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5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid When Opening Your Online Store
Nov16

5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid When Opening Your Online Store

When marketing an online store, social media is undoubtedly part of your plans. However, incorporating social media means doing more than just establishing a Facebook page and linking to blog posts or updates on sales. You need to be as strategic in your social media usage as you are with all other marketing tactics — and that means avoiding these common mistakes. 1. Not Selecting the Right Platforms Facebook. Twitter. Instagram....

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The culture of tech startups in emerging markets
Oct29

The culture of tech startups in emerging markets

When you think of popular tech startup hubs around the world you may picture the innovative inhabitants of Silicon Valley, or the stylish entrepreneurs of Berlin’s Mitte district. You might even picture East London’s growing “Silicon Roundabout”, comprised of businesses based in and around Shoreditch. Your first thought is unlikely to be the al-Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza, in which entrepreneur Mariam Abultewi has recently started a...

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But What Is a Startup, Anyway?
Oct28

But What Is a Startup, Anyway?

At SocialBarrel, we devote quite a bit of time and effort teaching you how to leverage social media to your startup’s advantage — but not once have we explained exactly what a startup is. Perhaps the hottest buzzword in modern business, startup is a nebulous term. While startups seem to look, sound, and smell like small businesses, most startup founders and employees argue that they stand apart. However, the government refuses to...

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How to Create Ripples with Your Startup Launch
Jul09

How to Create Ripples with Your Startup Launch

Getting attention as a startup is hard. Years ago, it was easier because there were not as many startups and not as many media channels they had to use effectively in order to vie for attention. In 2015, though, startup companies, especially those that are web-based, are a dime a dozen and they have to work harder than ever to make themselves noteworthy. In other words, it is not easy for a startup to make people sit up and take...

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Making Money with the Help of Internet Marketing
Jul08

Making Money with the Help of Internet Marketing

There are so many people who are using the Internet right now. Every day, the number of people who use the Internet grows. Some people cannot live without the Internet anymore, and this explains why people can connect with their friends all the time. People who make use of the Internet usually learn more about others and the world in general. The Internet is something that will still flourish in the years to come. For this reason...

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10 Easy and Innovative Ways to Use PDF Files
Jun12

10 Easy and Innovative Ways to Use PDF Files

Other than the traditional modes of using PDF documents, there are many functions to PDFs that many users are not aware of. The PDF document is widely used in both the home and workplace alike. Our blog, Social Barrel, would like to present 10 ways in which you can extend the uses of PDFs, in order not only to increase your productivity but also extend your knowledge of such a useful document format. In fact, as you will find out...

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