Website Development for Small Businesses: Summary from April 6, 2010

This week #sbbuzz members discussed how they handle Website Development for their small businesses. The discussion included development tools, time management and site analytics. Read on for the web development buzz!

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sbbuzz: Welcome to #sbbuzz, a Tweetchat for the next hour of small biz talking technology on Twitter. Join us! http://sbbuzz.biz/instructions
sbbuzz: Rules: 1)NO pitching till end 2)Be nice 3)Stay ON TOPIC! 4)Send ?s for group to me w/o hashtag 5)Use #sbbuzz in all messages 6)Have fun!
samuraivt: Planning or participating in #sbbuzz chat tonight…Before LOST starts. Tonight’s topic is website development for small biz.
sbbuzz: Start off w/an INTRO: 1 message about you and your business and whatever else we need to know. #sbbuzz
cjservia: Business protection services – Lighthouse Continuiity Partners, LLC #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: Hi again folks. I love small business. I write about and for SMB and design sites and write content for SMB sites. #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Hi, Becky from Oklahoma. Cattle rancher and entrepreneur. Playing in both @#agchat and #sbbuzz tonight. 🙂
ginabee: Good evening, everyone! Gina w/ WriteyTidy writing services/content creation here. #sbbuzz
lindadessau: Hi everyone, I’m glad to be here! I help coaches with their content marketing at http://tinyurl.com/ydw9p6y (intro for #sbbuzz)
theflaggagency: Hi Chuck, Cruise consultant and writer from Canton, GA #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz Hi Everyone – Glad to be back! Scott from @batchblue, blogger, go-to guy, eater of ice cream. #sbbuzz
lindadessau: @theflaggagency Oooo, I think Chuck should host the next meeting at HIS workplace! #sbbuzz
pmohara: Hi all – Pamela here once again from @batchblue and official moderator of #sbbuzz Nice to see so many familiar (and a few new) faces!
helpbusinesses: Hey All, Jacqueline Global business manager to small businesses helping start, manage & run their companies http://www.businesspipeline.com #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @sbbuzz Patrysha Korchinski, speaker, author, marketer, publicist, mom 🙂 #sbbuzz
samuraivt: Hello #sbbuzz I’m Anthony, we provide marketing tools including virtual tours, websites, and consulting. Also a certified Hubspot partner.
sbbuzz: Tonight’s topic is website development and maintenance. Send me ?s you want discussed with the group #sbbuzz
jencrutch: Hi All – Jennifer from Gather Arts Organizing in Indiana #sbbuzz #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Q1 What do you use your business website for? #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: #sbbuzz Hey…Jody a cpa from chicago
st8creative: Hi There #sbbuzz I am Carol with ST8 Creative Solutions that provides great websites and internet Marketing #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbbuzz Hi I’m Michelle Riggen-Rasome from @batchblue, makers of BatchBook social CRM. #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q1 #sbbuzz My liquor store website is info only – no ordering allowed. All my biz websites include blogs to share info with customers.
lindadessau: Q1 I use my website to tell the story of how I help clients with content marketing, and what’s possible for them if they do it well. #sbbuzz
ginabee: Q1 – Advertising & making my portfolio available. Also contact info. #sbbuzz
pmohara: @BeckyMcCray I hope you accidentally answer some #agchat questions here. We need some good dirt. 😛 #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @sbbuzz My goal is to attract clients, some days all it seems to do is attract dust and spammers #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: #sbbuzz seems like a “brochure” trying to make it “social”
BeckyMcCray: @pmohara I can provide manure, too, if needed. #agchat #sbbuzz
cjservia: Q1 #sbbuzz Mine is for sharing information and general marketing at this time. May offer products specifically later.
bradfordshimp: Q1 – To share useful information and to attract visits and convert those visits into leads. #sbbuzz
samuraivt: A Q1 Our website showcases our work and generates leads for our business. #sbbuzz
theflaggagency: Q1: Our bus website is to inform clients on everything from cruise wear to suppliers to destination info. Never had sale from it. #sbbuzz
st8creative: @Q1 Showcase our portfolio and get customers to get ask for a quote #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz Q1- a virtual business card – a place for people to learn more about me. #sbbuzz
lamikey: @sbbuzz Hi I’m Mikey Hougland designer from @batchblue, makers of BatchBook social CRM. #sbbuzz
jencrutch: Q1: easy contact, before&after, blog w/2x wk updates #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbbuzz Q1 We use batchblue.com to help folks find out more about our product, our company & of course, sign up for an account! #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @sbbuzz Of course, that’s mostly because I don’t spend the time on my own site the way I would like to #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: I think a small biz website needs to work – which usually means either attracting new prospects or educating current ones. #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q1 #sbbuzz How many of us are guilty of working on clients, and neglecting our own websites??
