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How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 5 Simple Steps Tutorial #financing #a

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How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 5 Simple Steps [Tutorial]

It’s no longer a “good idea” for most businesses to be on Facebook. With 829 million people actively using Facebook every day, it’s become a go-to component of almost any inbound marketing strategy.

Thing is, as more and more Facebook features change, so does the process of setting up a Page.

Don’t waste another day poking around aimlessly on Facebook, trying to figure out what the heck to do to get your Facebook Page up and running like a social networking pro.

The following presentation provides a visual tutorial to help you get your Page up in no time (you can also read the transcription below). Over 600,000 have found this tutorial helpful, hopefully it proves beneficial for you or a marketer you know, too.

How To Create a Facebook Business Page

Step 1: Choose a Classification.

To begin, navigate to https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php . This page will showcase six different classifications to choose from:

  1. Local Business or Place
  2. Company, Organization, or Institution
  3. Brand or Product
  4. Artist, Band, or Public Figure
  5. Entertainment
  6. Cause or Community

Each of these classifications provides more relevant fields for your desired Page.

For this tutorial, we’ll select the second option: company, organization, or institution. After selecting our desired classification, we’ll be asked for an official name for our Business Page. I recommend carefully selecting your name. Although Facebook allows you to change your name and URL once. it’s a difficult and tedious process.

Step 2: Complete Basic Information.

Facebook should automatically walk you through the following four basic sections to complete the fundamental aspects of your Page.

Finish “About” Section

The “about” section will serve as the main 2-3 sentence description for your company. It will be on your main page, so make it descriptive but succinct. Be sure to include a link to your company website as well. Also ensure that this information differentiates your brand, making your page even more appealing to potential followers.

This is also where you can select your unique domain (that, as mentioned above, can only be changed once). For example, the Sidekick by HubSpot Facebook Page employs the URL facebook.com/getsidekick.

Upload Profile Picture

Next you’ll be asked to upload a picture. This will serve as the main visual icon of your page, appearing in search results and alongside any comments you publish. While any perfectly square image will work, the recommended size is 180 x 180 pixels.

Add to Favorites

Every individual Facebook user has a vertical navigation bar to the left of their News Feed. You can add your Business Page as a “Favorite” item here — similar to bookmarking a web page in your web browser — for easy access.

Reach More People

Facebook will prompt you to create an advertisement to draw attention to your Page. Whether employing paid tactics is a part of your strategy or not, I recommend avoiding starting any ads at this stage — there’s no compelling content on the Page yet that would convince them to ultimately “Like” your page.

Step 3: Understand the Admin Panel.

The basic skeleton of your Business Page is now live. Facebook will ask if you’d like to “Like” your Page. Again, I recommend avoid doing so at the moment. This activity will appear in News Feeds of those you’re connected to personally to on Facebook. Without any content on the Page, we want to save that organic Timeline story for when you’re really ready for people to view the Page.

In the top navigation, you’ll see an option for “Settings.” Click that. Along the left side, a vertical navigation bar with different sections should appear. We’ll focus on three core ones now:

  • Page Info: This is where you can add additional details about your business. This section will also unveil different fields based on the classification you chose in Step 1.
  • Notifications. This section allows you to customize when and how you’d like to receive Page alerts. Set a frequency that fits your social media marketing schedule.
  • Page Roles. Whether or not you’ll be the main manager of the Page, there may be others at your organization who need access to your Facebook Page. Here, you can invite other colleagues to make changes to your Pages. Some common use cases here include:
    • A public relations manager who needs to respond to any delicate questions.
    • A support representative who can assist those asking technical questions.
    • A designer tasked with uploading new photo creative to the Page.

Step 4: Populate Page With Content.

Now it’s time to actually publish content to your Page and then invite users to be a part of your growing community. Let’s start with the basic content needed to get your Page kicking.

