business buzz 7-10-10

Today I’m excited to introduce a new contributer to CMBA, Wendy Edsall-Kerwin.  Wendy is a jewelry artist and metalsmith living and working out of her home in Elizabethtown, PA. When she isn’t in the studio pounding away at metal, you can usually find her online at her blog , her website, or on Twitter as @wtek. I’ve got a busy summer ahead of me, so I was excited when Wendy agreed to man the business buzz column for the next two months. Wendy is always sharing great links on Twitter, and now she’ll be sharing them here for all of you. Thanks, Wendy! – megan

A weekly roundup of craft, design, and business related news and links:

3 BIG mistakes to avoid with your creative biz blog – Concerned your blog might not be creating a magnet for customers the way it’s supposed to? You’re probably making at least one of these common creative business blog mistakes.

Want More Readers? Try Expanding Your Internet Universe – Boldly go where no one has gone before to find new outlets for your blog.

8 Tips for a Stronger Call to Action – Not getting the results you wanted with your email marketing?  Maybe you need to tell your readers what you want them to do.

The Second Step to Getting an Assistant – Feeling overwhelmed and finally decided you need help? Alyson Stanfield helps you figure out what to delegate.

8 Tips and a Few Tools for Small Business Twitter Use – Still unsure about using Twitter for your business?  Here’s a starter kit to help you use it wisely.

Boosting Your Secondary Conversion Rate – How to increase your visitors’ interaction with your brand (newsletter sign-ups, Twitter follows, Facebook “likes” etc).

And finally, something that I’ve been focused on lately: How to Merge Your Art Blog and Your Website (and why you should) Create a cohesive brand by combining both your static website and your constantly updated blog content.

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  1. says

    hi wendy! so glad you’re going to be doing the biz buzz for the summer! i always love the links you share and appreciate the insight you bring to the column.

    and it doesn’t hurt that you started off with one of my posts 😉

    have a great weekend!

  2. says

    there are some really useful links here. ive already read a few that have given me a some good ideas to think about and I thought I better take a minute to say thanks before i read any more so…thanks wendy! :)

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