Facebook has definitely become one of the most popular social networking sites around. This free resource can be used as a marketing tool, enabling you to reach out to countless individuals in your local community. This is also a great way for clients to casually refer your business to their friends and family.
If you’re not yet familiar with Facebook, it’s a website designed to help you create a network of friends—if you have a personal account, or followers—if you have a business account. When users ‘like’ a business, organization, celebrity, band or movement, they are notified of any announcements, links or status updates posted by that entity. By having a Facebook page for your business, you have access to all those users who choose to ‘like’ it, and thus a free channel for notifying them of all key business happenings.
If your business doesn’t yet have a Facebook page, now is the time. Simply go to Facebook.com and, beneath the personal signup on the right-hand side of the screen, select “Create a Page for a celebrity, band or business.” Then simply follow all the prompts provided by Facebook.
Universal Accounting Center also has a Facebook page through which we post weekly, and sometimes daily, posts related to the accounting and tax industry, such as current events, accounting and tax updates, inspiration quotes and stories, marketing tips, UAC updates, etc. Our objective is to act as a valuable resource to all financial professionals.
We ask that you visit our page and ‘like’ Universal. To do so, simply visit UAC’s Facebook page and click the ‘Like’ button to right of ‘Universal Accounting.’ Doing so enables you to have access to a wealth of information intended to benefit your career and/or business.
But aside from all the intrinsic benefits you’ll get from having access to this information, Universal is offering additional incentives for ‘liking’ our Facebook page. In September, those of you who choose to ‘like’ UAC will have the opportunity to win the following:
- For everyone who has ‘liked’ Universal by September 12th, you will be entered into a random drawing for 3 gift cards: $20 gift each
2. A random drawing for the individual that “likes” the most posts in the month of September to date (9/1 to 9/19): a $20 gift card
3. A random drawing for the individual that contributes the most “relevant posts” in the month of September to date (9/1 to 9/26): a $20 gift card
4. A random drawing for the individual that comments on the most posts in the month of September to date (9/1 to 9/30): a $20 gift card.
Universal would like to become your resource for accounting and tax information on Facebook. Take this opportunity to ‘like’ us now.
Also, please let us know what information you would like us to provide on Facebook. We would love to improve our posts so they better suit your needs. Post your feedback here.
FACEBOOK PROFILE NECESSARY TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF SEMINAR ATTENDEES. 1. ELIGIBILITY: UAC (“Drawing”) is open only to legal residents of the USA, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older as of September 1, 2011. All employees of UAC (“Sponsor”) and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each (whether legally related or not), are ineligible to enter or win the Drawing. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. Your Facebook profile & “liking” the UAC Fan Page on Facebook constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these “Official Rules”. 2. DRAWING PERIOD: The Drawing entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on the first day of September and ends as stated for each drawing in the month of September 2011 (the “Drawing Period”). Winners will be randomly selected from entries determined as those with Facebook profiles that have “liked” the UAC Facebook Fan Page and have complete contact information, Name, Phone Number, E-mail, Shipping/Mailing address. 3. DRAWING ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Having a Facebook profile and “liking” the Facebook UAC Fan Page during the drawing time periods in the month of September 2011 automatically enters you in the monthly Drawing. 4. PUBLICITY: As a condition of entry into the Drawing, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each potential Winner by accepting a Prize grants to Sponsor and Sponsor’s affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license and right, to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Drawing entrant’s name, city, state and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of any Winner. 5. SELECTION OF DRAWING WINNER: The potential Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on the last day of the drawing period as stated above in the month of September 2011. The potential Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received through the UAC Facebook Fan Page. Odds of winning will depend on the number of profiles that “Like” the Facebook UAC Fan Page. The potential Winners may be notified via Facebook messaging, phone & e-mail to the phone number & e-mail address on their Facebook profile within two (2) weeks after the drawing (“Prize Award Period”). The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, the judge of the Drawing, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Drawing shall be final and binding. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (1) potential Winners’ failure to respond to notification within ten (10) days after its transmission; (2) the return of an email notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts; (3) potential Winners’ failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (4) potential Winners’ failure to validly claim the prize by the last day of the winning month; and (5) any other non-compliance with the Official Rules. In the event of a prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. 6. PRIZES: One (1) “Gift Card of either $20 value” will be awarded to the “Grand Prize Winner”, which will include: 1 gift card. Prize is not redeemable for cash (except as required by law). No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The prize will be awarded provided it is validly claimed by the last day of the winning month, after which no alternate winner will be selected, nor unclaimed prize awarded. 7. GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Drawing, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the terms and conditions of the Drawing Entities’ websites, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Drawing Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Drawing; or (3) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Drawing, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Drawing is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Drawing (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Drawing (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual found to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Drawing or any website operated by the Drawing Entities; (b) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (c) altered, delayed, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, illegible, incomplete, late, lost, mutilated, postage-due, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible entries will result in disqualification (d) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (e) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Drawing Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in this Drawing or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Drawing information. 8. PARTICIPANT OBLIGATIONS: By participating in this Drawing, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. By entering, entrant agrees to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Drawing Entities from and against any and all losses, demands, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the Drawing or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s)). Each Winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in this Drawing or use or redemption of the prize. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Utah without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of Utah. 9. SPONSOR: UAC, Universal Accounting Center 5288 South Commerce Drive B100, Salt Lake City Utah 84003.