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Home » Big Red Tomato Company

Let’s Connect on Facebook

I’m trying to build a community here on for those who want to be a better leader or lead a better life. Whether you are the owner of a one person business, website owner, department manager or the chief executive of a multinational there’s something here for you.

We feature articles on leadership, lifestyle and entrepeneurship. Covering topics from creating a vision to how to bake peanut butter cookies. We will show you how to make more money as well as how to hang on to it and make the best use of it when you’ve earn’t it, or even what to spend it on.

This is still early days for the site and it will get better and better over time, especially with your contribution.

The Big Red Tomato Company thrives on the conversation with you the reader and gets better with each and every comment you add sharing your experiences or adding a new dimension.

I’m trying to reach out and connect to as many like minded people as possible, which is why I’ve bitten the bullet and created a Facebook Fan Page which I’m inviting you to join. Now, forgive me as this is still early days, for our Fan Page and I will be posting more content as we get more familiar with it and how to make use of it.

Maybe you can make some suggestions in the comments below as to how we can use our fan page to build our community?

Please join click the link and become a fan or press the button in the right hand sidebar.


  • Eleanor Edwards said:

    OK, I’m a fan πŸ˜‰ Look forward to seeing how your fruit develops over the coming months.


  • Eric said:

    Just became a fan! πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to great things happening.
    .-= Eric´s last blog ..Lets Help Each Other =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hi Eric, thanks for this, really appreciated. I’m new to Facebook, so I’m still working out how to use it and what content to put on there as opposed to here and vice versa. Any ideas, much appreciated!

  • Eric said:

    Glad to share an idea or two with you here!

    Something to think about is adding just a taste of something really beneficial in your blog to your facebook fans and getting them to visit your blog to find out more.

    Maybe even a contest of some kind… Similar to my top 10 favorite blogs but whatever you choose I’m sure will rock.

    Good luck! πŸ™‚
    .-= Eric´s last blog ..Lets Help Each Other =-.

  • Keith said:

    Just became a fan, re-tweeted too. I think every blog should have a fan page, 350+million active users on facebook makes it the largest social networking site right now, don’t miss the boat!
    .-= Keith´s last blog ..Article Promotion =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hi Keith, thanks for your comment (and becoming a fan!) much appreciated. I was a bit sceptical to be honest, but everyone keeps saying ‘go on, you should be on’, so I’m giving it a go.

    Thanks again!

  • Ralph said:

    Tried to become a fan but instead sent you a friend request. Where is the fan page? I’m no Facebook pro either.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..Feedback and Connections =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Ralph, thanks for trying! I’m with you there.

    Does this link work for you?

  • Ralph said:

    Yes it does. I’m a fan.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..Feedback and Connections =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hey Ralph, thanks for the fan up! Much appreciated.

  • winnie said:

    I am a fan but don’t have facebook sorry…

  • Karen said:

    Very cool, Matthew

    I’m interested in hearing what was your motivating factor in setting one up? It seems to be all the rage now but it just seems to be to be a lot of extra work, unless you have a huge following.

    Are you going to be benchmarking before and after stats to measure your results from adding a FB page?

    .-= Karen´s last blog ..My Top 5 Secret Success Factors =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hi Karen, thanks for your comment.

    Like a drip on the forehead, if you get enough of them you realise you’re wet and that, is the story of how I’m on Facebook. It all started with a guest post James had on the Infopreneur a week or so ago on social media and it was one of the top two things to do. I have just been reading crush it by Gary Vaynerchuk and he mentioned that you absolutely must control your brand. So I’ve bitten the bullet and have just started it up to see what happens.

    Now I think you’ve overlooked a major point. You are assuming that all visitors are created equal. Even though initially it might not generate a ton of traffic, all it needs is one person to come in that way and either buy a service an ebook or an affiliate for it all to be worthwhile. Plus the reach is the important thing rather than the number of absolute fans or friends.

    Yes all stats have been benchmaked to start with, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens. Also I created a Tumblr account too today (

    So, the real answer to your question is let’s see what happens.

  • John Paul Aguiar said:

    Nice, Fanned you up.
    .-= John Paul Aguiar´s last blog ..Just Released: New Twitter Dummy Guide =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hey John, Thanks for the fan up! Nice site you have btw.

  • Travis said:

    Yes sir, I’m an official fan!! πŸ˜‰

    I did the same thing for my blog. I thought, hey, what the heck, may as well! Now I have a link on my blog for my facebook fanpage and a link from my fanpage to the “real me” friend page.

    Thanks bro!
    .-= Travis´s last blog ..The End Justifies the Means =-.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hi Travis, thanks for becoming a fan! Most appreciated!

    I think it’s the best thing to do. I’ve now set up Tumblr, Squidoo and Youtube pages. I think you need to get out there.