First of all, we should address the continued attempts of individuals of getting information sent via email from any of the government departments within Lafayette County Florida. We are not associated with ANY of the governmental offices or officials within the county. We cannot tell you the status of any government contracts, projects, public works, or zoning inquiries. If you have any questions for an official office within the county you will have to go by the office or phone them directly. Most, if not all, do not conduct any inquiries via email. There is only 1 government building in the whole county, besides the post office, and it is located right in the center of town. You cannot miss it.
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Now to get on with your current post. In order to be more proactive in getting new customers/clients for your business today, you will need to create a social media presence. This is in addition to creating a website. The website should be your base while the social media pages can act as “call to action” or a way to keep interests in your business. Yes, it is a pain to keep these things going but they will eventually make a big difference in your future income if you tell people what you do, what you are going to do, what you have on sale as well as any deals or discounts that may get for just coming into your place of business.
Once you have a couple of them set up let us know what they are and we will feature them on our social media accounts. You know, “like”, “share”, “follow”, “retweet” and “repost” your items. We have a Facebook page, Twitter account and Google+ page set up to accompany our website of information. We try to find businesses, clubs, and people who live and work within the county to share and follow on each of them. Once we get more followers within the county we can come up with our own hash tags for each as well as the ones we use so that more people can find your posts quickly. For instance, we would like to start using #LafayetteCoFla, #MayoFlaEvents, #MayoFlaSports, #LafayetteCoFlaSports or something similar to help people find you quickly.
If you look through our pages you will see the social media information for each of the businesses and groups that we have found so far. Click on those links, once you have set your accounts up, and start “liking” and “Following” them. Hopefully, they, in turn, will reciprocate to build up your numbers and get noticed. Of course, if you will contact us with your links we will add them to this website as well as all of our social media pages.
We regularly share, like, etc., posts from Mayo Thriftway, Southern Biscuit Co, Tumbleweeds Barbecue(too bad about them shutting down their mobile restaurant they will be missed), and Lafayette Library. Of course, the only ones we could find on Twitter is the Lafayette High School STEM weather reports and tweets from local musician, Cam Williams. So, if you have a twitter account for your business, church or activities group in the county let us know your user name and we will follow you too.
Now you are asking yourself, what am I suppose to post about every day? The simplest thing would be to take some pictures around your business such as your products, your building, some of your employees working, etc. Then maybe a couple of short videos (less than a minute) of you or your employees stocking the shelves, making your products, providing services to your customers, participating in a charity event or even a short announcement about an upcoming sale. Visual posts generally garner the most responses. You can plot them out on a calendar and in some cases, you can even post them ahead of time using the social media’s scheduled post feature. Facebook has a very nice one.
Then you will need to look at your social media feeds at least once a day to like, follow and share posts, tweets, etc from those who follow you. Before you know it you will have lots of people reading your posts, going over to your website and dropping by your business to buy your products or services.
For our next post, we want to feature a local business in Lafayette County Florida. If you would like your business to have a write-up and be seen by every single person who visits this website and visits our social media pages then get in CONTACT with us with a short summary of your business and email us a couple of pictures. One of you, your building and a couple of the products you offer or services you render. The deadline to be featured is September 15, 2017.
Also if you have any upcoming events you want us to post to the community calendar page please let us know.
Until next time, BE SAFE OUT THERE!