Archive for February 26, 2012

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!

Fire up your marketing

Getting ahead with your marketing planIn a part of our occasional series of useful booklets from HubSpot, secBEANS brings you another edition.

This one has some timely and relevant advice and information for community entrepreneurs. Whether you are  thinking about getting your first customer or client, or making the absolute best of the new media and web resources you already have for your enterprise or group.

You can view or download a pdf copy of the booklet here.

Inside are chapters on how to get found as a local enterprise, how to get the best from your press releases, get twitter working for you and how to get going with mobile.

This multi-page booklet is perfect for the new enterprise and for those who are about to start reaching ‘critical mass’.

If you are a community group, looking to develop sustainable forms of income, the booklet still has much to offer. Showing you how enterprise techniques can be deployed to get your message out to your community too.

You can get free Adobe PDF software here… 

 

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