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Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

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Resources

Cornell Small Farms Program: Calculators and Software http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/tools-and-technology/ Top Ten iPhone Applications for Small Farms http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2011/01/09/top-ten-iphone-applications-for-small-farmers/ Penn State Extension: Thinking of Building a...

Websites and Blogs

Websites A website – one more thing to manage. But if you plan to be in business, you better have one. Not having an Internet presence in business is like not having a telephone. Even if you’re not planning to sell products over the Internet, a website provides people with a window to your business...

QR Codes and Digital Databases

QR Codes are everywhere. You've seen the black-and-white checkered squares on everything from food packages to the pages of your favorite magazine. Similar in appearance to barcodes, QR codes (Quick Response codes) are two-dimensional bar code that can be decoded by using your smartphone with a QR...

Smartphones and Mobile Devices

Got Apps (Applications)? You may have hears people talking about using an application of an app on their smart phone or other mobile device. But what is an app? An application or an app is a web-based program used entirely within the browser and allows you to perform certain tasks. You can use apps...

Pinterest Quickguide

Set-up your business account Visit the Pinterest website and register for a business account Verify your website. Add a Pin It Button to your account Pinning- A pin starts with an image or video you add to Pinterest. You can add a pin from a website using the Pin It bookmarklet or upload an image...

Twitter Quickguide

Sign-up and confirm your account Visit twitter.com and click on click the big “Sign Up” button. You’ll be taken to a page where you’ll be asked to choose a username. This is critical, because it’s how almost everyone who encounters your business on Twitter will first see you. The best practice is...

Facebook Quickguide

Quick Guide for Building a Facebook Business Page Set-up Your Page Choose a category and a Page name that represents your business. Use the name of your business if possible to help promote branding . Select a logo or photo related to your business to use as a profile picture. You can change this...

Social Media

Social media has seen tremendous increase in participants, advertisers, and tools for analytics in just the past two years. According to Nielsen’s Social media Report, consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any other category of sites—roughly 20 percent of their total time...

Technology Tools

Let's Take a Closer Look at Technology for Growing Your Business Businesses everywhere are beginning to incorporate smartphone, iPad, social media and digital technology into their business and marketing plans. Agriculture and rural businesses are no different. With this huge increase of technology...

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