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Using Social Media to Drive Sales for Small Business

Recently I had the opportunity to speak at Social Media Jungle: Boston hosted by Jeff Pulver.  The topic of my presentation was how brick and mortar businesses can use social media to drive sales.

If you run a small business, how do you use new media for your business?  Has it been successful?  What tools do you choose to use?

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  • http://twitter.com/justinlevy justinlevy

    If you run a brick and mortar business, how do you use social media effectively? – http://is.gd/pQjZ

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  • http://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com Deirdre

    Hi Justin, I really liked your video post. The HELP acronym is awesome. I also think the “L” could stand for “Listen” which is key to social media communications for brands of all sizes. Thanks for sharing such great information!!

    Deirdre’s last blog post..The PR 2.0 Rock Star (aka Champion)

  • http://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com Deirdre

    Hi Justin, I really liked your video post. The HELP acronym is awesome. I also think the “L” could stand for “Listen” which is key to social media communications for brands of all sizes. Thanks for sharing such great information!!

    Deirdre’s last blog post..The PR 2.0 Rock Star (aka Champion)

  • http://twitter.com/5691gerg 5691gerg

    social media 4 small brick & mortar biz RT @dbreakenridge & @justinlevy – http://is.gd/pQjZ

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  • http://twitter.com/DMayL DMayL

    Video on small biz using social media to drive sales http://tinyurl.com/cg6cxg

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  • http://twitter.com/hdbbstephen hdbbstephen

    “If you just do cool stuff, ppl will notice” http://justinrlevy.com/2009/03/31/using-social-media-to-drive-sales-for-small-business/

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  • http://justinrlevy.com Justin Levy

    @Deirdre Awesome, I’m so glad you liked the acronym. Maybe I’ll have to do a longer post or video about it since I just came up with it on-the-fly that morning. Hope all is well! :)

  • http://justinrlevy.com Justin Levy

    @Deirdre Awesome, I’m so glad you liked the acronym. Maybe I’ll have to do a longer post or video about it since I just came up with it on-the-fly that morning. Hope all is well! :)

  • http://twitter.com/IFDA IFDA

    We’re getting excited about #SM09 coming inJuly! Justin Levy will present how operators can use social media to boost biz. http://ow.ly/1UJc

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  • http://GlobalPatriot.com Global Patriot

    I’m often asked by small business owners how they can utilize social media to increase sales. I then explain how they should be thinking, instead, about how to build a large community of followers – current and potential customers – and use social media to server their needs.

    In the end they get the concept and buy into the idea, but for many the issue becomes available resources. To that end, I suggest they blog in addition to maintaining a website. The reality of Twitter is that it takes far more time than most busy entrepreneurs have.

    Global Patriot’s last blog post..Global Patriot @ South by Southwest

  • http://GlobalPatriot.com Global Patriot

    I’m often asked by small business owners how they can utilize social media to increase sales. I then explain how they should be thinking, instead, about how to build a large community of followers – current and potential customers – and use social media to server their needs.

    In the end they get the concept and buy into the idea, but for many the issue becomes available resources. To that end, I suggest they blog in addition to maintaining a website. The reality of Twitter is that it takes far more time than most busy entrepreneurs have.

    Global Patriot’s last blog post..Global Patriot @ South by Southwest

  • http://www.yarn.com Kathy

    Great video Justin. Although we haven’t shifted quite as dramatically from traditional media as you have with Carminito, ours has been pretty significant as well with equally inspiring results.

    I think you’ve really got something with your HELP(s) acronym and should definitely spend some time developing it further.

    On another note – so psyched you guys are opening for lunches! Maybe we can do a bit of cross-promotion. I always have customers looking for a good place to eat!

  • http://www.yarn.com Kathy

    Great video Justin. Although we haven’t shifted quite as dramatically from traditional media as you have with Carminito, ours has been pretty significant as well with equally inspiring results.

    I think you’ve really got something with your HELP(s) acronym and should definitely spend some time developing it further.

    On another note – so psyched you guys are opening for lunches! Maybe we can do a bit of cross-promotion. I always have customers looking for a good place to eat!

  • http://justinrlevy.com Justin Levy

    @Kathy You rock! Keep up the good work and you’ll continue going far! Thanks for the compliments on the HELP acronym…I will be developing it more in future posts and during upcoming speaking engagements. We’re really excited to be opening for lunches too…we’re hoping it will be another successful venture for us :)

  • http://justinrlevy.com Justin Levy

    @Kathy You rock! Keep up the good work and you’ll continue going far! Thanks for the compliments on the HELP acronym…I will be developing it more in future posts and during upcoming speaking engagements. We’re really excited to be opening for lunches too…we’re hoping it will be another successful venture for us :)

  • http://twitter.com/Ribeezie Ribeezie

    Next up >> “Using Social Media to Drive Sales for Small Business” http://tinyurl.com/cg6cxg (via @justinlevy) great vid so far…

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  • http://www.womensibusinessjournal.com Debbie Josendale

    Hi Justin,

    Thanks for sharing your presentation! It was terrific to hear a brick and mortar Small Business Owner and Social Media Ninja give real life examples of using social media to grow your business. High value and High impact.

    L must be the most popular letter in your HELP acronym! In addition to “Learning” and Deirdre's “Listen”, I would also like to add “Leverage”. I think the ability to leverage what you do across the social web is one of the most important and powerful aspects to social media!

    Thanks again for a great presentaion.

    Debbie

  • http://www.propatube.com business videos

    I like your video, its very informative for business developer. And I think video marketing like business videos are very important for any kind of business large or small

  • http://www.resourcema.com/ Stephen Brown

    Good video Justin
    Thank you for making this presentation
    Someone who is a Small Business Owner and Social Media guru giving examples of using social media to grow your business.
    steve
    htttp://resourcema.com

  • http://www.resourcema.com/ Stephen Brown

    Good video Justin
    Thank you for making this presentation
    Someone who is a Small Business Owner and Social Media guru giving examples of using social media to grow your business.
    steve
    htttp://resourcema.com