Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Before we get started with the roundup, please remember that tomorrow, Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday, “a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.” It is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so be sure to show your support for small businesses.
In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss free online small biz courses from the SBA, tips learned at Facebook Small Business Bootcamp, and why you should strongly consider writing a book.
First, some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Happy Holidays?: The New York Times links to articles on the widening budget deficit, a checklist to motivate employees, advice for selling a business through a broker, ways the Skype Professional Network can help small businesses, the opening of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Georgetown University, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 20: From The Street, links to articles on how many consumers are planning to come out for Small Business Saturday, the SBA seeking out tech innovators for a “non-electric heating solution” post-Hurricane Sandy, and the launching of “Lower Manhattan: Back to Business Small Business Grant Program.”
- Small Business Must-Reads: Tuesday: From The Wall Street Journal, links to articles on Amazon’s new ‘Pages’ service for companies to set up their own storefronts, common LinkedIn mistakes, and more.
And now, the rest!
- Free Online Education Courses from the Small Business Administration: Small Business Trends shares information on a new online Small Business Learning Center “aimed at simplifying the process of finding and procuring small business resources online.”
- What I Learnt at Facebook Small Business Bootcamp: Business 2 Community shares this post by Selina Power about Facebook tips she has learned; this article is part of an ongoing series.
- 5 Reasons You Should Write a Book: You may not consider yourself an author at this point, but have a look at this article, which just may convince you that you need to start working on that first draft.
What’s new in your small business world this week?