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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Do You Have A Business GOOGLE Plus Page?

Do you have a business Google Plus page? A number of our clients have inquired about setting up a Google+ page for their businesses.  We have been trying to stay abreast of this new social media arena and for a couple of months I have been gathering article links to share with our clients. (You can see these and more below.) But in the meantime...

First: Watch A Short Video from GOOGLE



 Second: Check Out Useful Print Screens of How to Start Creating Your Business Google Plus Page


On your GOOGLE+ home page look for the "Create a Google+ Page in the right margin and CLICK





















Pick a Category and get started


















Third: Consider Buying Chris Brogan's Latest Book
Now you are probably thinking this might be strange advice. But consider this: Chris' latest book is "Google+ for Business: How Google's Social Network Changes Everything" and according to the McClatchy-Tribune News Service Chris Brogan's book is one of the top 25 books that Corporate America is reading.  Go ahead and visit Amazon, (not an affiliate link) you can read reviews and/or buy the paperback book, the Kindle Edition or an audible Audio Edition. Here's why I think you will find Chris' book helpful:
  • If you read Chris's blog, then you already know he is a good writer. His writing is interesting, but at the same time easy to follow. 
  • We have introduced you to Chris many times here at Webconsuls.  Chris should not be a stranger to you.
Fourth: Enjoy A Video of Chris Discussing GOOGLE+ For Business 







Ok, this is our full report.  We hope you find all of this information helpful.  Remember, as a business owner you really need to understand and manage this social media platform for yourself.  Only you can tell your story...

Would love to read your comments...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pushing the Reset Button on Webconsuls' Blog

Time flies, good times or not. I realized the other day that we have not posted here since November 15, 2011. That's 90+ days, one quarter of a year or three months! Like many bloggers who take a hiatus, we have plenty of good reasons why we haven't written lately. Let's see:
  • Holidays are always a good excuse. In the last 90 days we have celebrated some or all of these holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Valentines...
  • Closing out the year-end books for any business can and does take time.
  • Vacations or business trips impact all of our schedules
  • Working with new clients, designing new web sites is always a good way to spend time
I think it is obvious that the above list could go on ad nauseum.  I am also pretty sure you get the point, time is precious and we need to manage our time to accomplish all that we would like to with our blog, personal or business. Isn't this what we tell our clients? Engage!!!

Let me tell you what really brought this point home to me. Last week one of my favorite bloggers, Julien Smith, posted "A Short Contest".  He was asking his regular and new readers to tweet a quote from one of his posts.  I was game and here is the quote that I tweeted:
If you aren't current, you may as well not exist.
Julien's quote "If you aren't current, you may as well not exist" isn't just about social media in general or blogging in particular; it really has to do with all aspects of our lives and the success of our businesses. Be inquisitive, learn about new software, read about new business concepts, dust off the shelves, do an inventory, wash the windows, and don't cheat yourself or your clients.  And as another blogging friend says: "Don't cheat on your blog!"

Today I am pushing the reset button on Webconsuls' blog. I hope you will subscribe and if you want to share some stories about how you "reset" your blog, please leave a comment.

A Tucson sunset can inspire you to push the reset button!

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