How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media for Real Results How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media for Real Results

From Mashable.com’s Real Results Series:

“Social media can be a scary prospect for small businesses; unlike traditional marketing methods, it puts part of the message in the hands of the customers. But while it’s easy to be concerned that the message will go the wrongway, the benefits can outweigh the risks if you use the available services wisely.”

http://mashable.com/2010/03/22/small-business-social-media-results/

5 Reasons You May Want to Start a Side Business

Whether your “real” work is a full-time day job, an academic course, or taking care of kids, you might have a few hours to spare each week which you’d like to use productively. Have you ever thought about starting a side business?

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http://www.dumblittleman.com/2010/02/5-reasons-you-may-want-to-start-side.html

Self Help for Startups

The following article talks about how local entrepreneurs are having after-hours meetings.  This time is used for networking, information sharing and giving their one minute speech.

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