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I’m doing most of my posting over on HelperB.biz, but you can find details about what Helper B can do to assist you here, by viewing my pages.  Of course, if you have any questions about tasks I can help you accomplish, feel free to contact me at 623-688-0541  or helperb@live.com.

I enjoy providing a quick, economical path to helping businesses create a larger internet presence.  I can set you up on social media platforms, blogging, and/or free business listing services on the internet.   More importantly, I make sure you understand how to access what has been set up for you, and how to utilize it.  I also provide coaching and consultations on creating content to post out on social media.  Social media won’t do you any good if you don’t create and post relevant content consistently.  No matter how much you hear people tell you that you need to be everywhere, a good solid strategy developed around what works for YOU and YOUR business is a necessity.  Contact me today to get your business buzzing…Cindy

Your Attention Please!

I was reading a blog post this morning, passed along and shared by a contact I’m ‘friends’ with, even though I have no idea who she is. Now I’m passing that blog link on to you, so it proves that Twitter and Facebook really do accomplish what we entrepreneurs are looking for when using it, more exposure. As I sat here at 7:15 in the morning, watching a 24/7 cable news program, I began to think about how difficult it is to get people’s attention in our current world. Everyone is on overload – the TV never signs off anymore. Do you remember the days when the local channels played the Star Spangled Banner and signed off at midnight? Seems so long ago doesn’t it. Cable TV, cell phones, the internet, MP3 players and podcasts, meetings, networking. No wonder we’re such distracted human beings. I fear for our children.

http://networkedblogs.com/9PhdU Facebook can help you get party booking by Jennifer Fong.  So now I realize there is hope in being found on the internet!   Before I saw this post shared on Facebook I had no idea who Jennifer Fong was, and in all likelihood, I may never have discovered her.  I think we all come into this somewhat naiive, thinking that if we put up a website, have a few business cards made, some brochures, and slap a magnet on our cars that people will hunt us down and plead with us to do business with them.  Very soon we find this is not the case.  Where do we go from there?  Many people give up or switch to another ‘franchise’ type business – there are plenty of them out there – Avon, Scentsy, Prepaid Legal, MaryKay and the list goes on and on.  Is the next company going to help you succeed any easier – no, because your personal success lays solely in your lap.  My parents were in Amway for years and years and I remember seeing the sadness on their faces when someone ‘below’ them that they had recruited, bypassed them and achieved higher ranking and success than they did.  But they kept plugging along.  I helped too – I went door-to-door when in high school, selling Amway products because we believed in them.   
 
 
 

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Ideas and Decisions – Oh My!

I bet you can’t guess what time it is?? 9:22 pm but I had to get my writing done – last night I went to bed before I got my blogging done and woke up in the middle of the night. “Oh no” I thought, “I forgot to do my blog”. Did the sun come up this morning – absolutely. My one friend who has been dedicated and reading my blog posts (bless her!) called me this morning and asked where her reading material was. Oops!

So my first idea came to me after I got a new car with navigation and GPS on it. My mother is in her 80’s and tells me how difficult it is for her to get to the grocery store. So I came up with the idea of a grocery shopping service. I thought that I could launch the new business in her senior complex, and that it would be an easy sell because they would know I was her daughter. Not an unknown stranger. So I put up my website, ordered my business cards, made some flyers and off I went. I was naive – I thought the old theory of “build it and they will come” was going to apply to my brilliant new idea. I did my research – there wasn’t anyone else on the web in the area offering this kind of service. So it was going to be a piece of cake to get customers right? NOT! But I think most of us who decide to ‘go it alone’ and stop being employees, don’t have any idea of what we are facing. I never knew this alternate universe existed – social media, twitter, Facebook, meetup.com, networking meetings and mixers, and information overload!

Well, the only person I have shopped for, so far, is my Mom. It seems that the older folks who I thought would be hankering for my service, don’t really want to give up that chore. I don’t know if it’s an independence thing, or they’re just really picky about their bananas like my mom! I thought it was a great idea myself, and still have my groceryshopping4you.com going on, but it’s not my main focus anymore. I’ll tell you about idea #2 tomorrow so stay tuned. Until then…Cindy

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