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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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The Trouble with Measuring Innovation
Measuring innovation—how much is taking place and the value it’s producing—remains a challenge for many companies. The metrics they use to evaluate innovation can sometimes be misleading.
Some metrics, such as the number of new ideas in various stages of development, can overestimate the innovation that is actually taking place inside a company. Other metrics, such as revenue derived from innovations, may not pick up the indirect business value certain ideas create. Read More
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The Trouble with Measuring Innovation

Measuring innovation—how much is taking place and the value it’s producing—remains a challenge for many companies. The metrics they use to evaluate innovation can sometimes be misleading.

Some metrics, such as the number of new ideas in various stages of development, can overestimate the innovation that is actually taking place inside a company. Other metrics, such as revenue derived from innovations, may not pick up the indirect business value certain ideas create. Read More

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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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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

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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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Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to ObamaMany small business voters in swing states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin—are still in the Republican camp, with 48 percent saying they planned to vote for Romney. Obama has made gains, though: Thirty-eight percent said they planned to vote for the current president, a six percent increase since May. And the majority of small business voters—56 percent—think Obama will win the election. Read More
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Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to Obama
Many small business voters in swing states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin—are still in the Republican camp, with 48 percent saying they planned to vote for Romney. Obama has made gains, though: Thirty-eight percent said they planned to vote for the current president, a six percent increase since May. And the majority of small business voters—56 percent—think Obama will win the election. Read More

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Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

In case you were too busy running your business last night to tune into the first presidential debate in Denver, here’s a recap: both candidates talked about their support for cutting taxes for small businesses in some way, but they sparred over what is actually considered a small business.

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