samuraivt: #sbbuzz Surprised more ppl aren’t mentioning lead generation as a top reason they use their website for.
st8creative: I think a small biz website need to be one of its main marketing tool #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbbuzz Q1 @bradfordshimp makes a good point: what *should* a small biz website do? #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @BeckyMcCray Yup that would totally describe me…thier sites are always more fun to work with… #sbbuzz
lamikey: @sbbuzz Q1- a place for small business to learn how to better utilize their contacts to grow their business w/ our software. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: know what i want…not creative enough to get there and limited by “canned” site #sbbuzz
jencrutch: Q1 it can take ppl many contacts/education before they’ll allow me to come into home. website can be one. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @BeckyMcCray Hmm, the cardinal sin. I am trying to get better and improving my site first, using it as a testing ground. #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @samuraivt my business site isn’t designed for lead generation but rather lead education. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: Wrote a post on this. A small biz website should be useful – http://tinyurl.com/yf4bynx #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @scoblitz But does it also convert those leads after it educates them? #sbbuzz
ginabee: @scoblitz Nice way to put it! That goes along w/ your whole philosophy of client empowerment. #sbbuzz
michellegust: Q1: Guilty. Client’s websites always take priority over my own. #sbbuzz
st8creative: education makes better and long lasting leads #sbbuzz
samuraivt: @scoblitz Education is important, and can be one good goal, but once they are educated what would you hope they do? #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @sbbuzz I use my website as a homebase to provide useful info 4 clients/prospects 2help them decide 2 hire me (+ Tw, LI, FB) #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: I am kind of on a crusade, as a web guy focused on small biz, to see just how useful sites can be for small biz. #sbbuzz
samuraivt: @scoblitz @mriggen even said “& of course, sign up for an account!” That is a good measurable goal. #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Q2 What tools do you use to maintain your web site? Blog site, Google sites, CMS, other? #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @samuraivt To my mind that is what attracting clients means…lead generation, part of the package #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: #sbbuzz I want to make mine a “summer” home. Where clients can come and be comfortable with interactive exchanges of files
cjservia: Q2 #sbbuzz I use Joomla with additional plugins including vTiger CRM. Still learning the tools and how to use them to generate leads.
CathyWebSavvyPR: belated intro – 20 yr PR pro integrating Social media into the marketing mix 2 get results 4 clients #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @bradfordshimp @samuraivt conversion is important, and should be better – but goal wasn’t to generate new leads. #sbbuzz
lindadessau: Q2 I’m a Typepad girl (I know, not as popular as WordPress) for my blog and several websites. I’ve also used Google Sites & Weebly. #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @JodyPadarCPA You’d be surprised what you can accomplish with just a little time if you do want to tackle it yourself #sbbuzz
jencrutch: Q2 using WordPress for my biz site #sbbuzz
jpwint: #sbbuzz MODx modxcms.com . Awesome and easy to extend.
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q2 I use WordPress.org to run my blog-based website with the Thesis premium them, also use aedway them 4 client sites #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q2. #SBBuzz I’m still a happy Blogger user. The new design tools are vastly improved.
