Tag: Small Business

Blogging, How-To, Local Businesses, Small Business, Social Media, Training

HTML For Bloggers Course – Lesson 1

Hurdles

HTML knowledge is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for small business owners looking to manage their own blogs. On a blog platform like WordPress.com, a non-techie can configure 80-90% of their site without knowing any HTML. On Posterous blogs, 95% of the blog site can be well configured without HTML.

It’s that 5-10% that can stop a small business owner in their tracks. The intent of this post and the whole course is to help you get over that learning hump so you can manage your blog effectively and go on and do what you do best, run your business.

Events, How-To, Local Businesses, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Training, Uncategorized, Ventura County

The Power of Social Links On Your Email Newsletters

Social Links

Email is still the killer app of the Internet. I wrote about unleashing your message a couple of months ago but forgot to include one important method – including social links. It’s easy to take email to the next level by adding social media friendly links to your messages.

Local Businesses, Marketing, Small Business, Uncategorized, Ventura County

Is Facebook Becoming The Face of Small Business?

At meet and greets, presentations, and during client meetings, small businesses are talking about Facebook. Facebook is quickly becoming the face of small business.

Why? I think there are three reasons why Facebook is now the third most important tool in the small business’s marketing arsenal:

Events, Local Businesses, Los Angeles, Marketing, Small Business, Uncategorized

SBDC Los Angeles Year-End Event

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Los Angeles held its year end event in Santa Monica this past Tuesday. Center directors, business advisors, staff and SBA staffers were all there.

I’m a marketing and social media advisor at the SBDC center as part of the Economic and Development Center in Ventura County (EDC-VC) and this was the center’s first trip to the year end event.

PRO_TIP, Social, Toolbox, Training, Video, Web Marketing, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Widgets

The Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org Blogs

Difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Just finding out about WordPress? Then you my be wondering , “What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org blogs?”