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12-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Stirs Debate in Florida

A sweet childhood pastime has soured over one area man’s claims that it’s a menace to the neighborhood.

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Two new bills winding through Congress would allow businesses to keep writing off up to 100 percent of equipment purchases up to $500,000 per year.

Two new bills winding through Congress would allow businesses to keep writing off up to 100 percent of equipment purchases up to $500,000 per year.

Yahoo Ramps Up Its Media Business, Hiring Katie Couric As Global Anchor  (Via fastcompany)
Twitter and traditional news outlets each have their strengths in terms of delivering news. However, Twitter can bring added value by spreading the word on events that we might not hear about, and for bringing local perspectives on major news items.

Dr. Miles Osborne, lead study author | SMI: Intelligence in Social Media (via unionmetrics)

Twitter is great for news, but is it the right marketing tool for your business? Read more on OPEN Forum to find out.

Youngest Funded Entrepreneur Raises $1 Million by Age 16
If you think your business startup can never get off the ground or that you need years of experience and a lifetime of connections to get others to pay attention to you, the story of 16-year-old Nick D’Aloisio will change your mind. The London-based teenager has received funding from the likes of Zynga founder Marc Pincus, actor Ashton Kutcher, and artist and Beatle widow Yoko Ono totaling $1 million in startup capital so far. But you don’t need to get endorsements from celebrities to launch your next great business. Read More
(via Youngest Funded Entrepreneur Raises $1 Million by Age 16 | Small Business Trends)

Youngest Funded Entrepreneur Raises $1 Million by Age 16

If you think your business startup can never get off the ground or that you need years of experience and a lifetime of connections to get others to pay attention to you, the story of 16-year-old Nick D’Aloisio will change your mind. The London-based teenager has received funding from the likes of Zynga founder Marc Pincus, actor Ashton Kutcher, and artist and Beatle widow Yoko Ono totaling $1 million in startup capital so far. But you don’t need to get endorsements from celebrities to launch your next great business. Read More

(via Youngest Funded Entrepreneur Raises $1 Million by Age 16 | Small Business Trends)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic).The Simple Science of Facebook Engagement
Even though Facebook is a social platform populated with seemingly random posts, there is a tested method to getting your fans to engage with your brand and your content. Here we distill the methodology to getting people to visit your Facebook page, keep them reading as well as get them to return. Read More
(via The Simple Science of Facebook Engagement - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic).

The Simple Science of Facebook Engagement

Even though Facebook is a social platform populated with seemingly random posts, there is a tested method to getting your fans to engage with your brand and your content. Here we distill the methodology to getting people to visit your Facebook page, keep them reading as well as get them to return. Read More

(via The Simple Science of Facebook Engagement - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

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
        (via A Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
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

(via A Small Business Guide to the Presidential Election - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

A Turn of the Page for Newsweek
After 80 years in print, the newsmagazine will adopt an all-digital format as of 2013. Read More
Above: Newsweek's cover on the Apollo 11 spaceflight from July 28, 1969.
(via A Turn of the Page for Newsweek - The Daily Beast)

A Turn of the Page for Newsweek

After 80 years in print, the newsmagazine will adopt an all-digital format as of 2013. Read More

Above: Newsweek's cover on the Apollo 11 spaceflight from July 28, 1969.

(via A Turn of the Page for Newsweek - The Daily Beast)

YouTube Changes Video Ranking, Emphasizes Engagement
Entrepreneurs and small business owners have been told for quite some time about the importance of video in the marketing mix. At one time, getting someone to click on your video might have been enough, and video content did certainly help your Website in search results. But increasingly, the amount of time visitors spend watching your video or the degree to which your video engages them is gaining additional importance. Attention grabbing may no longer be sufficient. As online video becomes more important, holding your viewers attention is what really counts. Read More
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YouTube Changes Video Ranking, Emphasizes Engagement

Entrepreneurs and small business owners have been told for quite some time about the importance of video in the marketing mix. At one time, getting someone to click on your video might have been enough, and video content did certainly help your Website in search results. But increasingly, the amount of time visitors spend watching your video or the degree to which your video engages them is gaining additional importance. Attention grabbing may no longer be sufficient. As online video becomes more important, holding your viewers attention is what really counts. Read More

(via YouTube Changes Video Ranking, Emphasizes Engagement | Small Business Trends - Image source)

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

(via Poll: Small Business Owners Slowly Shifting to Obama : The World :: American Express OPEN Forum - Image source)