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WECommerce News – Resources for WOMEN to Leverage the Internet and GROW Your Business!
November 29, 2010

“Technology does not drive change – it enables change.” Unknown

These eight words were never truer. Black Friday saw $648 million in online sales, making it the heaviest online spending day to date in 2010 and representing a 9 percent increase versus Black Friday 2009…. (according to comScore) all because of the technology at our fingertips. The social networks, the email and mobile marketing, websites, blogs and video all worked together to make this year’s increase a reality. How was your Black Friday? Did you participate? Did you shop online or go to the stores and start shopping? If so, thank you for helping to get our economy moving in the right direction. Forward!

After Black Friday, came Small Business Saturday, the inspiration of American Express Open for Business. It appears to have been an amazing day for Small Businesses. As of this morning their Small Business Saturday Fan Page on Facebook had 1,196,771 fans and each post had hundreds of comments. If you particpated in Small Business Saturday you can share your story on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday?v=wall


With Black Friday behind us, Cyber Monday upon us and the holidays just around the corner, now more than ever we need to start thinking of ways to increase traffic to our websites and through our doors, make the phones ring and the registers hum.  Each week Women in Ecommerce™ helps you do more business on the web by finding new tools and sharing new ideas to help you grow and prosper.

Recent blog posts include: Working With Online Suppliers For Small Business by Charly Leetham, Eight tips to Create Search Optimized Webpages by WECAI and How to Choose the Right Social Media Consultant for Your Business By Kristina Jaramillo. Visit Blog to read these and others.

And if you need a few ideas to jump-start your holiday gift-giving be sure to check out the WE Magazine for Women Holiday Gift-Giving Guide filled with vendors and information-rich holiday articles here: http://bit.ly/WEHolidays2010 (PDF)

If you have any questions regarding Women in Ecommerce™ or doing business on the web, I invite you to attend our next Q & A for members and potential members taking place on Monday December 6th beginning at 7PM EST.  The first half hour is about answering your questions and then the conference line is open for anyone who would like to stick around and connect and network with me and other members.  See below for more details.

If you have an expertise in a subject you feel our readers (both of WE Magazine and Women in Ecommerce) would be interested in, be sure and let me know. We would be delighted to share your content with our members and guests.

In this issue:

WELCOME ! NEW MEMBERS
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
SAVE THE DATES
Nominate Your Favorite Woman in Ecommerce!
WECommerce News Top Ten Resources, Tips and FREEBies this week
Etc.

In the next week or so you will be receiving a special message from me with several gifts to thank you for your continued support of Women in Ecommerce™.

You can check out this issue by clicking on the banner at the top of this article or clicking here: 01_WECommerceNewsNov2010.pdf (if link does not work, copy and paste into your browser to view). WE look forward to continuing to provide you with the latest in news and information to help you GROW your business online and off.

It is with great pleasure and gratitude the Board of Advisors and I thank you for reading our bi-weekly newsletter and sharing it with your own circle. WE look forward to continuing to provide you with the latest in news and information to help you GROW your business online and off in the years to come.

Warmest regards,
Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher, WE Magazine for Women, Founder & Chief Visionary www.WECAI.org, Social Media/Internet Mentor & More