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61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business

61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business
Banana Republic and Susan’s Neighborhood Shirt Shop could be using the same social networks—Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.—but their marketing plans and their marketing tools are likely quite different. Enterprise solutions are great for the big guys, but the rest of us are in the market for something more our size. Small businesses are eager to find valuable tools that take a lot of the time and trouble out of social media marketing and that do so without costing an arm and a leg. I think we’d all want tools like that, right? Well, I went searching for just this kind of simple, easy, cost-effective tool, and I came up with 61 that made the cut. Hopefully you find one or two here that you can use in your small scale marketing that can get you big results. Update: If you’re managing multiple accounts, you might enjoy this list of 6 social media management tools and strategies—it may help you put some of the tools here into practice! Ok, back to the blogpost! Buffer SocialBro Tweetdeck Tweriod

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