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December 28, 2012
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  • 5 tips for surviving the next natural disaster
    Storms such as Hurricane Sandy can be devastating to a business, but it is possible to prepare your company to weather the storm before the next disaster arrives. It's important to get insurance, and to store servers and other sensitive equipment in an area that won't be vulnerable to flooding, Drew Greenblatt writes. You should also put together an emergency contact list. Inc. online (free registration) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Creative ways to expand your e-mail list
    You might be able to make sure your e-mail marketing list stays healthy by using some creative tactics, writes D.J. Waldow, founder of Waldow Social. You can do this in several ways such as by offering a smartphone application or creating QR codes, he explains. "[I]t's critical that you test what works best for your audience." Duct Tape Marketing (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Payroll-tax advice for the end of the year
    As the end of the year approaches, there are certain steps you should take to make sure you are handling payroll taxes properly. For example, you should ensure the tax ID numbers you have on file are current, and your employees should make sure your employees' W-2 and 1099 information is accurate. BenefitsPro.com (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Services can help small businesses run loyalty programs
    Companies such as Affinity Solutions, Perka and Belly can help small businesses set up and run loyalty programs for their best customers. For example, Belly, which got its start in 2011, offers a mobile application that can track users' purchases and loyalty points. ZDNet (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Being a positive force in your community makes people like and trust you, and it builds customer loyalty."
--Barbara Hernandez, writing at Intuit Small Business Blog
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 John Jantsch, Editor at Large
John Jantsch is author of "Duct Tape Marketing: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide" and "The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself." John is a marketing and digital technology coach and creator of the Duct Tape Marketing small-business marketing system.
 

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