Monday, May 6, 2013 – 4:32 pm
We hope your spring is off to a great start! In this issue, we’ve included several tips, tricks and articles that will help improve your business’s social media outreach, employee management, public relations and much more! Summer is quickly approaching, and we’re here to make sure you and your business are prepared for success!
OKSBDC Highlight of the Month
Free Procurement Opportunities Guide!!
The OKSBDC is happy to provide you with this complimentary and helpful guide to procurement opportunities for businesses. It is designed to help small-business owners and decision makers understand the procurement process used by governments and large corporations, and it does so by providing an overview of markets with an emphasis on who buys and how buying decisions are made. It also presents “next-step” resources that small businesses can use to penetrate these markets.
- Selling to the Federal Government/State Government
- Selling to Large Corporations
- Selling to Foreign Governments and International Organizations
- “Green” Procurement
- Special Resources for Women-, Minority-, or Veteran-Owned Businesses
Small Business Success
How to Turn Facebook Likes Into Customers
Simply creating a page on Facebook for your business doesn’t guarantee success. Neither does receiving a lot of “likes.” In this video, Eric Spellman shows you how to convert all of those fans into customers!
How to Make More Money? Pay Your Employees More
A spate of articles argues that, paradoxically, paying retail employees more leads to higher profits. Is this lesson for your business? Read more.
If Shoppers Like Your Brand on Facebook, They’ll Buy More
A new study shows that customers who interact with retailers through social media buy more than other consumers. Read more.
Six Actions of Great Managers
There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills! Read more.
Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Advisor
4 Ways to Stop Putting Things Off
You can procrastinate later
As a small-business owner, you always need to be at the top of your game. You’re the person the whole team looks to for inspiration. You’re the one they’re going to emulate. So how to you avoid procrastination? Follow these tips! Click here.
Words of Entrepreneurial Wisdom
“There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.” – Adora Svitak
Adora Svitak is a 15 year old writer, poet and humanitarian. You can visit her site at www.adorasvitak.com.