Empire Avenue

If you've never heard of it, Empire Avenue is a website where you join, create an account, and you pretend to be a company. Other members will buy and sell shares of stock in your company, and you will do the same to them. Your share prices rises nd falls depending on how your sales go, just like in the real world. The key to your company's success, and the real beauty of Empire Avenue, is the fact that your company value and dividends are based on your social networking activity, both within Empire Avenue and on the major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, YouTube, Facebook Pages, WordPress, InstaGram and Flickr (with Google+ being added shortly).

http://www.empireavenue.com/stadia is my profile and it is set up for my Stadia Studio business.

This has been a great tool for me to help monitor and improve my social networking activity. It has encouraged me to be more engaging and interactive on my platforms, as well as driven me to be more regular in my blog posts on http://www.stadiastudio.com/blog. I have even blogged about EA on the Stadia Studio site as I think small business owners and brands need to have a presence on EA.

Watch for more blogs here dealing with EA tips and strategies.