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Friday, June 26, 2015

5 Social Media Rules for Time-Strapped Small Businesses

5 Social Media Rules for Time-Strapped Small Businesses by Teddy Nykiel

Social Media may be the last thing on your mind after a long day of managing employees, interacting with customers, ordering inventory and keeping an eye on your finances.

 But it's an important tool that can help you market your business and engage with customers. To save time for busy small-business owners, Teddy compiled a list of way to optimize your social media presence. Read more...

3 Mistakes Small Businesses Make in Creating a Website by Steve Nicastro

Small business owners looking to create a website that stands out from the competition should avoid these three common mistakes.

1. Making it too flashy

Hiring a website designer to put together a flashy website overloaded with graphics and video can be a mistake, as it can hurt your chances of getting discovered via search engines such as Google, Sarnoff says.

"At the end of the day, what you need to be is found," she says. "If there's too many graphics to many videos, and you don't have enough text, you're not going to get found for the right things. That always something to keep in mind." Being mobile-friendly is another important more.

Small Business Success Story: Daisy Cakes

Kiplinger's spoke with Kim Nelson (pic at left) 53, founder of Daisy Cakes, a Pauline, S.C.- based bakery, about how she got her business off the ground with a little help from ABC's "Shark Tank. Read more

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