Washington DC Small Business, Social Media, Technology, Communications, Marketing and Conversations with Shashi Bellamkonda Vice President Marketing at Leap | Marketing Leader Driving Business Growth & Customer Exp | Startup & SMB Advisor
This Saturday Nov 26th is Small Business Saturday put together by American Express to help Small Business across the country. The campaign has some great resources on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday and encouraging folks to visit their local business on Nov 26th is Small Business Saturday.
Real Flowers: Send flowers to your friends easily using Facebook during the Holidays
This Facebook app is very timely for Thanksgiving Day and also for the upcoming holiday season. Within a few clicks instead of sending a virtual piece of code that looks like a flower you can now send "RealFlowers" - the name in itself is a nice marketing play. As soon as I added the app to my Facebook page https://apps.facebook.com/realflower i got a list of friends who have birthdays this week . Choosing one of the friends would allow me to send flowers. You would need to know their physical address as well and if you do not know their address you are probably a cheapskate and have not sent them any flowers before.If you want this to be a surprise there is an option for that as well
I found a good use for this as I suddenly remembered my wife's birthday is this week and I had not thought of a gift for her.
The credit card process was seamless, I wish they would recognize the number …
Now comes the news that Best Buy is selling the BlackBerry - PlayBook Tablet with 16GB Memory for $199. I have some experience with the BlackBerry Playbook ever since RIM sent me one to use and try. As soon as I unpacked it my college going daughter ( Yes! I have a college going kid) snatched it from me and off it went to classes and lectures. It is a wifi only device and was a perfect light tablet (14 oz.) for carrying on long walks going between classes. The 7" screen was good en…
As you know this blog does not usually write about Men's Fashion usually. This is different. I met Kelly Muccio when she was still working on starting Lost Boys DC and we met at a Small Business Event organized by Network Solutions in 2008. I am so happy to see Kelly's success with Lost Boys and she announced that she is expanding her store and opening a Black Room.
Kelly also participated in a small business video cast in 2009 with Network Solutions. See clip below:
I have not been to Lost Boys even though I know I should ( I need the advice) See what people are saying on Yelp:
The owner, Kelly, is an incredible fashionista herself and knows how to make you dazzle in the clothing she sells.
You'll need a heavy wallet when shopping here but when you see yourself or your man in these clothes, you'll know that it's worth every penny...and you'll be back for more. Just ask Marc H or LOST BOY, Kevin L!
The owner, Kelly, is an incredible fashionista herself …
Your internet connection depends on several players.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) could be your phone company, cable companyModem, sometimes rented to you by your ISP but best to buy one on your own and connect to your ISP's line. Router either WiFi or Ethernet that is connected to the modem and provides connectivity to your various devices inside the houseYour computer or laptop that is connected using WiFi or a Ethernet cable to your router.My house configuration: Comcast is my cable and internet providerModem is a Linksys modemRouter is a Belkin Lenovo, Asus, iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Android Phone.When the internet goes out here are the steps I take:
Step 1: Power down the Belkin router and then power down the Linksys modem . Wait for a minute and power it back and see if you can connect to the internet. If not go to Step 2
Step 2: Remove the Ethernet cable connecting the modem to the router and connect it to the Ethernet port on my laptop. Check if I am able to s…
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I had the privilege of writing a chapter " The Social Media Imperative: Learning to Engage Digital Natives Where They Live" for the book, You can take a look at the sample chapter on Infotoday,com
The contributors to this book include the editors Michelle Manafy and Heidi Gautschi, as well as Mary Ann Bell, Shashi Bellamkonda (me) , Sarah Bryans Bongey, Jami L. Carlacio, Albert M. Erisman, Brynn Evans, Susan Evans, Lance Heidig, David Hubbard, Richard Hull, Marshall Lager, Christa M. Miller, Emilie Moreau, Carolina M. Reid, Michael Russell, Peggy Anne Salz, Arana Shapiro, Dan Schawbel, Rebecca Rufo-Tepper, and Robert J…