Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup! This week we’ll discuss using LinkedIn effectively, Kabbage, essentials of small business investing, and more information on why social media is crucial to your small biz success.
First some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: GoDaddy Goes Dark: The New York Times links to articles on another stimulus plan, the new iPhone release, GoDaddy’s blackout that affected thousands of small businesses, how to spot a fake online review, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: September 12: The Street has links to articles on cash flow crunches at small businesses, the launch of Square, and a drop in corporate venture capital to New York startups.
And now, the rest!
- How Three Small Business Owners Use LinkedIn Effectively: The Fox Small Business Center has this piece profiling three entrepreneurs and how they are “networking in unique ways to impact their business exposure and growth.”
- Kabbage Raises Some Serious Cabbage for Small-Business Loans: Wired discusses Kabbage, a company that offers small loans to people who sell products online, and how it has received a $30 million investment from Thomvest Ventures.
- 5 Essentials of Small Business Investing: Ryan Caldbeck of Forbes shares what to consider when thinking about investing in a small business.
- Small Businesses Get Nearly Half of Traffic from Social Media: Small Business Trends shares results from a study that “examined links between more than 300 Chicago based news sites and looked at analytics and data and referral sources for 100 of them.” The results on how social media is benefiting small businesses are quite interesting.
What’s new in your small business world this week?