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- The First Thing to Do With Your New Android Phone (eyes4tech.com)
- How to Make Your Cell Phone Last Longer. Frugal Brian. (frugallyminded.com)
- A Wild Idea: Making Our Cell Phones Last Longer. Farhod Manjoo (newyorktimes.com)
- Berkeley Passes Cell Phone Ordinance (disinfo.com)
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Karthika Gupta, a photographer I know, recently did a blog post titled “Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Field.” She shares some lessons that she learned from three female entrepreneurs living in India. Karthika pointed out that these women are running businesses without some of the tools that most businesses take for granted, like business cards and websites. However, even without the use of a computer I feel we have lessons to learn from their “social” media.
Know your customers. While these three women business owners in India have gotten to know their customers through frequent personal interactions, that might not be an option for people in virtual industries. However, even in our technology driven world, we can understand our customers by trying to understand their needs. We can engage with our clients (and potential clients) on their social media pages. We can subscribe to their newsletters and know what promotions they are offering (and even share those promotions).
If some of your clients live near you, you can get to know them better, perhaps over a cup of tea. (more…)