Small business, and the rest of the country is suffering from the flu ... and tweeting about it. Here's my latest list of tweets of the week.

@Joan_Rivers

My doctor told me that this flu epidemic is a lot like the Kardashians: It's not going away anytime soon.

@RockabillyJay

The President of the United States just told the American People why we can't have a Death Star. For real. I love that guy.

@InternetSniper

I asked my bank to raise my #debtceiling....didn't go so well... #reality

@JamesGRickards

#Boehner refuses to negotiate with #Obama on #DebtCeiling. Obama refuses to negotiate with anyone. This will get interesting. #ChinaDigsGold

@alanlepo

It's a shame when #socbiz evangalists talk about info overload due to email, but then expect employees to read all the posts in streams.

@KevinDJones

To break the rules you must first master them. Unless, of course, you change them.

@RichardRShapiro

Nobody wants to spend their dollar in an establishment that doesn’t care if they return and no one wants to be taken for granted. #custserv

@WestWingReport

Learned something new watching a story on the #flu. The average desk at work is 400x dirtier than a toilet seat. Good times

@dorieclark

Don't forget the power of your email signature file to advertise your blog, podcasts, etc. - be sure to include links .

@tsnee

How can Jack Lew's signature still not have it's own Twitter account? #lew #signature

@pvaras

The trillion dollar coin is a great idea, however they may want to rethink giving the job of pressing it to the Franklin Mint. #Treasury

@lisaderus

Someone help get my rabbit ears to work before Downton Abbey at 8pm?! #panicmode

@amirkhella

I really like the design of my hand. It fits my iPhone nicely!

@KetchumPR

Sometimes your pitch has to evolve. Let it.

‏@AshleyCodianni

Wise observation from my grandmother, "Anybody who doesn't love Honey Boo Boo is crazy."

@FixYourBiz

Look at your marketing with the eyes of a child. Visually your message should be communicated clearly & immediately. #smallbiz #marketing

@bryanjrichard

When making oatmeal at 5AM on three hours sleep do not inadvertently grab the bag of quinoa. #lifehack

@briansolis

Tip: If you need help, advice, intros or a response from your contacts and it's not pressing, wait until after the 1st work week of the year

‏@gapingvoid

People are capable of doing anything. Except for THAT ONE THING that they should be doing.

@charlesarthur

Every year journalists try to find a narrative for CES. And every year they fail.

@MackCollier

What I've found is that when you worry about making each blog post PERFECT, you can actually make them WORSE! Just publish!#blogchat

@edbott

To those who are laughing at Lenovo for introducing a tabletop PC, note that they managed to become the No. 1 PC OEM in 2012.

@gapingvoid

I like following current events. It keeps me from having to do anything.

@Leadershipfreak

Leaders are less practical than you think. They chase dreams, reject conformity, and take risks.

‏@jowyang

If the best things in life are Free, what does that make Twitter?

 ‏@jowyang

A question I'm gearing more frequently: How involved should IT be in choosing marketing software?

@KimJongNumberUn

URGENT NEED TO CONTACT SOMEONE FROM SONY AT #CES AUTOREVERSE ON MY WALKMAN IS BROKE CONTACT ME ON MYSPACE KTHXBYE

@alexia

Apple makes its phones cheaper and it overtakes all news out of CES.

@Hyken

Any contact that a customer has in any way, or with any member, of a company is an opportunity to create an impression.

‏@DaveKerpen

You know what's cooler than reaching 1 billion prospects using Facebook ads? Reaching the perfect 1,000. Or 100. Or 10.

@TheNardvark

One time my dad caught me smoking an e-cig so he took me out to the shed and made me smoke an entire VCR.

@tmbg

There is only one clear choice for who should be on the trillion dollar coin: Mr. David Hasselhoff. #mintthecoin

@moorehn

Big pimpin', spending cheese....but to be fiscally responsible, we pay our debts posthaste, in any currency. #mintthecoin#respectablehiphop

@ObsoleteDogma

One coin to rule them all #mintthecoin

@sdwinkler

You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of platinum. Don't#mintthecoin.

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Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.