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Four Unexpected Places to Network and Grow Your Business

We all use social media to keep up with what our friends and family members are doing. With a few taps and clicks you can tell thousands of people what's up in your life, and prevent FOMO. Fortunately for those with small businesses, there are a number of amazing social media outlets that you can use to grow and drive visitors to your website. These social media sites will not only grow your business and solidify your existing fans and customers, but will also expose your business to tons of potential customers as cheaply and easily as possible. Here are four unexpected places to network and grow your business.

 

1. Google Communities

 

The Four Top Small Business Challenges and How to Tackle Them

Having your own small business is one of the most freeing and fun ways you can make a living. But let's be real here – business is business, and business means business. Turning your small business dreams into a reality and keeping it going is challenging. Here are the top four challenges faced by small business owners and how you can tackle them.

 

1. Funding

 

Prevent FOMO With these 5 Social Networks

Face it – there's no escaping social networks these days. You can either 1. Get involved in as many as you can handle to prevent FOMO (fear of missing out) or 2. Be strategic and mindful about the social networks you choose. The ability to publish at the push of a button makes many wish that the Internet had a morning after pill. Which is why it’s important to only create content and “hit publish” if it makes sense for your business.

6 Tips for Better Organization

Do you constantly feel like you have a million things that still need to be done? Do you spend more time worrying about things you need to do vs. actually getting them done? Do you feel like no matter how much you try to organize, you're barely staying afloat in a sea of post-it notes and project outlines? Whether you’re wondering how to make your website safe, drive visitors, or attention, you probably have too many things on your brain.

 

Are you running your business, or is your business running you?

We've all seen it before: A person walking a dog. Sometimes that dog looks more like a small bear than a dog, and sometimes you can't tell just who's actually walking whom. If you're not careful, the same thing can happen to you and your business.

 

I'm not talking about your business getting taken over by bears or dogs. I'm talking about you ending up on the wrong side of the leash of your business, and letting it run you.

 

If this sounds like you, keep reading for ways to get back in control of your business. If this doesn't sound like you, keep reading anyway so you'll make sure to know how to stay in the clear of your business running you.

 

Are you doing everything yourself?

 

How to Know if You Should Create Content

Creating content for your business is a fantastic way to tell everyone in the world a bit about yourself, your products, and the story behind what you're doing. It's a great way for you to make sure you're staying up to date on what's going on in your industry. And it can drive visitors to your website through exuding the essence of your brand.

 

If you're thinking about creating some content, there are a few things you should consider to make sure you and your audience both get the most out of your efforts.

 

Is creating content right for you? Check out these tips: