Weblog Teaches Entrepreneurs How Easy e-Business Can Be

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Small business owners will want to bookmark http://www.ebizblog.ca and return regularly to this e-business weblog to learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to get started using Internet technology.

Small business owners will want to bookmark http://www.ebizblog.ca and return regularly to this e-business weblog to learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to get started using Internet technology.

Started by the folks at eBusiness Connection, designed as an extension of the http://www.e-bc.ca website, and marketed as ‘e-business commentary, inspiration and tips for small businesses on a budget’, eBizBlog.ca is casual in tone, packed with useful reviews and suggestions, and allows readers to interact with e-business consultants and commentators Sheena Daniels and Robert Lewis. In the first two weeks of posts, http://www.ebizblog.ca has provided advice on hot topics such as how to sell on eBay, little known Google tools, and low-cost email marketing strategies.

“This blog does two things”, says Rob Lewis. “First, it introduces small business owners to blogging technology and shows them what blogs can do for their own business. Second, it’s an easy way for us to reach our audience on a personal level. Through a blog, we can disseminate timely, relevant information, encourage discussion between peers, and get immediate feedback from the small business community.”

“Small and micro businesses are statistically the last adopters of technology”, says Sheena Daniels. “On the face of it, you’d think that anyone in business today is using Internet technology in their business processes. But that’s just not so. Since budget and time constraints are the number one reasons small business owners give for not utilizing the online channel, we’ve tried to address both those issues, by offering cost-effective options, and providing them in a highly accessible format.”

Blogs, as creative online journals, have been used by those ‘in the know’ for a number of years, but business blogs, or b-blogs are just now making inroads into the mainstream. As an alternative, very low-cost means of electronic communication, blogs can make up a significant part of a business’ overall marketing strategy. Though b-blogs carry an inherent marketing focus not found in creative weblogs, their casual structure provides the opportunity to connect on a more immediate and personal level than traditional business websites and newsletters allow.

The eBizBlog can be found at http://www.ebizblog.ca.

About eBusiness Connection

eBusiness Connection (eBC), Canada’s one-stop e-business information resource for small businesses, is a model of public and private sector cooperation. A combination of support from founding partners and corporate sponsors has allowed eBC to offer the services that small businesses need to succeed in today’s Internet connected economy. eBC’s founding partners are Western Economic Diversification, Small Business BC, and the Leadership and Management Development Council of BC.

eBC’s services are offered to the public on a no-cost or low-cost basis, and include a research center in Vancouver, an information-rich website, an e-business weblog, an email newsletter, and a seminar series featuring local e-business experts.

eBusiness Connection is located at Small Business BC, in ‘The Station’, 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1G1.

For more information contact:

Robert Lewis

eBizBlog.ca commentator

P:1-604-775-7343

E: rob@ebizblog.ca

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