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Twitter Earnings Show Increase in Users, Revenue

Twitter is still growing, but not as fast as analysts expected

Twitter isn’t flying as high as it could be thanks to its earnings report.
Twitter’s first…

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LinkedIn Now Has Over 300 Million Users

LinkedIn's emphasis on new mobile apps helped to spur its growth

Every day I’m asked to make a new connection on LinkedIn, making me wonder if…

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Digital Trends That Can Help Your Business Go From Fledgling To Thriving

Understanding current trends driving business sales and success

In large part, it comes down to understanding the opportunities and trends that present…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Is Tweeting Ruining Your Relationship?

Using Twitter doesn't mean you're more likely to break up, but it does mean you'll probably fight about it with your partner

How much you tweet shows how much you cheat?

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Maximize LinkedIn for Professional Success

Think beyond the basics to ensure you're getting the most from your experience

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper shares tips for Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Profiles for Job Seeking

These tips are quick, simple and out of the box

So you’ve seen tip after tip on optimizing your resume. Well these are simple and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Lesson on Personal Branding: It’s About Leadership, Not Self-Promotion

Expert says solid strategy doesn't stop at social media marketing

Personal branding is a journey that doesn’t stop at social media marketing. One writer details…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Gig

These steps can ensure you find job-seeking success

Job seekers, these steps will ensure you maximize the time you’re spending tweeting, to find…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Calling All Recruiters: How to Best Screen Candidates via Social Media

A step-by-step process on finding the best of the best on the Web

When it comes to finding great talent, recruiters must also leverage their visibility on the…

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Celeb Status: 5 Winning Ways to Connect with VIPs and Celebrities

Use this strategy to make power connections in your industry

It can seem intimidating approaching who’s who of your industry. Use this strategy to make…

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It’s Not Just About Tweeting: Top 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As Social Media Week winds down, check out what it takes to get the hottest gigs

It takes more than just tweeting to be a social media professional. Here’s a list…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Networking Tips for the Socially Awkward

Here's how you can avoid weird online communication snafus

Online communication can include weird moments that are avoidable. Take heed to these tips so…

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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

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Ready to Work: What Companies Want to See on Your Social Media Profiles

Include these key elements to attract top-notch employers

These key elements will attract top-notch employers to your Web pages.

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Up in Smoke: Don’t Let Twitter Ruin Your Career

For the average person, a negative social media imprint can damage their brand

Check out these tips to avoid making social media missteps that may hinder your professional…

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You Tried It: Top Most Ineffective Responses to Twitter Job Opps

Stay away from mistakes that could cost you a prime opportunity

Here are the top most annoying, off-putting ways to respond to a job opportunity presented…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Delete & Unfollow: Top 8 Reasons You Aren’t Making Connections on Social Media

Don't keep up habits that could turn people all the way off

Seven key social media no-nos I see on a daily basis that could put a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Company Offers Social Media Hacking Insurance

For a fee, company offers protection from hackers

For a fee, company offers protection from hackers

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Join Our Twitter Chat on Careers in Faith and Religion!

We talk balancing careers and ministry with Rev. Deborah Martin and Anthony Bradley, Ph.D.

On Monday, July 23 we chat with the Rev. Deborah Martin and Anthony Bradey, Ph.D.…

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Not a Fan of Self-Promotion? Here’s How to Advance Anyway

Even if you shy away from the limelight, it's good to be on the radar

Even if you’re not into the limelight, a little self-promotion doesn’t hurt in the workplace.…

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Meet Your Small Business Instructor: James Andrews

For the Black Enterprise Small Business University, sponsored by Dell, this social media expert offers tips to grow your business

For the Black Enterprise Small Business University, sponsored by Dell, social media expert James Andrews…

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5 ways you can get a job using Pinterest

With more than 10 million registered users, it’s hard to ignore the latest social media…

By Sirita Wright

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Your company’s merger might not have the same splashy headlines as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buying Instagram or the intense game of executive musical chairs being played by Arianna Huffington and the TechCrunch editors, but the impact of a company transition on your career is no less important. You could be faced with not only answering to a new boss, but an entirely different corporate environment.


