In this week’s small business news, we have a guide to improving credit, a new video series from LinkedIn, a discussion of how home ownership influences small business growth, how to make your small business look bigger, and how to close certain security backdoors that may comprise your small business. Let’s go!
- Home ownership is a small business issue: Rhonda Abrams at USA Today explains why she things “[a] nation of renters would mean a nation of far fewer small-business owners” — the first argument goes right to the ease of obtaining credit. What do you think?
- Small Business – Free Guide to Improve Your Credit: The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) is offering this free PDF guide for small business owners who could use some guidance in getting their credit scores up to more attractive levels for lenders.
- LinkedIn Publishes Video Series for Small Business Owners: FedEx sponsored the making of this series entitled LinkedIn’s Timeless Guide to Small Business Success.
- 6 ways to make your small business look bigger: Some of these tips are geared toward those who run a business from home (things like getting a dedicated phone line and making sure you have set office hours), but other great tips including setting up a website, getting a non-generic email account, and spending the money on good quality business cards.
- Five security backdoors every small business should shut: Robert Gorby shares ideas on how you can make sure your small business is as secure as possible by plugging up any potential leaks in places like social networks, chats, USB sticks, smartphones, and more.
What’s new in your small business world this week?