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The Small Business Afternoon Report

CNBC Small Business - Around the Web
CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

Well-kept secret, or just little-used business practice? In 22 states, employees whose hours have been cut can take advantage of "work sharing" programs" that pay partial unemployment insurance, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The Huffington Post reports on a survey that says small business owners are a grumpy group when it comes to social media: 70 percent of small businesses hate Groupon. Twitter does a little better: only 46 percent hate it. Facebook, however, gets some love: 76 percent responded favorably to it.

So, if you're one of the 76 percent who loves Facebook, here are some tips on how to use it to your advantage, courtesy of Fast Company. And if you're one of the 24 percent? Maybe you need to check out these tips.

Newt Gingrich explains why he thinks child labor laws are "stupid" in The Atlantic.

How to get a good night's sleep? Mashable has tips for the entrepreneur, including, "check off something on your to-do list before bed."

email: patricia.orsini@nbcuni.com