Experts to Discuss a Range of Small Business Topics
DALLAS, May 2, 2012—FedEx Office® has long been the one-stop destination for small businesses to access for professional printing and shipping solutions that give them an edge over the competition. In celebration of Small Business Month, FedEx Office will host the Our Office Is Your Office Tweet Chat series. The three-part series―held on three consecutive Tuesdays in May―features notable small business experts discussing topics that translate into real results for small business owners.
To participate in these sessions on Twitter, follow the #FedExOffice hashtag at the following times:
· May 8, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT: For many small businesses, the Web is both a tool for growth and a source of frustration. But there’s no denying that every small business needs a plan to tackle it. Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady) will provide advice on how to make the most of social channels and online tools to engage customers, build reputation and win business. Melinda is the host of #Smallbizchat, a weekly talk show on Twitter, and the best-selling author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works.”
· May 15, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT: Is your branding helping or hurting to draw customers to your small business? Anita Campbell (@smallbiztrends) will share common branding mistakes and tips on how to fix them. Campbell is the founder and CEO of the award-winning SmallBizTrends.com and co-author of the new book “Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Images and Design.”
· May 22, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT: In business, it’s who you know. Gene Marks (@GeneMarks) will share his insights on how to use networking and lead generation to grow small business revenue in 2012. Gene is the author of five books as well as a weekly blogger for The New York Times, Forbes and The Huffington Post, among others. He’s also a small business owner himself—his firm specializes in providing customer relationship management services to small and medium sized businesses.
Joining the conversation is as simple as tweeting a comment or question during each session and including the #FedExOffice hashtag. Small business owners are also encouraged to submit questions in advance of each weekly session to the @FedExOffice Twitter handle, either via direct message or in a tweet using the #FedExOffice hashtag.
Simple Solutions for the Small Business Community
FedEx Office has more than 1,800 locations nationwide offering small businesses convenient access to a wide range of solutions they need to keep business moving from printing and shipping, signs and banners, presentations, direct mail, business stationery and more.
Now through May 31, 2012, small businesses can save with the Print Big, Save Big signage sale to make their business stand out. FedEx Office is offering some of its most popular signage solutions at up to 40 percent off retail prices, including full-color indoor and outdoor 3 feet x 5 feet banners and poster packages. To learn more about the “Print Big, Save Big” sale and other small business marketing solutions available from FedEx Office, or to place an order, visit http://www.fedex.com/banners.
FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp., has more than 1,900 stores and locations in the U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East, providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi, corporate print solutions, packing services, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, Hold at FedEx Location and more. In addition, InformationWeek 500 recognized FedEx Office® Print Online and FedEx Office® Print & Go solutions with the 2011 Most Innovative Products award. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $42 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.