Time to build your base with a weekend business long run. Typically I post articles that I have come across during the week that would be good to look at to improve your business. Trying something new this week. When I first started doing this post it was more of a Follow Friday thing like they do on Spin Sucks. What I found was that it was a lot more work than I had time to do every Friday so eventually I changed it up to provide a collection of great content that would help small business owners. Beginning this week and occurring the first Friday of every month I am going to combine the two concepts by highlighting content from a specific author and/or site that you should know and follow. Kind of a long run partner (I need to keep the running theme going).
So this week's running partner is Amy Schmittauer, founder and author of Savvy Sexy Social. Amy is a wealth of information on how to utilize social media to build your business activity. I first met Amy in person in early 2011 and was so impressed that one of the early Follow Friday's I did was on Amy (Check out #FollowFriday Amy Schmittauer although a lot has changed since then). I have also had the pleasure of working with Amy as she provided the social media strategy and execution for the 2012 Ohio Growth Summit. I have learned a lot from directly interacting with Amy as well as from her blog posts, videos and Twitter activity. She is smart and fun and that makes it really easy to learn from the content she creates. She is a MUST follow!!!
So what do you have this weekend? I'll be getting a few early miles in on Saturday then heading to Cincinnati to watch the 2012 World Series Champion Reds. After they dispose of the Pirates I'll be reading and watching these posts by Amy.
Happy VEDA Day 1 Schmittastic You Tube Channel (Video) ~ Are you interested in using video to promote your business but aren't sure how to do it. Amy as launched her version of VEDA (Vlog Everyday In August). She will be posting videos everyday in August that you can follow or you can join in include your own.
My Top 5 Sources For Daily Information at Savvy Sexy Social ~ We are all looking for the best sources to follow. Here is a list of Amy's information sources.
The Trick To Filling Your Editorial Calender at Savvy Sexy Social ~ Everybody struggles to find topics do build blog content around. Amy shares the concept of "Umbrellas" to help.
Fundable Introduces Crowdfunding For Serious Start-Ups at Savvy Sexy Social ~ Crowdfunding is coming. Here is a post about Columbus Crowdfunding start-up Fundable, that was started by my boy Wil Schroter.
10 Things That Should Be On Your Start-Up Checklist at Savvy Sexy Social ~ Not only will you hear from Amy on Savvy Sexy Social you will get guest posts. This post written by Danielle Rodabaugh discusses 10 things that you need to make sure you have covered as you start your new business.
How Are You Stupid? at Savvy Sexy Social ~ To many times small business owners try to do everything themselves even though they aren't good at everything. If it isn't your strength get some help.
Questions and Amy ~ Below may be the greatest video ever made. Questions and Amy is a Q&A format where Amy shares information about herself and how she works with social media and videos. Very fun, check it out.
Be sure to get out and put in your mileage this weekend so you are ready for your business marathon.