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    1. Small Businesses Embrace Social Media In Their Content Marketing

      Small Businesses Embrace Social Media In Their Content Marketing

      Research finds that 93% of B2B small business marketers use social media content (other than blogs) as a content marketing tactic (versus 88% last year). They're also using blogs more frequently (87% versus 77% last year), as well as infographics (60% versus 48% last year). Of all the tactics they use, 65% of B2B small business marketers say eBooks and webinars are the most effective.

      On average, B2B small business marketers use six social media platforms to distribute content. Nearly all (97%) use LinkedIn, which is also the platform they say is most effective.

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    2. Uber for Snowplows: Startups Dig Out of the Blizzard

      Uber for Snowplows: Startups Dig Out of the Blizzard

      With a blizzard gathering over the ocean, J and R Lawn and Landscape decided to send part of its snowplow fleet on a 300-mile drive. The landscaping company operates 20 snowplows in and around Cicero, N.Y. A tech startup called Plows and Mowz—sort of an Uber for snowplows—had promised there would be lucrative work in Boston.

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    3. Congress renews program Pentagon admits hurts small business

      Congress renews program Pentagon admits hurts small business

      After 25 years, the Pentagon has finally admitted, a program they adopted under the pretense of increasing subcontracting opportunities for small businesses has actually done just the opposite.

      Who would have ever guessed that a Pentagon program that completely eliminated all transparency and any penalties for non-compliance on small business subcontracting plans would actually be harmful to small businesses?

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    4. Main Street Morning: One BIG storm

      Main Street Morning: One BIG storm

      - Why does a blizzard turn your customers into irrational hoarders?

      - The House of Representatives gets a snow day.

      - The snowstorm shuts down some small businesses while at the same time pumping up the sales of others.

      and much more...

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    5. Small businesses increasingly turn to online lenders when banks bail

      Small businesses increasingly turn to online lenders when banks bail

      Soon after opening DJ’s Delights, a deli in the New Jersey shore town of Asbury Park, co-owners Ron Wendolowski and DJ Presto realized they needed to upgrade kitchen equipment. And they figured they could easily get a small business loan of about $6,000 dollars to do that.

      But when Wendolowski – who manages the books – tried going to a bank in 2010, he quickly found out it was going to be anything but easy.

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    6. Main Street Morning: A Texas-sized turnaround

      Main Street Morning: A Texas-sized turnaround

      - Texas is solely responsible for the 1.2 million-plus net U.S. job increase since 2007.

      - An expert explains how Ritz-Carlton’s secret customer service sauce creates indelible memories.

      - A recent TD Bank survey finds that most small business owners in Philadelphia are more excited than anxious for the year ahead. 

      and much more...

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    7. 20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

      20 Inspiring Quotes on How to Build a Successful Startup

      Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don't give up on your dream just yet. If you really believe that you have something amazing to share with the world (and there is a market for it), go for it. Don't be discouraged by the number of times you have tried and failed, but be inspired by the number of people who have failed and bounced back as successful entrepreneurs.

      Here are some of the most important insights from amazing founders on building a great startup.

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    8. Our Nation's Top Military General Shares 13 Leadership Ideas

      Our Nation's Top Military General Shares 13 Leadership Ideas

      Recently Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin E. Dempsey shared his leadership vision with Syracuse University students (military and civilian). His ideas will supercharge your leadership growth.

      With an illustrious 40-year career, his techniques are not just for soldiers--they are for students and business people to integrate into their soul. Here are 13 ideas you can instill in your leadership style today.

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