Draw Awesome Designs on Eggs

Draw Awesome Designs on Eggs

All Work and no play, Sunflower WIFI says no way! Sunflower WIFI is not just about providing egg-cellent solutions for businesses to build their hotspot systems! I mean its a big part of it, and it pays the bills, and we do want our customers to believe that we are focused on hotspot captive portals 100% on the time, and.. oh man, why are we drawing on eggs? Some one is going to get fired over this. Oh well, we already made the video! Enjoy!   What You Need Wax Candle Standard No. 2 Pencil (but we won’t tell if use a No. 1, or a 2 1/2.) Pin needle with metal head (See image below) Paper Towels Egg Dying Kit Hardboiled Egg(s) Patience & Creativity! Adult Supervision for children (and some adults. You know who you are!) Preparation Come on baby, light my fire! We need to get the candle wax melting. Place your candle on a small dish or other item to prevent wax from leaking onto your nice table. Light the wick of the candle with a lighter or a match and place it just out of the way. Keep an eye on it! Little flames are known to be nefarious and, if not watched closely, can jump to things you rather not be on fire. We will need the candle in just a moment, but first we must craft our instrument! Insert the point of needle pin “A” into receptacle eraser “B”   Decide on what to draw You probably should of done this earlier. There is wax burning. Just wasting away, Mr. or Mrs. Money...
How Do I Help People Find My Business Online?

How Do I Help People Find My Business Online?

You can help people find your business online by optimizing your local listing for search engines. You may have have seen the abbreviation SEO before. If you are not familiar with it you, you should be! SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and you do not need to be web guru to take advantage of it! Help People Find Your Business: Search Engine Optimization “Hello, can anybody hear me?” Customers need to be able to find your business online before they can consider making a purchase at your establishment. There are some important things you can do to optimize your local listing and to make sure your potential customers can find your business. Claim Your Business! You already own your business in real life, but you may not own your business’s online presence, yet. If your website has your business’s physical address and your contact information is listed on it than it is likely it may already exist in a number of search engines. The search engines may, however, not have the most accurate and up-to-date information. Take control! Claim your businesses online to keep information accurate and to respond to customers’ feedback. Visit the following links to claim your business on Google My Business, Foursquare, Yelp, and Facebook, as well as Superpages and Yellowpages. Important Attributes When claiming your business there are number of important attributes you can take advantage of to make sure your customers can find your business when they are in need of your product or service. Business Name Your name should reflect your real-world business name. If your business name describes your products or...
Facebook Live: What Small Business Need to Know

Facebook Live: What Small Business Need to Know

Facebook Live has been expanded to Android and more countries as of February 26th, 2016. As of the end of 2015, Facebook Live has been made available to verified Pages with blue badges. This is important to note because there is a lot of news this week about using Facebook Live for marketing, but the vast majority of small business will not be able to benefit directly. Facebook Live: Marketing for the Marketed Why? Because the blue badge  is reserved for celebrities and public figures or global brands and businesses or government officials. Good old Sunflower WIFI, although aspiring to be a global brand, will likely fall short of the qualifications as will many other small businesses. Live Streaming for the Rest of Us There goes my dreams of small concert venues interviewing their acts prior to live shows or the lovable hostess at the local restaurant live streaming the lunch specials prior to lunch or is it? There are many other well established live streaming apps that already exist, such as Periscope, Meerkat, and MeVee that you can leverage. You can also use Facebook Live from your personal account and link it to your Facebook page just like any of these other services. Facebook likes to promote their new features, so Facebook Live will reach more users than other traditional posts. At least for now, until the subscription feature takes off in the live function. The tricky part of this is your Facebook personal account is likely private. There is no need to clean up your personal account to expose it to the world. Instead, simply set your Facebook Live post to public and share the...
Take Advantage of Facebook’s EdgeRank

Take Advantage of Facebook’s EdgeRank

Understanding Facebook’s EdgeRank If you are not familiar with Facebook’s EdgeRank system, you should be. EdgeRank is the difference between your business’s Facebook page posts (or stories) being viewed by your customers and/or potential customers, or not. The average user has a potential of 1,500 stories to be displayed to them when they visit Facebook. Facebook knows that a user cannot read 1500 stories, so it uses their EdgeRank algorithm to determine which ones are the most relevant or interesting to the target user. There are numerous articles written on the subject on how the EdgeRank algorithm works, but for the most part, the more likes and comments your post gets the more likely it will be displayed to the user.   Affinity Score This is of course an over simplification of the EdgeRank algorithm, but comments and likes do affect what is known as the “affinity score”. The affinity score is how closely connected a user is to your story. It weighs how closely connected the users that interact with your story are to each other to determine if the story is relevant to a particular user. Your business is at a slight disadvantage here as it is likely the least connected to the target user then their friends and family are. However, if their friends and family interact with your post it will gain relevance from their interaction in the forms of likes and comments which affect the posts “edge weight” discussed next. This is why it is very important to create interesting content for your users to interact with.   Edge Weight When a user performs an action they are...
Check Ins on Facebook: 4 Ways to Get More!

Check Ins on Facebook: 4 Ways to Get More!

Why Are Check Ins Important? There is no denying that Facebook check ins are an amazing way to promote your business online. When a customer checks in on Facebook at your business, it is predominately displayed to most if not all that user’s friends. The average adult Facebook user has an average of 338 friends. This makes one user’s “check in” an extremely powerful stimulant for many organic social media impressions. This is in contrast to the Facebook “like”, which, although important, is fairly static. You can only get “one” like from a customer, but you can get many “check ins”. The question remains, how do we get more people to check into our business? 1. Remind Your Customers According to Pew Research Center, 64% of Americans own a smart phone. This means the majority of your customers are already armed with the tool they need to check in to your physical location. What they may lack though is motivation. A simple sign or poster with a reminder may encourage some users to pull out their smart phone, find your location on Facebook, and then click the check in button. However, unless the user is already an avid user of “checking in” or your business is novel enough that the user wants to share it with their friends, there is little incentive for average user to go through the effort. 2. Reward Your Customers Good behavior should be rewarded and nothing talks like money or the feeling of saving money. Facebook has banned rewarding users for “likes”, however “check ins” are still fair game, so take advantage of it! Reward your customers with a...