Social media has made marketing in today’s business world a much easier proposition for small businesses. Social media is cheap, elective and easy to use, which is why it is changing the way businesses market themselves to customers. These days, every business should have a strong social media presence. But even businesses that have a strong presence in social media can make mistakes in the way they use it. Because the world of social media is so new, there are very few hard and fast rules when it comes to its application but common sense dictates that there are a number of pitfalls to avoid and possibilities to accentuate, if you know what you’re doing. Experience teaches people how to do things, just as education does, but experience also gives business owners an actual visceral reaction that remains after the words learned have left. Making mistakes gives business owners the knowledge of what not to do by learning from their own mistakes. So how can you avoid failure while employing the proper tools to gain experience? You can do it by avoiding big mistakes and learning as you go. Here are some of the biggest mistakes business owners make and how to avoid them.