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Read Tweets From Our Live Twitter Chat With Phil Simon, Author of 'The New Small'

Read Tweets From Our Live Twitter Chat With Phil Simon, Author of 'The New Small'

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Below you will find the Twitter chat the Verizon Small Business team had with feature author Phil Simon of The New Small from the Verizon Author Series.  Be sure to read from the bottom up.  Phil shares some great information.

 

 

 lovinmomma8 @VZSmallBiz thanks again! Smiley Happy #bizbooks -1:09 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @VZSmallBiz thanks! glad i found this chat, tweeparties had wrong link @philsimon #bizbooks -1:06 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz If you recently started following us, send email to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get a free (limited) copy of @philsimon's book #bizbooks -1:02 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


laurensgoodies @philsimon @vzsmallbiz thank y'all so much for the great chat and great info! #bizbooks -1:01 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Hi @OpenOfficeorg thanks for the RT send email to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net for free copy of @philsimon's book #bizbooks -12:58 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz That's a wrap! Thank you, @philsimon for your time today. Your insights + tips were helpful to #smallbiz Search #bizbooks for more info -12:55 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


OpenOfficeorg RT @philsimon: A7d: #FOSS like Think Wordpress, OpenOffice, or Firefox. They help #smallbiz save money #bizbooks -12:54 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon thanks for being part of my webinar, @vzsmallbiz #bizbooks -12:54 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A10d: #businesses try IM tools Meebo, calling tools like Skype & GoogleVoice, and simple hardware like webcams, Smartphones, etc.#bizbooks -12:52 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A10c: There are so many products based on the “freemium” model – contracts not required – so give it a try #bizbooks -12:52 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A10b: Don’t wait for that something to reach critical mass before you’ll give it a try #bizbooks -12:52 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A10a: #smallbiz - encourage your employees to find the right#free tools #bizbooks -12:52 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q10: @philsimon How can managers (#smallbiz) handle their communications needs on the cheap? #bizbooks -12:51 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @VZSmallBiz @philsimon you guys are nonstop info! Smiley Happy#bizbooks -12:46 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A9c: #smallbiz aren’t big enough to warrant using “specialists” in the traditional sense #bizbooks -12:45 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A9b: #Small companies try to hire efficiently, typically finding people who can wear multiple hats #bizbooks -12:44 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A9c: Hybrids are employees who can do both the functional and technical jobs in a #smallbiz (i.e., sales and “back-end” work). #bizbooks -12:44 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q9: @philsimon what are hybrids? how do small companies use them? #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:44 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A8d: #businesses, Why not try one #technology out first to see if it will fly in your company? #bizbooks -12:41 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A8c: As I wrote in my first book, systems and applications fail for all sorts of reasons #bizbooks -12:40 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A8b: 15 years ago it simply wasn’t possible to “try” different#technologies #bizbooks -12:40 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A8a: Because you can. The Freemium model allows companies to “date” before they get married to a company-wide application #bizbooks -12:40 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q8: @philsimon Why do you think new companies should expand with #technology cautiously? #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:40 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


DanitaBlackwood @VZSmallBiz @philsimon What is your favorite app for managing your busy schedule? #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:38 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


DanitaBlackwood RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz get #free advice from#technology consultant @philsimon on #Twitter now. Search for #bizbooks -12:36 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @ellen_yu hi ..tons of questions being answered Smiley Happy gr8 info#bizbooks -12:36 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A7e: Mobility means apps, texts, and, increasingly, portable pictures and video. Think #iPad#iPhone, and other devices . #bizbooks -12:34 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A7d: #FOSS like Think Wordpress, OpenOffice, or Firefox. They help #smallbiz save money #bizbooks -12:34 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A7c: Free & open source software (FOSS) allows orgs to save a great deal of money by not paying for proprietary software. #bizbooks -12:34 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A7b: SaaS of software as a service allows organizations to “rent” software in lieu of buying it. Think @Salesforce or @Workday#bizbooks -12:34 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


ellen_yu Nice! RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz get #free advice from#technology consultant @philsimon on #Twitter now. Search for #bizbooks -12:33 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon Think @Google Docs or @Rackspace #bizbooks -12:33 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A7a: #Cloud computing allows people and organizations to access their data and apps anywhere and at any time. #bizbooks -12:33 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q7: @philsimon what are the five enablers of successful#smallbiz#bizbooks -12:33 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz get #free advice from #technology consultant@philsimon on #Twitter now. Search for #bizbooks -12:32 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @philsimon well said! #bizbooks -12:32 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A6c: Understand that, to be great, you have to take risks. The key is to take intelligent risks #bizbooks -12:28 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A6b: Risk is a function of time, information, and money--neither of which is unlimited #bizbooks -12:28 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A6a: Realize that you’ll never completely eliminate #risk#bizbooks -12:28 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q6: @philsimon how can small companies manage risk?#smallbiz #bizbooks -12:28 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz join now to get tips from #author@philsimon http://bit.ly/mJkAFO Search for #bizbooks -12:27 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @philsimon that's a gr8 to know about skype.. #bizbooks -12:27 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


