Generating Leads on Facebook

Want to generate customers via Facebook, implement a revenue stream with subscriptions, or offer a retirement plan to your employees? Then check out this week’s tips from our featured experts. You’ll also find details about a program for women entrepreneurs and a community event featuring technology gurus Ramon Ray and Shashi Bellamkonda.

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1. 5 Ways to Find Leads via Facebook
Want to attract new customers on Facebook? Monika Jansen shares tips on offering special deals, exclusive content, and sweepstakes as well as using photos, videos, and widgets to increase visual appeal and engagement.

2. Small Biz Resource Tip: Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women
Hey, women business owners! Want to showcase your passion for growing your business? Then check out Maria Valdez Haubrich’s blurb on the 5th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program. This national competition and executive leadership program is an exciting opportunity for women entrepreneurs, and it’s one that could increase your regional and national visibility.

3. How to Attract—and Keep—Customers With a Subscription Sales Model
Are your products or services suited to the subscription model? If you think it’s a viable option for your business, take a look at these success stories. Rieva Lesonsky highlights products ranging from pet food and flowers to shoes and shaving supplies.

4. Participating in the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business 2012 Business Symposium – Shenandoah University March 28th 2012
If you’re attending the March 28 Business Symposium in Winchester, Virginia, be sure to check out the “New Technology for Small Business” breakout session moderated by Ramon Ray, editor and technology evangelist at SmallBizTechnology.com. Plus: Our team member Shashi Bellamkonda is participating on the panel.

5. Proposed Legislation Would Help Small Businesses Offer Employee Retirement Plans
Want to offer a retirement plan to your employees? Maria Valdez Haubrich highlights some of the current plans available to SMBs as well as the plans in the forthcoming legislation from the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Have other insights or success stories to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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      Hi Debra, I really love the way you guys actively network and promote one another.  There are so many forums in the US where entrepreneurs can support each other and grow. Great job!

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