By Joanna Schneider
Small business has been a focus at Patch since we first started.
We aim to support small businesses in our communities and to help them use Patch as a way to tell the stories of small businesses across our country.
For our small business community, we bring you a roundup of top stories from Small Business Patch, your online source for small biz news, tips, and insights to help your business grow and prosper.
1. Top 30 Startups to Watch - Entrepreneur Magazine has released its list of the top 30 young startups with the most promise. Check out their list and let us know if these new businesses are as buzzworthy as they say!
2. Retain Clients and Hold on to 40% of your Revenue - From Time's Business & Money section comes five tips to make sure that your business holds on to its hard-earned customers.
3. Are Marketers Getting Mobile? - Our friends at MarketingSherpa share insight into how many marketers are actually putting their money where their mouth is and cashing in on the mobile craze. The results may surprise you.
4. How to Build a Stand-out Brand - The US Small Business Administration brings us some great tips for creating a small business brand that resonates with customers. We've chosen our three favorites - and added some advice of our own.
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