Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup! This week we’ll discuss how to get top talent on your small biz team and keep them there, what entrepreneurs can learn from athletes, small biz owners’ top concern, and whether you should bother with Google+.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Introducing the Cashtag: The New York Times links to articles on how the Olympics have been a “disaster” for small business, increases in personal and disposable income, the stagnation of corporate profits, Twitter’s introduction of the “cashtag,” and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: August 8: The Street discusses a mobile payments platform going mainstream, a conference about what you should know about franchising agreements, and technology to help your startup.
And now, the rest!
- 3 Ways to Attract Top Talent on a Budget: The San Francisco Chronicle offers advice on how you can expand your small biz with talented people without breaking your budget.
- Keeping Employees: It’s Not a Spring; It’s a Marathon: Fox Small Business Center keeps the employee theme going with ways you can make sure you keep that top talent stays once you’ve brought them on board.
- 10 Lessons We Can Learn from Athletes about Entrepreneurship: Business Insider shares this list inspired by Olympic fever; lots of great tips on what is to be learned from sports, including the importance of mentors, teamwork, and perseverance.
- Can You Guess Small Business Owners’ Main Concern?: Business Insider addresses what keeps small business owners up at night. Do you agree with the findings?
- Should Your Small Business Be on Google+?: Mashable tackles the question that many small business owners have been wondering–is developing a presence on Google+ really worth it?
What’s new in your small business world this week?