Here are five tips to avoid being a merger casualty and instead successfully transitioning your old job into the new space. --- Demetria Irwin

AOL/TechCrunch Merger Moves: 5 Ways to Successfully Survive a Company Transition

As AOL's Techcrunch changes leadership, here's employee strategy to make transition less stressful

As TechCrunch transitions into new leadership and Mark Zuckerberg plans to buy Instagram, many employees…

By Demetria Irwin

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Don’t Have Time to Schmooze? 5 Creative Ways Working Parents Can Network

Try these multitask strategies for career advancement

There are several ways you can multitask and network without having to squeeze out time…

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Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. It's the popular kid on the social media block, showing enormous growth and attracting the interest---and usage--of big brands including Nike, Kraft, Whole Foods, and HGTV. From boards centering on arts & crafts to interior decor and jobs boards, Pinterest can serve as a vital resource in not only your life but specifically, your career.


Check out five ways you can utilize Pinterest for professional development and advancement. ---Sirita Wright

5 Ways You Can Get a Job Using Pinterest

Find professional development and career leads via Web boards

This fast-growing social media platform can be a vital resource for professional development, job leads…

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Lesson in Personal Branding: Would You Be Associated with You?

While evaluating your inner circle, it's good to put yourself to the test, too

We often evaluate people in our networks since they reflect largely on our own personal…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Four: Put Your Elevator Pitch Into Action

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

For seven days, we challenge you to take steps toward quality networking with Cameka Smith,…

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Three: Maximize Your Social Networks

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

For seven days, we challenge you to take steps toward quality networking with Cameka Smith,…

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Saudi Prince Buys $300 Million Stake in Twitter

Twitter is here to stay and the value of micro-blogging site can only increase– at…

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Beyond Your Home Page

Moving your online profile to the next level

With facts, apps, and information moving at dizzying speed, it’s a challenge keeping up with…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Career Tip of the Day: Refresh Your Social Media Presence

Take at least 30 minutes today to upgrade your profile

Today’s tip: Blow the dust off those social media profiles and make the most of…

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Online Job Connections: Social Media by the Numbers

Many unemployed turning to Facebook for leads

How more job seekers and employers are utilizing Facebook to find employment opportunities and fill…

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Privacy continues to be one of the top issues in sharing content on social networks. Recently, Facebook announced their new privacy settings and the redesign they are rolling out soon. Users started seeing the new privacy changes to the Web version Thursday, and the mobile roll-out of changes will happen soon after. An interesting question is what is driving the new Facebook privacy changes? Is it Google Plus or the need to provide users with a more contextual experience? The launch of Google Plus has intensified content-sharing privacy with their Google Circles functionality. The friendly competition with Google will hopefully continue to provide changes that will benefit the user. The other big plus is that these adjustments enable users to manage their profiles, which represent and reflect a portion of their online identity. ---Hajj Flemings

How the Facebook Privacy Adjustments Affect You

Be aware of changes to the social media site that affect who can see what

Facebook recently announced their new privacy settings and redesign they’re rolling out in the coming…

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President Barack Obama changed the game when it came to utilizing a powerful tool of influence: social media. Since his successful 2008 bid for the U.S. presidency, he has held a prominent role, using social networking as a way to reach the masses, gain support, and create one of the most transparent presidencies in history. Here's a look at his social media presence, and how his administration has successfully leveraged it as a vital resource. --- Janell Hazelwood

Decoding Barack Obama’s Social Media Campaign Strategies

A look at the Head of State's prowess with social Web

President Barack Obama changed the game since his successful run in 2008, utilizing the most…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Making the Most of Job Seeking on Social Networks

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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MC Hammer Talks Social Media Interests, Getting through Bankruptcy and Web Influence

Digital enthusiast uses social media to diversify and connect with new audiences

Digital enthusiast uses social media to diversify and connect with new audiences

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Women of Power: Debra Langford on Successful Networking Strategies

How to build quality connections for professional and personal advancement

Women of Power speaker Debra Langford, vice president of inclusion and business diversity at NBC…

