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Employee ‎08-12-2011 09:40 AM

Stocks were down, then up, then down again this week, but your small business doesn’t have to run with the same yo-yo effect. Read on to learn how to make the most of these turbulent times with this roundup from the Web:

 

 

Are you in LA-LA Land?

 

If you’re in the Los Angeles, California area this weekend, don’t forget to stop by the LA Convention Center for the West Coast Expo (today through Sunday). The exposition and trade show is for small, medium, and large businesses with goods, products, and services to market on the West Coast.

 

Author Series Wrap-Up

 

The expansion of the Verizon Author Series brought us a live Twitter Chat with Melinda Emerson,  author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months; A Month-By-Month Guide to a Business That Work.”

 

Up next week, be sure to join Wendy Stevens, “Local Guerrilla Marketing” co-author (with Jay Conrad Levinson). The LIVE Twitter chat begins at 7PM (ET) on August 18.

 

For tips on how to join our LIVE Twitter chats, check out this past post or check out this short video tutorial (just go about 59 minutes into this webcast).  Of course, don’t hesitate to post your questions below.

 

This week's articles are compiled by Ryan Morris, social media manager for Verizon.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

We will bring four more authors to the Verizon Author Series this month so stay tune to this blog to get advice from Melinda Emerson, Steven Sisler, Wendy Stevens, and Susan Solovic.

 

Here’s a helpful article from the New York Times on the basics of accounting for entrepreneurs.

 

We re-tweeted this on @VZSmallbiz, but in case you missed this article (one of @SmartBrief’s most clicked article), it offers 12 cloud tips for the frugal CFO.  If you need more insights into cloud services, check out this guest post from Anita Campbell.   

 

Here’s five way to create some buzz for your business from Ramon Ray of Smallbiztechnology.com.

 

How can tablets help your business?  Here’s some insights.  If you missed this post, early this week, Verizon Wireless introduced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

 

From John Jantsch, check out the five collaboration tools in his review.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

We’re excited and ready to host our monthly Twitter chats with a featured author from the  Verizon Author Series.  For those who don’t know what a Twitter chat is, it is simply a conversation on Twitter.  You’ll find our one-hour conversation on Twitter by following the @VZSmallBiz username (www.twitter.com/VZSmallBiz) and searching for the hashtag #bizbooks.

 

We will post a reminder about the upcoming Twitter chats the Tuesday before each chat.  Our Verizon Author Series Twitter chats will held on a Thursday (times will vary).  We will also ask you to post questions for the author in the comments section of the blog.  Or you can ask the author your question directly during the live Twitter chat.

 

All are welcomed to join the Twitter Chat. You will need a Twitter account to ask the author a question and or to add your comment during the Twitter Chat.  Just be sure to include the hashtag #bizbooks in your Tweets so we can find your Tweets and know you are joining in the chat.

 

Here are some tips for joining the Verizon Author Series Twitter chat:

 

1. Follow @VzSmallBiz from your Twitter account.

 

2. Log in to Twitter a few minutes prior to the chat. Enter #bizbooks in the search box. TweetChat and TweetDeck are two Twitter tools you can use to follow the chat.

3. Make sure you use the #bizbooks hashtag in any of the tweets you are posting to the chat. To start the chat, @VzSmallBiz will post questions in the form of Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.  The author will respond to the questions (and include the answer number A1, A2, A3) etc. so it’ll be easy for you to follow along.  At any time you can join the conversation, ask the author any follow up questions or make a comment – just be sure to include #bizbooks so your Tweets can be tracked and responded to.

4. You may submit questions for the author by ”@ing” your questions to @VzSmallBiz or the author, DM-ing your questions to @VzSmallBiz, or simply ask your question as a status update in Twitter while including the hashtag #bizbooks. We will do our very best to get your questions answered.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to get some of your business questions answered by one of our experts.  During the Tweet chat we’ll also give several copies of the author’s book away, so join in!

 

 

 

 

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Contact the editor: sandra.j.lee@verizon.com

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Sandy Lee

Social Media Lead: Verizon Business Markets

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Sandy is a member of Verizon Business Markets marketing team where she leads social media marketing.


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