The big talk in the small business world this week is undoubtedly Small Business Saturday; be sure to come back and let us know how this initiative supported by American Express and 200 other organizations affected your business.
Now for other roundups of small business news –
- This Week in Small Business: Everything is Super!: The New York Times’ small business news roundup, including articles on the deficit, health care, social media, marketing, and more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 21 from The Street; topics covered include eBay’s acquisition of Hunch.com, making your product stand out in a crowded market, and a Gallup poll that shows black children are more likely to start a small business than white children.
And some other notable articles:
- Facebook Power Tips for Small Business: Amy Porterfield, co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies, share tips on how businesses can maximize their use of Facebook pages, including a great piece of advice to set up a special tab on which first-time visitors will land instead of being thrown directly onto your main wall, which might be confusing.
- Small Business Owners Can Take Control of Risks: Michael Keane, president at The Hanover Insurance Group, specializing in small business insurance, runs through a checklist of how small business owners can best manage common risks such as data security, severe weather, and product liability.
- Ask an Expert: Tips for Marketing Your Small Business: Steven D. Strauss offers four solid, inexpensive ways to market a small business including using testimonials and keeping in touch with customers.
What’s new in your small business world this week?