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Did you know that 94% of users plan to purchase products and services from businesses they follow on Twitter?

How can Twitter help my business? I was asking the same question until recently.

What is Twitter and what does it do?  Twitter-  now being made even more famous by one US president –  is an often under-utilised tool, which, when used properly- can result in better interaction with clients and an increase in sales.

Is it really worth investing time and energy into Twitter? Isn’t it only for breaking news and gossip? Actually- Twitter is an important tool for promoting your business.

There are hundreds of millions of Twitter users with over 500 million Tweets being sent each day. Twitter offers great opportunities for businesses, and small business with limited resources, to reach a vast audience.

Regardless of what type of business you have, you can utilise Twitter to build connections. These connections can lead to better relationships with customers resulting in increased awareness and sales.

Twitter statistics suggest that 66% of users have discovered a small-to-medium business on Twitter. With 94% having plans to purchase products and or services from businesses they follow. And 69% having already purchased from a business on Twitter.

Many small business owners haven’t fully comprehended the power of Twitter to discover, intereact with and  convert customers. Here are four ways that you can use Twitter to do just that:

1) Find new customers- search twitter to find customers who are having issues that you can solve

2) Tweet- send short snippets of information out about your products and services

3) Align with experts- associate yourself with experts to increase your exposure

4) Track and measure your results to improve on what works

Come along to our training courses on Twitter to learn more. We have a day course and a night course so that everyone can attend. Alternatively, contact us to set up your Twitter pages and Twitter Management Schedule.

 

YPBN Monthly Networking- Christmas Catch up and planning for 2017

What have you crossed off your business ‘to do’ list this year? How much time did you spend working on your business rather than just in your business? What new skills did you learn this year? Have you started your planning for next year?

What have you achieved this year? What are some of the little wins you have made this year and have you recognized them- as well as some of the bigger wins.  Come along and share your achievements from 2016 with your business colleagues and friends. Christmas networking is a chance to reconnect with colleagues, celebrate your year and look to the start of a new year with fresh plans and fresh ideas for things to achieve.

Did you know that you can multiply your productivity by using your networks? It is important that you cultivate relationships with people that can help and support you. Relationships with colleagues really do matter and are very important for you and for your business. The time that you invest in relationships really will pay off. When it comes to developing your business and building relationships networking really does matter- stay in touch with your colleagues and keep up with what they are doing. How might you be able to help them?

Come and celebrate your achievements for 2016 an recognize your colleagues and your support networks.  Start planning for 2017.

Find out what is in store for the YP Business Network for 2017 and how you can benefit from these developments.

 

 

 

Introduction to MailChimp

Learn how to set up a basic electronic newsletter using Mailchimp.

Email newsletters can help you connect with and personalise your interaction with your customers–and increase sales–as long as they’re effective. Easy to use mail tools such as ‘MailChimp’ can help with your communication. This program has many inbuilt email beautification features as well as automation and tracking to allow you to make the most of the time that you have.

Here are some things to consider to ensure that you are making the most of the little time that you have to market:

  • ensure a fabulous design with drag and drop capability in your email tool,
  • divide your customer lists so that you can target your database accordingly
  • track your emails
  • automate as much as possible
  • Ensure that the email is engaging.

If you don’t already have an account, or even if you do and you are looking for some tips on how to improve your use, or you don’t know what MailChimp is- come along to our MailChimp training session on Tuesday 4th of October at 7:30 pm.

If you don’t have an electronic newsletter already- you need one.

In this training you will learn how to:

  • Schedule and send professional mail blasts;
  • Review and track these emails
  • See when customers review your emails.

We will build a basic business profile, mailing list and email template and then send an email.

We will then learn to schedule, insert links to your website and include links to your social media profiles.

This is a basic introduction to MailChimp and email newsletters.

Introduction to MailChimp

Learn how to set up a basic electronic newsletter using Mailchimp.

Email newsletters can help you connect with and personalise your interaction with your customers–and increase sales–as long as they’re effective. Easy to use mail tools such as ‘MailChimp’ can help with your communication. This program has many inbuilt email beautification features as well as automation and tracking to allow you to make the most of the time that you have.

Here are some things to consider to ensure that you are making the most of the little time that you have to market:

  • ensure a fabulous design with drag and drop capability in your email tool,
  • divide your customer lists so that you can target your database accordingly
  • track your emails
  • automate as much as possible
  • Ensure that the email is engaging.

If you don’t already have an account, or even if you do and you are looking for some tips on how to improve your use, or you don’t know what MailChimp is- come along to our MailChimp training session on Tuesday 4th of October at 10.30 am

If you don’t have an electronic newsletter already- you need one.

In this training you will learn how to:

  • Schedule and send professional mail blasts;
  • Review and track these emails
  • See when customers review your emails.

We will build a basic business profile, mailing list and email template and then send an email.

We will then learn to schedule, insert links to your website and include links to your social media profiles.

This is a basic introduction to MailChimp and email newsletters.

Introduction to MailChimp

Learn how to set up a basic electronic newsletter using Mailchimp.

Email newsletters can help you connect with and personalise your interaction with your customers–and increase sales–as long as they’re effective. Easy to use mail tools such as ‘MailChimp’ can help with your communication. This program has many inbuilt email beautification features as well as automation and tracking to allow you to make the most of the time that you have.

Here are some things to consider to ensure that you are making the most of the little time that you have to market:

ensure a fabulous design with drag and drop capability in your email tool
divide your customer lists so that you can target your database accordingly
track your emails
automate as much as possible
Ensure that the email is engaging.

If you don’t already have an account, or even if you do and you are looking for some tips on how to improve your use, or you don’t know what MailChimp is- come along to our MailChimp training session on Wednesday the 15th of June from 8:30.

If you don’t have an electronic newsletter already- you need one.

In this training you will learn how to:

Schedule and send professional mail blasts;

Review and track these emails

See when customers review your emails.

We will build a basic business profile, mailing list and email template and then send an email.

we will then learn to schedule, insert links to your website and include links to your social media profiles.

This is a basic introduction to MailChimp and email newsletters.