Posts

The rest of your Page will populate over time as you publish more updates. Facebook currently provides six different posting options:

  1. Plain text status
  2. Photo with caption
  3. Link with caption
  4. Video with caption
  5. Event page
  6. Location check-in

When posting on your page, just be sure to use a variety of content. What images would your audience like to see? What stats would they like to read? What links would they like to click? You can also click the little grey arrow in the top-right corner of each post and then click “Pin to Top” to move one of your posts to the top of your Page’s Timeline for seven days. Use this feature for product announcements, business anniversaries, and other major events pertinent to your brand.

If you want to dive deeper into Facebook posting best practices, check out this blog post.

Cover Photo

This is the large, horizontal image that spans the top of your Facebook Page. Typically, this is a branded image to help attract people to your Page. The official photo dimensions are 851 x 315 pixels. To help you create these cover photos, we have free PowerPoint templates here pre-sized for the right dimensions.

Now that there’s content on the Page, we can start strategically inviting users to Like it. I recommend inviting users in the following cadence:

  • First, invite colleagues to Like your page and its content to build some initial activity.
  • Second, invite supporters in your network. Encourage them to engage.
  • Third, invite customers. With some activity now on the Page, they’ll be more interested.

With content published and users invited, you can go to the “Activity” tab in your Page’s top navigation to monitor how people are engaging with your Page and content.

Step 5: Measure Your Growth.

Finally, we need to measure our efforts to ensure we’re making valuable marketing decisions on Facebook. Fortunately, Facebook has embedded in some decently helpful metrics for us to take advantage of. Simply click the “Insights” option in the top navigation to see the following:

  • Overview. This tab shows a 7-day snapshot of your metrics such as Page Likes, post reach, and overall engagement.
  • Likes. This tab shows your overall fan growth and losses. If you’re employing paid efforts, you’ll be able to see the breakdown of paid versus organic growth.
  • Reach. This tab highlights the raw number of people your Page is reaching every day. If you notice spikes on a specific day, try cross-checking what you posted that day to see if you can replicate that reach.
  • Visits. This tab indicates where on Facebook your viewers are coming from. You can see the difference in visits on Facebook Timelines, your information tab, reviews, and others.

And if you really want to spend time perfecting your Facebook content strategy, watch this brief tutorial on how to analyze exactly that .

And voila! You have a Facebook business page. Now go post interesting content and amass a loyal base of fans!

Want to see how HubSpot uses Facebook? Like our Facebook Page here .

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2010, and it’s since been completely updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.





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A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business #online #business #classes

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A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com

A great small business always starts out as an idea, but you have to transform that idea into action. That s where many individuals can start to feel overwhelmed. It s understandable to freeze up at the deluge of things that are required to get a business started, but getting going is actually easier than you might think.

Like any big goal, if you start by breaking it down into smaller tasks, you ll be able to tackle enough of the actions necessary to get started. Here are six ways to break down the process and simplify getting started with your own small business.

1. Write a one-page business plan.

The key to a successful small business, especially in the startup phase, is to keep things simple and costs low. Costs don t just mean your monetary costs, but also your time.

Many would-be small-business owners fall into the trap of trying to create the world s biggest and most robust business plan. You re only going to need that if you re seeking investment or financing, and even if you will be seeking either of those things down the road, I always recommend small-business owners start out with by testing their ideas first before investing lots of time and money.

So to get started, create your own simple, one-page business plan that is a high-level overview of the small business you re about to start.

  1. Define your vision. What will be the end result of your business?
  2. Define your mission. Different to a vision, your mission should explain the reason your company exists.
  3. Define your objectives. What are you going to do — what are your goals — that will lead to the accomplishment of your mission and your vision?
  4. Outline your basic strategies. How are you going to achieve the objectives you just bulleted?
  5. Write a simple action plan. Bullet out the smaller task-oriented actions required to achieve the stated objectives.

That s it. It might be longer than one page, but it will surely be more organized and shorter than a full business plan, which could take weeks to write. If you need more information on the one-page business plan, or want to write out a full-blown finance-centered business plan, you can check out the book I co-wrote with my brother that has a robust explanation of both, Small Business, Big Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market From Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who did it Right .

