One of the new, cool ways to use Twitter and meet a lot of people who have interests similar to yours is to participate in a chat on Twitter. Chats can be set up on an assortment of topics and are typically labeled with a hashtag.
There are already a few weekly scheduled chats focused on small business.
- #smbiz — this chat is on general small business topics and takes place on Tuesday evenings from 8p – 9p eastern time
- #sbbuzz — this chat is focused on using technology better in your small business and takes place on Tuesday evenings from 8p to 10p eastern.
- #smallbizchat – this chat is focused on a variety of small business topics and takes place on Wednesdays from 8p – 9p eastern.
You can follow a chat in your twitter stream, but it’s easier if you block out all the noise by using a tool like tweetchat or tweetgrid. Try it out next week. It’s fun and informative.
And don’t forget to follow me on twitter at @deniseoberry.