In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about saving money, great advice to follow when you’re just starting out, why an ex-con could be just who you’re looking for to add to your small business family, and the future of social media in small business.
First, some other roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Focus!: The New York Times’ smalll business news roundup, including articles on the economy, jobs, tech trends in small business, and marketing.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 17 from The Street; topics covered include angel investors on the rise and Occupy Wall Street.
- Also on OWS, check out Business Owners Divided on Occupy Wall Street at Entrepreneur.com for some interesting comments from a study of more than 200 business owners done by email marketer VerticalResponse.
Now for the rest:
- 10 Ways to Save Money for Your Business: As you take stock of your small business going into the new year, here’s a good checklist to run down to make sure you’re not throwing away money. Tips include buying in bulk and finding free resources and other software.
- The Biggest Small Business Rule I Wish I’d Followed: Mike Hess, founder and CEO of Skooba Design, shares the advice he should’ve followed so you can follow it the first time around.
- Why an Ex-Con Could Be a Great Hire: From SmartMoney, this title caught my eye as it’s a topic you don’t see discussed very often on the small business beat. Interesting article.
- 67% of Small Business Owners Won’t Invest in Social Media in 2012: Mediabistro reports on a new study from SocialStrategy1 and OfficeArrow that found “a full two-thirds (67 percent) won’t be making additional investments in their social media marketing in 2012.” Are you in that 67%?
What’s new in your small business world this week?