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5 Steps to Social Media Success for Businesses

Promoting your business using social media is a smart move for companies of all sizes, not only does it extend your reach, it also helps you gain visibility as a business or independent trade professional and build relationships with potential customers and other businesses. Once you’ve learnt the basics of social media and why it can help you boost business, it’s important to think about strategy and in particular, YOUR social media marketing strategy. After all every successful social media campaign is built on these 5 steps to social success!

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PROGUIDE: Employee Satisfaction: The Key to Successful Business

Microsoft, Apple, Ford Motor Co., GE and Intel were five of the most profitable companies (excluding banks and oil outfits) in 2012, according to CNN Money. It is no coincidence that all the aforementioned companies are also featured on the CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies list for 2013. Business owners must strike that delicate balance between getting the most out of their employees, while offering enough incentive to retain the talent that brings innovation and profit to the company. Some of the more unconventional strategies may not be for every CEO, but the results are undeniable.

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PROGUIDE: 5 Tips to Use Social Media to Boost Your Home Improvement Business

If you’re not already using social media to promote your business, now is the time to start. With millions of people using social media accounts every day, it’s one of the most visible places to gain exposure and connect with customers. Best of all, social media doesn’t require a big marketing budget and is something you can manage completely in-house, making it ideal for small home improvement businesses seeking organic WOM (word of mouth) marketing.

Here are 5 simple ways to use social media to start boosting your business.
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