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MARKETING PRACTICES SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FIND MOST EFFECTIVE

Word of mouth/customer referrals 84%

Networking with other Small Business Owners 55%

Direct Mail or Email 46%

Advertising (print, radio) 43%

Social Media 42%

Source: Bank of America Small Business Owner Report 2012

TOP CITIES FOR TECH START-UPS IN 2012

Cities with the greatest number of new tech companies funded in 2012

#1. San Francisco/San Jose                     1,146

#2. Boston                                                           415

#3.  New York                                                    302

#4. Los Angeles                                                181

#5.  Washington, D.C.                                     116

#6.  Seattle                                                          111

#7.  San Diego                                                   101

#8.  Philadelphia                                                 98

#9.  Austin                                                              87

#10.  Pittsburgh                                                    76

SOURCE:  The National Association of Venture Capital

 

 

HOW OFTEN DO ADULTS POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES?

An AARP  survey of 1,000 adults 18 years and older asked how often do adults post to social media websites.  The results——-

Once of more a day                           24%

At least once a week                        34%

At least once a month                    23%

Less than once a month                16%

Never                                                      3%

SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE BY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

A survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Vistage International found six out of ten small business owners believe social media is valuable to their company’s growth. Nearly one-half spend between one to five hours weekly on social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS USE REGULARLY

LinkedIn     30%
Facebook    22%
Twitter        14%
You Tube    13%
Pinterest       3%

This survey was conducted in January 2013.

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