SLICE is a M-F news digest targeted to assist Social Media Managers, Virtual Assistants, and Small Business Owners make sense of all the day to day social media news. Bypass the fluff. Focus on the good stuff.


WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE- More than 163 million women have launched businesses across the globe since 2014. You Social Media Managers and Virtual Assistants and your clients are proof. But it has been a struggle, financial and otherwise. To help, Visa has launched a global initiative. “She’s Next, Empowered by Visa,” will support the advancement of women-owned small businesses around the world with shared research, experience and technology.

Through surveys Visa learned that 73% of women entrepreneurs still mark “getting funding” as #1 roadblock. In fact 61% revealed they had to self-fund.

One aspect of project will be to focus on the successful moves millennial women have taken to tackle and overcome money-related challenges. More


HOTEL AND HOSPITALITY 2019 TRENDS- Interesting podcast interview with Frederic Gonzalo. He is a 20-year veteran speaker, trainer, and consultant specializing in digital marketing best practices in the tourism and hospitality industry. If that is your niche market, this is worth listening to.

What is the number one failure among hotels when it comes to social media?

How should hotels/resorts be getting in front of consumers?

Do you think there’s a better platform than Instagram for driving traffic?”

Give it a listen. More


INSTAGRAM STORIES TOOLS- You are not satisfied with “just” telling interesting stories with your client’s Instagram account. No, you want to tell compelling stories. To do that, you need some extra special tools to add more appeal. Social Media Examiner suggests five. More


SHUTDOWN AFFECTING AIRLINES- As the US government prolongs the shutdown, the cumulative effect is beginning to show at airports. Less TSA workers will mean longer lines. But 800,000 federal workers without pay means a certain reduction in air travel passengers as money is diverted to paying bills and funding is not allocated to government agency-related business trips. More


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What is one of YOUR biggest social media pain points? The blogging process? You KNOW you need blogs for improved SEO on Google, but researching, writing, revising to include keywords, and then editing are very time-consuming tasks.

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