2015 was a year of expansion and change at EO. In addition to launching 9 new chapters across the globe, our new CEO, Vijay Tirathrai began the fiscal year with the theme EO Together. Here were the top 12 most engaging social media posts of 2015:
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By Michael Jenkins, Founder of Shout Agency
You started your social media campaign with great enthusiasm – you created a social media strategy and posted content on Facebook and Twitter. You told the audience all about your products and special offers, but it’s not working at all!
There can be many reasons behind the failure of your social media strategy. We have listed some of the major reasons here:
This calendar year, 312 EO member companies made the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. We congratulate all of the companies on this list; on 10 December, here are the top 10 EO member companies featured on the list:
Deb Gabor, Founder of Sol Marketing and EO Austin member, was featured in The Wall Street Journal article, “A Startup’s Founder Blames Herself for Lack of Growth” in November. We spoke to Deb about the experience; here’s what she has to say about the after-effects and four suggestions she’d give any entrepreneur being featured in a prominent publication:
EO members Jeff Crilley and Joel Patterson recently held a short interview on The Jeff Crilley Show, a radio program in Dallas, where they both discussed the roles of business, family and community in their entrepreneurial journeys.
Are you ready for EO24? Do you even know about this amazing 24-hour, interactive experience that will feature top-class speakers, rich learning opportunities and the ability to live-chat with these speakers and other entrepreneurs globally? We can’t wait to host this updated, fresh take on a celebration of learning for entrepreneurs worldwide.
By Wendy Lieber, an EO Accelerator (South Florida) participant
Social media allows you to reach and connect with a wide audience at almost no cost. Figuring out how to best use social media for your business can completely alter the way you interact with your audience. Many marketers, however, are inefficient at using social media. Marketers spend more time than they should figuring out their strategy while receiving little return on their investment. So how can marketers spend less time on their social media strategies while receiving a higher ROI?
By Robert Hake, CEO and Founder of MyLocker.net
Are you making the jump from local business to E-commerce site? It’s not as hard as you might think, although it’s by no means an easy process. When I took my business –Outdoor Innovations, a local custom gear shop – to the web, I went through many careful considerations, consulting friends, business partners and customers alike.
Each Monday in September, we’ll be spotlighting the Accelerator program, which helps entrepreneurs pass the US$1 million mark and inspires them to create sustainable, healthy businesses. Check out a piece from Nikki Bisel, an EO Accelerator participant and managing member of Seafoam Media.
Maybe you heard the latest news, or maybe you logged onto your computer and something seemed a little, well different. Or, if you are like us, you are a proud SEO nerd that tracks Google’s changes like a kid counts down to Santa Claus. Either way, you may know that Google has majorly changed its logo for the first time since the last millennium. But, do you know what this change means and why this is such a big deal? Since we are proud SEO nerds, let us tell you.
By JJ Rosen, an EO Nashville member and founder of Atiba
“Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.” – Benjamin Franklin
Reputation in the business world is both a valuable and fragile thing. The value of a great reputation is measurable in sales, profits, accolades and growth. Businesses and brands with great reputations almost always achieve long-term success. The challenge, especially in a world where anyone for any reason can communicate to millions of people with ease, is that a great reputation can be destroyed much faster than it can be built.