Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup!
In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss how to get business referrals, what the new Facebook graph search could mean for you, and new and social media trends for small biz in 2013.
First, some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Nothing Magical?: The New York Times shares links to articles on how the global economy is starting 2013, five tips to expand your business this year from Regus, six small business myths debunked, how to get 10,000 “shares” on Facebook in 24 hours, how to manage a small business credit line, and much more.
- Small Business Must-Reads: Thursday, Jan. 17: From The Wall Street Journal, links to articles on how the founders of The Knot lured investors at the beginning, whether hiring independent contractors to avoid health care law penalties is a good idea, how the rising number of food trucks in the Bay Area has meant a boon to the many businesses that serve them, and more.
And now, the rest!
- 6 Surefire Ways to Get Business Referrals: Small Business Trends discusses how you can take advantage of the 66% of sales that happen through word of mouth.
- Facebook Graph Search: Big News for Small Business? Not Just Yet.: Kern Lewis at Forbes explains what the big deal is about Facebook’s new graph search and how it could be beneficial to small businesses in the future when it’s fully rolled out.
- New and Social Media Trends for Small Business in 2013: Britt Michaelian shares her take on what small business should be paying attention to in the coming year regarding social media.
What’s new in your small business world this week?