I created a page Post a Day Challenge on my blog and a tab appears above. This is a breakdown of the topics I will be posting about each day of the week. I also created a Facebook group for those of us participating so we can share our posts with each other via Facebook. Others can join us in our daily or weekly challenge and I am sure we will meet some great fellow bloggers and learn some fun new things along the way!
Today (according to my daily breakdown for Sunday) the topic is “small business”. I am no expert on small business but I do have some experience in this area since we have owned a small business in the restaurant industry for almost 15 years now. We came to a point along the way where we made the decision to stay small instead of expanding and we do hope to retire in the next few years. I have also dabbled in a few direct selling lines, real estate and most recently have opened an online shop at Zibbet selling some of my handmade creations.
I am always on the lookout for social sites to network with others and I love the concept of marketing. At the end of the year and beginning of a new year alot of companies will create recaps of “the best of the year” and this is a Great resource to find a list of small business sites that come highly recommended. Here are a few small business sites that offer wonderful advice and tips for those interested in learning more about small business or who already run a small business of their own.
Business Done Now has a great writeup and video on Social media websites for 2011 to keep on eye on … it’s worth checking out!
There is a wealth of information at each of these sites and you may spend many hours reading and learning. If you are thinking about starting a blog for your small business, I highly recommend WordPress . I have created several blogs over the years and find WordPress to have that sophisticated look I want for my writing and sharing. Earlier today I posted a recap of my blog stats they emailed to me so I can see how I did and this is just one of the great ways they motivate and stay connected with their users. Give WordPress a try; definitely a great business tool!