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How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It used to be that if you wanted to take your business online, you bought a domain name, hired a developer and then--after much testing and many iterations--launched a website. That no longer needs to be the case. Increasingly, entrepreneurs are turning to social media platforms--in particular, Facebook--as an easy, quick and inexpensive way to launch an online presence. Since there's no geek gene required, a business can create a functional Facebook page with little or no web-development cost.

So do you really need a stand-alone website? Or will a page on Facebook--with its 1.19 billion monthly active users, ease of social selling and targeted marketing tools that allow you to build momentum and community--suffice?

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