Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup!
In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss the biggest issues facing small businesses in 2013, whether you need a mobile app, how to avoid a holiday financing hangover, and how to save money on business travel.
First, some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: The Pope’s on Twitter (Are You?): The New York Times shares links to articles on the Pope’s emergence on Twitter, car sales at their highest level in several years, seven ways to work smarter, 101 social media marketing statistics to guide you into 2013, a one-hour webinar on crowdfunding, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: December 12: From The Street, links to articles on using technology to manage the holiday rush, five franchises that will be hurt by higher taxes, and Avon cutting jobs.
- Small Business Must-Reads: Thursday: From The Wall Street Journal, links to articles on one woman’s experiences with selling her firm, small biz owners considering tax-friendly locales, the dos and don’ts of sending holiday gifts to your customers, and more.
And now, the rest!
- The 5 Biggest Issues Facing Small Business in 2013: #4 CyberSecurity: Forbes has an excellent series of articles on what you should be concerned with heading into the new year. This piece focuses on keeping your data safe.
- Does Your Small Business Need a Mobile App to Stay Competitive?: PC World takes on this hot topic as it seems more and more businesses, even small ones, are developing apps. But do you need one? Great discussion.
- How Small Business Owners Can Avoid a Holiday Financing Hangover: From The Washington Post, tips on how you can avoid spending too much during the holiday season and also how, exactly, you should be spending (i.e., not with a business credit card).
- 11 Ways to Save on Small Business Travel: If you need to travel for your small biz, here are some easy ways you can save some money while still getting the job done.
What’s new in your small business world this week?