In this week’s small business news roundup, we remind you that National Small Business Week is coming up and also discuss what the SEC is doing to help small businesses, Rhonda Abrams’ lessons learned after 25 years as an entrepreneur, and more excellent advice on how to manage your social media plan. Here we go!
- National Small Business Week: This is the official website of National Small Business Week, to be held this year from May 16-20. Some motivational words from the site to inspire you: “Small businesses are major contributors to the strength of the American economy. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. They also create 60-80 percent of new jobs in the country.”
- SEC May Make Small Business Investment Easier: Brian Proffitt writes “SEC Chair Mary Schapiro indicated that the current rules for investment in private companies are restrictive to the point they prevent smaller companies from generating the capital they may need, which ultimately slows economic growth.”
- Lessons learned from 25 years as an entrepreneur: Rhonda Abrams of USA Today celebrates a quarter of a century as a business owner by sharing what she has learned over the years; there are several helpful tidbits of knowledge including advice to not be overly dependent on one customer, to reduce your commute, and to establish a personal savings account.
- Social Media Small Business Plan: Small Business Trends has another great roundup of resources, including articles on how privacy regulations may affect your marketing strategies, how to get involved with Foursquare, and various ways to measure the results of your social media campaigns.
What’s new in your small business world this week?