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LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

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But, LinkedIn isn’t just a social networking site for job seekers—it’s also a great marketing platform for businesses. Create a company page.

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

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His business has since closed, but his mindset is still out there. Don’t mix your personal and business profiles or messages.

What Small Business Opportunities Does the Future Hold?

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You could choose to start an already-popular business;  o r, you could choose an industry based on experience, or a skill you already have.

7 Low-Budget Small Business Marketing Ideas

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There are a few different ways to market a small business with little or no money. Business Cards. Email. Freebies. Invoices.

The Marketing Power of Small Business Ethics

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Running a small business means you are up against bigger companies with seriously fat budgets and established reputations.

5 tips to getting small business financing

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It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time getting financing. Demonstrate that your business generates steady cash flow.

Why Owning a Small Business Is Equal Parts Gratifying and Terrifying

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Small Business Is a Path. Owning a small business is now the dream of most and surest path to living the life you were meant to live.

Small Businesses and Startups: Worst. Advice. Ever.

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A few weeks ago I wrote about New Year ‘s resolutions for small businesses , but the other day I realized I had left one out.

Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Rackspace® — [INFOGRAPHIC] Hosting to Storage: Why the Cloud is a Big Deal for Small Businesses. Good for small biz, or not so much?

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[Infographic] How Small Businesses Get Funding

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One of the greatest challenges faced by entrepreneurs is raising sufficient funds to start, continue or even expand the business.

Location-Based Advertising: Good for Small Businesses?

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One method of advertising that should never be overlooked for certain small businesses is that of location-based advertising.

Survey: Best States for Small Business

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A new survey of more than 6,000 small businesses determines which areas are most inviting for entrepreneurs. ”

What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer

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How did Federer win again and what can small business and entrepreneurs learn from Federer’s performance at Wimbledon?

Small Business Marketing: Best Times And Days To Send Email For Opens And Click-Throughts

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Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for small businesses to keep in touch with customers.

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What Customers Want Most From Small Business Mobile Websites

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In a July 2012 study , two independent research firms surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. Make it easier for them to engage with your business.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) For Small Business

YoungUpstarts

For SMEs (small-medium sized enterprise), efficiency and integration are key to managing time and processes. by Monica Shepherd, TradeGecko.

How to Start a Small Business in a Few Hours

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting a business is surprisingly simple--you just need to take the first step. Get your business license. Get a business bank account.

6 Small Business Website Must-Haves

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Owning and running a small business now most certainly requires the inclusion of an effective website. Even the smallest business is expected to have at least some sort of web presence.  Simply paying the kid down the street to set up a run-of-the-mill boring website is more than likely not worth your money.  Being a

5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2013

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Lucky for you, for the past three years at Open Forum , I’ve been suggesting imminent trends that will most impact small businesses in the coming year.

Small Business and Startup Tips: Pricing and Analysis

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Periodically every business needs to take a fresh look at pricing their products or services. Here are five tips that should help: 1. ” 3.

Why We Love Small Business Saturday

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For small businesses, local retailers, and mom and pop shops, a good economy can translate to strong sales and a smile on that local merchants face.

By All Accounts: Eleven Essential Bookkeeping Accounts For Any Small Business Owner

YoungUpstarts

When you first started your business, you probably ran out of the gates with lots of energy and ideas. You were focused on the big picture.

It's Official: America Loves Small Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Report: Compared to major corporations, small businesses have won the hearts and minds of consumers. Well, most of them, anyway.

Small Business and Startup Tips: 5 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

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Marketing your small business is simple, right? Related posts: Small business and startup tips: training day!

7 Most Important Online Marketing Tactics for Any Small Business

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Below are what I believe are the most important online marketing tactics for any small business. photo credit: cleev.

7 Natural Advantages of Small Business

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Even in cultures that are very government and big business centered, small business is seen as the future of both growth and stability.

Best Social Media Tools For Your Small Business

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Do you want to know how you can best leverage social media to help your small business succeed and increase revenues? HootSuite. Buffer.

Small Business and Startups: 5 DIY Things To Do For Your Brand!

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good place to start is with your marketing strategy and for many small businesses this means a serious look at branding strategy. Listen!

Small Businesses A Great Fit For The New Nimble Marketplace

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Professionalisms consumer behaviour consumer trends e-commerce Raj Subramaniam small businessIt’s all just shopping. Social Commerce.

Behind the Scenes at Small Business Week

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The SBA loaned small businesses more this year than ever before. It's starting to get better—but it's still fairly difficult."

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Meet the 'Small Business Person of the Year'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you marvel at the degree to which your life story inspired your business? Do you think you've faced challenges as an entrepreneur?

5 Biggest Leadership Lessons From 2012

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Here are my personal top five leadership lessons from 2012: 1. The #1 leadership lesson of 2012? What a year, right? But planning?

Why You Need To Stop Thinking Like a Small Business

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There's a reason some businesses grow beyond 'small.' That pairing can successfully grow a business to a certain point. Wrong!

How Do Small-Business Owners Measure Success?

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Entrepreneurs rank their top goals for 2012, how they measure success, and how the business climate has affected their health in the past year.

7 Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

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If your business acquired assets in 2011 either through a lease or by purchasing them out right, you may be eligible to deduct up to $500,000. If you are a business owner , don’t forget you can write off 100% of qualifying new (not used) assets—including most software, vehicles, and equipment in general. Tax (Photo credit: 401K).

How to use customer service to differentiate your business – Small business Spotlight

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Every business needs to differentiate itself, to find a way to show the world how it’s unique and different.

Twitter Link Roundup #135 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

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Business. UX Study The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012. September 4th, 2012. Small Study of Big Blogs. Business.

The Economic Clout of Women-Owned Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Did you know that women start businesses at 1.5x the U.S. Related posts: How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC].

[U.S.] [Infographic] Small Business Scorecard August 2012: SurePayroll

YoungUpstarts

Stop blaming the banks for not lending enough to small businesses. Many small businesses don’t have a reason to spend.

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