Social Media Platforms are a popular and valuable marketing tool for many reasons. One in five web page views in the United States occurs on Facebook. Five new social media profiles are created every second. The average time spent using Facebook is in 20 minute increments. These few statistics imply that there is exponential opportunity for businesses to advertise and market. The trick is to find your target audience and engage them with what you can offer. Here are 5 awesome tips to enhance your social media presence:
1. Audience Insight. Who are you trying to reach? What are they into?
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ads/audience_insights for detailed information regarding the type of audience your business is seeking. This helpful Facebook business tool is especially effective when creating promotions and campaigns. It can narrow down your target audience by profession, gender, or within a certain mile radius. You can also explore what other business pages your target audience is interacting with. This is a useful tool to gain insight and knowledge of your potential customer base.
2. Posting Times. When are people more likely to interact with your page?
This can be a complex topic because the time frame of when social media platforms have the most traffic fluctuates. This is why I suggest every three months or so doing a simple google search on the current most popular times to post. However, the general rule is between 12:00pm – 3:00pm Monday thru Friday.
3. Interesting Content!
Confused on what to post for your industry? Look at what competitors with a successful following are doing! This can spark creativity if you are drawing a blank on what to post. Avoid posting only sales type of verbiage. Interact, ask questions, post interesting facts, or useful information about your profession. The more variety, the less stagnant. Take time to curate content and avoid posting quickly thrown together posts. Quality over quantity will convey that you are an established business with intent. And most of all, avoid posting spam like content, it will result in unfollows.
4. Choose a platform to dominate and limit it to 3.
What is better suited for your company? Instagram? Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? Limit it to 3! This is important because it goes along with the quality over quantity theme. Unless you have a dedicated marketing and advertising department, limiting your social media presence to 3 will allow you to have time to curate great content.
5. Great Photography will make a world of difference!
When a potential follower initially interacts with your page, the first thing to stand out no matter what condition your page is in are the photos. The photographs on your page will represent your company. If your photography is mediocre….one might perceive your company as “just another business.” Make your photography stand out and represent why you are a valuable business. Plus, there are plenty of great photo editing apps that are super user friendly on apple and android app stores!
While these tips are great, sometimes it is hard to add another task to your workload. Please remember, here at Creve Coeur Workspace we are able to assist you with various administrative tasks. These tasks can include curating content for you social media, or even posting for you. We want you to succeed and we will contribute in any way possible. We strive to adapt to your needs to enable success in your profession. Please contact us for more information!
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You may be asking yourself, "What is a Virtual Office?" Not to worry, Creve Coeur Workspace is here to answer all your questions!
Virtual Offices can be a great tool for small business owners, corporations, start-ups, home-based businesses, and more. Many employers are choosing to use VO services, which can include receptionists, day offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms to cut down on costs and not be bound by the physicality of an office space. Here are our best tips for finding and using your Virtual Office efficiently:
Decide what services will benefit you most. Do you need an address only? Phone number? Maybe you only need private office space here and there? Will your clients need to drop off paperwork or payments to your "office"? Call (or research online) a few executive office centers in town. Check pricing and ask for a tour. If private office time or conference rooms are on your list of "must-haves", you'll want to see what your client's first impression will be.
2. Get Signed Up
Choose your plan and sign up on your center's website or execute your Virtual Office lease in person. Complete necessary forms for mail acceptance and answering services if they're part of your plan. Inform "your" staff on exactly how to reach you if a surprise package comes in or if a client stops by for an unexpected visit. A good Virtual Office provider will know just how to handle situations like these.
Once you're up and running, make sure to stop by your post office or visit their website for a change of address form. Creve Coeur Workspace notifies our associates daily, once the mail has been sorted and is ready for pick up. Give us a call to check your mailbox. No more wasted time coming to check for nothing! Additionally, we have an outgoing USPS mail bin available for anyone to use. Certified USPS shipping, FedEx, and courier services are also available. If you relocate from our space, "Moving Out" packages are available for mail forwarding.
3. Phone Calls
Creve Coeur Workspace's receptionists can accept your phone calls, take messages (typically delivered via email), and direct your calls in any way you'd like. We even offer voicemail notification, so if we transfer a call to your voicemail, you will get an email notification with the voicemail recording attached. Running your business is a big responsibility- let us take some of work load off you! We also have phone forwarding options if you ever relocate and want to keep the same phone number you used with us.
4. Conference Rooms & Private Office Time
Make sure you give your Virtual Office center plenty of advance notice when a private office or meeting room is needed. Booking online, emailing, or calling the center are all options for you at Creve Coeur Workspace. Two of our Virtual Office options include private office time. Conference room time can be booked with a credit card number via our website or by calling or emailing the office. Witnessing and notarizing documents as well as catering, Smartboard rental, and video conferencing are just a few of the many add-ons we offer.
