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Key Trend To Watch: With the failure of Republicans to pass changes in Obamacare, small business leaders are hopeful tax relief will be passed by this congress although it should take till March of 2018 to be finalized.  Credit card fraud is a growing threat to small business profits. Social media is increasingly affecting small business marketing efforts. Knowing who is a small business brands best customer is important.

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New Book:  97+ Experts Advise On Growing Small Businesses

By JoAnn Laing

Making Social Media Work For Your Small Business.

Social media can be an effective promotional tool for any small business.
The secret is finding the right combination of internal resources and external talent.
Few companies are equipped to drive social media efforts alone. Those that try often run up against a wall of mounting experience and limited internal resources. That is not to say having an internal leader driving the social media efforts can’t work.
Take for example Muscle Egg, a North Dakota company offering consumers an enriched egg white product. The company was not satisfied with its social media partner and hired Joe Gonzalez to come in-house and direct their efforts.
In three years, Gonzalez has totally revamped Muscle Egg’s social media effort delivering robust returns to their promotional efforts.
But for every Muscle Egg success story, there are numerous failures in this rapidly changing social media landscape.
Experts say small companies need to concentrate on their products and let the full-time devotees of the craft pound away at the social media landscape.

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