Running a small business requires mastering many different tools. Even just in the world of social media, there are different platforms that have different specialties and uses. So to make the most of them, you need to understand each one. Fortunately, the members of the online small business community have used many of these tools. Read on for these and other pieces of advice in this week’s Small Business Trends community and information roundup.
Use These Instagram Marketing Tips
Instagram is still a relatively new platform for businesses.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Shelling kills dozens on both sides of Ukraine’s conflict ahead of peace talks, Amsterdam announces plans for brothel run by prostitutes, report says lynchings were more widespread in America’s Jim Crow era of racial segregation, and U.S. Navy is using drone boats to protect its assets at sea. UKRAINE Intense Shelling Kills Troops and Civilians Days Before Minsk Talks Over the past few days, rocket attacks by separatists and Ukrainian military forces in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have killed dozens of people. NETHERLANDS New Brothel Plans Will Leave Amsterdam’s Pimps in the Dark City officials hope to protect and empower sex workers by giving them a chance to work at a business they actually run. U.S.A. Report Estimates Nearly 4,000 Lynchings in the Jim Crow South That figure is about 700 more than previously thought. WAR GAMES U.S. Navy Looks to Use Unmanned Boats to Defend Ships Self-guided drone boats equipped with Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing (CARACaS) can coordinate synchronized attacks and won’t crash into each other or fire on friendly ships. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Buzzwords are terms that become popular for a relatively short period of time. These words are just as prevalent in the business community as they are anywhere else. But if you’re going to use buzzwords, you have to know when to stop.
These terms can become overused, outdate or cliché. And at that point, using them can only be detrimental to your business.
Business Buzzwords to Avoid
This term is often used to convey elements that work together to create a total effect.
If there is one theme that is common to just about every marketing book over the last few years, it would probably have to be adaptability. Businesses are advised to adapt to the growing complexity of our world with its technology, global competition, social media, and Millennials. Many of these books offer advice on how to deal with aspects of this complexity. You might find one book on how to market to Millennials. Another book deals with how to address your reputation online in a world where one misstep can be broadcast around the world.