We hope you’ve enjoyed National Small Business Month as well as National Inventors Month! Now are you ready for June?
In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss what small businesses can learn from Google, the seven deadly sins of online marketing, and why small business owners need more than just a week of celebrations in order to continue driving the national economy forward.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Blame the S.B.A.: The New York Times shares links to articles about economic confidence hitting a new high, how licensing rules are ruining entrepreneurship, why you should start a business in Greenville, South Carolina, how you can handle a non-paying client, and much more.
- The Best of ‘3 Things You Should Know About Small Business’: May: The Street talks about wrapping up Small Business Week, the impact of Google’s new algorithm on small businesses, and Chase and LivingSocial’s launch of “Mission: Small Business.”
And now the rest:
- What Small Business Can Learn from Google: Julie Clow at USA Today discusses the “mantras [that] are at the core of innovation for Google but translate readily to any business to create agility, employee engagement and ultimately, stronger business results . . . [which] cost no money to implement.”
- 7 Deadly Sins of Online Marketing for Small Business: Business Insider shares some excellent advice on how you can stay on top of your online marketing campaigns, including by making sure you’re the one in charge of your online reputation.
- Small Business Owners Need More Than a Week: Mike Whalen, who leads Heart of America Group and Job Creators Alliance (JCA), makes the case for why small business owners need much more support beyond a week in their honor — suggestions include “pro-growth public policy” and a “comprehensible tax code.”
What’s new in your small business world this week?