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The Morning Briefing: SMB growth in the digital age

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about small business growth and modern devices.

1.) Tablets and smartphones 'key to SMB mobility trend'. Mobile technology appears to be playing an increasingly important role in modern business, particularly among smaller companies.

2.) Small business' recipe for growth in 2013. Payroll company Paychex asked small businesses about their plans for 2013 and found that a majority of them plan to maintain their staffing levels but anticipate growth in their mobile-technology and social-media adoption.

3.) Panel talk: How small business can embrace digital advances. From mobile sites to social media, a panel of experts discuss how SMEs can make best use of new technology.

4.) Promote smarter, not louder: Holiday marketing tips for small businesses [Infographic]

5.) SMB growth and social media. Social media has changed the way small and midsize businesses market themselves. According to two recent surveys, they are using it more and more. Now the challenge remains for them to act on effective strategies to make it work for them.

Bonus: 6 tips for small businesses to engage on the social web

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— By on November 22, 2012, 5:02 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

Contributing Editor

Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure