As mentioned in prior posts, I've been thinking and thinking. How will I revamp and rework dsmBUZZ for 2009 to make it do more towards the purpose of the buy locally owned mission? This interesting post over at Small Biz Trends by Janet Meiner Thaeler resonated at this time as I ponder.
I've had some feedback this past year from merchants and drawn some of my own conclusions and I think I have a plan. I've run it by hubby who shrugs but says he thinks it is fine so next onto my inner circle of trust . . . those master mind ladies. Then I'll unlaunch the ideas in January of 2009.
Perhaps I've mentioned to you that dsmBUZZ does get an occasional interesting call. Sometimes a person rings and wants to order a cake. Once someone from Interstate Battery called and wanted information about the boat that Michael LaValle owns to book for a company party. My favorite was when a woman contacted dsmBUZZ and wanted to know more details about the Des Moines Botanical Center and the Reiman Gardens in Ames. With each call, I always put on my most personable customer service charm and offer assistance.
I'm eager to share my new ideas so if you have the time and an interest to offer your thoughts on my plan please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just give me a call at home 515.274.6703. Today I'm not going ANYWHERE in this frigid weather and the only things scheduled are a couple of interviews I'm pre-recording for Entrepreneur People. Real Stories.
Just an FYI. I did some searches like those mentioned in the Small Biz Trends post and here is how dsmBUZZ ranked.
Then I did broader searches like 'books' (I got bored with trying to find a buzz post), but for 'massage' in Ankeny, Iowa buzz came in with Metamorphosis at something like 89 and for 'yoga', Ankeny, Iowa buzz post for Balance Yoga Lounge was number 2!
Points to Pure Paper owners who have a healthy presence everywhere on the web! I think the important point is to be present on the internet and the more people can find you and find our MORE about you the better. Thanks for reading!