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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 8/26/11

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In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss business credit cards, dying industries you should avoid, factors to consider when relocating your business, and five metrics to measure the health of your community. Let’s go!

  • Business Credit Cards Lack Many Protections: Forbes warns readers to be careful when selecting a business credit card—very timely advice considering both American Express and Capitol One rolled out new small business credit cards this past week. Overall, always be sure to read the fine print carefully before choosing any credit card for your business.
  • Small Business Industries You Shouldn’t Touch With a 10-Foot Pole: Thinking of starting a new enterprise? Business Insider lets you know which industries should *not* be on your short list of possible ventures. At the top of the list are bookstores as even big chains like Borders can’t keep their doors open, but some others mentioned might surprise you.
  • 5 Metrics to Measure the Health of Your Community: Small Business Trends knows that many of you have been around the social media block, know how to use Twitter and Facebook to increase your business’ online presence, etc. But do you know how to measure success? Here are some ideas of what to look for including an increase in subscribers and conversations on your blog and other outlets.

As always, you can keep up with the latest small business news by following @LegalZoom on Twitter and LegalZoom on Facebook.

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August 26th, 2011 at 10:08 am