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of Top South, Inc.

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10 Ways to Make Your Small Business Social Media Activities Rock
used with permission from SBA.gov
by Caron Beesley

Social media may have the lowest cost of entry of any marketing tool, but is not actually that easy to do well. In fact, a report by eMarketer found that small businesses are struggling to adopt social media, with only 24 percent of small firms having integrated social media in a structured way into their operations.

Knowing where to start is perhaps the number one obstacle holding many small business owners back. Knowing what to do when you get there is next.

So, whether you are new to social media or looking to go beyond using it in an ad hoc or informal way, here are 10 ways to make your small business social media activities rock.

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Safely Using Airport Wi-Fi
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

Heading out of town to visit relatives during the Holidays is as traditional as turkey dinners, electronic gifts, mistletoe, and snowmen. But what many people do not look forward to is the hustle, bustle, and time-consuming activity of actually heading into, through, and out of airports. This year, more than ever, millions of travelers will be using the public Wi-Fi systems available at municipal and International airports around the world. You may be one of them.

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To buy or not to buy
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

With new technology being released on what seems like a daily basis, it’s understandable that businesses have a hard time keeping up. The next new this and the next new that might seem like a great addition to your business, but how do you know when to immediately embrace new technology or when to wait for the next release?

Often there’s no clear-cut answer. For consumers, adopting a new technology is usually a low-risk behavior. If they buy something they don’t like, they’ll simply replace it with something different during their next purchase. It’s a lot trickier for businesses, though. Rarely do they buy just one product at a time, so their purchases need to benefit the employees and the company as a whole.

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Advance Preparation for Disaster is a Must for Every Small Business
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Marian Merritt

Small businesses are the economic backbone of this country. Yet, in the aftermath of manmade or natural disasters, an astounding 40% of small businesses never reopen. It doesn’t have to be this way; with preparation, organization and practice, owners and employees of small businesses can secure their future, despite what may come their way. In this 50th year of National Small Business Week, it’s the right time to put your plan together and into practice. The tips and advice here and at the websites I link to are also terrific resources and ideas for your home life, to make sure your family is safe and your important personal information secured.

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September Newsletter
In this issue:

Make Your Social Media Activities Rock

Safely Using Airport Wi-Fi

To Buy or Not to Buy

Advance Preparation for Disaster

Help Kids Use Social Websites

Protect Your Small Business

How to help your kids use social websites more safely
used with permission from Microsoft's Safety & Security Center
These days, many kids draw little distinction between real life and online life. Whatever they're doing, they should understand that many of these webpages can be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.

Kids can use the web to:

  • Chat
  • Play games
  • Post and browse through photos and videos
  • Blog
  • Post an online profile

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7 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Fraud and Cybercrime
used with permission from SBA.gov
by Caron Beesley

How secure are your small business assets from fraud, identity theft and cybercrime?

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), companies with less than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 as a result of fraud each year.

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Quote of the Month

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.

- Richard Feynman

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