Archive for Skills

Twitter the best you can…

How to get the best from TwitterHere is another publication in our occasional series of getting the best for your rural business from the web.

Enterprising use of social media, like Twitter, can raise the profile of your work, give you access to and contact with your customers, as well as helping you build a following for your goods or services.

The booklet from HubSpot informs the enterprising business person how to think afresh about Twitter, as well as help with planning how to develop your contacts and new relationships with bloggers, other web publishers and influencing readers of your web site.

Twitter is actually a micro-blogging tool in its own right for your business. Download the booklet here and find out why

secBEANS – helping build sustainable social enterprise.

Enterprise news – always updated

Get news automatically here...We have just published a new secBEANS page – a newsfeed where you can find constantly updated enterprise news, advice and resources.

From The Economist to the The Start-up Foundry, you will find a variety of enterprise themed newsfeeds, which we hope you will use as a one-stop shop to keep current with enterprise developments and small business information.

Do you have a favourite blog or news source that you like to use? Would you share it with others? If you let us know, we’ll integrate into our page if we can  (…and give your business a credit too!)

You can subscribe to the individual feeds by rss at anytime, for free.

If you do not yet use rss feeds to keep up to date with enterprise news, or any news at all, this link will take you a short 100 second YouTube movie which explains how it works. Keep up to date with a news reader – makes life simpler…

You can find the secBEANS newsfeed page here… 

 

Getting out and meeting others

Getting out and meeting others – that could be the ideal definition of networking for community groups, social business and community enterprise people.

You don’t necessarily have to leave the safety of your home or office to create impact for your group or enterprise by setting up a stall, or creating a neon sign twenty foot high to promote yourself or your project.

The Shy Connector

View more presentations from Sacha Chua

Rather, like this short and informative slide set from Sacha Chua, you go and essentially talk to people – about yourself maybe, your project certainly and what your goals are, definitely.

If you are shy or reserved, Sacha offers some very clear modes of thought to help you get started. Some simple techniques and pointers to gain both your confidence and the confidence of your audience.

Give the techniques a try to see if your contact cultivation improves!

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