Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup!
In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss saving money on an office space, how smaller retailers can compete with big box stores, and whether there is something magical about small business incentives when it comes to boosting the economy.
First, some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: YOLO!: The New York Times shares links to articles on the fiscal cliff impact, 12 buzzwords you can expect in 2013, a steady unemployment rate, promising East Coast start-ups to watch this year, the most annoying and hated words and phrases of last year — yes, YOLO and fiscal cliff made the list — and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Jan. 10: From The Street, links to articles on whether consumers actually shop with their smartphones, a Texas start-up taking on big players in the lighting industry, and hiring smarter in 2013.
- Small Business Must-Reads: Thursday, Jan. 10: From The Wall Street Journal, links to articles on business’ concerns with the cloud, the secrets of America’s happiest companies, Dallas’ corporate support ecosystem, and more.
And now, the rest!
- How to Save on Office Space for Your Small Business: Forbes tackles the problem of wanting to expand your office space without breaking the budget with “five ways to set up an office without putting a big dent in your bottom line.”
- 5 Ways Small Retailers Can Survive Against Big Box Stores: Business Insider shares advice on how small businesses can compete with the Wal-Marts of the world, and it has to do with competing on experience.
- There Is Nothing Magical About Small Businesses: Forbes shares a survey showing that economists overwhelmingly agree with the following statement: “The federal government would make the average U.S. citizen better off by using policies that directly focus more on increasing small business growth than growth of economic output overall.” What do you think about this? Do you agree or is there, indeed, something “magical” about small businesses?
What’s new in your small business world this week?