We had an interesting week with some minor fallout from the second presidential debate that once again failed to address small business in any real and lasting way but played a great deal of lip service. There was also a strong theme in the news this week about the changes Facebook has made to the way business pages operate - and specifically how they are aggressively moving to charge businesses for putting their status updates in front of their own followers. It's Facebook's platform to do what it wants with but I fear that int he long run Facebook's position as the top social media and marketing solution for small business may be damaged.
We also looked at what extraordinary bosses have in common, some great credit card perks and also gave a tip of our hat to a possible new trend - insourcing. And next week look to see some new writers covering bookkeeping and general business operations.
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Matt Johnson at Alley Interactive wrote a great piece - very much in sync with our own thoughts about the political failures for small business - called 'How both Obama and Romney are wrong on small business'
In line with our concerns about Facebook, here's an article pointing out the reluctance small business have to pay for promotion on Facebook.