In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about one of the biggest stories to hit the Internet this week—Facebook’s attempts to attract small businesses with free advertising. We’ll also cover small businesses’ support for tougher fuel economy standards, advice for moving into a larger space, tips on getting ready for the holiday season, and how e-books can help market your business.
First, here’s a peek at the New York Times‘ “This Week in Small Business” from Wednesday. Now on to the rest.
- Facebook to Court Small Business with Free Advertising (PCWorld)
- Facebook finally takes small business advertising seriously. Does it matter? (Business Insider)
- Advertising on Social Media: Good for Small Business? (Wall Street Journal)
- Poll Finds Support Among Small Businesses for Tougher Fuel Economy Standards: From the New York Times: “Findings from a new poll contradict the prevailing wisdom that small-business owners are focused on the twin burdens of regulation and high taxes. Owners are instead more concerned about economic uncertainty and higher costs, including expensive fuel.”
- When It’s Time for a Small Business to Grow Up: Forbes follows the experience of a design and marketing agency in Manhattan moving into a new, larger space; if you’re in this position, there are some great lessons to learn included in this piece.
- How small businesses can get noticed this holiday shopping season: Are the holidays coming up already? Indeed, and here are some tips you can use as you get ready for the shoppers.
- How To: Ebooks to Help Market Your Small Business: This is a very basic guide to creating e-books and offering them to your customers; there are helpful links but also a lot of food for thought if you’re looking for a new way to market your business.
What’s new in your small business world this week?