In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about trends for 2012, strategies for expansion, fact-checking small business jobs numbers, and how crowdsourcing can benefit your business.
First, some other roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: An Asteroid?: The New York Times’ small business news roundup, including articles on the what the “supercommittee” is up to, Forbes’ determination of the 70 most powerful people in the world, and tips for negotiating, among many, many others.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 10: The Street discusses topics such as jobs for veterans, Steve Forbes’ advice to small businesses, and what’s up at Wal-Mart as it pertains to small businesses.
Now for the rest:
- 10 Small Business Trends to Know About for 2012: The Arizona Business Gazette has us looking forward to next year with discussion of some upcoming trends, including cloud computing, segmentation, co-marketing, and the ever-increasing importance of social media.
- Small Business Strategies: Want to expand? A plan is a must: Rhonda Abrams at USA Today offers a look at how small business can handle the most pressing challenges of a fast-growing business from staffing and leadership to financing and cash flow.
- Fact-Checking Small Business Jobs Numbers: Bloomberg Businessweek takes a closer look at the contention made by Entrepreneur that “[b]usinesses with between $10,000 and $10 million of revenue account for just 17 perent of new jobs, according to a recent Treasury Department report.”
- How Crowdsourcing Can Help Your Small Business: Business Insider reports on this growing trend among small business — the use of “large groups of citizens willing to give services for low fees.”
What’s new in your small business world this week?