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Do us and yourself a favor? Watch President Obama and Zach Galafianakis spar hilariously in this viral video. The president’s pitch to millennials in need of health care teaches some pretty valuable social media lessons.

Do us and yourself a favor? Watch President Obama and Zach Galafianakis spar hilariously in this viral video. The president’s pitch to millennials in need of health care teaches some pretty valuable social media lessons.

Obamacare: Should You Hire Employee Number 51?

Plenty of people, including small-business owners, predict that some businesses will opt not to grow so they can avoid employer mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that will become effective in 2014.

The major issue is the 50-employee threshold. Businesses with more than 50 full-time employees, as defined by the law, will have to supply them with affordable and well-designed insurance, or face fines.

Read more to learn how this might affect you and your small business.

Biggest Social Media Moments of 2012According to this infographic, 121 billion minutes were spent on social media in the U.S. alone in 2012 — from Pinterest to Obama, learn what the social media milestones were in 2012 in “The State of Social Media 2012.”
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Biggest Social Media Moments of 2012

According to this infographic, 121 billion minutes were spent on social media in the U.S. alone in 2012 — from Pinterest to Obama, learn what the social media milestones were in 2012 in “The State of Social Media 2012.”


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Small Business Saturday by the NumbersThis year, about 500,000 small businesses around the country participated in the event, which attracted some 100 million consumers; the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that 67 percent of consumers planned to shop small. And although American Express is notoriously tight-lipped about the incremental revenue generated by the promotion, anecdotally, at least, it seems business owners around the country are enjoying a modest windfall from the event. Read More
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Small Business Saturday by the Numbers

This year, about 500,000 small businesses around the country participated in the event, which attracted some 100 million consumers; the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that 67 percent of consumers planned to shop small. And although American Express is notoriously tight-lipped about the incremental revenue generated by the promotion, anecdotally, at least, it seems business owners around the country are enjoying a modest windfall from the event. Read More

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How Will Obama’s Second Term Look for Retailers?How will a second term for President Barack Obama play out for retailers? The National Retail Federation isn’t overly optimistic. The trade association forecasts higher costs from healthcare reform, among other things. Read More
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How Will Obama’s Second Term Look for Retailers?

How will a second term for President Barack Obama play out for retailers? The National Retail Federation isn’t overly optimistic. The trade association forecasts higher costs from healthcare reform, among other things. Read More

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5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Victory1. It’s the Big Data, Stupid2. Facebook Advertising Works3. All the Money in the World Can’t Overcome Advertising4. Social Media is Just One Tool in the Arsenal5. It’s the Demographics, StupidRead More
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5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Victory

1. It’s the Big Data, Stupid
2. Facebook Advertising Works
3. All the Money in the World Can’t Overcome Advertising
4. Social Media is Just One Tool in the Arsenal
5. It’s the Demographics, Stupid
Read More

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With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term
President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Read More
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With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term

President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Read More

(via With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term - The Washington Post)

What do small businesses want from the president? Click here to find out.
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A Small Business Guide to the Presidential ElectionBoth Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney pledge to create jobs and kickstart the economy, but differ on their methods. For those still on the fence, here’s a summary of their stances on issues affecting small business. Read MoreRelated posts:1. Presidential Candidates Spar Over Small Business (Again)2. Obama’s Plans for Small Business3. Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to Obama4. Will Election Year Politics Destroy Your Culture?5. Top 5 Business Lessons from the Presidential Debates
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A Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election

Both Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney pledge to create jobs and kickstart the economy, but differ on their methods. For those still on the fence, here’s a summary of their stances on issues affecting small business. Read More

Related posts:
1. Presidential Candidates Spar Over Small Business (Again)
2. Obama’s Plans for Small Business
3. Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to Obama
4. Will Election Year Politics Destroy Your Culture?
5. Top 5 Business Lessons from the Presidential Debates

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