Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tips, Tricks, & Links for Building Your Business Online

Look at the perks of shopping small business!

Before I get into my blog of the day, I want to first thank everyone who has stopped by to show support for my new Featured Business plan.  The response has been great and I really appreciate it!  For those of you who have expressed an interest in featuring your business, I will get it formalized and started as soon as my new blog design is finished--hopefully next week!  I will be in touch as soon as I get it going!
For anyone who did not catch my Featured Business post, please read my blog from June 8 for details on how you can be a Featured Business right here!  

In the Spirit of Promoting Small Business, I have a question:

What have you done this week to support a small business either in your area or online?

Today, I am simply going to list some websites that I find useful for tips on building your business, enhance your social media, and help get you noticed.

Some of these sites I have used already, some I am planning on using, and some I simply think look like they are worth checking out!  If you find one on here that leaves you scratching your head and wondering why I would promote it, just move down the line...I "guarantee" you will discover a new resource or learn some tips & tricks that are helping others take their business to the next level, and might be able to help the rest of us as well!!  

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

So, let's get out there and grab some new, and possibly transforming, information!!  Here are just a few sites that I have found useful....if you have one that you think needs to be added to this list, please put it in a comment and I'll check it out and try to get it up here!!  

Free Social Media Help Great info on optimizing your use of Twitter, Facebook, & More...

Know 'Em describes their service as "KnowEm allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or username instantly on over 350 popular and emerging social media websites. Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does."  

Google Insights for Search find out what searches people are doing on Google in your area of business.

Chef Patrick  Great resource for "regular" people trying to build a business through blogging.  Lots of good stuff to check out!!  I highly recommend subscribing!  No tech-talk here....just simple ways to increase your exposure and get the most out of your blogging experience!

Daily Blog Tips  Another invaluable resource for everyday people trying to make their mark!!

Okay, so I am guessing that this list will keep you busy for at least a little while!  I know they are going to keep me busy!!  
On that note, I am going to leave you for today, but I will be back with more great tips and resources on building your business soon!!  
Sign up for my email and follow my blog so you don't miss any updates!!  You never know what you might miss--it could be that one resource that really explodes your business!!

And remember, to be a Featured Business on my blog, read the post from June 8 to learn more!

Until next time, Happy Blogging!! 

"Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror."
--Remez Sasson

Dream Large & Expect Success!! 


Mrs. Lady said...

Great blog following you from MBC!

Shonda said...

I like it! New follow MBC. Come follow me at Thanks!

Carstarphen said...

Hey Lesa,
This blog post is a great resource. Thanks for sharing. :)

The Cartoon Coach

momof2 said...

Great tips! I will check out your links. Thanks!

GumDropSwap said...

thank you for the great tips. I own a kids boutique that has a clothing swap club. I'm following you through MBC! Please visit my blog when you get a chance!

jewelknits said...

What a great, useful blog! I so totally love MBC for introducing us to blogs we might never see otherwise! I'm giving you a little follow!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

GumDropSwap said...

following you through MBC! Please visit my blog when you get a chance!

Nya's mom said...

Thanks for the wonderful information!
I found your blog on MBC and am now following. When you get a chance, please follow me back at:
-Jessica a.k.a Nya's mom

TrinaCouncil said...

These are some really good tips. I just followed you. :-)

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