Business Blitz: What You Need to Know About Google Apps for Business

by Extreme John on January 17, 2012

It’s that time once again, time to take a look at the small business world in the Business Blitz feature here at Extreme John!  Today I’ll cover a number of small business tips which include: What You Need to Know About Google Apps for Business, Forecast Lessons from Past Small Business Trends Lists, 4 Ways to Tweet as a Visual Brand and Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism.

Hot Business News For January 17, 2012

Google Apps

First up this morning: What You Need to Know About Google Apps for Business. According to Google their Google Apps for Business is a great way to help your company save time and money through implementing mobile apps. This article covers what Entrepreneur magazine thinks you ought to know about Google Apps for Business including: the difference between Google Apps and Google Apps for Business, how to migrate Google Apps for Business and of course how to use Google Apps for Business.

Also in news this morning: Forecast Lessons from Past Small Business Trends Lists. Learning from the past is one of the best ways to ensure that as a small business owner that you do not make the same mistakes that your predecessors made. This article covers some forecast lessons from past small business trends including: the future doesn’t change that often, trends are easy, timing is hard and follow the money.

Next up this morning: 4 Ways to Tweet as a Visual Brand. Most businesses these days are taking advantage of social media outlets such as Twitter; however, businesses that are visually focused can find this to be quite difficult. This article covers four ways that you can tweet even if you are a visual brand including: keep your Twitter voice consistent and relevant, favor native languages and page views are paramount.

Finally this morning: Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism. With a new year just beginning, many small business owners find themselves feeling much more hopeful for the coming year. This article covers a few ways that you can take advantage of this optimism and use it to your advantage including:  increase your marketing spend, consider a hire and move in a new direction.

Parting Shots

My favorite article from this morning is the article on three ways to capitalize on business optimism. It’s refreshing to read an article that isn’t all doom and gloom once in a while and this article really helped me to look at things from a fresh perspective.

Your Turn

What was your favorite article from this morning and why? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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