3 Ways Small Businesses are Investing in Social Good!

This is Emineo Media’s Sixth highlight of the recent 38 New Social Media Resources recently found on Mashable.

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Lately, a lot has been written about how businesses are using social media to promote social good. Most of the attention has focused on the campaigns of large companies like Pepsi or Pedigree. While the success of those campaigns warrants exposure, small local businesses have also begun using social media to create positive change in their communities.

Below are some examples of how small businesses are investing in social good to partner with non-profits, raise funds and finance micro-loans.

If your company is raising awareness for non-profits through social media, let us know about your work in the comments below

via 3 Ways Small Businesses are Investing in Social Good.

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Inside Group Buying: 7 Small Biz Success Stories!

This is Emineo Media’s third highlight of the recent 38 New Social Media Resources recently found on Mashable.

The Small Business Round Table Series is supported by the British Airways Face-to-Face Program, which offers U.S. entrepreneurs and small business owners critical tools for building business relationships abroad. See ba.com/contest before October 21.

Group buying is one of the latest trends in small business marketing. Groupon and LivingSocial are the two big players in the social buying universe, but there are many more group buying sites popping up around the web every day. From what we’ve heard, they’re all pretty competitive with each other — vying for attention and even exclusivity contracts from interested business owners. Sorting out the pros and cons of each sites is a task, and for the smaller, newer group buying sites, most of the information to help small business owners make decisions is from the group buying sites.

With this installment of the Small Business Round Table Series, we hope to democratize that information. We brought together seven small biz insiders to talk about how their small businesses are using group buying sites, including Groupon, LivingSocial, Tippr and Scoop St. Our knowledgeable round table attendees included:

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7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers!

This is Emineo Media’s first highlight of the recent 38 New Social Media Resources recently found on Mashable.

Teachers are expanding their use of Social Media and introducing the concept in the classroom to enhance student’s creativity.

According to s resent article by Mashable: The possibilities for social media tools in the classroom are vast. In the hands of the right teacher, they can be used to engage students in creative ways, encourage collaboration and inspire discussion among even soft-spoken students. But we’ve already made our case for why teachers should consider using social media in their classrooms. What about the how? Even when people say they want to incorporate social media, they don’t always know the best ways to do so. It’s especially daunting when those efforts can affect the education of your students.

via 7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers.

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