bradfordshimp: Q2 – HUGE fan of WordPress. Currently using the Headway theme to manage both of my main sites. #sbbuzz
lamikey: @sbbuzz Q2- Radiant CMS, WordPress, Google Analytics #sbbuzz
michellegust: Q2: WordPress. Use for developing clients sites as well. #sbbuzz
samuraivt: @scoblitz Leads or some sort of conversion…thanks for the clarification…tough to say it all in 140 characters..#sbbuzz
st8creative: Q2- Rss feeds, blogs blog posts or else – as long as up to date #sbbuzz
jencrutch: Q2 I have a personal blog on Blogger and it’s so much more intuitive for me. #sbbuzz
ginabee: Q2 – WordPress seemed the best choice for a quick, attractive site that was customizable enough & fit my needs. #sbbuzz
samuraivt: A Q2 WordPress and Joomla are the main CMS’s we use for our sites and our clients’ sites. #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @samuraivt @mriggen is a master – I learn something every day from her. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @scoblitz Right, but I think we should be sending leads to an amazing marketing tool that will seal the deal. We could all do better #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @JodyPadarCPA cool _ I LOVE that description of a use for a business website #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: #sbbuzz that why I’m here need to learn about all this website stuff myself
Patrysha: @sbbuzz Q2 WordPress girl here, used to do everything in Dreamweaver…still can in a pinch, have used Joomla for clients… #sbbuzz
st8creative: @ ginabee wordpress is a favorite around here too! #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: For those looking to self-design, I suggest Artisteer for WP themes, Homestead for full sites, but also like Squarespace. #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz Q2: Usually Drupal or WordPress although Squarespace is becoming a new favorite. #sbbuzz
michellegust: @bradfordshimp Yep, artisteer is good but lots of very nice premium wp themes if only doing one site. #sbbuzz
mriggen: @scoblitz Gah you are too kind! I owe much to @lamikey. She’s the (wo)man behind the curtain 🙂 #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: The flexibility of WordPress and the great plug ins make it a real winner for me. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: @CathyWebSavvyPR #sbbuzz I want my clients so comfortable they never want to leave me…starts with my website
bradfordshimp: @michellegust True, unless you are like me and like to rearrange the furniture frequently, so to speak #sbbuzz
GLHancock: Q2 Dreamweaver and Blogger until the end of this month. I have two sites used to provide info for writers, attract editing clients #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: I used to run my Poetry website on Homestead. I changed the look completely every month. Loved the flexibility. #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Q3 Who does maintenance of your site (design, content and development)? How do you find time? #sbbuzz
lindadessau: Q3 I’ve been maintaining my sites myself (though someone else designed) but am now handing it over to a virtual assistant (HOORAY!). #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: Q3 – I maintain my own and provide content management for clients. I recommend Small Biz to get some help in this area. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q4 Id do the site maintenance. SOmetimes I get so busy working on client strategies & sites, thatI neglect my own. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: #sbbuzz Problem with most sm bus website is that they are sterile…think of a waiting room how do you want it to be
st8creative: Q3 – Our Creative Director and Marketing specialist – no they don’t have enough time #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: A biz owner may have time to blog once a week, for instance. Hire someone to fill in the gaps to make the blog more effective. #sbbuzz
GLHancock: Q3 Me, myself & I make/take the time. Not always timely, tho. My 2nd site is/was for writers’ websites sales. Nonprofit! #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz Q3 @ginabee is my content queen but I do the maintenance. I am due for a redesign. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q3b do have WordPress gurus & designer peeps who I go to when I need more thant I can do. I’m tech savvy, but know my limits #sbbuzz
ginabee: Q3 – I provide content (I’d better – I’m a writer!) I had LOTS of input on design but for maintenance, well, I know a guy 😉 #sbbuzz
lindadessau: That’s one of the best lessons I internalized from #wtlead in March – for me, the tech stuff is a distraction from my creative work. #sbbuzz
cjservia: Q3 #sbbuzz I do. Hard 2 find time some times, but I work it out. I’ve tried 2 make it so simple that I have no excuse not 2 keep it updated.
st8creative: – They are too busy doing it for our lovely small business clients 🙂 #sbbuzz
jpwint: Agree with @JodyPadarCPA. Most small business sites are like a waiting room with a year old copy of Time magazine #sbbuzz
theflaggagency: Q3 a Company called Primero has a package called Webtreepro. It allows for pushed locked and editable content for franchise owners #sbbuzz
samuraivt: We do our own site maintenance. When we find the time it is through self discipline and by measuring to see what we can improve. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @bradfordshimp Q3 agreed – akso you can offer guest posts to folks to branch out for your site. #sbbuzz
jencrutch: I update blog 2X wk and before/after page 1X wk. #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbbuzz Q3 We’re lucky to have an in-house designer @lamikey who is WordPress guru but I do most of content & try to use our CMS. #sbbuzz
GLHancock: @lindadessau Interesting — I find the tech stuff immensely creative! #sbbuzz
pmohara: Q3 Our communications director (@mriggen) & designer (@lamikey) do all maintenance. They do jam sessions once a week & crank #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @CathyWebSavvyPR Indeed, that is a good move. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @GLHancock Me too – I guess it’m my inner geek coming out of the closet; but tech is kind of like a way more fun jigsaw puzzle #sbbuzz
mriggen: @pmohara We’re at my house jamming tonight in fact! And doing sbbuzz and drinking wine (shhh…don’t tell the boss 😉 #sbbuzz
lindadessau: @GLHancock Oh me, too, and I love it, but it’s not my core work. I get it out of my system doing two websites for causes I love. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: will be hiring for major redesign but need to find an easy way for me to keep it real. #sbbuzz
lamikey: @sbbuzz Q3 @mriggen does the writing, I add the jazz hands. time? I’d like to find some more of that! #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: I just started using Word to publish my blog posts. It really is as easy as writing a document, so anyone can do it, even biz owners #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @JodyPadarCPA You just need an easy way to add your own content and a designer who knows how to listen. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @lamikey WRNING bad pun Alert: spare time – what’s that – when Uhave extra herbs n spices in the kitchen (get it -spare Thyme) groan #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q3. #sbbuzz Do all my own website maintenance on Blogger. But it’s easy enough I can delegate to most anyone.
