Facebook Tips, Android Apps and Niche Social Networks for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Tips for Facebook Marketing:

The article “6 Ways Small Business Can Win With Facebook” [Social Media Examiner] does a great job highlighting how small businesses can learn from the way big businesses approach Facebook.

Here are the six ways to win with Facebook:

  1. Have a Plan and a Strategy
  2. Use Custom Tab Applications
  3. Emphasize Interaction
  4. Be Available
  5. Take Action
  6. Be Flexible

Android Apps for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs:

After reading the article “15 Awesome Android Apps for Small Business” [SproutSocial.com], I learned about these great apps that you should check out on the Android Marketplace:

Cloud Print app

  1. Cloud Print - Need to print a document from your Android device? No problem. Use the free  app.

HP ePrint technology

NOTE:  If you want to print from ANY smartphone (including Android phones), I would recommend investing in a new HP wireless printer with ePrint technology.

With ePrint technology, you can send an e-mail to the Web-connected printer and attach a Microsoft Office file, PDF document, or photo from any smartphone, tablet or computer from practically anywhere.

To learn more about HP Web-connected printers with ePrint, check out their website.

2. Droid Scan Pro - scan documents on the go, or turn photos of notes into PDF documents.

CamCard

3. PocketCloud Remote RDP/VNC - Connect your Android device to your Windows or Mac OS desktop computer, and remotely control and access the data on your desktop at anytime, from any place.

4. CamCard - With CamCard, you can scan business cards and save them directly to your contacts list, so you don’t have to type a thing.

Niche Social Networks for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs:

After reading the list of Social Networking sites from “36 Leading Social Networking Sites for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs You May Not Know” [Mark the Marketer], I found these to be the most interesting:

Biznik

  1. Biznik - A community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to helping each other succeed.  It is the local, independent entrepreneurial community where collaboration beats competition.eFactor
  2. EFactor - An online community and virtual marketplace designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. It is the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs, including over 25,000 vetted investors.Meetup
  3. Meetup - Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world. It can be used for professional interests, not just personal interests.StartupNation
  4. StartupNation - This site provides real-world business advice to people who want to start a business and who want to grow their small businesses. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.Proskore
  5. PROskore - This site scores and ranks business professionals based on influence and experience using professional history, popularity in social media and peer validation.

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