Business Tips

>>6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media 
Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced? Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to Marketing TechBlog it also has a huge influence on consumer buying decisions. Read more here.
>>Hashtags Matter
Source: / Kevin Homer
The # sign, a symbol that for years was called simply a "pound sign" and has historically stood for "number," has recently undergone a drastic transformation. The #hashtag has taken on a far more valuable role in the lives of anyone active on social media. Although most recognize the symbol, many don't fully grasp when or how to release its power. Read more here.

>>6 Options for Financing Your Small Business Marketing Plan 
According to LegalZoom, small businesses spend up to 50 percent of their sales on introductory or marketing launch programs, while established businesses can spend up to 30 percent.That may sound like a considerable chunk of change, but marketing is a must for small businesses. Read more here.
>>SBA Loan Programs
If you're starting or expanding your business, check out how SBA's loan programs can help. While SBA doesn’t make direct loans to entrepreneurs to start or grow a business, it does provide a guarantee to banks and lenders for the money they lend to small businesses owners. There are several types of loans, each developed to suit the needs of your business. The various kinds can help you fund startup costs, equipment, real estate, disaster recovery, exporting, and more! Learn more here.