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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.

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!

Is there a Business In You?

businessBalance PictureYou can now access a new government backed business inspiration website called Business In You.

This new web site offers some inspirational stories about people who have created businesses or turned their creative ideas into a revenue earning project.

You can also find a ‘Find Finance’ service, which offers visitors help to seek funding for their business idea or project.

As always, you can subscribe to regular email updates from the Business In You team. (There are also links to information from Business Link and |the Start Up Britain Campaign too).

Don’t forget if you have a business idea in our area, why not subscribe to the secBEANS network. Having someone to talk through your ideas with, or meet others who are on the same journey is a great way to add power and conviction to your idea and the research you have done to support it.

Sign up and get going with secBEANS for free.

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