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:
- Have a Plan and a Strategy
- Use Custom Tab Applications
- Emphasize Interaction
- Be Available
- Take Action
- 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 - Need to print a document from your Android device? No problem. Use the free app.
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - This site scores and ranks business professionals based on influence and experience using professional history, popularity in social media and peer validation.