In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about what small business owners are predicting for the economy, peek in at The New York Times roundup from Monday, have a look at some new Intuit info, get some tips on keeping cash flow alive and well, and cover a bit of social media and branding. Let’s go!
- Small-Business Sentiment Lowest in Years: The Wall Street Journal delivers this dire news following the debt ceiling crisis that plagued Washington last month: “88% of business owners anticipate a flat or recessionary economy in the next 12 months.”
- This Week in Small Business Lessons in Negotiating: This is the roundup of news from The New York Times, which includes stories on negotiating, marketing, management and tells you “the one book you need to own,” among other tips.
- What Small Businesses Are Having the Best 2011?: Intuit shares the results of its look at the first half of the year via “aggregated and anonymized data from QuickBooks Online.” Intuit has also reported that small business hiring increased in July.
- Seven Ways to Skyrocket Your Small Business’s Cash Flow: Small businesses can always use more cash flow, so here Entrepreneur Magazine shares some tips to help make sure you always have some cash on hand when you need it.
- And finally in the handy list category, we have 10 Social Media Mistakes Small Businesses Can Avoid from Forbes and 6 Branding Tips for Small Business Owners from the San Francisco Gate.
What’s new in your small business world this week?