Welcome Congress, Now Take the Year Off

By FOXBusiness

A new year and a new fiscal cliff dominated small business tweets this week.

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@kristenschaaled

So far best thing about 2013 is you can pull the tail around of the last 2 in 2012 to make it a 3 when you write the date wrong. Good tweet.

@RaccoonPun

Changed my iPod name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

@DaveKerpen

Face everything. Avoid nothing.

@ValaAfshar  By 2016, 40% of new IT investments are going to be where the Line of Business executive is the decision maker.

@levieThis year, $3.7 trillion will be spent on IT. Instead of collecting taxes, the US government should just sell enterprise software.

@smoothsaleWhen prospects speak, listen for underlying problems.

@marthaheller #CIO Quote of the Day: "If your #CFO asks you to troubleshoot his computer, solicit his help with your next tax return."

@mikevanhornExample of a culture of smallness: Your customers expect to see your face when they come in. You stop your work to serve them.

@JonahLupton  I love companies that have programs allowing you to earn points or credits for referring new customers. More companies need to offer these.

@alanlepo  While Windows 8 live tiles sound good, they have yet to provide me enough info that I've not had to open the full app. ex: Mail, Calendar

@gitomerYou could double your #business if you got every one of your present customers to REFER one more customer just like themselves.

 ‏@HarveyMackay  If you want to learn how to sell, here’s how to start at the primal level: Ask people for money.

@mvnash  Taking pictures w/an iPad is the new fanny pack

@SangitaSri1,700,000,000 apps downloaded in the last week of 2012 alone - apps are here to stay.

@thehealthmavenNew Media brings those on the fringe of a company more central, especially if global & gives them a voice - lends faster innovation

@AndreeaHirica  I hear a tendency of filtering down the social volume for some 2013 incubation time. Excited to see the output.

@skap5In 2013 business models will move to the center of the innovation conversation.

@LoisMarketing  Economy an overall challenge. But companies need to seriously look within to specifics challenging their innovation

@KnowledgeBishop  In the era of empowerment, rude brands will leak customers like a wet paper sack.@indecision

No one at Al Jazeera is worried that being associated with Current TV will make them seem less appealing to Americans?

@PushinWeight

If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait 'til you hire an amateur.

@michaelianblack

Congratulations to the new 113th Congress. Take the rest of the year off.

@mileskahn

Congress is tanking so hard NBC just moved them to Fridays at 10.@MacNaughtonArt

I'm beginning to think that the only reason we have 2 houses of Congress is so the old men have an excuse to never go back home.

@EricIdle

My new Mayan Calendar arrived.

@NotFaulty

Happy birthday to whoever was born on 1/1/2000. You are literally the first teen born in this millennium. Your existence frightens me.

@pourmecoffee

Attention countries we are trying to convert to democracy: Please, look away for a while. Thank you.

@mshowalter

I hear they just got Twitter in Canada. It's called "Twitter, he?"

@ChrisFranjola

The flip phone is the new leprosy.

@paulbwelsh

Ok now that we've reached a deal on the fiscal cliff can we talk about real issues like why do people now wear backpacks well in their 40s?

@kumailn

I'm gonna name my kid Void so it won't be able to cash its paychecks.

@JohnEdginton#ThingsThatWorkBetterThanCongress iPhone batteries

@BuzzFeedAndrew Well, at the least the west coast hasn't gone off the fiscal cliff yet.

@curtmercadante Whoa this fiscal cliff is rough so far! I've had a falling sensation since midnight. ‏@AriFleischer We need a spending cliff to replace the fiscal cliff. It's time for a showdown over government spending.‏@ronflatter Those who took seriously the faux panic and cry-wolf warnings about the #fiscalcliff may need to reboot their gullibility threshold.

‏@jimcramer I think Obama will try a constitutional challenge to debt limit stalemate, but let’s hope Soc Sec and Medicare spending curtailed sensibly‏@smoothsale The customer is not right 100% of the time, but UR business depends upon UR customer service policies. Review them often!

@joebrusuelas The pending deal does not put the primary budget on a path towards balance. First in a series of reforms necessary to right fiscal path.

@deficitowl Since an extension of payroll tax cut isn't part of deal, pay checks for 160 million+ Americans will be 2 percent smaller starting in Jan.

@DaveKerpen Don't sell, tell.

@garyvee It's 2013 - wasn't it 2003 .. 5 seconds ago?

@llsethj Can we wait for CES to start before publishing the 'Apple won CES' posts?

@AaronCBaker I'm hoping they release some sweet beepers at CES this year

 ‏@Hyken Confidence is a product of consistently delivering a better-than-average experience every time you interact with the customer.

@joebrusuelas The US budget deal will likely create a1.7% fiscal drag on economy creating conditions for another sub 2% year of growth.

@JimPethokoukis Potomac Research predicts "government will technically default for a few days in March before a deficit-cutting deal is reached"