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I am very fortunate to have the family I do. My mom and dad are great parents who gave me the opportunities to be successful, even when I did not deserve them. My dad, who passed away from cancer; is my idol, his work ethic was unreal, and he overcame so much in his lifetime.
Next, I am blessed to have Laura as my wife. She allows me to work on my goals as a professional, and is very supportive in everything I do. She is my best friend and my best times are spent with her. We have two wonderful children. They amaze me everyday in their development. I only hope that I can give them the same opportunities my parents gave me.
Finally, there are few people in life that get to do what they love everyday - and fortunately, God has given me that chance. I am a small business owner and my company, Socially Acceptable, allows me to help other businesses grow and develop customer loyalty through social media management. There is great joy in seeing other businesses succeed and reach their goals through my company's assistance and strategies.
Kent - I had a feeling I would hear from you...
You've got me curious and I have installed Joomla on my server to compare. Will hopefully have a post about my findings.
Kent, I agree Joomla is another option. And, it is probably just as good as Wordpress... Just not for me. I have a lot of friends who prefer Joomla over Wordpress which causes some pretty heated conversations, but I just like look and feel of Wordpress better.
Absolutely - you want to make sure that whoever is doing your social media is well prepared and can deliver the message. Many businesses that need social media the most are the ones that don't have a "front door" they need their message our there frequently. And, I completely agree, your service and product better be worth talikng about.
Alexandra - you are touching on my next blog post!! I think you have to deliver your message on all platforms, especially today. There are so many people who utilize one social community over the other. I like my message being delivered to all mediums. I want it to be consistent. I am a "Twitter Guy" so I share most of my information there, however, when I am delivering a message that I feel has importance for my company or another', I deliver it on all platforms. I have some connections who strictly use LinkedIn and if I post something on Facebook - I definitely want that message delivered to my followers on Twitter and my connections on LinkedIn and so on, and so on...
Great question - and like I said - I hope to being diving more on to this on my next post. Thanks for getting the wheels turning!!
I want to thank everyone for the great comments and for sharing my post. I think everyone has wonderful points of views here. Businesses need guidance, but once again, they see this as a free service.
Dennis - I agree with, it is much easier to reach your audience by "Friending" them rather than getting "Likes". However, personally, I don't look at a business as being professional when using a profile. For instance, there is a flower shop in my hometown that is a female, went to college and works at the flower shop. In my opinion, which isn't worth much, this makes me think they don't know what they are doing.