2. Decide on a budget.

While I highly recommend you keep your costs as low as possible, you ll still need to determine a budget to get started and how much you ll be able to spend. If you re self funding, be realistic about numbers and whatever you anticipate your budget to be. I ve found that an additional 20 percent tacked on for incidentals is a realistic overage amount that helps you plan your burn rate.

Your burn rate is how much cash you re spending month over month. It s an important number for you to figure out to determine how long you can stay in business before you need to turn a profit.

You should set up your business with profitability in mind the first 30 to 90 days. It s possible. But have a budget reserve so you can survive if things go leaner than expected.

3. Decide on a legal entity.

Filing paperwork to start a business costs money. Often, depending on your state, it can be a lot of money. You ll need to account for city or municipality licensing, state incorporation or business entity fees and more. Do a thorough search ahead of time to determine what the filing fees are for your city, county and state before starting any business.

Often in the initial test phase for your small business, it can be wise to start as a sole proprietor, as it means less paperwork and up-front expenses. That can save you some big-time cash while you determine the viability of your business. Do be aware though that acting as a sole proprietor can put you at personal risk, so you ll want to weigh the benefits vs. risks and then speak with a local attorney or tax professional to decide which is smarter for your short-term vs. long-term goals.

You can always file for a business entity once you ve proven in the first three to six months of business that you ve got a viable, sustainable model.

4. Take care of the money.

Whatever business entity you decide on, keep the funds separate from your personal accounts. This is a big mistake that makes tax time and financials so confusing. It s really easy to set up a free business checking account with your local credit union or bank. All you ll need is your filing paperwork, sole proprietor licensing information and an initial deposit to get set up from most financial institutions.

Don t pay for an account or get any kind of credit lines yet, just get a holding place you can keep your money separated from your personal accounts. This should take you no more than hour at the financial institution of your choice.

5. Get your website.

Regardless of whether your business will be brick or mortar or online, you ll need a website and that means securing a URL. Popular domain sites such as HostGator and Go Daddy will allow you to search for the website domain address of your choice and purchase it for as little as $9.99.

If you re starting an online business, you can tie your domain to an online shopping cart and store front such as Shopify for a low monthly fee, or you can build a basic website yourself on top of your URL with do-it-yourself drag-and-drop site builders such as Weebly for a low fee. Both are less than $100 a month.

6. Test sales.

You have enough of a foundation now that you can start testing some sales. Try to spread the word in inexpensive and creative ways.

If you have a service-based business, get involved with your local chamber of commerce or small-business chapter immediately and ask what resources are available for you to speak, present or share information about your business. If you have a product-based business, test the viability of your product at local swap meets, farmers markets or other community events to test what the public really thinks (and if they ll purchase) from you.

Drive traffic to your website through simple Facebook Ads with capped budgets, or set up a simple Google AdWords account with a budget cap to test if traffic is going to your site.

You can follow these six steps by yourself for not a lot of money. It s a fantastic way to test the viability of your small business before throwing all your time and money into an unproven idea.





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What useful apps do you have on your phone?

Just in case you have forgotten – phones are a productivity tool.

Firstly, you can make or receive phone calls.

I know that sounds obvious but I called 5 self employed business people on Wednesday (during work hours) and none of them answered their phone.

I know we all get busy and can’t be interupted, but what if I was a brand new customer calling?

Enter the Smartphone!

They are so smart they can literally save you hours of ‘after hours’ sweat.

You don’t have to ‘check your diary’ and get back to people like we used to. You can put your caller on speaker and look up your calendar on-the-run.

People used to write a cheque (remember cheques?) hoping there would be enough money in the account to cover it. Now you can be adding another appointment to your schedule or ordering your client dinner and check your account while the drinks come. You can even pay the bill by waving your phone over the magic machine.

What other apps can save you time (and give you back your evenings)?

Windows 10 problems 2015

[If you don’t understand any of this – you are probably better off than me]

Hi, let me shed some light, on Windows 10.

