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42 creative ways to advertise your small business on a small budget
Inventor Spot
There are countless ways to advertise your small business on a small budget. As the CEO of a small business, have you ever felt daunted by the idea of establishing a name for yourself? What we lack in capital, we have to make up for in creativity, tenacity and effort. We have to hustle harder than everyone else out there. We have to be the champions of our cause — day in and day out. We have to be remarkable. The following is a list of 42 creative ways to advertise your small business on a small budget but the possibilities are infinte.
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How common are SBA loans?
Small Business Trends
Small Business Administration guaranteed loans get a lot of attention in Washington. President Barack Obama, for instance, believes that "the SBA should be provided additional resources to assist small businesses in acquiring capital necessary to start, continue or expand operations," the Congressional Research Service reports. Many in Congress agree. All of this attention might suggest that SBA loans are a major source of small-business finance. But the data show that SBA-guaranteed loans make up a small portion of the value of small-business lending and that an even smaller fraction of U.S. businesses receive SBA loans.
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4 types of low-cost content small businesses should create
Search Engine Watch
Small businesses face a big challenge: they must balance the need to market themselves with small marketing budgets. It's crucial that they get the word out about their products and services but they often have limited resources. Therefore, small businesses need ways to market themselves in ways that don't break the bank. One way small businesses can grow their brand is through content marketing through social media. When small businesses share great content in social media, they become a trusted resource and build brand recognition without having to spend too much money. So what kind of content should small businesses create?
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Tips for the self-employed buyer
The Pueblo Chieftan
At the height of the financial crisis, those who were self-employed stood almost zero chance of having a mortgage application approved. But while many challenges remain, the situation is now slightly better for this class of borrowers. Here are a few pointers for self-employed homebuyers.
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42 creative ways to advertise your small business on a small budget
Inventor Spot
There are countless ways to advertise your small business on a small budget. As the CEO of a small business, have you ever felt daunted by the idea of establishing a name for yourself? What we lack in capital, we have to make up for in creativity, tenacity and effort. We have to hustle harder than everyone else out there. We have to be the champions of our cause — day in and day out. We have to be remarkable.

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5 small-business social media mistakes
Small Business Trends
Small businesses can use social media to boost sales and gain attention from potential customers. Unfortunately, a lot of small businesses make mistakes when trying to harness the power of social media. Some of those are rookie mistakes that are easy to avoid, if you just are conscious of them and work to handle them differently. Here are five of the biggest small-business social media mistakes to avoid.

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When to pay the self-employment tax
CBS News
If you plan to start a small business and pay yourself, you'll need to know a thing or two about the taxes you owe. One special tax that trips up a lot of small business owners is the self-employment tax, which is also known as the SE or SECA tax. Many newly self-employed people, such as sole proprietors, independent contractors and consultants are surprised to find that they pay a lot more in tax as a self-employed person than as an employee. Here are the things you will need to keep in mind.

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Collateral damage for small-business credit
Bloomberg Businesweek
Sept. 15 marks the fifth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, an event that many see as having catalyzed the passage of Dodd-Frank. While small-business loans were not a cause of the financial crisis, the regulatory response to the crisis has made small-business credit more difficult to obtain.
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How home business brings freedom for entrepreneurs with disabilities
The Guardian
Running a business from home is popular with entrepreneurs for reasons such as convenience, cost savings and flexibility. For those who are affected by health issues and disabilities, a home setting can also provide the freedom and flexibility they need to run a successful business. For some, it is their determination to overcome the challenges that accompany disability that fuels their desire to run their own business and the familiarity of a home office that helps facilitate it.
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5 steps to clearer marketing and business writing: The Bob Vila edition
By Joe Latta
Clear, straightforward business writing can do a lot: get you hired, get you promoted, save you time, make you money and save you money. Lots of money. Think I'm exaggerating? Think again. Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., found that using a clear writing style would save the U.S. Navy alone $27 million to $75 million annually in time wasted reading and rereading. Taking a cue from our favorite home improvement guru, let's discuss five ways to remodel your writing with clearer, more persuasive messages.
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Putting marketing trends on small-business radar
Greenville News
For small businesses, few issues are as important as marketing. You have to find and keep customers if you're going to stay in business but few aspects of business change as quickly as marketing today. Here's a roundup of the trends and developments in marketing that have happened since last year that you and your small business need to know about.
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Small-business hiring plans reach highest level since 2007
Los Angeles Times via Richmond Times-Dispatch
The percentage of small-business owners planning to hire more workers rose last month to its highest level since 2007, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The Small Business Economic Trends Survey also showed that sales were down and small businesses cut workers for the fourth straight month in August, with the average firm shedding 0.3 employees. But plans for new hiring in the next three months surged by 7 percentage points in August. The 16 percent of businesses anticipating expanded employment was the best since before the recession began.
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Putting your best digital face forward
Fox Business
Small businesses are hurting their bottom line by not building relationships with their customers online, new research shows. A study by Web.com, which offers a range of Internet services to small businesses including domain registration, website builders and online marketing, discovered that nearly 60 percent of customers are influenced to take positive actions when a small business meets their expectations for Web, social media and digital capabilities.
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