Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup!
This week we’ll discuss your October small biz checklist, why you might consider keeping your political views to yourself this time of year, how to put a dollar value on a Facebook fan, and why more wing-flapping among small businesses would be a good thing.
First some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: They’re Talking About Us: The New York Times links to articles on the first presidential debate, preparing for the looming fiscal cliff, a dropping unemployment rate, whether an entrepreneurial MBA is worth the time and money, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: October 8: The Street has links to articles on FireBigBird.com, a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation that found one-quarter of small business owners do not have health insurance, and the phenomenon of cash mobs hitting Manhattan to support struggling local businesses.
And now, the rest!
- Your October Small Business Checklist: At Forbes, Deborah Sweeney shares a short list of what you should be concentrating on right now to make sure the rest of 2012 goes well for your business.
- Airing Political Views May Cause Self-Employed to Lose Hard-Earned Clientele: Dena Kouremetis at Forbes discusses why it might be a good idea for small biz owners to keep their political leanings to themselves during this heated election (and always).
- What’s a Facebook Follower Worth?: At The Wall Street Journal, Sarah E. Needleman answers this question in the context of Facebook’s recent push to have businesses pay to “promote” their posts.
- Small Business Butterflies Can Create Wave of Trouble: The Wall Street Journal’s Kathleen Madigan discusses why thousands of small businesses not flapping their wings “will hold back growth and hiring.”
What’s new in your small business world this week?