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7 Marketing Benefits of a Small Business Blog

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When planning a small business marketing strategy, a busy business owner may be hesitant to invest the time and energy needed to develop and maintain a company blog; however, when done so thoughtfully and strategically, a blog could prove to be an extremely beneficial small business content marketing tactic.

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In the latest article on PR Newswire's PR Toolkit, contributing author Steve Lazuka offers seven benefits that small business owners can reap from blogging - from driving website traffic to identifying new audiences to generating leads.

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