Recently, I have been reading about some of the problems that coffee shops and internet cafés are having with Wi-Fi freeloaders. Some of these problems include insufficient seating, overwhelming noise from Skype calls, increased electric costs, and reduced internet speeds for the actual paying customers. Of course, there are many benefits to offering free Wi-Fi at the shops but in overpopulated and high-traffic areas it can become a really big problem.
I had the opportunity to met Donna Fenn (author of Upstarts! and writer for Inc Magazine) at the Inc 500 Conference in Washington DC this year. She went out of her way before the conference and sent me a coupon code for a reduced price entrance to the conference after I responded to one of her information requests on HARO (Help a Reporter Out).
After tinkering around with LinkedIn for a bit it was exceptionally confusing to understand how to actually get your blog posts to show up on your user profile like below. This blog post explains how to do it in a step-by-step fashion with any type of blog.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to present on "Social Media and your Business" for the Hardin County Young Professionals in Kenton, Ohio. It was a great group and I am so excited to see how even small rural communities are embracing the usage of social media.