Tweets of the week: The UK was downgraded, the sequester looms and major hacking occurs. It’s just another week in small business.
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?/$ drops nearly a cent to 1.5163 after #UKDowngrade, lowest level in nearly four years.
Gaining followers on Twitter is a great way to increase the number of people who need to express their disappointment in you.
#Obama: #sequester will "eviscerate" programs. If $85B cuts out of $3+ trillion will eviscerate, maybe some eviscerating is in order. #tcot
@alexjmann whenever I’m feeling depressed I just remind myself that at least I’m not one of those people with a number in their email address.
Predicting Apple's current success from 1990s is like someone telling you how big RIM will be in 2030.@armano An unsolicited pop-up on a Website is like walking up to a stranger, saying hello, slapping them in the face and then asking them for cash@colligan My 8 year old just said, “Netflix has a website?”
@problogger My generalized view: Blogging is for showing expertise (CONTENT), SM is for interaction (CONVERSATION) and Email is for CONVERSION @dannysullivan And then I go into Windows 7, and it's like putting on a comfy pair of well worn but fitting shoes compared to Windows 8@colmtobinFacebook creating another 100 jobs in Dublin. A welcome boost for the Irish farmville sector.@mcbennett6 Amazed that a site redesign (Yahoo) is newsworthy enough to be on the Today Show.@ryanpbroderick 150 Social Media Consultants type the headline "What The Burger King Hack Means For Brands" at the same time all across New York City@johnnyteater First Burger King now @Jeep has been hacked. Glad people have so much pointless time on their hands@PhillyD Somebody hacked @BurgerKing making this the first time on the internet anyone has ever mentioned Burger King.@BuzzFeedAndrew OMG @Jeep was hacked, they are today's @BurgerKing.@alucci yesssss @jeep has been hacked now we have a fun twitter disaster to talk about today!@AP BREAKING: Obama warns "people will lose their jobs" if sequestercuts take effect next week.@TheBigRuss77 Obama recommends that we drive less to save money since the gasprice is higher. What day of the week do we not go to work to do this@Stexcy The price of gas doesn't bother Twitter people. They hardly move.@PerryBlock First it was the Fiscal Cliff, now it's the Sequester. If we keep going this way, we'll soon run out of catchy names for financial crisis!
The biggest mistake a marketer can make is... Measuring success in terms of leads & NOT revenue@beckyquickcnbc
Natl Retail Federation says poll finds nearly half of Americans say they will spend less because of payroll tax hike.@ShawnGarrett
Office Depot to buy OfficeMax for $976 million, which is about a case of printer ink.@BSHUenrolled
@LeadershipfreakDefinition of opportunity = your chance to add value before receiving benefit. @gideonemery Congress takes week off as sequestration looms. Pretty sure if their own $164k/yr salaries were in jeopardy, they'd have some real solutions @ValaAfshar"my goal is to make sure I can please everyone on my team," said no successful manager. @EkaBudhimanIf u only give discount, u dont need Marketing or Sales Manager. Just put a monkey in a suit to do it. @HykenA good hiring strategy is the heart of good customer service. @SirJoeBearI won't truly be happy until I am writing my own paychecks.
Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.