Windows 10, is a wonderful new bride – BUT.
I made the mistake of logging into Windows Live (as encouraged) .
Like the IOS system (Apple) and Google, it welcomes you into the family in exchange for your precious email address.

Aahh, now feeling all warm and fuzzy, you download wonderful apps from their app store.
BUT (I told you to expect a ‘but’) now all my documents think I have’ been unfaithful’ and open as ‘read only ‘.
My account keeping software has divorced me, as I have (apparently) lost all my read/write privileges .

(Where am I to go for my conjugal rights now?)
I have been to relationship counselling in the wise forums of the internet and found them wanting.

Alas, I have had to hijack my own identity and become a new user (don’t you hate to be called a USER) on my own PC!
I have raped and pillaged my former self, stripping him of every useful file.
Then, on bended knee I have begged for another chance with my old ‘cloud’ services and email client.
They didn’t suspect that it was really me under this fake name, as long as I paid the bride price, of the sacred password.

How do I search inside PDF’s?

Is the info you get

sometimes attached to an email

that last catalogue your supplier sent you;

an invoice you received for your online membership; or

maybe they are separate jobs that have progress notes you are making before you finally send the customer an invoice.

It may be a statement from your bank,

a form from your accountant or

an invoice from a supplier.

It could be a document with technical specifications for a piece of equipment you used in a job some time ago.

“I know I received that info; I need to refer to it again; I just can’t find it”

I hear your frustration.

You remember it contained the word ‘subclause’ in it.

So you go to your search box in your email (like Outlook) and type ‘subclause’ .

Your search result says “No matches found for ‘subclause’

You huff and puff because you know the document with that exact word in an attachment, is definitely in an email you received.

Why can’t you find it?

Why can’t you search the contents of PDF’s?

Lying to an insurer.

Malaysian Airlines MH370, t he search continues .

These testimonials are from those who receive Paul’s humorous report.

They are enjoying those ‘tiny bits of information’ and are now getting ‘more local work – without advertising’ .

Why not join them. Fill in this simple form below:

Thank you for your time, advice and knowledge today. And thanks for lunch too! I have now made the final payment installment. It’s always great to work with you and I am very appreciative.

You make me not just a better businessman but a better person overall. I now have many things to ponder. Thanks for helping me on my life journey.

I just wanted to say that I’m usually busy in my business and my inbox gets lots of ‘newsletters’ from people. I don’t have time to read them – I usually delete them.

But your reports are different.I was sceptical at first, but they put a smile on my face (we must have a similar sense of humour). I find myself stopping to read them, for two reasons:

1. You add a ‘human’ face to your reports; I identify with the stories you tell, to make your point, and 2. They always contain useful hints and tips I can use in my business.

I appreciate your generosity with your ideas.
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What useful apps do you have on your phone?

Just in case you have forgotten – phones are a productivity tool.

Firstly, you can make or receive phone calls.

I know that sounds obvious but I called 5 self employed business people on Wednesday (during work hours) and none of them answered their phone.

I know we all get busy and can’t be interupted, but what if I was a brand new customer calling?

Enter the Smartphone!

They are so smart they can literally save you hours of ‘after hours’ sweat.

You don’t have to ‘check your diary’ and get back to people like we used to. You can put your caller on speaker and look up your calendar on-the-run.

People used to write a cheque (remember cheques?) hoping there would be enough money in the account to cover it. Now you can be adding another appointment to your schedule or ordering your client dinner and check your account while the drinks come. You can even pay the bill by waving your phone over the magic machine.

What other apps can save you time (and give you back your evenings)?

Windows 10 problems 2015

[If you don’t understand any of this – you are probably better off than me]

Hi, let me shed some light, on Windows 10.

Windows 10, is a wonderful new bride – BUT.
I made the mistake of logging into Windows Live (as encouraged) .
Like the IOS system (Apple) and Google, it welcomes you into the family in exchange for your precious email address.

