Recap: The #RiseAbove Twitter Chat! earlier this morning hosted a Twitter chat which covered how small businesses, brands and entrepreneurs can best stand out from the crowd.

Black Enterprise contributors Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady) and Amanda Miller Littlejohn (@amandamogul) were our experts.

A few highlights:

SmallBizLady @duane19015 You need to position yourself as an influencer or convener of your peers or target customers. Then u can leverage it

@SmallBizLady @OrganicFusionCo Blogging is the secret sauce of social media. Compelling content is your currency online. #Riseabove

@SmallBizLady A1 The top issues I see people have is not staying focused on your brand message, not selected a niche, and not being consistent#Riseabove -11:09 AM Oct 18th, 2012

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