  This is …

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Working with an Apprentice: Lessons learned

I first met Claire Young earlier this year at a networking event. I was vaguely aware of the Wakefield girl who had been “on telly” but that was all. Claire took part in one of the biggest reality TV shows on television – The Apprentice. In Lord Sugar’s words, she went through the “interview from hell” and survived long enough to become runner up in the 2008 series. On the day I met Claire she stood and

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Make your email signature work for you

About 80% of people reading this article use an email signature, but only 5% of those people will use it as a marketing tool. This means that if you can create an email signature that actively helps you  market your business, you will be stealing a march on your competitors in one easy step. Just think – your signature goes at the bottom of each and every email that you send out, so getting this right would give you a lot of

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How To Twitter 101

So, you’re thinking of joining the Twitterverse. Wikipedia defines Twitter as: A website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users’ messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default, however senders can restrict message delivery to their friends list. Users may subscribe to other users’ tweets-this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers. Now that the …

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Using social networks to your advantage

The Internet is an invaluable tool for small and medium businesses alike. For very little or no money, the web and its social networking platforms provide entrepreneurs with access to an international market. The Internet is not only affordable, but is an extremely effective means of understanding, catering for, and reaching potential customers. Lauren Luke, 26, is just one of the many entrepreneurs who owes her success to Internet social media.

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Capitalising on Social Networking as a Small Business

This is a great simple video that talks about how to use social media as a small business. Invaluable insights into how social networking is changing the face of small business is at hand, as host Sean Walsh welcomes Robin Grant, MD of We Are Social, to the studio. As well as advice on social media marketing from Robin, we will also hear from Heather Gorringe, founder and director of Wiggly Wigglers. The rural England based natural gardening company recently won the inaugural Global Dell Small Business Excellence Award. Using …

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