5. Copy/Scan/Fax & Office Supplies
When you get a Virtual Office with us you will be assigned a copier code, which means you will be able to make copies, scan, fax, and email documents with ease. Our receptionists will be happy to do this for you anytime you need it. If you're in a jam and need various office supplies we can probably get you covered.
6. Lobby Directory
You have the option to have your business listed on the main lobby directory for an additional fee. Help your customers find you with less confusion and attract new customers to your business by utilizing the directory.
7. Secretarial Services
We don't just make copies and send packages! Creve Coeur Workspace's receptionists are Jack-of-all-trades. We are available to witness or notarize documents anytime during business hours. We will take payments for you and write a receipt for your client with a copy for you to keep. We can create documents or spreadsheets, check your email/website, address letters, stuff envelopes, or any general keyboarding task you need. We even create websites! Our job is to make yours easier any way we can!
8. Get to Work!
Get out there and start working your business without worrying about phone calls, mail, and other administrative tasks! Reach out to us anytime regarding any of your business needs.
Quinlan Realty owner- Craig Carr
I have been in the real estate industry for 12+ years as a licensed agent, real estate investor and mortgage loan originator. I recently opened my own real estate brokerage Quinlan Realty on May 16th.
I am proud to be part of the ‘Agent with Heart Program’. When my clients close on their transaction, I donate a portion of my commission, on their behalf, to the charity or non-profit of their choice. It’s always exciting to hear my client’s stories on why they chose their charity. I am currently the only agent in St. Louis involved with the ‘Agent with Heart’ program but hoping to motivate other agents to participate.
We are thrilled to have Craig in our office!
Nicole Werner - Associate Professor of Neurology, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Section of Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Specialty Areas include Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Forensic Neuropsychology, Epilepsy, and Neurological Rehabilitation. She also has a Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology.
We are so happy to have her here!
Welcome Jeffrey J Bunten Attorney At Law!
I have substantial experience representing clients before the Social Security Administration in claims for Disability Insurance Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and children’s SSI. I also represent United States Veterans and their dependents in claims of service-connected disabilities and pensions before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
I have represented thousands of individuals before Administrative Law Judges, the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USCAVC).
I am a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and served as chair of the Administrative Law Committee. I am also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA) where I served on the Board of Directors.
I am a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City – School of Law and a member of the Missouri Bar Association.
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Delivering the Right People, Right Now.
We understand the importance of hiring the right team and the effort required to find and retain them. For 30 years BG Multifamily has been the nation’s most trusted recruiting resource in the industry. We believe in providing more than just a staffing service, we believe in creating long-term partnerships that enhance your company culture.
We are a solutions-driven company and if you have a need, we want to be your go-to resource to solve it. We have built a team of industry rich leaders who have lived in your shoes and understand your daily needs. As our industry continues to evolve, we recognize we must adapt with it.
We are always seeking innovative and improved ways to provide you with the best talent in Multifamily. We look forward to connecting our knowledge and experience with your commitment to create a strong workforce for your organization. You can trust that we will find the right person for your company.
Finding the right employee or job isn't easy, but BG Multifamily can help you find the Right People, Right Now!
PARKER FREEZE DRY-
Custom and cost effective, small scale R&D and commercial production size dryers scaled to meet your needs.
Technically known as lyophilisation, lyophilization, or cryodesiccation is a dehydration process typically used to preserve a perishable material or make the material more convenient for transport. Freeze-drying works by freezing the material and then reducing the surrounding pressure to allow the frozen water in the material to sublime directly from the solid phase to the gas phase, skipping the liquid phase entirely. If you do not skip the liquid phase, you are not freeze drying, you are actually vacuum drying. This results in product degradation and loss of vital chemicals or nutrients.
The process of freeze-drying was invented in 1906 by Arsène d’Arsonval and his assistant Frédéric Bordas at the laboratory of biophysics of Collège de France in Paris. In 1911 Downey Harris and Shackle developed the freeze-drying method of preserving live rabies virus which eventually led to development of the first anti-rabies vaccine.
Modern freeze-drying was developed during World War II. Blood serum being sent to Europe from the US for medical treatment of the wounded required refrigeration, but because of the lack of simultaneous refrigeration and transport, many serum supplies were spoiling before reaching their intended recipients.
The freeze-drying process was developed as a commercial technique that enabled serum to be rendered chemically stable and viable without having to be refrigerated. Shortly thereafter, the freeze-dry process was applied to penicillin and bone, and lyophilization became recognized as an important technique for preservation of biologicals. Since that time, freeze-drying has been used as a preservation or processing technique for a wide variety of products.
These applications include the following but are not limited to: the processing of food, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostic kits; the restoration of water damaged documents; the preparation of river-bottom sludge for hydrocarbon analysis; the manufacturing of ceramics used in the semiconductor industry; the production of synthetic skin; the manufacture of sulfur-coated vials; and the restoration of historic/reclaimed boat hulls.