A growing number of small-business owners are tapping into a vast array of social-networking tools to gain new customers, connect with their peers and share advice about common problems.A host of networks, blogs and forums for small-business owners have sprung up over the last year, with several small start-ups joining the ranks of established sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and Friendster. Visitors use the sites to post questions and answers, make connections with distributors and suppliers, hunt for employees or show off their products for potential customers.
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