New Twitter Features Top List of Weekly Small Business Headlines

New Twitter Features Top List of Weekly Small Business Headlines

Twitter has been one of the top promotional tools for small businesses for years. Advertisement Social Media Twitter Promote Mode Automatically Boosts Small Business Tweets for $99 a Month If you’re struggling with setting up a social media ad campaign, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has just introduced a solution right up your alley. Economy Tech Alliance Provides Obamacare Open Enrollment Assistance to Freelancers Open enrollment for individuals to find new health insurance plans under Obamacare started on November 1, meaning that it’s now the time for freelancers to find their health insurance plans for the new year. The acquisition bolsters Web.com’s existing suite of online marketing tools for small businesses with AI technology. As part of the partnership, small restaurant businesses can now integrate mobile order-ahead, in-store mobile payments, and loyalty programs into their existing Revel platform. The Shopping Habits of Millennial Women Revealed According to the survey by digital shopping platform ThinkOver, 89 percent of women say they will watch an item for a sale before purchasing. Read about the company and how it aims to help small businesses in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. The collection of software productivity and collaboration tools aim at simplifying IT for small and medium-sized businesses with up to 300 employees. Technology Trends Google Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit Targets Businesses with New Video Conferencing Features Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has officially launched a new hardware kit solely dedicated to businesses that use Hangouts Meet. Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Xfinity customers around the country experienced widespread outages Monday.

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Twitter has been one of the top promotional tools for small businesses for years. And now, the social networking platform is unveiling a couple of new features that could make the experience even better.

First, Twitter announced a new advertising feature that automatically boosts tweets and profiles so you don’t have to constantly select tweets to amplify. Then the company announced all Twitter users now have access to an expanded 280-character limit.

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Twitter Promote Mode Automatically Boosts Small Business Tweets for $99 a Month

If you’re struggling with setting up a social media ad campaign, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has just introduced a solution right up your alley. The new Twitter Promote Mode is an “always-on, amplification engine” which automatically boosts tweets and profiles. By repeatedly promoting tweets, Promote Mode consistently attracts more followers and creates additional reach.

Now Your Business Too Has #280characters of Twitter Power

All Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) users now have the ability to tweet using 280 characters, double the previous 140-character limit. The change went into effect on November 7 and all those strategies and tricks you had for getting your small business’s message across in a short form are now fodder for the history books.

New Facebook Feature Allows Small Businesses to Integrate Messenger on their Websites

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) just introduced a new feature for its Facebook Messenger platform that will allow businesses to integrate Messenger into their own websites.

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Tech Alliance Provides Obamacare Open Enrollment Assistance to Freelancers

Open enrollment for individuals to find new health insurance plans under Obamacare started on November 1, meaning that it’s now the time for freelancers to find their health insurance plans for the new year. Unlike other small businesses, freelancers apply for health insurance plans as individuals under the Affordable Care Act, rather than applying for business plans.

Robotics Becomes Fastest Growing Skill Among Freelancers, Upworks Index Says

Jobs for skilled freelancers online are booming, thank you very much, on account of new technologies. According to data from Upwork, a website that matches freelancers with employers, job postings for independent skilled workers in emerging technologies more than doubled this year.

Web.com Acquires Acquisio to Bolster Online Small Business Marketing with AI

Internet services and online marketing solutions provider Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WEB) recently announced it has acquired Acquisio, an online marketing Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. The acquisition bolsters Web.com’s existing suite of online marketing tools for small businesses with AI technology.

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When temperatures start to fall, more and more people find themselves sick with colds or the flu. For small businesses, that means you’ll likely have some employees try to come into work even while they’re battling these illnesses. Olivia Curtis is a workplace wellness expert at HR company G&A Partners.

Hidden Mystery Behind Obamacare 2017 Open Enrollment: What Business Owners Should Know

Open enrollment began November 1 under The Affordable Care Act (ACA). It lasts until December 15. There are some implications for small businesses as the ACA gets buffeted by attempts to change or repeal it. Finding a path through the maze of items like the calls to end cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments can be confusing.

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