Aahh, now feeling all warm and fuzzy, you download wonderful apps from their app store.
BUT (I told you to expect a ‘but’) now all my documents think I have’ been unfaithful’ and open as ‘read only ‘.
My account keeping software has divorced me, as I have (apparently) lost all my read/write privileges .

(Where am I to go for my conjugal rights now?)
I have been to relationship counselling in the wise forums of the internet and found them wanting.

Alas, I have had to hijack my own identity and become a new user (don’t you hate to be called a USER) on my own PC!
I have raped and pillaged my former self, stripping him of every useful file.
Then, on bended knee I have begged for another chance with my old ‘cloud’ services and email client.
They didn’t suspect that it was really me under this fake name, as long as I paid the bride price, of the sacred password.

How do I search inside PDF’s?

Is the info you get

sometimes attached to an email

that last catalogue your supplier sent you;

an invoice you received for your online membership; or

maybe they are separate jobs that have progress notes you are making before you finally send the customer an invoice.

It may be a statement from your bank,

a form from your accountant or

an invoice from a supplier.

It could be a document with technical specifications for a piece of equipment you used in a job some time ago.

“I know I received that info; I need to refer to it again; I just can’t find it”

I hear your frustration.

You remember it contained the word ‘subclause’ in it.

So you go to your search box in your email (like Outlook) and type ‘subclause’ .

Your search result says “No matches found for ‘subclause’

You huff and puff because you know the document with that exact word in an attachment, is definitely in an email you received.

Why can’t you find it?

Why can’t you search the contents of PDF’s?

Lying to an insurer.

Malaysian Airlines MH370, t he search continues .

These testimonials are from those who receive Paul’s humorous report.

They are enjoying those ‘tiny bits of information’ and are now getting ‘more local work – without advertising’ .

Why not join them. Fill in this simple form below:

Thank you for your time, advice and knowledge today. And thanks for lunch too! I have now made the final payment installment. It’s always great to work with you and I am very appreciative.

You make me not just a better businessman but a better person overall. I now have many things to ponder. Thanks for helping me on my life journey.

I just wanted to say that I’m usually busy in my business and my inbox gets lots of ‘newsletters’ from people. I don’t have time to read them – I usually delete them.

But your reports are different.I was sceptical at first, but they put a smile on my face (we must have a similar sense of humour). I find myself stopping to read them, for two reasons:

1. You add a ‘human’ face to your reports; I identify with the stories you tell, to make your point, and 2. They always contain useful hints and tips I can use in my business.

I appreciate your generosity with your ideas.
————————————
If you are considering subscribing to Paul’s reports, Please don’t hesitate, just do it – it’ll put a smile on your face and dollars in your bank.

Dakota Cleaning Solutions

Complete this simple form:

My blog has recently been added to Blog Nation .





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7 Simple Examples of Business Email Writing in English #business #plan #writers

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7 Simple Examples of Business Email Writing in English

Most of us in the business world use emails as the main, and in some cases the only, means of written communication. For many students studying Business English and practising their business email writing skills is an important part of their course.

While most of us are happy to write informal emails to friends that might have grammatical mistakes in them, the same is not true when writing to colleagues and clients with whom we want to make a good impression.

Or where we need to be a bit more careful or more diplomatic than usual.

So, how can you ensure that your email writing skills are up to standard? Here are some general tips I d like to share with you:

1. Subject Line

Always have a subject line that summarises briefly and clearly the contents of the message (example: Re: Summary of Our Meeting with ABC Suppliers ).

2. Simplified Sentences

Don t make your email look overcrowded by trying to use too many technical terms or long words. It is good to use complex and compound-complex sentences, but ensure that they are easy to understand.

The most common mistake that many of our students make is to translate directly from their own language. This can often lead to confusing sentences. A popular rule that you could adapt is to use the KISS Test Keep It Short and Simple.

3. Think of who your reader is going to be

Is it a colleague, a client or your boss? Should the email be informal or formal? Most business emails these days have a neutral tone. Note the difference between Informal and Formal:

Informal Thanks for emailing me on 15th February
Formal Thank you for your email dated 15th February

Informal Sorry, I can t make it.
Formal I am afraid I will not be able to attend

Informal Can you ?
Formal I was wondering if you could .?

