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Facebook Helping Small Businesses Grow
Published on Jul 15, 2011
Read our article, 'Facebook Helping Small Businesses Grow' at 'Time to Start Up,' the small business blog by BizFilings.
Small business owners who believe Facebook is just for kids, or not for them, might want to take a look at the ways Facebook is changing small businesses. The UPS Store is holding a Facebook contest called “The Promotion Promotion,” which is an effort to help small business owners with their marketing initiatives.
The lucky grand prize winner will be awarded an integrated marketing campaign, valued at up to $50,000. To enter the contest, which begins on July 18th, log onto The UPS Store corporate Facebook page. The winner will be determined by a panel of judges who will base their decision on who they believe possesses the most passion for small business.
Another way Facebook can influence small businesses is with their partnership with American Express. The two companies created their own small business division, American Express Open, which will give five companies a Facebook reconstruction, and $20,000 to expand their business.
Facebook and American Express both share an aggressive focus on small businesses. Last fall, American Express Open’s Small Business Saturday, advocated for independently owned businesses, and urged consumers to shop at these types of stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.