In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about handling a double dip recession, why you should be flexible, finding funding, easy marketing campaigns, SEO blogging tips, Twitter tools, and finally, a survey about who is starting small businesses and why — and we’d love to hear your comments on that one in particular, so let’s get moving!
- Risky Business: Tips to Weather a Double Dip: Portfolio.com offers some advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs on how to “navigate another economic downfall.”
- Is Flexibility Good for Your Small Business?: This article at Small Business Trends uses the fitness philosophy of Jack LaLanne to make the point that you should be tweaking your business from time to time. There are also internal links to other helpful articles as well.
- 5 Creative Ways to Fund Your Business: Steve Strauss at BNET gives a sneak peek of his new book Get Your Business Funded: Creative Methods for Getting the Money You Need with these five ideas.
- 5 Small Business Marketing Campaigns You Can Execute Today: Not sure where to start with your business marketing plan? Here are some you can get started on this weekend.
- SEO Blogging Tips for Business: Not sure you’re getting the most out of your business blog? Brush up on your SEO!
- 8 Twitter Scheduling Tools to Change Your Life: Don’t you just love dramatic headlines like this? Seriously though, if you’re on Twitter (and if you’re not, why not?!), you must take advantage of scheduled tweeting — this way your followers can get a consistent flow of information from you (instead of 30 tweets in a row when you happen to have the time to tweet) *and* you can maintain your social media presence even when taking time off. Great article.
- Laid Off? Start a Business: The Wall Street Journal reports on a survey that found 15% of business owners started their business because they had been laid off; if you’ve started a business in the past few years, we’d be curious to know what your motivation was, so please let us know in the comments!
What’s new in your small business world this week?