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The Week in Small Business – 09.10.11

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. What Obama's Jobs Plan Could Mean for Small Businesses President Obama gave a much-anticipated speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night, in which he outlined a $447 billion plan [...]
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5 Tips for Getting Publicity with HARO

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Well-placed press coverage can go a long way toward building buzz about your business. The good news: You no longer have to bust your marketing budget to get it. The online era has put more tools than ever at your disposal for connecting with the media. Help a Reporter Out, better known as HARO, is [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 09.03.11

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. The Death of the Debit Card? Small businesses scored a victory a while back when the Federal Reserve limited the transaction fees banks charge each time one of your customers swipes their [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 08.27.11

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. How Important is User-Generated Content? Very, says Mashable contributor Cathy Halligan: Read on for her analysis of how website content created by your customers and other visitors is changing the search engine [...]
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Google Adds Two Social Features to +1 Button: What Your Business Should Know

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Let's see if we've got the math right: +1 plus two equals, well, still +1. But better. Confused? Math makes my brain hurt, so let's translate: Google is launching two significant upgrades to the +1 button it launched back in June. Each integrates with Google+, the company's rapidly growing social network, and each comes with potential [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 08.20.11

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Obama: Recovery Starts with Small Business As the 2012 election machine begins grinding its gears in earnest, President Obama renewed his emphasis on the role of small businesses in the economy's recovery. [...]
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8 Great Small Businesses from TV Land

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We've already tipped our cap to some of the brilliant entrepreneurs of the big screen. Television has created some memorable small businesses over the years, too. Some of them might not make recommended models for your business, but they should at least be good for a laugh (or cry). Bluth Banana Stand Industry: Food Key [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 08.13.11

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Business Owners Ride the Stock Market Rollercoaster At the Friday close of the U.S. markets, the carnage was, well, not all that carnage-like: the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 1.5 percent of [...]
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