DanitaBlackwood @vzsmallbiz @philsimon How are U using QR codes? Any tips 4 #smallbiz#bizbooks -12:27 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz join now to get tips from #author @philsimonhttp://bit.ly/mJkAFO Search for #bizbooks -12:27 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A5c: a #Skype plug-in allows you to record video of conversations for future use. That doesn’t come with the native application #bizbooks -12:23 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A5b: In short, Add-on tools extend the power of vanilla applications. #bizbooks -12:23 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A5a: Add-on tools extend the capabilities of native applications. Think plug-ins for WordPress, Firefox. Many others. #bizbooks -12:22 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @VZSmallBiz @philsimon thanks for the tips and info-answering questions Smiley Happy #bizbooks -12:22 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q5: @philsimon what are add-on tools? how do small companies use them? #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:22 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @VZSmallBiz oh thank you I'd love to learn more from@philsimon Smiley Happy thx, will do #bizbooks -12:22 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Thanks for joining! @lovinmomma8 Send email to vzsmallbiz at verizon.net to get #free copy of @philsimon's book #bizbooks -12:21 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @philsimon so true..get it right and no issues such as. right..#bizbooks -12:20 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @philsimon #smallbiz is better in that way..great point!#bizbooks -12:20 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A4b: Let me add this. Getting it right trumps avoiding incessant blame fests #bizbooks -12:19 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A4a: Sure. Politics don’t dominate these companies. No one is crucified for getting it wrong #bizbooks -12:19 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @laurensgoodies totally! Im just joining in and reading all the q's and a's Smiley Happy @philsimon @vzsmallbiz #bizbooks -12:18 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q4: @philsimon you write that new #small companies make mistakes, yet they handle them better. Can you explain? #smallbiz#bizbooks -12:18 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


laurensgoodies I agree! RT @lovinmomma8@VZSmallBiz great tips and info! @philsimon #bizbooks -12:17 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @philsimon thanks for all the info! @vzsmallbiz Smiley Happy #bizbooks -12:17 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


lovinmomma8 @VZSmallBiz great tips and info! @philsimon #bizbooks -12:16 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A3d: #businesses #smallbiz you want to use #technology tools that would enable efficient collaboration #bizbooks -12:14 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A3c: because your company doesn’t embrace video Skype, Google Docs, or another tool #bizbooks -12:14 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


DanitaBlackwood RT @VZSmallBiz: Q1: @philsimon Why is it better to be a#small company these days? #bizbooks -12:14 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A3c: No one wants to schlep into work in the snow for a 1-hr meeting #bizbooks -12:13 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A3b: With respect to technology, make sure that your company uses collaborative tools to make work easier and more efficient. #bizbooks -12:13 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A3a: Well, recognition and praise are very important--arguably more so than pecuniary rewards. #bizbooks -12:13 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q3: @philsimon how can using #technology effectively keep customers and employees happy? #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:12 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A2c: It’s important to see what your competition is doing. Ignore them if they don’t get it; copy them if they do #bizbooks -12:09 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A2b: Fear of changing a #business process can easily spiral out of control. So learn from other #businesses #bizbooks -12:08 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


laurensgoodies @philsimon cool! thanks Smiley Happy #7 #bizbooks -12:08 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon @laurensgoodies - good question. Stay tuned for question #7.#bizbooks -12:08 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon @laurensgoodies - good question. Stay tuned for question #7.#bizbooks -12:08 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A2a: Don’t reinvent the wheel. If a solution meets 90% of your needs, ask if that is sufficient. #bizbooks -12:07 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q2: @philsimon how can small companies keep technology simple? #smallbiz #bizbooks -12:06 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


laurensgoodies hi @philsimon and @vzsmallbiz #bizbooks What I want to know are tips for integrating social media into small biz! Thanks Smiley Happy -12:06 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A1: much easier than big companies can act small. #bizbooks -12:03 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon A1: Small companies through emerging technologies can act big#bizbooks -12:02 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Q1: @philsimon Why is it better to be a #small company these days? #bizbooks -12:02 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


