This week’s small business roundup has word of a new FDIC hotline, advice on devising your annual business plan, tons of Twitter tips for the social media savvy and newbies alike, information on the latest technology for small businesses, and finally, how you can protect your important data from potential disaster. Here we go!
- FDIC Announces Hotline for Small Businesses Regarding Availability of Credit: The FDIC has created a new toll-free hotline for small business owners to call with questions regarding the FDIC and/or credit. The number is toll-free (855) FDIC-BIZ, and there’s also a new website to go along with it at www.fdic.gov/smallbusiness.
- Want to survive? Then it’s time for a small business plan: Rhonda Adams at USA Today reminds entrepreneurs just how important it is to work out a business plan in January so you have a map to follow throughout the year. Adams outlines an easy-to-follow seven-step process that starts with your setting aside a day or two to devote to planning. Do you make an annual plan for your business?
- Small Business News: Twitter Tycoons: Small Business Trends has compiled 10 articles all about Twitter and entrepreneurs to help guide small business owners in their use of 140 characters or less.
- The Best Small Business Technology at CES 2011: The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured several interesting small business technology products, and SmallBusinessComputing.com gives us the highlights.
- Small Business Owners: Important Tips to Avoid Data Loss Disasters: By now you know that backing up your data is crucial, but if you’re still looking for a good system, this article from InfoTECH Spotlight can give you ideas.
What’s new in your small business world this week?