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Weekly 5: Figuring out health insurance options

Weekly-5

Photo Credit: qisur, Flickr and BusinessUSA

Christopher Gerber (CGerber@BoatingIndustry.com)
August 6, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Weekly 5

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.

1. Figuring out health insurance options

A new tool from BusinessUSA can help you figure out just what the Affordable Care Act means to your business and clear up some confusion. Answering a few simple questions will guide you to answers about what parts of healthcare reform apply to you and what you need to do in your business.

2. Why you should throw away your first 10 ideas

When it’s time to brainstorm, throw away all the ideas you think of in the first few minutes. Why? It’s simple, says Don Snyder: Someone’s already tried them. The key is to dig down to the good ideas that come after that, he says.

3. 7 lies about social media

We’ve all been told how important social media marketing is for business. At the same time, there’s a lot of bad information out there. Here are 7 of the biggest lies you’ve been told about social media.

4. Prepare to sell … even if you never want to

The best way to get your business in shape? Prepare to sell it, says entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan. Even if you never intend to sell, going through the process can help you identify weak spots and strengths.

5. 3 ways to use Pinterest in your business

With a subject as visually interesting as boating, Pinterest is a natural for the marine industry. Social Media Examiner offers three unique ways to use Pinterest to boost your business.

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