BlakeLandau RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz Plz Welcome @philsimon#technology consultant, author, speaker, and #smallbiz owner. Let's get started #bizbooks -12:02 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz Please Welcome @philsimon #technology consultant, author, speaker, and #smallbiz owner. Let's get started #bizbooks -12:01 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #businesses, leading #smallbiz expert @philsimon will be available for #live #Twitter chat in a few minutes. #bizbooks -12:00 PM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Those who ask @philsimon a Q at our 12 pm ET #live tweet chat will get a #free copy of his #smallbiz book Include hashtag #bizbooks -11:57 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


DanitaBlackwood RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz want tips to increase web traffic? Or how to run your #biz more efficiently? Ask @philsimon in 15 mins Search #bizbooks -11:53 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon I'm getting real-time search results at TweetGridhttp://tweetgrid.com/ #bizbooks -11:48 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz want tips to increase web traffic? Or how to run your#biz more efficiently? Ask @philsimon in 15 mins Search #bizbooks -11:46 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


acanal RT @VZSmallBiz: Thanks! RT @TweeParties: Join the #BizBooksTwitter Chat today 6/23 at Noon ET! With @VzSmallBiz & author @PhilSimonhttp://j.mp/jKwt4w -11:40 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz Thanks! RT @TweeParties: Join the #BizBooks Twitter Chat today 6/23 at Noon ET! With @VzSmallBiz & author @PhilSimonhttp://j.mp/jKwt4w -11:31 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


TweeParties Join the #BizBooks Twitter Chat today 6/23 at Noon ET! With@VzSmallBiz & author @PhilSimon http://dld.bz/aesRk -11:30 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


deidrem RT @ellen_yu#businesses join today's (12 pm ET) #live Twitter chat w/ @philsimon ~ #smallbiz owner, tech consultant Follow @VzSmallBizSearch #bizbooks -11:26 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


ellen_yu #businesses join today's (12 pm ET) #live Twitter chat w/@philsimon ~ #smallbiz owner, tech consultant Follow @VzSmallBiz Search#bizbooks -11:24 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


verizon #businesses join today's (12 pm ET) #live Twitter chat w/@philsimon ~ #smallbiz owner, tech consultant Follow @VZSmallBiz Search#bizbooks -11:23 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


thenewsmall @vzsmallbiz - get free advice from @me on Twitter at 12 pm today Tips on new #tech, up web traffic, etc #bizbooks http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 -10:21 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


philsimon @vzsmallbiz - get free advice from @me on Twitter at 12 pm today Tips on new #tech, up web traffic, etc #bizbooks http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 -10:21 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz get free advice from @philsimon on Twitter at 12 pm today Tips on new #tech, up web traffic, etc #bizbooks http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 -9:40 AM Jun 23rd, 2011


ellen_yu RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz do you have more Qs for @philsimon? Take it to Twitter June 23 at noon ET #bizbooks http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 #vzsmb-4:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011


DanitaBlackwood RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz do you have more Qs for@philsimon? Take it to Twitter tomorrow at noon ET #bizbooks More info:http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 -4:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz do you have more Qs for @philsimon? Take it to Twitter tomorrow at noon ET #bizbooks More info: http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 -3:11 PM Jun 22nd, 2011


VerizonCA #smallbiz get your "free" consultation this week with @philsimonand the chance to get a copy of his book http://bit.ly/ksLqE3 #bizbooks -4:25 PM Jun 21st, 2011


dbhasin RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz get your "free" consultation this week with @philsimon and the chance to get a copy of his bookhttp://bit.ly/ksLqE3 #bizbooks -1:43 PM Jun 20th, 2011


DanitaBlackwood RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz get your "free" consultation this week with @philsimon and the chance to get a copy of his bookhttp://bit.ly/ksLqE3 #bizbooks -12:49 PM Jun 20th, 2011


acanal RT @VZSmallBiz#smallbiz get your "free" consultation this week with @philsimon and the chance to get a copy of his bookhttp://bit.ly/ksLqE3 #bizbooks -12:22 PM Jun 20th, 2011


VZSmallBiz #smallbiz get your "free" consultation this week with@philsimon and the chance to get a copy of his book http://bit.ly/ksLqE3#bizbooks -12:14 PM Jun 20th, 2011

 

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