Women in Business Updates – August

Rules for Startup Entrepreneurs.  There may be few road maps when it comes to starting a small business, but there are certainly women in businessthings to keep in mind. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when getting started and when running your business as well that can help you along the way.

Most Small Business Facebook Page Fans Not Local.  Every once in a while I get a press release and I use it as an excuse to write a blog post. Unfortunately, the company that send me this one, Roost, will probably not be pleased with what I’ve done with their report.

A Creative Way to Reach out to Bloggers!   Some small businesses would love to get the attention of bloggers in their niche, but don’t know how. After all, getting your business mentioned in a blog that covers your vertical or is influential in your market, can raise your business’s visibility.

Statistics on Women in Affiliate Marketing!  Approximately 300 companies were surveyed regarding women’s involvement in their affiliate marketing businesses for this report.

The Complete Entrepreneurs Guide to Google+  Response to Google+, the new social networking platform from Google, has ranged from excitement to groans from people already overwhelmed with too much social media activity.

Great Video:  An entrepreneur's transforming moment. Given that she started with a trunk show in Austin, Texas, in 2003 and generated more than $100 million in revenues last year, Stella & Dot CEO Jessica Herrin chose a fitting theme for her 2011 confab of sales reps: "Women Behaving Boldly."

18 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are no strangers to going it alone. But that doesn’t mean they have to be alone. Social networks provide a way to collaborate and share ideas with peers, search for partners, locate service providers, get the necessary information to run a business, and join a community of fellow entrepreneurs.

10 Must-Have Business Apps for 2011.  No matter your weapon of choice from iPhone to iPad, BlackBerry, Android or Palm device, apps make every entrepreneur’s life that much easier. But with thousands available for download on dozens of mobile gadgets, it can be hard to tell which are really worth their weight in microchips. Following are 10 of the top business apps for entrepreneurs to help you get started. All of them put the power to boost productivity right in the palm of your hand.

No Wonder Small Businesses Are Confused About the Cloud!  A survey released this week paints an interesting picture of small businesses working in the cloud–and that picture is one of uncertainty.

Two thirds of small business owners use Facebook for marketing.   78 percent of small business owners said they plan to spend more of their marketing budget on social media this year than they did in 2010. Facebook is overwhelmingly the entrepreneur’s favorite tool, with 68 percent indicating that it is the social media tool they use most for business.

It’s Easy to Influence the Influence-Her  Take a look at the women in your life, (go ahead, they’ll appreciate it) and notice who it is they all turn to when they need advice about anything from movies to make-up.

How To Temper Entrepreneur Passion With Reality  Every entrepreneur wants to know how they can improve their odds on the road to success, and why some entrepreneurs seem to be able to squeeze success out of even a marginal business case. Most experts agree that is has lot to do with your level of passion, determination, and innovation, modulated by a strong focus on reality, common sense, and street smarts.

Brisbane Women is a free women in business network.  We pride ourselves on providing interesting and valuable content for our members, all women in their own business and solo entrepreneurs.  If you would like to contribute your own business articles or others that you have found of value, then please email mail@brisbanewoman.com with ‘Women in Business Update’ in the subject line.  We will endeavour to publish and share this with our talented business network.

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