GLHancock: Being your own site designer and content provider is the best of all worlds! Activates & satisfies both sides of the brain. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: @bradfordshrimp exactly.nobody cares about tech tax stuff. they need a place to exchange with me #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @CathyWebSavvyPR That WAS a groaner! Probably works better verbally – lol. #sbbuzz
mriggen: Kristina Halvorson (@halvorson) is amazing source for info about content strategy & writerly stuff. http://www.braintraffic.com/ #sbbuzz
michellegust: There are even blackberry & iphone apps so you can publish content to wordpress. blogging on the go! #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @JodyPadarCPA Its Shimp, btw. What you need to do is find out what customers care about that relates in some way to the biz. #sbbuzz
st8creative: maybe some project management @bradfordshimp You just need an easy way to add your own content and a designer who knows how to listen #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Q4 How often do you update your site? Any tips for keeping content fresh? #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: #Chat Tip: hit the star button and favorite people with interesting content – go back later & follow/add 2 lists #sbbuzz
jpwint: Q4 Make a production calendar. That is one useful carry over the newspaper world. A calendar forces you to find a reason to publish #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: @bradfordshimp sorry about the shrimp! #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @CathyWebSavvyPR At least you warned us first…lol #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q4. #sbbuzz I post to my sites whenever I have a new story to tell or something useful to share with customers.
CathyWebSavvyPR: @bradfordshimp no ist’s pretty bad verbally too (the typos don’t help) – but I love the oppty for PUNishment. #sbbuzz
st8creative: usually depends on the industry. Tip = get help ! #sbbuzz
GLHancock: Q4 If you front your site with a blog (and blog frequently) that takes care of the “fresh” factor. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: Q4 – Daily. Looking to increase that for AllBizAnswers.com. Need regular experts and writers to help out. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q4 – need 2 do more, but need to put up a featurebox – every time I go to chage my current (old) post, it converts a client 4 me #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz I love contributing regularly to the @batchblue blog. My own site doesn’t get updated often enough though. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @JodyPadarCPA No problem, common mistake. Just ask anyone here! #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbuzz Q4 We update marcomm site when we have new features/partners to announce. We *try* to update blog 2-3 times a week. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q4: fresh content ideas – guest blog posts, roundups of important articles, answer your client’s core pain points #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: So clients will be coming to my site daily/weekly to exchange doc…what do i give them “a cheesecake recipe” #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q4. #sbbuzz if you use other tools like Delicious or Flickr, use their widgets to add fresh updates to your website, too.
Patrysha: @sbbuzz Depends on the week…fresh content goes to my email list more often than to the website #sbbuzz
lindadessau: Q4 I aim to blog twice a week & there’s a RSS feed of my blog on every page of my website. #sbbuzz
ginabee: Q4 Mine only needs updating when info changes. I don’t have a biz blog yet so when there’s something new to say, I’ll say it. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q4 Fresh content ideas – create an editorial calendar, ID client pain points, hit 1/wk – PR, Social Media, Blogging, strategy #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @CathyWebSavvyPR Ahh, the pun within the pun! #sbbuzz
GLHancock: When you add a new page or file to your site, update your sitemap files and notify search engines that use them. #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbbuzz oh man, this is the BEST from @chrisbrogan for blog post ideas. Oldie but goodie (not him, the post 🙂 http://bit.ly/Sr8N #sbbuzz
MediaCollective: Q4 we recommend our dev clients to post quality info vs frequency filler of no value #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @ginabee let’s get you up & runign with a business blog by the enf=d of the month – thy realy can help educae & convert clients #sbbuzz
theflaggagency: Q4 Website updated regularly at the corporate level. I try to blog twice a week or daily when on a cruise or other trip. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @bradfordshimp I will say that second one IS good,and is my favorite pun. Thx 4 opty 2 use it! #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Q5 What aspect of site development/maintenance would you like to learn more about? #sbbuzz
JoeCrockett: Good evening folks. Hope you don’t mind me dropping in late in the convo #SBBuzz
cjdub: Q4 I try to add general industry-related blurbs in my area of work at least daily and then more specific “my voice” posts weekly #sbbuzz
GLHancock: @MediaCollective Quality rules! #sbbuzz
cjservia: Q5 #sbbuzz – RSS Feeds, Mailing Lists.
