Social Media Business Hour with Nile Nickel

Ted Prodromou (pro-dro-mo) is the award-winning author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business (Entrepreneur Press 2012). Ted is also frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and

Ted is an online advertising consultant generating leads for his clients using Google Adwords, Facebook ads, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms. He also teaches online and in-person classes on LinkedIn, Twitter, and online advertising.

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Category:SMBH Weekly Episodes -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Carolyn Herfurth, founder of The Biztruth and creator of Art of the Ask Academy, is a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, trainer and business mentor.
She has advised thousands of people to make thoughtful decisions about business ownership and helped launch nearly 100 businesses.  Fed up with the plethora of super talented entrepreneurs who struggle with sales, Carolyn has made it her mission to equip service-based entrepreneurs with the confidence and skills to double their closing rates and multiply earnings.

Prior to starting The Biztruth, Carolyn established the Minneapolis office of The Entrepreneur’s Source, North
America’s leading business ownership consulting organization. In addition to advising clients, Carolyn is author of “Buying a Franchise: Tips, Tools & Tales for Doing It Right” and cofounder the Minnesota Franchise Spectacular, an annual trade show attracting thousands of individuals interested in owning a franchise.  Prior to pursuing her lifelong dream of owning a business, Carolyn enjoyed a successful 13-year sales career with Oracle, Rand Worldwide and several other leading companies.
Carolyn speaks extensively on sales and business ownership to a variety of entrepreneur groups, including New York Expo, Savor the Success, Small Business Expo, S.H.E. Summit, Enlightened Entrepreneurs, National Association of Women Business Owners, SCORE, Small Business Development Center, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and more. Whew!

In addition to receiving a bevy of sales awards, she has been recognized by Upsize magazine for Best Practices in Customer Relations, received numerous awards from The Entrepreneur’s Source & been honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners. Carolyn loves performing standup & improv comedy...anything that brings levity to an all-too
serious world. She has “competed” in a duathlon and a half-marathon & looks forward to her
next physical & mental challenge… TBD!   She has proudly served on boards for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Ordway Circle of Stars, and PaceMaker 5000, a 5k walk/run that raises funds for Children’s Hospitals.

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Category:SMBH Weekly Episodes -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Rebecca's website is dedicated to teaching small business owners how to use content to market their businesses.
We do this by providing tutorials and info on best practices for different aspects of blogging and other types of content creation.
Knowing that the blogging journey is a marathon, not a sprint and can be hard and discouraging at times, anybody blogging needs a huge dose of encouragement to keep you motivated. Recognizing that issue you’ll also find posts that focus on mindset and motivation.
For those who need help that goes beyond the information provided in our content, we provide a small range of services to help you use content to make a difference in your business.
Rebecca Livermore is the owner of Professional Content Creation and has been a professional freelance writer since 1993.

Her company is focused on training small business owners on how to effectively use content to market their businesses.

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Category:SMBH Weekly Episodes -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Hailing from the land of Paul Bunyan, wooded trees and lakes for miles, Tena’s big personality + aptly given nickname ‘Tena-talks-a-lot’ sent her searching for more. After spending some time in the big city with a “big girl job” Tena quickly realized that the cubicle life wasn’t for her. With a little nudge from her husband she founded tena.cious, a social media + graphic design firm, and effectively launched herself as a brand with a career that makes room for all her passions.
Despite starting off as a company of one, Tena has built a team of amazing women who have supplied the resources + woman power for her to pursue a legacy outside of solely running a business. Tena is a social media expert and accomplished speaker + trainer on all things social. Her love of twitter, training and talking + her social rock-stardom has made her known for building connections both online and off.
Her experiences as a mom of three, business owner and leader within her communities makes her a strong advocate of customer focused, loyalty and relationship based sales. Tena believes in creating a strong brand presence for your business and with a heart as big as her personality, her raving fans + the size of her CLIQUE grows daily.

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