We have a jam-packed last small business news weekly roundup of 2011, so let’s jump right in!
- This Year in Small Business: The Best Reads: The New York Times has compiled this “best of” list for 2011, which includes articles on making money, commentary about Wall Street, bad tips for entrepreneurs, living a fulfilling life, and much more. Nice roundup. Speaking of which…
- The Best Business Advice of 2011: Business News Daily shares quotes from various small business consultants and experts gathered throughout 2011; advice covers all different aspects of business and each quote is linked back to the article from which it originally came.
- Six Year-End Tax Saving Tips: Entrepreneur.com shares some quality advice on how you can save some money on taxes before 2011 comes to a close.
- How to Use Retirement Funds to Start a Business: The Street shares advice on how you can roll over a qualified retirement plan without penalty for some start-up cash for your business.
- Is It Time to Create Your First App? Four Things to Think About: Business Insider offers advice on how small business owners should think about apps; one of the most surprising tips may be that your app should be free: “Small businesses should approach app development the same [as a website], as a doorway to attracting and engaging customers.”
- Will There Be a Shortage of Small Business Tech Workers in 2012?: Small Business Trends reports on CIO.com’s findings that show hiring qualified, experienced tech support may be a challenge for small businesses in the new year as larger companies will also be looking to hire large numbers of IT staff members in the first half of 2012.
- Survey Says: What is Small Businesses’ Top New Year’s Resolution for 2012?: The Huffington Post reports on an Intuit Small Business Survey that found the resolution of most small business owners’ (67%) for the upcoming year is ramping up marketing efforts to reach more customers and drive up sales.
What’s new in your small business world this week? And what is your new year’s resolution for your small business?
Wishing you and your small business a happy, healthy, prosperous 2012!