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Reads of the Week – Oct 24th

Date: October 24, 2014

rp_weekly-news-roundup-5214_1377_616018_0_14095852_500-300x225.jpgWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week from around the week of topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites that we may have missed in the comments.


Google launched a new Inbox with the goal to help you gain more control and make your life easier. Should you try to score an invite? Here’s a review from someone who gets 700 emails a day.

Entrepreneurs have long been thought of as primarily male. Why don’t more Women get Venture Funding? A Q&A with a VC.

Less than 2/3 of business projects meet their goals and 17% fail outright. How do you get your business project off the ground? 5 Easy tips to be more successful including being flexible.

Your credit score can have long reaching impact on your ability to get a loan, a merchant account, or even a lease — but what does the new Fico Score 9 mean for you? Lisa Hephner breaks it down.

There was another reported Ebola case in the US. Can you catch the virus in the Subway? No. Here’s why.

You are on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, but what metrics should you be looking at and how? A good break-down of the things to better understand from your social media.

Finally, a great chart of how smart (or dumb) your favorite bands make you.


What Small Business Owners Need to Know About FICO Score 9

Date: October 21, 2014

As a small business owner, the ability to obtain low-rate credit is critical to your business success. Unfortunately, many small business owners find that credit decisions for their business are based on their own personal credit, not simply on the…

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Reads of the Week – Oct 17th

Date: October 17, 2014

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week including how to start a start-up, tips for Twitter, and how to get paid.

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9 Video Marketing Resources for Your Small Business

Date: October 14, 2014

Watched any good online video lately? If you’re like most of your small business customers, the answer is probably “yes.” According to a recent Invodo report, VIDEO STATISTICS: THE MARKETER’S SUMMARY 2014, shoppers who view videos are 1.81…

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Hate Making Collection Calls? Three Tips to Reduce Late Payments.

Date: October 13, 2014

Does the thought of following up on unpaid invoices make you want to run for the hills? Do you picture yourself as Dog the Bounty Hunter every time you come across a late paying customer? Maybe you don’t mind the awkward conversation, but have seen…

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Reads of the Week – October 10th

Date: October 10, 2014

Get your weekly roundup of the top reads for business owners. This week: productivity hacks, dreaming of starting a business, PayPal and eBay split, state of technology, iPad and Mac event and tips for a better night's sleep.

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Answer: Your-Company Jeopardy

Date: October 07, 2014

Question: What is a fun way to engage your small business customers?   Finding clever marketing and customer retention programs is an important part of helping your small business standout in the crowd. And, when that program can both promote yo…

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10 Productivity Hacks from Leading Entrepreneurs

Date: October 06, 2014

What small business owner couldn’t use more time in the workday? More time to take care of clients, more time to build businesses, more time for anything that comes up. A recent survey shows small business owners believe not having enough time is o…

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Top Reads of the Week – October 3rd

Date: October 03, 2014

Get your weekly roundup of the top reads for business owners. This week: online marketplaces, improving online presence, better time management, holiday deals for service businesses, and community involvement for small business advocates.

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State of Technology 2014 Infographic

Date: October 01, 2014

Small businesses depend on technology to stay relevant, create efficiency and drive growth. 70% of businesses say that keeping up with technology is very important to running their business. View our infographic to see how your business stacks up and…

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