Small Business Awards: How to Evaluate Legit Opportunities from Scams

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Winning an award for your small business can be a great “get,” but, unfortunately, many scams exist out there. Avoid these con-artist setups. Here’s how.
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Cozy Custom Apparel That’ll Keep You Warm & In Style

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The weather outside might not be frightful just yet, but why wait for the snow to blow before getting your cozy on? Stock up on some super comfy custom apparel (and more!) that’ll promote your business even when the skies are gray. Here are some of our favorite picks for the season.
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3 Facebook Marketing Tips You Can Use Right Now

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We’re not here today to debate the merits of Facebook for small businesses. (You’ll find plenty of fans and plenty of critics.) Instead, we want to give small business folks like you practical Facebook marketing tips that you can start using right now.
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Small Business Saturday 2014: Tips & Strategies from the Frontlines

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Wedged in between the sales juggernauts known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another holiday: Small Business Saturday (SBS). This day celebrates the “little guys,” those businesses upon which our great nation was built: mom-and-pop shops, eclectic boutiques, entrepreneurs going it alone, and the corner stores that have been around for decades.
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Business & Politics: Is It OK for Small Biz Owners to Get Political?

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Election Day is just around the corner. It’s a proud moment when we cast our ballots in this country, but here’s a question to consider: is it ever OK for businesses to get political? While this ultimately needs to be a decision you make on your own, here are five things to consider as you weigh the pros and cons.
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5 Signs You Might Need a Small Business Coach

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Maybe you’ve been thinking, “Gee, I know I can do so much better if only…” And then your thought process peters out, even though, deep down, you suspect the last part of that sentence ends with “…if only I had some help, some guidance.”
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Marketing in Tough Times: 3 Situations When You Should Pause

7 Things You Should Never Do in Social MediaIf you’ve been in business long enough, you’ve probably heard this piece of advice: you should always be marketing, even when you’re busy. While we agree that regular marketing is crucial to a company’s success, you should still be aware of three situations when hitting the pause button is just as important.

Here’s what you need to know.
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