Wanted: Smoking hot hotel room in Kansas City Kansas

Of course, I mean a “smokin’ hot internet connection”. Late last week, I was heading north through western Missouri, I planned to make an overnight stay in the Kansas City area. Knowing full well (though with a little jealousy) that Kansas City, Kansas was the first winner of the Google Fiber lotto, I thought it […]

Why the tourist drove past your business

Photo credit: AP You’ve probably seen this AP image contrasting the crowds at St. Peter’s in Rome over the last eight years. The first photo was taken by Luca Bruno in 2005 during preparations for the public viewing of Pope John Paul II’s body – almost two years before the iPhone was first announced. The […]

Billboards and plumber’s pants

photo credit: psyberartist Drive around long enough and you’ll see a billboard that says “If you’re looking, it’s working”. I see the same slogan on electronic advertising displays, which can be found everywhere from restaurant restrooms and gyms to billboards. Is it “working” when you accidentally glance at the back of a plumber’s pants when […]

Pardon the effs, but what the eff is social media?

Today’s guest post is a great powerpoint from Marta Kagan describing why you should care about social media. Don’t get distracted by the eff word (all full of *’s) or the big numbers. Get the message. What the F**K is Social Media: One Year Later View more documents from Marta Kagan.

Social media mistakes small business owners should avoid

photo credit: notmpres Today we’re going to talk about three mistakes that I advise small business owners not to make when getting into social media. #1 – Don’t be a firehose One of the easiest things to do – and most important to avoid – is the temptation to flood the place with automated messages. […]

Are you overlooking sales opportunities?

As I’ve mentioned here before, I write a business column for the Flathead Beacon, an online newspaper here in Northwest Montana. When I have the time and inclination, I also cover sports and other stories about my community (Columbia Falls, Montana) that interest me. So I take a photo of Rehberg and Montana Chamber of […]

Twitter just doesnt make sense for business

Or maybe it does. See what Chris’ argument in today’s guest post, which is chock full of reasons why Twitter just might make sense for your business.