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Understand how to measure social media ROI

Understand how to measure social media ROI

Well, you created a business page for Facebook, you patted yourself on the back, kicked up your feet and waited for the flood of new business to come in. How’d that work out for you? Probably not so well. But this doesn’t mean you should give up and turn your back on social media.

A successful BCP has these attributes

A successful BCP has these attributes

Whether you’re a small business owner or managing a medium-sized company, you must have a business continuity plan (BCP) to safeguard your business against disasters. But developing a BCP that’s capable of putting your company back on its feet fast is equally as important as having one in the first place.

Protect business data with these tips

Protect business data with these tips

Business data is something you can’t afford to lose, since it could lead to you losing the trust of your clients, resulting in loss of revenue. And since the hackers aren’t going anywhere, it’s more important than ever to employ security measures to protect your business data.

The dos and don’ts of social media networking

The dos and don’ts of social media networking

When it comes to social media, there are unspoken rules that must be followed in the business world. If you break them, it could damage your reputation and turn off customers. On the flip side, there are also strategies that can help you grow your network and build brand awareness.

Android users get WhatsApp voice calling

Android users get WhatsApp voice calling

WhatsApp fans rejoice – the instant messaging giant has finally released a long-awaited update that enables free internet-based calls, powered by the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform. At least, it does for Android users – following a slow invite-only release program, the update is now available to all WhatsApp users on Android devices.

How “not virtualizing” is costing you money

How “not virtualizing” is costing you money

You’ve probably had someone tell you before that “virtualization saves money.” But have you ever thought about what this actually means? And do you know just how virtualization does this? The truth is that, in this day and age, choosing not to virtualize can actually hurt your profits.

Microsoft purchases Datazen BI tool

Microsoft purchases Datazen BI tool

Every on-the-ball business owner knows that without business intelligence tools, it’s impossible to know where your company is doing well, where the flaws lie and which is the best path to growth and development. So it’s an exciting move for Microsoft to have recently acquired Datazen, a business intelligence and data visualization service that was launched three years ago.

How to retain customers with email marketing

How to retain customers with email marketing

As a small business owner you’ve gone through the painstaking effort of making your products or services known to potential clients. Once you’ve managed to close the deal, the next step is to plan how to get repeat business from those clients. You can do just that by using email marketing to retain clients for longer, and build profits over an extended timeline.

5 steps to a business continuity exercise

5 steps to a business continuity exercise

Business continuity plans (BCP) are designed to protect your company’s resources and data in the event of a disaster. Backing up data, getting insurance and marking rally points are some of the main components of a BCP. One of the most important processes is running an exercise to test whether the BCP actually works.

More reasons to use Pinterest for marketing

More reasons to use Pinterest for marketing

Which social media networks does your company focus the majority of its marketing efforts on? Chances are, if you’re anything like the majority of organizations, you spend more time thinking about Facebook and Twitter than any other channels. Yes, it’s true that these leading platforms can drive results when they are used to employ effective marketing strategies.