Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday week with friends and family and are as anxious as us to toast the new year. Our team spent the week catching up on some end of the year initiatives and planning for 2011. Please have a safe and happy new year’s celebration! Please enjoy this week’s year-end edition of the Micro Business Roundup.
15 More Twitter Tools for Small Business Marketing – Is one of your resolutions for 2011 to get into Twitter to help market your micro business products and services? If so, here’s a helpful roundup of some Twitter applications and sites from eCommerce-Guide that can help you manage your efforts efficiently. If you’re looking for more tools to help you get started, we recommend this follow up post from the same site.
11 Marketing Predictions for 2011 – Let the predictions begin! We hope that 2011 will be a successful year for your micro business. Check out these eleven marketing predictions for the new year from B2C Marketing Insider and let us know what you think. Do you agree? We are curious to see how offline mobile marketing grows in the new year.
Small Companies Look to Cloud for Savings in 2011 – For those not familiar with the term, cloud computing is an Internet-based computing where shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand (think of it like electricity). According to the Wall Street Journal, this technology could lead to big savings for small businesses in the new year. Do you think these capabilities can help your micro business? Is it something you’d be willing to try?
Are Small Businesses Going to Be Saviors or Victims? – What’s in store for your micro business in 2011? That’s the burning questions for many owners as the hours tick down. This New York Times blog entry takes a look at the state of small business as we turn the calendar page and what we are to expect. In a nutshell (and no surprise to business owners), more hard work and not allowing issues out of your control to affect the way you run your operation.
Big Wins for Small Business: 7 Top Triumphs in 2010 – What were your personal wins for your micro business in 2010? What will you look back on as your biggest accomplishment of the calendar year? As this Business News Daily article reports, this year marked a strong year for small businesses from a variety of standpoints including attention on nation’s political stage for much of the year and the explosion of social media.