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Today it seems as if something-or-other goes viral every day.  And much like an Olympian, success doesn’t happen overnight; an Olympian trains all year,  if not most of their lives.    So how does this relate to social media, you ask? In keeping with the Olympian analogy, the truth is sometimes […]

The Reality of Social Media Marketing


Let’s be honest.  Most small business owners don’t have oodles of free time on their hands. And we at AngCo know that to be successful with social media, it’s important to be realistic about the time you’re able to commit. For this reason, many small business owners outsource to online […]

It’s true. Social media takes time.


1.  From your list of key people at the companies you’re targeting, look up each person’s profile on LinkedIn. If they are a third-degree connection and you’re unable to view full profile, do this: Log out of LinkedIn. Go to Google or Bing In the search bar type  first name and […]

LinkedIn Groups and a Hot Prospecting Tip



LinkedIn Groups– A place for professionals to share content, find answers, post and view jobs, make business contacts, and establish themselves as industry experts. Where to look? The Groups Directory or view your suggested groups. The How and Why A study by Hubspot showed that LinkedIn business groups is 277% more effective for […]

The What’s-What for LinkedIn Groups


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If you’re in search of a graphic designer, you may want to skip Elance and go directly to Twitter.  Finding recommended vendors and freelancers for your business may be as easy as asking the folks in your social media who they recommend. Here’s how: LinkedIn. One of the most powerful elements […]

Use Social Media to Find Resources


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Not again.  Last week I stumbled across a business owner who is using their personal Facebook page for business. Did you know…. Using your Facebook personal profile for business is against Facebook’s policy.  In the old days, Facebook would simply shut down those accounts.  Without warning. If you have a business, […]

Make the distinction!



I admit it.  I’ve been smitten with Google Reader for years. It’s been my weapon of sorts and depend on it to stay up on the latest and greatest content, keywords, and industry news for my clients.  A loyal fan, I’m sorry to see this go. The loss of this beloved tool got […]

Social media is NOT the only tool in your toolbox!


Ever thought you could have a conversation with the founder of Virgin Airlines or the CEO of Zappos, one of the most successful online shoe and apprarel shops?  Did you ever think you could have a chat with the rock star experts within your own industry?   Well, you can, through […]

How To Connect with Experts on Social Media


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As a new Constant Contact Solutions provider, I’m happy to announce the addition of email marketing services.  If you’ve been reluctant to implement this marketing tool in your own small business (guilty as charged) read on for reasons that may change your mind. Permission-based.  Folks who signed up for your newsletter gave you […]

9 Reasons To Do Email Marketing



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Earlier this month I posted a blog on how to tap into social media to get informal opinions from your followers, sort of like your own focus group.  Taking it a step further, there are a variety of ways to solicit more structured input  — and none involve printing and […]

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