Small Business Today: Small Business Saturday, Free Twitter Ads and a Sales Webinar

    By owenl | Small Business

    turkeysGiven the short work week - for anyone NOT involved in retail - and the LONG work week for anyone who IS involved in retail, we are running a shortened version of our weekly roundup. First up is a reiteration of the importance and value of Small Business Saturday - for both retailers and shoppers. It's also worth pointing back to a couple of articles you may have missed last Friday: one about the fiscal cliff and the startling lack of agreement about how it will affect small businesses and the other taking a look at the new crowdfunding rules for small business.

    Outside the confines of Yahoo! Small Business there were a couple of interesting pieces of news. First of all, Twitter has decided to offer the first 10,000 qualified small business to apply a $100 in free advertising on Twitter. So apply now... The second is a neat sales webinar taking place December 13th at 11AM with six experts talking about the best sales tools for 2013.

    If you haven't taken the plunge yet, hopefully some of these articles give you the impetus to start your own business — and if you do, we have tools to help. Besides our domain name, web hosting and ecommerce products, we also have just added an innovative marketing dashboard that you can try for free even if you don't use our other products.

    Have a great week, watch the bottom line and let us know in the comments if any of this was especially useful or if you have any advice you'd like to share. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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