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Painting the Jacksonville Jaguar Pawprints – Are You In?

2012 - Painting the Jacksonville Jaguars Paw Prints in downtown Jacksonville, FloridaIf you have a small business, you need to take some time to get involved in community activities.  Support a local non-profit or civic group.  If you support your community, your community will support you and your business.

This year, the Jacksonville Jaguars are asking fans, “Are You In?”

And the excitement is building for the new Jaguars season.

You can join Jaxson de Ville, members of the Downtown Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and your friends and neighbors from around the community for the Annual Painting of the Jacksonville Jaguar Paw Prints, on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

The excitement starts at 8:00 AM on Bay StreetFree parking in the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce parking lot.

Last year, over 200 people showed up to be part of this Great Jaguars Pre-Season event.

Refreshments of Martin’s Coffee, orange juice, cold water, bagels, and doughnuts will be provided.

Once the group gets started, the painting goes quickly, and 263 Paws later, there will be an After Party at Mark’s on Bay Street.

Get more information and sign up for this Great, Pre-Season Event, by visiting the Painting of the Jacksonville Jaguar Paw Prints event on Facebook.

Our Thanks  to Bonnie Arnold of Bonnie’s Floral Designs for her help for the community and the Heads Up on this year’s event.

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Angela Dunn, aka BlogBrevity, is a very social person

Angela, a Digital/Social Strategist and Blogging and Ideation Expert, shares thought provoking and very informative articles with many readers and followers of her website.

Angela Dunn, aka BlogBrevityShe also has a growing following for her Saturday Morning Gratitude posts, which are both inspirational and uplifting.

On Twitter, Angela enjoys sharing insights as @BlogBrevity.

Her Tweets have attracted a lot of followers; she has over 4,500 currently.  In addition, as the founder of #ideachat and #smchat, she has periodically hosts discussions of interesting topics, using a selection of questions that gets the participants thinking and sharing very creative thoughts in less than 140 characters.  Last November, Angela was a speaker at TWTRCON, the premier Twitter conference for business, in San Francisco.

And to be even more social, Angela is not only an online presence, she increases her popularity with personal appearances and social media presentations, like:

  • “Twitter and Blogging for Business 101”
  • “17 Great Post Ideas for Business Blogs”
  • “Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a Thought Leader DJ”
  • “Your Personal and Professional Digital Brand”
  • “ROI in Social Media: Return on Influence”

During a conference on “Innovation in Social Media and Healthcare”, Angela did a Prezi presentation “Innovators are Conversation Architects” for Ideagoras in Spain.

Here’s a short video of her presentation.  I think you’ll like it.

Get to know Angela Dunn on her website, or join in her Twitter chats, or in person if you get the opportunity; you’ll be glad you did.

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Start a blog on your small business website!

A blog is a good way to communicate with your website visitors.A blog can be a part of your social media program, a way to reach out and begin communicating with your web site visitors.

Your small business blog post can share something interesting, helpful, believable, and sometimes even something funny.

Pick a topic for your blog that you can relate to your small business.  Your blog topic should be something you know about, or you will have to do research just to find subjects to blog about.  For example, if your business installs gutters, consider blogging about home improvements.

Do some research on the Internet.

  • Find out which small business blogs / bloggers are rated most popular for your blog topic.
  • Read some popular blog posts.
  • If you can add helpful information to the discussion, leave a comment and a link to your web site. (It is considered bad manners to just leave a comment like, “Nice article.” or “Very informative.”, followed by your name and web site link.)

A blog is a good way to communicate with your website visitors.Your blog posts can mix in a little marketing, advertising, and promotion, and should always include an easy path for web site visitors to contact you for more information.

Your goal should be to make new posts on your small business blog on a regular schedule, for example two to three times each week.  Regular posting also adds new content to your web site, which both visitors and search engines like to see.

What do you think ?  Do you have any other ideas to share ?

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