Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup!
This week we’ll discuss a small biz guide to intellectual property, secrets to small biz growth, how to expand your business, recovery steps for small biz owners, and why social media continues to be an important part of small biz marketing.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Reinventing the Toilet: The New York Times links to articles on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s small biz positions, Bill Gates’ sponsorship of a reinventing-the-toilet challenge, main trends in the labor market, five brands that use education to engage, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: August 21: The Street has links to articles with frugal start-up tips from millionaires, why now is the best time to hire financial services employees, and news of the first non-profit pub in Portland, Oregon.
And now, the rest!
- The Small Biz Guide to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights: Mashable shares this short guide to how small businesses can protect their intellectual property.
- Rhonda Abrams: Four ‘secrets’ to small-business growth: USA Today’s Abrams shares the top four “secrets” essential to growing your small business: vision, plan, team, and confidence.
- Entrepreneurial Tightrope: Web a key part of expansion plans: Gladys Edmunds at USA Today answers this question from a reader: “I plan to expand my company early next year. What advice can you give me. Where should I place my attention to better prepare for success?”
- Recovery Steps for Small Business Owners: Business Insider discusses how your biz can recover from any variety of hardship including “weather, health, economic, [and] team issues.”
- Savvy Use of Social Media Pays Off Big for Small Business: Business News Daily shares results of a study that “shows SMBs that use social media strategically are more satisfied with the results.”
What’s new in your small business world this week?