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Founder of Socialmediaonlineclasses.com, Benjamin Franklin award-winner for independent publishing, award winning author of eight books, wife, mom, quilter and watercolor artist.

May 21

May Small Business Social Media Success Stories

By Maria Peagler

In the final installment of success stories celebrating National Small Business month, I’m featuring a round-up of SMOC graduates and their stories: Carolyn Littell, a real estate agent in the north Georgia mountains (identifies herself as a “maverick”) was the first in her agency to offer her own website. Carolyn was considering taking an HTML […]

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May 15

May Success Story #2: Penny Pearl of Bear2Bull Coaching

By Maria Peagler

The second student success story in May’s celebration of National Small Business month is Penny Pearl of Bear2Bull Coaching. If you’ve ever wanted to take your career in an entirely different direction, read on, because Penny is an amazing story of rebranding herself and her business into an entirely new arena. Penny was crystal clear […]

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May 09

May Success Story #1: Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts

By Maria Peagler

Updated Jan 2013. I’m featuring SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com student success stories, and we’re starting off with Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy quilts. Margaret is part of the 3 Billion dollar quilt industry, and she designs accessories – handbags, pincushions, eyeglass cases, and specialty items for those in wheelchairs and walkers. Margaret began here as a student in […]

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Apr 09

The Art of Getting Recommendations

By Maria Peagler

Lately I’ve been stressing to my students and consulting clients how important it is to solicit recommendations from happy clients. Why? Because if you don’t ask, people don’t think to offer. It’s that simple. Recommendations are one of the BEST ways to stand out among a sea of profiles that start to look the same. […]

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Feb 27

5 Strategies to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business

By Maria Peagler

LinkedIn is one of the most underused social networks today. It has tremendous potential for B2B networking and business opportunities, but few business owners ever go beyond filling out their basic profile and posting status updates. Where does the power of LinkedIn lie? The people in your network. Who are you connected to, and who […]

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Feb 03

Social Media Campaign Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO]

By Maria Peagler

I’ve presented workshops at several conferences this week, and the #1 pain point I hear from business owners is “I’m overwhelmed and don’t know where to start!” Many entrepreneurs are lost in the sea of complexity that is social media. So, the easiest path is to do nothing. Not anymore. My Social Media Campaign checklist […]

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Jan 20

LinkedIn Webinar with Barbara Giamanco

By Maria Peagler

Barbara Giamanco rocked the house in our LinkedIn webinar! My students were so motivated some of them stayed up until 1:00a.m. making changes to their LinkedIn profiles, so you don’t want to miss the smart strategies Barbara shares. Enjoy the webinar with my compliments, and feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues. […]

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