As webve mentioned before, high unemployment rates have really affected commercial real estate because with fewer jobs, fewer people have the need to go into the office. Fortunately, a little more than a quarter of small business owners plan to hire during the next six months, according the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor Survey. Ten percent of these will be hired as full-time workers.

Naturally, these small businesses cite finding new customers as their main goal, along with keeping up the customer service for their current clientele. How? By deepening relationships and offering greater value, especially through social media platforms.

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