Small Businesses Gain Exposure Through Their Patrons From Mashable’s article on March 22, 2010:

“Social media can be a scary prospect for small businesses; unlike traditional marketing methods, it puts part of the message in the hands of the customers. But while it’s easy to be concerned that the message will go the wrong way, the benefits can outweigh the risks if you use the available services wisely.

The most obvious benefits are increased customer loyalty and engagement. Less obvious but just as important: Your business will gain exposure not through your own advertisements, but through folks who’ve already been patrons.”

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See how Ford is using social media:

Businesses are using social media to communicate more directly with people who need their product. Companies are spreading word of their goods and services to specific market segments through blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools.

Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, “The Father Of The Internet” and VP, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google shares with OgilvyOne Singapore on how brands can tap into the social media phenomenon:

Contact us at Business And Social Media and we will help you implement social media in your business.

I am teaching E-Marketing for South Piedmont Community College. The class will be in Room 102 in the Small Business Center at 4pm. Give Vince Holloman a call at 704-290-5222 to see if any seats are left. Let him know if you are interested in taking the class at a later date.

If you would like me to teach a class for your school or business the please contact me at 704-438-2910.

Thanks, Huck Huckabee 704-438-2910