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Reads of the Week – Jan 23rd

Date: January 23, 2015

Weekly RoundupWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites that we may have missed in the comments.

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Tuesday evening was President Obama’s 6th State of the Union and Wednesday morning as people reflected, they counted how many times he talked about different topics and also started to dive into the effects on different sectors of the US. This article from CNBC started to look at the small business sector and how legislation around taxes, sick pay, and wages might be impacted.

You’ve started a small business, or worked with people who have, but the number of young people starting new businesses has been dropping over the past 24 years. Top business execs like former HP Chairman Carly Fiorina and others have started an initiative to grow this number. Learn more about what they are trying to do and how the space has changed for this group in this article from the Wall-Street Journal.

While you have a Facebook Page for your business, it might not seem like anyone is reading it. Here are the 11 reasons why they aren’t. That article is an oldie but still accurate as we all battle for eyeballs in our newsfeed.

Many of us have received our W-2s or 1099s and are collecting our documents to do our taxes. NerdWallet had two great articles this week on 5 tips to prepare taxes and 4 little known deductions. Check them out to be prepared for April 15th.

Finally, find yourself wanting to read more business books, but with less and less time available? Here are  50 business books summarized in one sentence. Be able to pontificate on Malcolm Gladwell, Clayton Christensen, and more with this handy little guide.

5 Tips to Ask Questions to Deliver the Best Service

Date: January 22, 2015

Strong communication is essential for any business. It begins with asking the questions to get the answers that will be actionable and informative.

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The Art and Economics of Delegating: Help for the Small Business Superhero

Date: January 20, 2015

Small business owners are superheroes! Ask a small business owner how many hats she wears and you’re likely to get an earful. However, no matter how much you can do, you probably can’t do everything required to effectively run and grow a small…

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Reads of the Week – January 16th

Date: January 16, 2015

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week including CES highlights, a new social co-working platform and the top 15 trend predictions for 2015.

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Getting It Out: 4 Tips for Extracting Content from PowerPoint, YouTube, Acrobat, & other Files and Online Sources.

Date: January 13, 2015

Have you ever been frustrated by receiving a presentation or document from which you can’t copy a picture or video? Have you ever wanted to grab a YouTube video and use it, or a small piece of it, in an off-line presentation? Have you ever scream…

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Reads of the Week – Jan 9th

Date: January 09, 2015

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week including getting paid, survival tactics, and some awesome podcasts.

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[Infographic] Our Top 15 Small Business Trends for 2015

Date: January 07, 2015

Our new infographic brings you a summary of the top 15 happening’s in 2014 and predictions for 2015. From service business growth to crowdfunding platform surges to a shift in online and mobile payments, we predict that 2015 will be a continuation…

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Small Business Optimism Looking Up for 2015

Date: January 06, 2015

Each month, the The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses) Research Foundation has published the Small Business Optimism Index—a measure of how small business owners feel about current business conditions and the outlook for the upcom…

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Reads of the Week – Jan 2

Date: January 02, 2015

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for the beginning of 2015 including business resolutions, optimism, and eliminating junk food.

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Small Business Tip of the Week: The Best of 2014

Date: December 30, 2014

Tis the season for year-end wrap-ups; and as today is the last Tip of the year, a best of list seems fitting. The following are the most popular tip posts from 2014, along with posts from previous years that generated the most traffic in 2014. If y…

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