Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Business Groups - And You!

Our team community is growing and growing. As we grow, it's even more important for us to continue to learn from one another. Business Groups are a great way to create long lasting connections with other members as well as learn new ways to elevate your Etsy shop. Last week, the NEW SF Etsy Business Group had their very first meeting.

The Business Group is an ongoing group for SF Etsy members and meets once a month. The purpose of the group is to learn and share business knowledge to improve our Etsy shop, online and offline - as well as create a supportive network of other SF Etsy businesses.

Korie of Seaglass Reinvented presented on the topic.
Imelda of Sunset Shutterbug was the gracious host
Eko of Eko Jewelry Design helped organize the event.
Also in attendance: Teri of The Curious Potter and Conor of San Francisco Terrain.

The subject of the first meeting was about SEO, or search engine optimization.
Here are some highlights from the meeting:

* Determine your Keywords - using Google Adwords and Google Insight for Search
* Discover Etsy suggested keywords and incorporate them
* Incorporate your Keywords into your Titles, Tags and Descriptions
* Make any changes to your shop slowly, to be able to determine if your traffic improved as a result

For more information about SEO, Korie posted the full details from the meeting on her blog: http://seaglassreinvented.blogspot.com/2012/04/seo-for-etsy-and-google.html

Does the Business Group sound interesting to you?
This group has a lot of plans this coming year and any member is welcome to come to any of the SF Etsy Business Group meetings!
Keep an eye out for the meeting invites posted through the SF Etsy Google group, or email Korie or Imelda to join, present information to the group or for more information.

Other articles that might be of interest to you:
Savvy Entrepreneur: Meetups, Business Groups, and Workshops
The Savvy Entrepreneur: Business Groups Rock!

If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Katy or Steph about joining SFEtsy!

1 comment:

Jen (Mama's Magic Studio) said...

i love that we're getting some local business groups going! Some stuff is happening in the South Bay too -- we're not at the "business group" level yet, but we'll be discussing them as a possibility at our upcoming April 19th get-together in Sunnyvale. Hope to see you there!

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