"I told Toni Coleman Brown that she was my hero at the Harlem Small Business Summit 2. This was the third time I had heard her speak. I had first met her at a Meetup event entitled “How to Build Your Brand on a Shoestring Budget Using Social Media.” Since the meeting was free of charge, I went. I had become jaded about social media experts after spending a lot of money attending seminars where I was no wiser than I was before.
I’m not a big fan social media. Yet I know I need it to reach potential customers. So I listened carefully to Ms. Coleman’s Brown’s presentation. I was doubtful because I had heard some of it before, but I went home and tried some of her suggestions. To say I was surprised when things worked is an understatement! In the past six weeks, my Facebook fans has increased from 176 to over 3,500 fans and growing.
I had heard a lot about getting the emails of your social media fans. So I placed a “join my mailing list” button on my website and Facebook page. A month ago, I had zero emails from my Facebook and Twitter fans. Three weeks later, I now have 75 emails and growing. And I am getting inquiries about my greeting cards.
Ms. Coleman Brown has said her mission is to empower women to grow their business. Well in my case, her mission was accomplished. Cheers!"JEANETMarie Good Hair Cards