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8 September 2010

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We have moved

16 October 2009

We have upgraded and moved this blog site to here.

Please adjust all your RSS feed and iGoogle links to accomodate the new address of http://www.ei.co.za.

The new site offer a combined blog and site with lots of links and interesting tools, tips and toys.

Please migrate now to avoid loosing out on new articles, E-bear info and our new Entrepreneur TV shows.

Small Business Preparation for 2010

13 October 2009

Are you prepared?

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EI helps you face the storms

13 October 2009

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My Social Media Network

13 October 2009

networkNow I know that I am often a bit slow on the learning and trends when it comes to the Social Media thing but I do put effort in and learn from trial and error. The good thing about the web is that it is very hard to break so experimentation is encouraged and is often the best way to learn. So, let me explain what I have been able to do for those who are still on the learning curve.

I have 3 different blogs: Entrepreneur Incubator blog, E-Bear blog and Entrepreneur TV blog. All these are under on WordPress account. I have one Facebook account, a Twitter Account and one at LinkedIn. Lets leave it at that for this exercise. I also have a cell phone with a camera and email capabilities.

With all my links and networks the following happens:

  • I can post straight from my phone to either Twitter or Facebook with text.
  • I can post straight from my phone to Facebook with a photo or video.
  • Every Tweet on twitter is automatically sent to my Facebook to update my status.
  • When I post on any of my 3 blogs, an automatic tweet is generated on Twitter that updates my Facebook account with a link to the blog.
  • All blog entries are also automatically added to my LinkedIn profile.
  • All my Delicious tags are also posted on my Entrepreneur Incubator blog for our members to read.

I am slowly finding my way in the quagmire of new technology.

If you need any assistance for these functions or can suggest a few more, then please comment or email me.

Actual Marketing Opportunities

11 October 2009

I have recently observed different scenarios in the everyday business world that created huge marketing opportunities for the businesses involved. Here they are. Let me know what you think should have been done by each business owner.

Story 1: A small coffee shop along Route 62 in the small Karoo just outside Barrydale. A group comes in to order take away home made soup and rolls to drink in the car. They were in a hurry. They relax in front of the log fire and wait for their order. When it comes the soup is steaming hot and smells divine and the bread rolls have just come out of the oven. They pay for the food and get up to leave. The one lady slips and drops her cup on the floor next to our table sending the contents flowing across the floor. She was so embarrassed by her actions that she scoops up the cup with no more than a 1/3 of the original volume and hurries out of the store.

What does the shop owner do?

Story 2: We were standing in the queue at the Kite Festival this past weekend waiting to pay our entrance fee. The family in front of us was not aware of the fee and did not come financially prepared. They have enough for the 3 adults and two of the four children. They are short just R10.

What does the cashier do?

Story 3: I was sent to the shop today to buy some sliced sandwich meat from the local supermarket. Me in my ignorance and lack of sliced meat purchasing experience buy a precut pack with a variety of meats. The lady at the till has some problems with the till slip and I fail to bring one home. My wife identifies the meat as not the type the children like so we need to take it back. I arrive at the store with the package but no slip or proof of purchase.

What does the store manager do?

Let me know your thoughts. Actual answers later this week.

Social Media Trends for 2009

11 October 2009

Ok for all those still wanting to get onto this way of thinking and branding your business, take a look at this video to see how far behind you may be in the social media way of life. Then consider jotting down a few pointers like:

  1. Need to get a new phone
  2. Need to create or update my Face Book account
  3. Need to learn to use Youtube, Twitter, Google, Vimeo, Picasso, Veoh, Viddler, Blimp.tv, Spike, My Space, Gump Delicious and maybe even WordPress as starters.

Take action today for tomorrow may be just too late to catch the bus.