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Reviewing small business news for the week of 5/11.

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Facebook Plans Campaign to ‘Friend’ Small Business
The leading social network is looking to educate and encourage more small business owners to try their advertising products by setting up pages and launching campaigns.
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Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter
The Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve painted a positive picture of the US economy in her testimony to Congress this week.
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How Small-Business Owners Are Coping With the Health Law (So Far)
Small business owners and readers of the Wall Street Journal chime in on how the new laws have affected their business–as might be expected, reactions were mixed.
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The 7 Most Important Hires for Your Small Business
At some point, every small business will need to make hires and build out a team. Mashable explains the seven roles you need to fill as you grow.
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Small Business Needs Sensible Policies From Washington
Forbes contributor William Dunkelberg argues that small businesses need sensible policies in Washington, as uncertainty continues to hold back small business investment.
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Small Business Owners’ Most Frequently-Asked Questions About Online Presence
David Brown, CEO of, shares key advice for small business owners trying to figure out their presence online.
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General Liability Insurance: 3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid
Insurance is important for every business, but not many entrepreneurs can spend much time thinking about it. Here are some tips on common mistakes to avoid.
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