In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about what’s bugging small business owners according to a Mother Jones article, tips for selling your small business, what your business’ website should contain, and how to make sure your online presence is in good shape.
By the way, was your small business affected by Hurricane Irene? Tell us more in the comments.
- What’s Bugging Small Business Owners?: Mother Jones reports on what small business owners are concerned with, notably “whether they indeed were being choked by regulation, whether uncertainty over taxes affected their hiring plans and whether the health care overhaul was helping or hurting their business.” Interesting responses.
- 5 Tips for Selling Your Small Business: In this post at NBC Chicago Jill Salzman recounts her experience of selling The Bumble Brand, “the world’s only purveyor of Bumble Bells, audible jewelry for babies and toddlers.” Through the sale of her company, Salzman realized that selling a business has a lot in common with starting one. Great tips.
- Online Reputation Management: Top 10 Tips for Small Business: Small Business Computing shares ways you can make sure your online presence is positive and exactly what you want it to be. Spoiler alert: monthly Googling is involved. And while we’re talking Internet . . .
- 6 Rules for Creating a Business Homepage: You probably already know how important it is for your business to have an online presence, but maybe you’re not sure where to start or how to go about establishing one. Here are some great basics from Small Business Trends.
What’s new in your small business world this week?