In the fast paced world of today, many people use the Internet to keep them connected with what is going on around them. Millions of people log on to a number of social media platforms every day to see what their friends are doing and to find new ways of communicating with those around them. For many small business owners, using social media seems confusing and time consuming, which is not the case at all. The use of social media for marketing purposes is more affective that almost any other form of traditional advertising. The following are some benefits of using Social Media Marketing for Small Business in the Chicago area.