Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup! This week we’ll discuss your August small biz checklist, alternative sources for funding besides banks, what you can learn from your small biz data, minimizing the impact of divorce on small biz, and why you need a social media expert.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Pet Supplies: The New York Times links to articles on how many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, the number of small businesses that have closed over the past two years, networking tips for shy business owners, how “the sale of pet supplies defies the economy,” much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: August 2: The Street discusses Indiegogo’s partnership with Google and Stiftung Entrepreneurship, the House vote to extend Bush tax cuts, and whether Chick-fil-A’s CEO is smarter than you think.
And now, the rest!
- Your August Small Business Checklist: Forbes shares tips on what you should be doing this month from a mid-year re-evaluation to updating the employee handbook.
- When Banks Won’t Lend, There Are Alternatives, Though Often Expensive: The New York Times discusses some creative alternatives to bank lending, including some whose costs have come down over the years precisely because more people are turning to them instead of to banks.
- What Can You Learn from Your Small Business Data?: Time shares advice on how you can best use your “big data,” “all the data in your organization, whether it be located inside a database or sitting on a laptop or email server.”
- How to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Your Small Business: Fox Small Business Center offers tips on how to make sure divorce makes as minimal an impact as possible on your small biz.
- Your Small Business Should Hire a Dedicated Social Media Expert: Business Insider makes the case for how important a social media expert can be to a small business. Do you have a special position just for this in your small biz?
What’s new in your small business world this week?