Prize: Winners will get personalized mentoring from a SCORE counselor to help them succeed. They will also have access to best-in-class marketing expertise, a range of small business marketing tools and services and one year of marketing sponsorship to take their businesses to the next level. The customized marketing support, valued at up to $5,000 could include:
Winners will also share their experiences and results through video, social media, speaking engagements and on www.projectrev.com. Their stories will help other small businesses discover what works.
Apply: Register at www.projectrev.com
Deadline: May 4, 2010
Are you a social media enthusiast? It seems most people are either “all in or all out.” Used wisely, social networks afford the opportunity to connect with target markets in a very effective way. The best part? It’s free!
Social networking is not only enjoyable but it can have a direct impact on business bottom lines if used correctly. People enjoy getting to know the person behind the brand. Once they have a sense of who you are, they become much more receptive to your business information.
The number one complaint among the uninitiated? “I don’t have the time.” There are numerous resources available to minimize time spent online. Sites like Ping.fm allow updates to be delivered to all sites with one entry. Hootsuite and Tweetlater allow you to “preload” messages in advance. I encourage you to get out there and experiment. You could create dollars from thin air!