Social Network

How one woman used social media to vault to Amazon’s top ten

Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post from my friend entrepreneur Maria Peagler. Maria will be a guest speaker on social media at  Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle small business boot camp in Atlanta this summer. Business blogs are filled with case studies of how social media helps businesses flourish and compete in an online

Social Media Tips for Small Business Owners

Editor’s note: This is a guest blog post written by Maria Peagler, a social media strategist and award winning author whom I met on twitter. Small business owners: listen up! Before entering the social media landscape, have a strategy mapped out as to how you plan to use it. Here is your need-to-know primer on

What do Social Networking and Bank Robbery have in common?

My father was an entrepreneur. He started his professional fundraising firm from the ground up and made an honest living at it. As a young girl I remember hearing him tell the story of famed bank robber Willie Sutton. Legend has it that Willie, when asked, “Why do you rob banks?” famously uttered, “Because that’s

Are you excited about The Social Network movie?

I’m so looking forward to The Social Network movie I can already taste and smell that theater-buttered popcorn! The movie trailer including the hauntingly beautiful sound track (a choir performing Radiohead’s 1993 hit Creep) immediately captured my attention when I first saw and heard it. Love the theme, “You don’t get to 500 million friends