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Another selfless act of Social Media trying to help
January 20, 2009, 1:04 am
Filed under: social media, Uncategorized

I received a tweet from @mark_hayward offering some more great ideas on using social media to help the small struggling busineeses out there. And I agree social media can help, I have received over 50 suggestions on ways to increase my sales and grow my business from all over the world. I will admit without the help of a Mr. Chris Brogan, twitter, wordpress, and facebook none of this would have come to fruition this easily. It seems to me like this is a very sensitive subject to people as most people that make their living online are also small business owners. The snowball of the economy is not going to leave anyone unscathed but social media is about crowdsourcing and utilizing the knowledge of people that are all over the world. I can’t imagine the response I would have gotten if I were to go on the street and ask 1000’s of random people what they would do. It seems to me like the online social denizens really do want to help each other and contribute how they can whether it be financially or intelectually. I was honored to have Chris feature me, but I also hope that other small business owners take notice of the power of Social Media, are you all going to be able to come in and buy something, of course not; however you have helped me see the tools and implementations that will allow me to do that for myself. In the kitchen as in life two heads are better than one, in this case 2 blog posts and thousands of tweets are better than none.

I would like to share the article Mr. Hayward sent my way and also give him some link love for his business(which if I ever get a vacation I am definitely going there!!)

http://tinyurl.com/9krjo5

And Mark’s business

http://www.palmettoculebra.com/

I would highly suggest if you know someone struggling in these difficult times they need to read Mark and Chris’ blog posts

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Morning John! Thanks for this. 🙂

I would be remiss if I did not mention that my friend, Jarkko Laine @jalaine, also contributed greatly to the post.

You have a great day! And Jarkko and I are both looking forward to reading about your success here on your blog.

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