Archive for May, 2010

Facebook Drops the Hammer on Small Biz Users

Filed in Featured, Social Media by Matt McGee on May 20, 2010 11 Comments
Facebook Drops the Hammer on Small Biz Users

Facebook giveth, and now Facebook taketh away. Facebook’s “Pages” — formerly called “Fan Pages” — are the primary way for a small business owner to have a presence on Facebook. And one of the most common marketing tips about Facebook Pages is to create a custom landing tab. But Facebook has pulled that rug out […]

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Foursquare: Not In the Boonies, Yet

Filed in Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on May 18, 2010 4 Comments
Foursquare: Not In the Boonies, Yet

I was out and about yesterday afternoon and opened up Foursquare on my iPhone to check-in at Target, when I saw one of those “SPECIAL NEARBY” icons — or whatever it says. I’d never seen one of them in the Tri-Cities, so I was kind of excited to see what local business had finally done […]

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Another Successful “Local University” in the Books

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on May 16, 2010 5 Comments
Another Successful “Local University” in the Books

The second edition of GetListed.org’s Local University is in the books, and this faculty member is even more excited about the concept today than I was after the first one in Spokane back in February. Why?

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SBS Flashback: May 2009

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on May 16, 2010 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: May 2009

For those of you who are new SBSM readers & subscribers, here’s a list of noteworthy posts you probably missed from one year ago. I try to put together a post like this each month to introduce new readers to old content that might be worth reading.

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Welcome GetListed Local University – Twin-Cities Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on May 13, 2010 0 Comments
Welcome GetListed Local University – Twin-Cities Attendees

If you’re reading this while at the GetListed Local University seminar, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentation, I mention a couple dozen web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, here are all […]

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Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 5

Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 5

This is pretty cool, not to mention very clever. Hopefully I’ll explain it all well enough that it makes sense. Ready? 360SEE is an art/furniture gallery in Chicago. The owner’s dog, Homer, hangs out in the front window, plainly visible to passersby walking outside. Homer is little and pretty cute, and people tend to stop […]

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