Find out what makes blogging important for your business, how you can gain followers and what kind of content to consider. Use it to build your brand, your relationships and over time, build your business.
We had a fabulous group of business owners attend the March Business Bytes on Monday and Tuesday. The discussion was interactive and participants left with a greater understanding of how they can build their business relationships based on trust and authenticity. It's a different way of thinking about marketing the small business! Here are the presentation slides for anyone who was not able to attend. Don't miss next month's Business Bytes - Blogging for your Business!
Etsy is an e-commerce website for users to sell handcrafted and vintage items. Sellers can create an online store to sell a range of products including art, jewelry, photographing, clothing, textiles and household and food items.
To learn more about Etsy for Business view the PowerPoint presentation below or request an appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian or Julie Kittredge the Business Services Advisor to schedule a one-on-one appointment.
Great photos enhance sales! During the May Business Bytes, local business owners received practical photography tips they can practice right in their home or office. Here are the slides used in the presentation for those who were not able to attend.
Professional presentations can be so much more than bullet points and statistics. There are a variety of tools and software to create professional presentations for your business that include animation, video, audio and graphics. To learn about content ideas, adding transitions and animation and tips on using PowerPoint, Prezi, Slideshare, and more watch the slideshow below or schedule an appointment with Shannon, the Business Services Librarian.
QR codes are a fast and easy way to direct customers and clients to a website, advertisement, coupon, video, directions to your business and more. QR code is the abbreviation for Quick Response code, a small square that looks like a bar code. URL links, phone numbers, music and maps can be embedded into the QR code and read with a QR Code scanner on smartphones and tablets with a built in camera.
To learn more about QR codes, how they can be used in your business and tools to generate the codes you can view the presentation below or contact Shannon Scanlan, the Business Services Librarian to set up an appointment.
Creating professional and creative videos for your business does not have to involve large budgets or high-tech tools. There are a variety of innovative and affordable tools to help create videos you can share online and through social media. The Library's Digital Media Lab is an excellent resource for the business owner who is looking to create audio and visual projects to spotlight their business.
To learn tips and tools to create videos for your business, view the PowerPoint below or schedule an appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian.
The Library's premium online research tools can help you research companies, analyze the competition, generate customer leads and conduct market research. To learn more about the business databases view the PowerPoint below or schedule a one-on-one appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian or Julie Kittredge the Business Services Advisor.
The topic for the July session of our Business Bytes series was Google Docs for Business. Google Docs is a free, web based application that allows users to create, edit, store and share documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms and other data online. You can access your files from any computer with Internet access and create and collaborate on files in real time. Documents can be private, shared or uploaded to a URL address accessible to anyone on the Internet.
Interested in learning more about using Google Docs for your business? You can view the slideshow below, or to schedule an appointment with Shannon, the Business Services Librarian contact the Answer Center at the Library or set up an appointment.
Google offers a variety of tools to make organizing, communicating and managing your business easier than ever. Collaboration, document sharing, scheduling and training can be more efficient and accessible when using Google tools. To learn about Google gmail, docs, alerts, offers, calendar, voice, translate and more view the presentation below.
For further information request an appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian.
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