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The Verizon Small Business Facebook and Twitter pages have launched. Follow Us at www.twitter.com/vzsmallbiz and Find Us at www.facebook.com/verizonsmallbiz.

Social Media Tips for Every Small Business

by Employee ‎05-20-2011 12:09 PM - edited ‎05-24-2011 07:25 AM

I had a wonderful experience yesterday at the events taking place in Washington D.C. during National Small Business Week.  The Social Media Forum: Get Your Business Connected offered great tips to the many small – and medium-sized businesses in the audience.  I even learned about a few businesses using very creative and low-cost tactics to market their business and creating that buzz -- that everyone wants -- online.  Bottom-line, you have to have great content.  I (@VZSmallBiz) tweeted insights during the forum as did many just search in Twitter for #sbw2011 to read all about it.

 

My colleague, Terrie Howard, Verizon’s small business marketing manager, and I met the very lovely Rieva Lesonsky, president and founder of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship.  Rieva was also one of the speakers at the Social Media Forum.  Terrie and I asked Rieva to share some highlights from the forum – see the video below.  I won’t say, ‘I told you so,’ but do consider reading this previous post if your business still does not have a website.

 

As always, let us know how you like our content.

 

 

 

 

About Verizon's Small Business
Get news from Verizon about small business services and market trends that affect your bottom line. Here, you'll find tips and commentary from the Verizon small business group and other experts to help keep your business growing.

       


Contact the editor: vzsmallbiz@verizon.net

About the Authors

Mark W. Adams

Director: Verizon National Marketing

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Mark leads the way to bring innovative solutions to small businesses.


Mark Smith

Executive Director: Verizon Ventures

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Mark works with and identifies entrepreneurial companies for Verizon to invest in and fund.


Dan Keoppel

Executive Director: Verizon Ventures

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Dan works with and identifies entrepreneurial companies for Verizon to invest in and fund.


Paul Macchia

National Public Relations Manager

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Paul handles corporate communications for Verizon Wireless with a focus on enterprise and government sectors.



Ellen Yu

Sr. Manager: Media Relations

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Ellen provides PR support to Verizon's small business team, landlines and FiOS in apartment buildings and small and medium-sized commercial properties such as strip malls, and street-level shops and offices.


Kathy Johnson

Manager: SMB Product Marketing Messaging, Verizon Wireless

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Kathy manages the SMB product Marketing Messaging Strategy for the Business Solution Group. She also develops and manages various SMB marketing programs to support channel enablement.

Jarryd Gonzales

Sr. Manager: Media Relations

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Jarryd provides PR support to Verizon in CA and TX.


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