By Janell Hazelwood

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As part of our ongoing coverage of BE 100s, the nation’s largest black-owned businesses, BLACK ENTERPRISE's March 2011 issue highlights the digital media strategy of IMAGES USA (No. 6 on the BE ADVERTISING AGENCIES list with $86.5 million in billings). The agency managed to successfully integrate its digital media strategy seamlessly into its campaigns to stay relevant and help their clients reach consumers. Here, the experts at IMAGES offer advice on how small businesses without deep pockets can connect with and grow an audience.--Alan Hughes

Top 6 Social Media Tips for Entrepreneurs

How the right digital media strategy can help you connect with your clients

As part of our ongoing coverage of BE 100s, the nation’s largest black-owned businesses, BLACK…

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Brand strategist Hajj Flemings is the founder of Brand Camp University, which runs one of the premier personal branding conferences in the Midwest, and the author of The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking Who You Are Through Personal Brand Management, a Fast Company magazine 2008 Readers Choice Business Book of the Year. As the program ambassador for the Michigan Tech Online MBA program, Hajj recruits and manages the social media content for the program. He has been featured on Fox 2 News, ESPN.com and BusinessWeek.com and travels nationally speaking on business and personal branding, social media and career development. In his own words, Flemings shares how he uses social media to achieve his business objectives.--Alfred Edmond Jr. There is a tremendous amount of value in social networks, but most people get caught up in trying to get as many people to follow them as they can without a clear strategy on why and what they will do with them once they have them.  I am active online for the following six reasons: 1) build brand awareness, 2) engage potential customers, 3) build my network before I need it, 4) listen to others, 5) share my ideas and 6) to demonstrate expertise in my niche.

Social Media Connection: The Pros & Cons of Doing Business Online

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is brand strategist Hajj Flemings, the founder of Brand Camp…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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4 Tips on How You Can Become a Consultant

Use your base of knowledge to rebound from a layoff or make money moonlighting

There’s no question, a layoff can hinder the best laid plans. But for those with…

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What’s Your Social Media Strategy?

If you�re not connected, you should be�with a plan. Here�s how to make virtual networking work for you

In less than five years, social media has revolutionized not only our communication culture but…

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Social Media Insider: Keeping Children Safe on Facebook

Tools, tips, and information from social media experts and the people and businesses who use it

For parents with little ones looking to join Twitter, Facebook or other networks to connect…

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Social Media Insider: 3 Social Network Management Tools

Tools, tips, and information from social media experts and the people and businesses who use it

Consider your social media dashboard a one stop shop that lets you drag and drop…

By Renita Burns

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This week's Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality and author of the upcoming book Work the Web! The Webwise Guide to Business Online. In her own words, Curtis shares how she uses social media to achieve her business objectives: When it comes to Social Media, I've carved out my own little corners where I can post until my heart's content (or until my brain can't think of anything to type), and connect with people all over the world. As a business owner, its proven to be a successful way to reach out to others and pitch ideas, form collaborations and even find new contacts for my seminars and workshops. You'll be amazed by the people you meet, and you'll most likely find opportunities in places you never thought of. One note of caution: Be careful what you put in writing. When you're connected for business purposes, don't say anything that you wouldn't say to a prospective client or a business partner. Remember, you're exposing your writing to thousands - even millions - of people who might take exception to interpersonal expressions, if they're thinking about connecting with you to do business. Think before you post. Not sure where to start? Here's where I hang out...

Social Media Connection: Web Business Ownership’s Chris Curtis

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Your Virtual Career: 5 Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

LinkedIn, one of the top social media sites for professionals, has become a social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Whether Traditional or Digital, It’s All Media to Me

When it comes to journalism and digital media, the mission is the same: arm people with the information they need to live better lives

I’ve never felt beholden to defining myself as one type of journalist or another–newspaper or…

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This week's Social Media Connection is Adrienne Graham, founder and CEO of Empower Me! Corporation, a media, publishing and professional development company. She is the voice behind Views From the Top Radio Show and the creator of Empower Me! Networks, Empower Me Institute, Empower Me! (formerly Fearless Woman) magazine, Next Level Business Coaching Program, Empowered Woman TV, the Power Brok(H)er™ Club, and Empower Me! Radio. A 17-year recruiting veteran,  Graham is also CEO of Hues Consulting & Management, Inc., a diversity recruitment, recruiter training and employment branding consulting firm.  She is also author of the book Go Ahead, Talk to Strangers, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Fearless Networking, as well as two blogs: Corporate Recruiting Diva and Empowered Career Woman. In her own words, Graham (shown here with her "junior partner" Jose) shares how she uses social media to achieve her goals.