ginabee: @CathyWebSavvyPR A biz blog is my next step…too busy to implement it right now, though. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q5 I’d like 2 know more about tweaking the look & feel of WordPress sites – Thesis & Headway themes do it…but I’d like 2 know more #sbbuzz
jpwint: Q5 Heard a cool speech from Cisco about dynamic content for customer segments. How can small biz do that? That’s what I want to know #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @JoeCrockett welcome! #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: #sbbuzz how do you have time for all this content without “buying” it
MediaCollective: Q4: keep content fresh, RSS is your best friend, twitter fav’s for the week & trends = relevent idea fodder #sbbuzz
GLHancock: Q4 Just remembered my Twitters show up on my blog page, too. So it is updated as frequently as I tweet. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @ginabee What you can do during your few quite moments – is begin 2 build yr blogging strategy, structrue, goals. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: Q5 – Would like to improve coding skills, but that might take me into software dev, apps, plug ins, etc. #sbbuzz
cjdub: Q5 – I’m trying to develop better platform integration across all my social touchpoints with my site. #sbbuzz
jpwint: @JodyPadarCPA “time for content without buying it” And how do you know how much content you need to achieve your objectives? #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: @ActiveIngreds Howdy! #sbbuzz
cjdub: Q5 – …without going too generic. I don’t want my site to have the same social toolbar you see everywhere (not that that’s bad) #sbbuzz
ActiveIngreds: @BeckyMcCray thank you! #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @jpwint Small biz can create an editorial calendar – after IDing their audience segments – write info targeting each aud. needs #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Q5. #sbbuzz I’m always learning more about WordPress and integrating with other services. I hate it, but I’m learning. 😀
jpwint: @bradfordshimp Why do you want to improve you coding skills? I had the same though, then decided to leverage to others instead #sbbuzz
st8creative: Q5- better ways of integration #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: @jpwint No idea…I know nobody reads the content I have now. #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz Q5 I’m actually learning to let the experts be experts and getting away from the design type work. #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @cjdub yes – connecting the social media dots can be a great business development tool #sbbuzz
lamikey: @sbbuzz Q5 we’re currently tackling analytics. better tracking conversions and traffic would help w/ content strategy. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @jpwint Its the nerd in me. But you are right, and I am afraid it will only lead to distraction. #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Sorry for the folks just joining – but we are nearing the end. It’s now Pitch TIme – tell us more about your business #sbbuzz
michellegust: @JodyPadarCPA Are you sure they aren’t reading? Do you have any analytics software implemented? #sbbuzz
jpwint: @cjdub Have you seen the toolbar at @marketingprofs MarketingProfs.com? #sbbuzz
GLHancock: @lamikey Analytics is probably the final tool I need to perfect, too. What are you using? #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: @JodyPadarCPA s you’ve checked your google analytics and no one is reading your site. hard 2 belive – we can help! 😉 #sbbuzz
ginabee: Q5 I simply want to continue learning a bit here & a bit there about it all so I’m not so reliant on my go-to guy. He’s so $$$! 😉 #sbbuzz
ActiveIngreds: @sbbuzz does the chat go until 10pm? #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @sbbuzz I’d like to learn more about the pyschology of navigation, colour -plus other things to increase conversions #sbbuzz
michellegust: Analytics can also provide other ideas for content. #sbbuzz
YourGoToGuy: I dabble in WordPress small biz sites, membership sites, and email campaigns with a storytelling approach. #sbbuzz
cjdub: Dang, missed out on a bit tonight. I’ll have to go back and read over the discussion. Good chat, though – Thanks folks! #sbbuzz
pmohara: @ActiveIngreds Welcome! Q5 What aspect of site development/maintenance would you like to learn more about? #sbbuzz
