Resources: Amazon's best sellers and SBA's small business person of the year

From staff reportsNovember 12, 2012 

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Here’s a sample of what’s on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Entrepreneurship list as of 5 p.m. Nov. 12:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, White Dog Publishing, Kindle Edition, print length 294 pages

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau, Crown Business, 304 pages

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries, Crown Business, 336 pages

Target customers on Facebook

Facebook has 1 billion users around the world. The website can be an effective way for small business owners to target customers.

According to Peter Weedfald, author of “Green Reign Leadership,” there are 10 principles needed to succeed on Facebook.

Here are the top three. Go to nando.com/shoptalkblog for the complete list.

1. Keep customer conversations fresh and relevant, and update them daily.

2. Focus heavily on customers who “like” your page. Accept messaging, engagements and offers.

3. Deliver a clear mission statement that includes what you offer and where you’re located.

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