Social Media Connection: Adrienne Graham, Empower Me! Corp.

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is CEO of both Empower Me! Corporation, a media, publishing…

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Social Media Insider: Developing Strategy and Securing Backing

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Kimberly Stone tells how POSHGLAM became an “IT” website among venture capitalists.

By Renita Burns

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This week's Social Media Connection is Francina Harrison, a career, business and employment coach, is better known by the name she shares with her business, The Career Engineer (TCE). Her firm provides social media and e-commerce coaching, career and business networking events and media and marketing solutions for entrepreneurs. She's also author of A Mind to Work: The Life & Creer Planning Guide for People Who Want Need to Work. In her own words, Harrison shares how she uses social media to achieve her goals.

Social Media Connection: Francina Harrison, The Career Engineer

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is Francina Harrison, a career, business and employment coach, is…

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Your Virtual Career: 6 Ways to Turn Off Recruiters

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

Millett Granville, diversity and college recruiting manager at Wells Fargo, shares some of the top…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This week's Social Media Connection, Felicia Joy, is a nationally recognized author, entrepreneur and business expert in Atlanta. The host of the Ms. CEO Show, a talk radio show for women entrepreneurs, she is passionate about entrepreneurship as a tool for the creation of jobs, economic value and positive social change. In her own words, she shares how she uses social media to meet her goals.

Social Media Connection: Felicia Joy, Ms. CEO Inc.

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

Felicia Joy, Entrepreneur, Atlanta, GA: Being successful and having fun on social media–especially for business–means…

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Who are you connecting with on social media sites? Who's connecting with you? More importantly, why are you connected, and how are you using your presence in social media to advance your career, business, financial and lifestyle objectives? These are the questions we had in mind when we created this new BlackEnterprise.com feature, Social Media Connection. Lots of magazines, web sites, bloggers, etc. share all kinds of lists of who's who on Twitter and other social media sites. Our goal with Social Media Connection is to go a little deeper. Each week, we'll profile an entrepreneur, business expert, celebrity or other key influencer in a unique way: breaking down their presence on social media site by site—focusing on their favorites—and getting their insights on how they use that presence to achieve their business goals. Our objective is to give you insights and ideas from the most successful entrepreneurs, professionals and experts engaged in social media, insights you can use to achieve your own goals. To introduce this new feature, which will appear every Thursday, I've volunteered, as the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, to be the guinea pig.

Social Media Connection: Alfred Edmond Jr.

The mission of our new weekly feature is to give you first-person accounts of how top entrepreneurs, executives and experts use social media

Who are you connecting with on social media sites? Who’s connecting with you? More importantly,…

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Facebook App Helps Users Find Jobs

What are friends for? With this tool, they could help you land your next gig.

If your network equals your net worth you may be sitting atop Fort Knox. Hire…

By Renita Burns

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WATCH: Judge Hatchett Drops by the Entrepreneurs Conference

The judge talks about her new social networking site and congratulates B.E. on its 40th Anniversary

Judge Glenda Hatchett talks about her new social networking site and congratulates Black Enterprise on…

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Network at a Conference

Five simple tips for getting the most out of a multiday event

On Sunday, Black Enterprise kicked off its 15th annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo sponsored by…

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Pep Talk: Getting Support for Social Networking Venture

How to capture your niche

I created an empowerment organization and social networking site for plus-size women in 2006, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Brush Off Your Old Way of Thinking

Re-invention strategies to transform your business and boost profits

In an unsettled economy everyone must develop a brand new attitude to stand out from…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Cutting Edge: Free Resources for Navigating Web 2.0

No-cost classes and Website building services to get you up and running

Here are a few Websites and free resources to help you keep up with new…

By Renita Burns

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Savvy Solutions: Social Media Marketing 101

Doing more online and off to attract customers

To promote my character entertainment business I use a Website and MySpace account, and I…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Knowledge-Sharing is King

There is no question that social networking sites have begun to reshape the business landscape.…

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Tweak Your Social Media Strategy