cjservia: We help businesses prepare alternative management plans. Preparation is key to survival, and written plans are key to preparation. #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: http://broadrivercreative.com helps small biz tell their story and connect with customers via website and online marketing. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: @CathyWebSavvyPR Actually, tons of people are..but i don’t know how to do analytics hence why I’m going to prof redo. #sbbuzz
ActiveIngreds: @pmohara thanks so much! #sbbuzz
GLHancock: Pitch: writing/editing/publishing guide at writers-edge.info and sometimes designing website for writers at hancockwebsites.com #sbbuzz
familyfoodie: @sbbuzz Thank you all the great info tonight! For us newbies, it is sooo helpful #sbbuzz
st8creative: we are webdesign and online marketing agency. 360o. degree online presence managed with us. #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: @ActiveIngreds No, sorry. We only go until 9. We’ll be posting a summary of the chat very soon at http://sbbuzz.biz #sbbuzz
theflaggagency: @sbbuzz We R fee based cruise consultants who specialize in selecting, marketing and administering cruises for groups of all sizes. #sbbuzz
ActiveIngreds: A5 – how to have a built in SM platform within my site #sbbuzz
Patrysha: @sbbuzz Pitch – Join me for coffee starting next week on http://bit.ly/cz0fTT #sbbuzz
BeckyMcCray: Wow! #sbbuzz went extra fast tonight! My businesses: tourismcurrents.com, liquor store, cattle, grant writing, and speaking. beckymccray.com
cjservia: Thanks #sbbuzz. Always great to learn through everyone’s experiences here. See you next Tuesday!
bradfordshimp: If you are looking to extend your brand, I am looking for experts and writers at ABA, maybe even offering some residual income. @ me #sbbuzz
cjdub: I own @mediabelle, a content and marketing strategy services company focused on small and medium sized biz. contentandstrategy.com #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: If you’d like a once-a-week e-mail reminder of #sbbuzz (including the topic) sign up at http://sbbuzz.net #sbbuzz
GLHancock: @sbbuzz How can you prevent us from lingering and chatting among ourselves? #sbbuzz
lindadessau: I’m standing up for the quality of your content! Read more at: http://bit.ly/content-creation-manifesto – thanks for the chat, all! #sbbuzz
ginabee: Pitcheroo: http://www.writeytidy.com provides compelling content so you can do what YOU do best. #sbbuzz
ActiveIngreds: @Patrysha cute idea #sbbuzz
mriggen: @Patrysha Josh Porter @bokardo is my favotire writer/designer on those topics. He’s at http://bokardo.com/ #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: #sbbuzz is a small business Twitter chat hosted each Tuesday night by the folks from @batchblue Come again soon!
lamikey: @GLHancock I use Google Analytics for most of our tracking. SEO moz offers some great tools as well. #sbbuzz
JodyPadarCPA: If you need help with your taxes 🙂 #sbbuzz
bradfordshimp: @GLHancock You know, I have often wondered about that. Thought of starting and “after chat” #sbbuzz
CathyWebSavvyPR: Q5 Wordpres.org tip: if you do NOTHING else, please change yr permalinks 2 include at least the postname – Much better SEO #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @sbbuzz wow – time flew this week. Great chat everyone! #sbbuzz
michellegust: Pitch: Small Business web design utilizing wordpress. #sbbuzz
ActiveIngreds: I partner with organizations needing assistance in marketing, strategy, & innovation – am on LinkedIn too #sbbuzz
scoblitz: @lamikey I’m a sucker for the Spy feature in Clicky. #sbbuzz
mriggen: @sbbuzz I’m Michelle with @batchblue. We make software for small business owners and run thesmallbusinessweb.com. Bye all! #sbbuzz
st8creative: thank you everybody! got some interesting info! if you need some help in building your presence online http://www.st8.la 🙂 #sbbuzz
sbbuzz: Thanks to everyone for all the great discussion! We’ll get the #sbbuzz summary posted on the site soon at http://sbbuzz.biz
CathyWebSavvyPR: #sbbuzz pitch: 20 yr PR pro helping clients integrate blogging & ocial media into their marketing strategy ( I make tech easy)
BlogLuvr29: Check out my new blog post Marketing Tips http://bit.ly/cNrvnj #sbbuzz
pmohara: High fast ball: Pamela here from @batchblue – the host of this increasingly educational chat. Thanks to you all! #sbbuzz
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