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Latest news and trends in the small business economy

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

An important task is at the top of your to-do list, but instead of quickly crossing it off, you let it linger for days, which turn into weeks, perhaps even …

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Should Your Business Be on Pinterest? Find Out [INFOGRAPHIC]

By now you’ve probably heard plenty about Pinterest — the new social media platform that acts like a virtual pinboard. Pinterest lets users pull photos and other content from the …

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How to Build an iPhone App for Your Business

The numbers don’t lie: More and more people are turning to smartphones for on-the-go internet browsing, and their ranks are going to swell. Does your company have an app for …

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3 Things Small Businesses Should Know About the New iPad

The popularity of Apple’s iPad is no secret, and small-business owners are no exception to the trend. iPad usage quadrupled among small and midsize businesses in 2011, according to a …

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Tips for Optimizing Your Facebook Business Page for the Timeline View

Have you already switched your business’s Facebook fan page to the Timeline layout? Facebook rolled out the format for personal pages in September, and now the social-networking site plans to …

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Sustainable Direct Services: Bringing Green Practices to Your Clients

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to run an office or a retail store to benefit from taking a more sustainable approach to your business. Companies that provide services …

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LinkedIn Launches Follow Company Button for Businesses [VIDEO]

If you’re healthily obsessed with finding followers and fans for your small business, it’s time to add a new tactic to your approach: LinkedIn’s new Follow Company button. The button …

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The Week in Small Business – 02.25.12

We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Is “Huge” the New “Small?” The federal …

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4 Online Security Mistakes Your Small Business Probably Makes

It’s easy to think that cyber-criminals wouldn’t waste their time hacking your business because it’s too small. It’s harder to accept that you’re wrong. Although the break-in might not make …

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5 Strategies for Avoiding a Data Security Breach

Does your company store private data about your customers and vendors, such as their passwords, credit card details, or social security numbers? If so, even a minor security breach could …

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7 Tips to Get Out from Under a Mountain of Paperwork

Whoever said that going digital would usher in a paperless era was sorely mistaken. For many of us, paperwork (account statements, bills, receipts, tax forms, etc.) still pours in every …

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U.S. Presidents and Small Business: A Mixed Record of Success

The importance of small businesses to the nation’s economic recovery has been the focus of serious debate in the 2012 presidential race, which made us wonder: How many U.S. presidents …

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The Week in Small Business – 02.18.12

We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Payroll Tax Cut Extended Your employees — …

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Should You Use Facebook for Blog Comments?

As more small-business owners attempt to engage customers online, Facebook plugins are emerging as an attractive option for those who want to drive more traffic to their blogs’ comments section …

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Greening Your Office Printing and Copying

Printing and copying can account for significant amounts of office waste. Reducing your use of paper and ink can help you to lower the overhead costs for your company — …

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