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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 8/19/11

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In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll start out with a great piece from Small Business Trends that happens to highlight innovation—which LegalZoom is celebrating all month long.

Then we’ll discuss why the economic recovery has eluded small businesses, how to measure your Facebook presence, lessons from some of the hottest businesses of 2010, and whether you could use a virtual assistant. Let’s go!

  • Small Business Path to Innovation: Small Business Trends has this great collection of articles on changing direction, staying fresh, avoiding pitfalls, refining basics, and stepping up.
  • Why the Recovery Eludes Small Businesses: Scott Shane at Bloomberg BusinessWeek argues that “reduced access to credit and the concentration of small businesses in the worst hit sectors of the economy” played a much larger role in decreased small business employment than researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have acknowledged.
  • Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers: Carol Tice of Entrepreneur.com shares what the rest of us can learn from those businesses that have actually thrived in this economy, i.e., “the fastest-growing companies based on 2010 vs. 2009 sales, as published in Stores magazine.”

As always, you can keep up with the latest small business news by following @LegalZoom on Twitter and LegalZoom on Facebook.

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August 19th, 2011 at 10:12 am