In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss what small business owners can learn from Apple post-Steve Jobs, the role of Starbucks in small business development (yes, you read that correctly), how a new NLRB report may affect businesses’ social media policies, and tips for establishing positive eating habits as a small business owner.
But first, here’s a roundup of Top Small Business Stories from Portfolio.com with lots of great articles including those on small business lending funds being used to repay TARP and news on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now, moving on . . .
- Apple After Steve Jobs: The Perfect Case Study for Entrepreneurs: The Internet has been full of tributes and remembrances of Steve Jobs this past week, and rightfully so; this article takes a closer look at the business model he has left behind and what today’s entrepreneurs can learn from it.
- Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?: Entrepreneur explores the new programs of large companies aimed toward helping small businesses, focusing on how big — or small — of an impact their contributions may have.
- How New Labor Guidelines Could Affect Your Social Media Policy: Sharlyn Lauby at Mashable offers an overview of a recent National Labor Relations Board report on social media policies as well as pointers on how small businesses should handle their own rules and regulations.
- Bust Your Bad Small Business Eating Habits: If you run a small business, you’re busy — that’s a given. But your health should never suffer, so here are some tips on how you can make sure your eating habits are helping to pave a path for success rather than slowing you down and potentially creating problems for you in the long run.
What’s new in your small business world this week?