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Berrak Sarikaya
Amplifier. Storyteller. Love discussing #Content, #community, & #SmallBiz.
Amplifier. Storyteller. Love discussing #Content, #community, & #SmallBiz.

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New gig!

I'm excited to announce that I will be working with the AT&T Small Business team as the Community Manager for Business Circle! If you're a #SmallBiz owner, advisor, or influencer, I hope to see you around the #BizCircle community!
I'm especially excited about this because it gets me back in the trenches with small business owners. From the looks of it, I'll also get to work with some of my favorite small business influencers and mentors again!

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My blogging journey began on AOL message boards in the late 90s. Then came a very angsty personal blog on Tripod or AngelFire or GeoCities (I can’t really remember), which was actually the first time I tried to teach myself coding. I was using GIFs before…

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Enter the SmallBiz Agility challenge by 6/16 for a chance to win $50K for your small business.

#Smallbusiness owners like you are sensing, reacting and adapting to improve the way you work and run your business - but what does agility mean to you?

To Chris Gardner, author and subject of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” ‪#‎AGILITYIS‬ always looking forward. Chris Gardner proved his agility and now he wants to shine a spotlight on yours.

#SmallBiz #Contest #Entrepreneur

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#Twitter  just announced a few upcoming changes. Here's what they mean for you and your #smallbiz.

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According to a survey from +B2C, a one-star increase on Yelp leads to a 5-9% increase in a business’ revenue, and a negative review can cost you 30 customers.

There’s no longer any doubt when it comes to the power of online reviews. So, how can a #smallbusiness owner encourage their customers to leave those reviews?

#customerservice  #smallbiz 

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"Define what success means for you.  What’s your end game? What does success look like for you? "

#Freelance   #Blog  

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Last year, I went on a solo cross-country road trip, where I learned a few great lessons along the way that I apply to my professional journey as well.

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#CustomerLoyalty  is crucial for small businesses. RSVP for our next event!
Customer loyalty can generate big results for small businesses. In the US alone, consumers hold over 3.3 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, a 26% increase from two years ago (Source: Colloquy Loyalty Census 2015). However, on average, 50-60% of customers at a small business don’t come back (Source: Belly). This month, we’re talking about how you can attract and retain loyal customers for your small business. Join us as we chat with Lauren Licata from Belly, one of the largest customer loyalty networks, about creating lasting relationships with your customers. 

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Are you making the most of +LinkedIn for your #smallbusiness? Don't miss this great live video Q&A on Friday!

#Freelancer   #Solopreneur   #Entrepreneur  
With over 380 million members,+LinkedIn is a networking goldmine for small businesses. Establishing a business page will allow you to engage with the 80% of LinkedIn members who want to connect with companies. Join us as we speak with Jason Miller from LinkedIn during a Hangout on Air, where he’ll share tips on how small businesses can use their page to become thought leaders, generate leads, and market their business. 

For more #SocialMedia month content, check out our other events:

YouTube for Small Business:
Pinterest for Small Business:
Twitter for Small Business:

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Awesome event this Thursday for #freelancers   #solopreneurs   #entrepreneurs  and anyone who's still trying to figure out how to achieve #WorkLifeHarmony  in their lives. 

#SmallBiz   #Productivity  
Small business owners know more than anyone that it’s difficult to balance the worlds of work and home life. But now more than ever, it’s important that small business owners take the time to maintain work-life harmony. In fact, stress costs American businesses $300 billion a year (World Health Organization). 

+Pamela Slim, author of Escape From Cubicle Nation is joining us in the studio for a live Hangout On Air to talk about how small business owners can be mindful of and achieve work-life harmony. RSVP and submit your questions.
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