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social media marketingLet's face it; small business owners are very busy people, so busy that they can often be the last to catch on to cultural trends. It may be okay to delay one's personal exploration of social media, but when it comes to promoting your small business, having a presence on social media is crucial. Many business owners find that their pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn drive more new business than any other form of marketing. If you have been avoiding the inevitable, silence on social media sites is no longer an option.

selling businessWhen it is time to sell your home, everyone is happy to dispense advice on how to sell it faster. People will gladly give you the name of their favorite contractor, make landscaping suggestions and help you find the right realtor. But when it comes time to sell your business, entrepreneurs often do very little to make it more appealing. In many cases, they are simply too busy to put the time and energy into marketing. Some business owners would rather make a sales pitch to potential buyers and hope for the best, but there are plenty of proven tactics that will help it sell faster.

fund businessEver since the credit markets got tighter and banks made it harder to get small business loans, many would-be entrepreneurs have looked to alternative lending sources to fund their new ventures. Without established business credit, it can be difficult for an individual to pursue that dream of business ownership, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you are unable to obtain seller-financing for an existing business or the bank's terms are just too costly, this is no reason to throw in the towel. Many new ventures have been launched through "self-funded" loans.

ecommerce businessIf you own a brick-and-mortar business, it's easy to advertise that it is for sale. You can display a "For Sale" sign in the window, list it in a local business directory, or advertise in the Business Opportunities section of your local newspaper. Chances are, word will get around and you will soon be speaking with a number of qualified prospects. But most of these techniques will not work when you are selling an online business.

startup obamacareIf you've been watching the news lately, chances are you have heard a lot about the negative aspects of Obamacare. First it was the question of the individual mandate, then the potential job losses due to the cost of employee healthcare, and finally it was the government shutdown over whether the law should even be funded. Having survived years of twists and turns, the Affordable Care Act stood its ground, but now is plagued by a non-functioning enrollment web site. What more could go wrong, one might ask?

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