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Oct 04, 2013 :: Rieva LesonskyAre you using inbound marketing successfully? Maybe you're not even sure what it is? No worries--our infographic "The Ins and Outs of Inbound Marketing" will get you up to speed. In honor of Techies Day, check out Monika Jansen's post to learn...
Sep 27, 2013 :: Karen AxeltonShould You Dump Your Brand’s Facebook Page For Google+? Get Monika Jansen's take on the question. Social media can do more than create fans--it can boost sales. Read Rieva Lesonsky's post Study Shows Social Does Drive Sales to learn...
Sep 13, 2013 :: Rieva LesonskyIs a Lack of Capital Holding Your Business Back? Read Karen Axelton's post to see what other small business owners are saying. Is social media driving you nuts? Monika Jansen offers 5 Basic Ways to Keep Up With Social Media And Not Lose Your...
Sep 06, 2013 :: Rieva LesonskyIs Your Small Business Profiting From Inbound Marketing Yet? Read Rieva Lesonsky's post to learn what inbound marketing can do for you. Blogging is one of the best tools in the inbound marketer's arsenal. Read Monika Jansen's post How to Build a...
Aug 30, 2013 :: Karen AxeltonGot a retail store? Read Karen Axelton's How Do Local Customers Find Your Business? to get tips on driving more foot traffic. Got a retail website? Don't miss Rieva Lesonsky's post 6 Secrets to Decreasing Shopping Cart Abandonment. Then check...
Small Business Success Index 5 - February 2011
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Highlights from SBSI Wave 5:
- Optimism at an all-time high: For the first time in two years, more small business owners think the economic climate is “improving” rather than “worsening” (35 percent compared to 19 percent).
- Increased use of Social Media : The number of Small Businesses using social media has increased and is now used by almost one out of three enterprises 31 percent(up from 24 percent a year ago and 12 percent two years ago )
- More businesses online: Websites are the fastest growing online solution for small businesses ;over 56 percent now have websites, up from 46 percent a year ago.
- Hiring: Many small businesses – 28 percent of the total – are planning on adding staff in 2011, while only 2 percent are considering reductions.