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The number of angel Investors and the amount of dollars they’ve invested have significantly increased over the last ten years, allowing aspiring entrepreneurs more opportunities than ever to achieve success for their early stage companies. 
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The number of angel Investors and the amount of dollars they’ve invested have significantly increased over the last ten years, allowing aspiring entrepreneurs more opportunities than ever to achieve success for their early stage companies.

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Which social network is right for your small business?
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Which social network is right for your small business?

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BlackBerry 10: What it Means for Small Business Productivity BlackBerry launched its new smartphone yesterday by unveiling the BlackBerry 10.Read more here for the updates that will enhance small business productivity
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BlackBerry 10: What it Means for Small Business Productivity

BlackBerry launched its new smartphone yesterday by unveiling the BlackBerry 10.

Read more here for the updates that will enhance small business productivity

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Beginner Social Media Tips for Local Business Marketing
        
        Local businesses that don’t use social media platforms are missing out on opportunities that could attract more customers and help them reach new markets. When you want a local business to thrive, you have to include social media in your marketing plan.  Start with these items below:1. Keep up with current trends2. Establish a brand identity3. Reach out to new customers4. Get your customers involvedRead More
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Beginner Social Media Tips for Local Business Marketing

Local businesses that don’t use social media platforms are missing out on opportunities that could attract more customers and help them reach new markets. When you want a local business to thrive, you have to include social media in your marketing plan.  Start with these items below:

1. Keep up with current trends
2. Establish a brand identity
3. Reach out to new customers
4. Get your customers involved

Read More

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13 Marketing Musts For 2013
The ever changing and evolving marketing best practices continues to show us that the right mix and blend of traditional and new media is the best approach to branding you and your business. Read More
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13 Marketing Musts For 2013

The ever changing and evolving marketing best practices continues to show us that the right mix and blend of traditional and new media is the best approach to branding you and your business. Read More

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Click here for your small business end of year legal checklist.
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Groupon and Daily Deal Sites FalteringIn the beginning, Groupon and other daily deal sites were seen as a way to bring in more business. But more importantly, they were seen as a kind of marketing. You know, give customers a deal to encourage them to try out your product or service and they’ll be back for more. Even if they don’t use the savings, the offer builds visibility and brand recognition for your local business in the community. The trouble, some critics say, is that Groupon and sites of its ilk end up costing you in ways you might not expect, and that ultimately there are better ways to promote what you do. Read More
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Groupon and Daily Deal Sites Faltering

In the beginning, Groupon and other daily deal sites were seen as a way to bring in more business. But more importantly, they were seen as a kind of marketing. You know, give customers a deal to encourage them to try out your product or service and they’ll be back for more. Even if they don’t use the savings, the offer builds visibility and brand recognition for your local business in the community. The trouble, some critics say, is that Groupon and sites of its ilk end up costing you in ways you might not expect, and that ultimately there are better ways to promote what you do. Read More

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Santa or Scrooge: The Pulse of Small Businesses This Holiday Season
Whether a small business is generous or a little penny pinching during the holidays usually depends a lot on how well the company did for the year. If you had a great year, it’s easy to get in the holiday spirit and give clients and employees gifts. But if you didn’t fare as well as you projected for the year, it might be more difficult to appear generous when everyone else is in the giving mood. Read More
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Santa or Scrooge: The Pulse of Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Whether a small business is generous or a little penny pinching during the holidays usually depends a lot on how well the company did for the year. If you had a great year, it’s easy to get in the holiday spirit and give clients and employees gifts. But if you didn’t fare as well as you projected for the year, it might be more difficult to appear generous when everyone else is in the giving mood. Read More

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Entrepreneurial Resources to Help Women Business OwnersLast month was National Women’s Small Business Month – one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community.  Today, about 30 percent of small businesses are owned by women, compared to about 5 percent in 1970 – that’s 7.8 million businesses growing at twice the growth rate of men-owned businesses. Read More
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Entrepreneurial Resources to Help Women Business Owners

Last month was National Women’s Small Business Month – one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community.  Today, about 30 percent of small businesses are owned by women, compared to about 5 percent in 1970 – that’s 7.8 million businesses growing at twice the growth rate of men-owned businesses. Read More

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Now You Can Sell Products Via Instagram, With Chirpify
It’s true!

Chirpify, the platform that allows users to buy and sell directly from their Twitter stream, has now launched a version for Instagram. This means that social media users can now bypass the process of visiting virtual storefronts, adding items to their cart, and filling out credit card forms by making in-stream purchases on the Facebook owned photo service.  And voila — small businesses sell products via Instagram. Read More

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Now You Can Sell Products Via Instagram, With Chirpify

It’s true!

Chirpify, the platform that allows users to buy and sell directly from their Twitter stream, has now launched a version for Instagram. This means that social media users can now bypass the process of visiting virtual storefronts, adding items to their cart, and filling out credit card forms by making in-stream purchases on the Facebook owned photo service.  And voila — small businesses sell products via Instagram. Read More

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