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Old 27th April 2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Default Do Small Businesses Need Social Media Policies?

Most companies now use at least some level of social media to promote their business. Assuming your company uses this method of promotion, it is important to ensure that your online message is professional and consistent.

Large companies create detailed social media policies to make clear to staff exactly how their businesses can and should contribute to these online platforms. This ensures that the company creates the correct impression across all of their online presence – from blog posts to Twitter “tweets.”

Given the high visibility and spontaneous nature of social media, it is fair to say that creating a social media policy is equally important for a smaller business, to ensure that costly mistakes are not made when interacting with customers online.

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Old 10th May 2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Without question, a small business should also have a social media policy. If it were me, I would institute a policy just to avoid any potential issues.

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Old 28th May 2013, 11:46 PM   #3
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Getting high visibility in search engine organically , Social media policies are must for every business whether small or big.

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Old 5th June 2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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Social media policies are must for every business whether small or big.

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Old 6th June 2013, 01:15 AM   #5
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It is not a matter whether the business is small or big, social media is helpful for everyone even for individual person also. Small business is also able to get benefits link traffic, branding, to connect with other business from social media by building local network.

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Old 6th June 2013, 03:12 AM   #6
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Having a policy disciplined us to work better. Unless willfully disobeyed that is. Social Media is too lucrative to be ignored. One should be diligent enough to make money or get clients there.

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Social Media is too lucrative to be ignored. One should be diligent enough to make money or get clients there.
Yes. Any business nowadays who is still thinking that social media is not right for their business is flat out wrong.

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Old 7th June 2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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Instead of trying to police employees or blocking their access to social media sites at work,come up with a social media policy.You’ll be better served by the this move because you’ll be empowering your employees to leverage the power of social media in service of your brand,while reducing the chances of a PR crisis-after all, Facebook alone has over 1 billion users and you can bet some of these are your employees.
A few steps on hot to implement the strategy;
-Set up ground rules
-Define what social media is
-Identify your social media team
-Provide training.

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Well everything rises from the ashes so if a small venture needs to become large an effective social marketing is necessary..i guess it is quite vital to get noticed among the people.

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Old 8th June 2013, 12:03 PM   #10
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Offensive behavior and image issues are among the most common problems that surface when employees mix business with personal use of social-networking sites. Protect your company's reputation and brand image while following social media policies.

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