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Should You Let Employees Use Social Networks at Work?

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Should you let your staff update their Facebook status at work? Or watch a YouTube video during a break? How to manage your workers’ -- and your own -- use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter is a delicate balancing act, according to a recent report by security software maker McAfee. U.S. [...]
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How To Prepare For Your Maternity Leave When You're a Small Business Owner

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Having a baby isn’t easy. Having a baby and owning a small business at the same time -- now that's really tough. Chances are you have no HR department to coddle you, no second-in-command who can pick up the slack while you're out, and no paid time off at all -- after all, you're paying [...]

Five Tips for Making the Most of Your Business’s Facebook Page

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With 500 million people registered on Facebook, having a Facebook page for your small business is a free, simple, and effective way to stay in touch with customers and find new ones, offering a place to post the latest news about your business, offer promotions, and provide background and other information about what your business [...]

Insider Interview: Intuit Ready for Tax Cut Extension

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Will they or won't they? All eyes are on Washington as lawmakers weigh whether to extend the current tax cuts. A decision won’t come until after the elections, but Intuit’s Susan Anderson says that the company is already prepared to roll out any and all changes so that employers will be compliant when filling out [...]
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Using Twitter and Coupons to Build Customer Loyalty

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In 140 characters or less, Parties That Cook shares a regular stream of recipes, events and news for its foodie followers on Twitter. Occasionally, the San Francisco-based small business, which organizes cooking parties and team-building events, also offers a discount code exclusive to its followers, giving them anywhere from $10 off to 50 percent off [...]
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