I always hear the same excuses for why businesses donâ€™t use Social Media! Sorry, but in the words of Dr. Phil â€“ â€˜That dog wonâ€™t huntâ€™.
â€œI just donâ€™t know where to begin!â€
The easiest way to start using social media for your company is by choosing 1 or 2 social media networks to get started. Most small businesses start off with LinkedIn and Facebook. Once you become comfortable with these networks then expand to some more!
â€œI just donâ€™t have the time!â€
Translation â€œI donâ€™t want to grow my business!â€
Can social media be time consuming? You bet! Unless you start with a clear plan in mind and a simple check list you stick with every day. Remember to make social media part of your routine.
â€œI canâ€™t see how it can benefit my companyâ€
You got customers? Are you looking for more? Then social media, done properly, will benefit your company. If your company specializes in dry walling or saving the world from space invaders, social media will develop strong relationships with your current customers (or earthlings) and help you build a solid network of potential new customers and business opportunities (such as intergalactic mercenary services).
Now that we have shot a hole in your reasons for not using social media, itâ€™s time to pull your head out of the **sand** and start building your brand and your business!
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