Goals, standards vital in using a valuable tool

For business owners hoping to cash in on social media, consistency is the key. “Think…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Developing a Social Media Hiring Strategy

How to use social networking sites to find employees

Leveraging social media as an effective hiring tool may be an attractive choice for companies,…

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Transforming Web Traffic into Foot Traffic

Turn online prospects into paying customers

It’s the holy grail for bricks-and-mortar businesses with a Web presence: The online prospect who…

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Social Networkers for Hire

Companies are increasingly looking to social media specialists to market their brand and connect with consumers

The last thing Aliya S. King expected to find in her inbox back in May…

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Social Networkers for Hire

Companies are increasingly looking to social media specialists to market their brand and connect with consumers

The last thing Aliya S. King expected to find in her inbox back in May…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making the Right Moves on the Net

Use social networking, new media to boom your business

When Candi Carter launched a line of educational DVDs for children in March, she had…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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How I Found My Opportunity

Freelancer turns social networking into dollars

Aliya S. King worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, but six months…

By Brittany Hutson

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Getting Connected In Tough Times

LinkedIn helps members tap into their professional network

Although networkers and jobseekers are flocking to LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) in droves, author and motivational speaker…

By Sandra Beckwith

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Don’t be Afraid–Twitter Won’t Bite

What some think is a beast can be consumer's best friend

There’s a monster lurking in the shadows. The million-headed beast reveals itself from the midst…

By Renita Burns

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Publish, Not Perish

Sites help DIY entrepreneur/authors get their words out

With an increasing number of sophisticated and professional online services, ordinary entrepreneurs can now create…

By Dale Coachman

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Tax Collectors Mine Social Networks

Google, Facebook, and MySpace yield results in search for cheaters

Uncle Sam is tracking down tax deadbeats through social networks and making them pay up.

By Renita Burns

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Making the Right Moves on the Net

Use social networking, new media to boom your business

When Candi Carter launched a line of educational DVDs for children in March, she had…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Social Networking for Business Intelligence

Learn all you can about your clients, competitors

Real estate agents use social media networks like Twitter to get into the minds of…

By Bridget McCrea

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Managing Your Profile

What your social networking presence says about you

Social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter have allowed people to share their…

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Taking a Page From Obama’s Book

The authors of Barack 2.0 show how you can use his winning social media plan to grow your business

In January 2007, a junior senator from Illinois announced his improbable candidacy for the presidency…

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Barack 2.0: Barack Obama’s Social Media Lessons for Business

The tools and principles included in this workbook can help you win friends and influence millions

This book and its accompanying interactive online companion addendum make up the definitive reference on…

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Acing the Interview

Best ways to prepare for the big day

With thousands of Americans looking for work these days, knowing how to prepare for a…

By Benice Atufunwa

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The Best Stuff I’ve Read This Week: January 5-9, 2009

A weekly round-up of blogs, news, books and anything else cool I can recommend you get your eyes on.

One of the things I love most about the Internet and social media is the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Becoming a Social Networking Butterfly

Build your customer base with black social networking sites

Abiola Abrams may not have the deep pockets of a large publishing conglomerate, but what…

By Bridget McCrea

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Turn Your Website Into a Social Networking Machine

Key strategies for tapping into your customer base

Many people see online social networking tools as a fun diversion where individuals make friends,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Surfing the Social Wave

Desire Rogers appointed to president of social networking for Allstate Financial

Allstate plans to give customers an opportunity to create an interactive network where they can…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Corporate Clicks: FraserNetsearch

African American business search engine set to launch

According to recent studies, African Americans turn to the Internet more often than others for…

By Ann Brown

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Four Social Acts Business People Need to Commit

Varying ways to invest in building credibility on the web

But a growing number of business people do understand how these Websites are being used…

By Brent Leary

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Networking 1.0 Tools for the Solopreneur

Social media is nice, but nothing beats pressing the flesh

Social media is nice, but nothing beats pressing the flesh

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Web 2.0 Success Stories

How entrepreneurs used social media to earn thousands for their business dreams

How entrepreneurs used social media to earn thousands for their business dreams

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Be Social!

Why sites such as MySpace are so darn popular

Why sites such as MySpace are so darn popular

By Brent Leary

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