Some emails to colleagues can be informal if you have a long working relationship and know them well. This is the style that is closest to speech, so there are often everyday words and conversational expressions that can be used. For instance, Don t forget . Catch you later . Cheers .

The reader may also accept or overlook minor grammatical errors in informal emails. However, if the email is going to a client or senior colleague, bad grammar and an over-friendly writing style will most probably not be acceptable.

4. Be very careful of capital letters, punctuation, spelling and basic grammar

While these can be tolerated in informal emails, they are very important in business emails as they are an important part of the image you create. Give yourself time to edit what you ve written before you push that Send button.

In today s busy world, it s very easy to send out many emails without checking them thoroughly: as an English learner, you should make a conscious effort to double check before sending.

5. Think about how direct or indirect you want to be

In some cultures, it is common practice to be very direct in email correspondence. However, this can cause a problem if you re writing to someone in another country and in a language that is not your mother tongue. They might find your directness rude and possibly offensive.

Direct I need this in half an hour.
Indirect and polite Would it be possible to have this in half an hour?

Direct There will be a delay
Indirect I m afraid there may be a slight delay.

Direct It s a bad idea
Indirect To be honest, I m not sure if that would be a good idea.

By adjusting your tone, you are more likely to get a positive response from your reader.

6. Be positive!

Look at these words: helpful, good question, agreed, together, useful, I will do my best, mutual, opportunity.

Now look at these: busy, crisis, failure, forget it, I can t, it s impossible, waste, hard.

The words you use show your attitude to life, so choose your words wisely.

7. Get feedback

Try and get some feedback on the emails that you write. This could be from your English Teacher or someone you know whose English is at a good level.

Study the English in any emails you receive. If it is a well-written email, look carefully at some of the language used. Start your own phrase book by collecting a bank of phrases from what you hear or read all around you; they may be useful in the future.

Author: Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat

Shanthi graduated in Politics and International Studies from the University of Southampton, UK in 1989.
After 20 years in the world of Finance in such varied fields as life assurance, stockbroking, fund management and wealth management, she decided to re-train as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Trainer.
She studied the CELTA at International House, London in 2009 and has since been a freelance English Language Trainer. She is also the co-owner of Language and The City .

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Overview about ebay
One of the ways to earn money through online is starting your own eBay business by selling products on eBay. This is one of the best investment option.

10 simple steps for a successful eBay business?
Follow the below steps to start the ebay business

  1. Create an eBay account Paypal account. Click Register with eBay which would take directly to registration form. Also paypall account is required for the receiving the payments. Click on this to open a Pay Pal account
  2. Get customer experience. Before you start selling any product, first try buying small items so that you get relevant experience on how the buyer expectation is.
  3. Sell the item you know. Sell the product, where you have good knowledge about this product. If you try to sell the product where you do not have much knowledge, you end up keeping them in your warehouse
  4. Try the option of selecting a buyer who would, directly deliver to customer. This is one of the good method where you would not own any product and save shipping charges
  5. Create a list of items you want to sell. Before you jump into business , try selling any unwanted items you are holding now. This would give an idea about the entire process of selling the product in ebay
  6. User your creativity and get good pictures of what you want to sell. You can purchase some good colored bulbs to take the photos of the product you want to sell
  7. List down the item: Once you have taken good picture of item you want to sell, list them on ebay. Ensure you give complete details of the product, else you end up answering the calls from buyers in providing the details.
  8. Clarify buyers queries about your product
  9. Ship the product immediately. Once your item is purchased by buyer, ship them as soon as possible. Reduce the the time taken to deliver the product. This would give good impression to buyer and they can give positive feedback
  10. Try selling popular products. See what are the popular products being sold on ebay. You need to even look for what competitor s price is to sell at lower price.

Readers, in your opinion, what are the other success ways of setting up a success ebay business? Do you have any creative ideas.

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