Reads of the WeekWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites that we may have missed in the comments.

We are deep in the midst of tax season for businesses and personal returns, so this first article is top of mind for many. How to lower your business tax bill has some great considerations for every business owner and options many can take advantage of.

Taxes take time and your time is valuable to you and your business. Here are 7 core beliefs of time managers and how to start thinking about your time as money.

Another thing to think about is how to crush that next presentation. When you are speaking to something for which you haven’t prepared, or just haven’t practiced, public speaking can be stressful. Check out this article to get some tips on the best way to approach that next speech.

Leaders are faced with a bunch of choices daily and even more responsibility for building a team that can help them and their business succeed. This pair of articles breaks down the top 5 business mistakes of successful entrepreneurs as well as how to react when a team member disappoints.

Eric Remer, our CEO and leader, has kicked off his blog series with a story about his son and decision making and how the consequences of each decision we make or don’t make impacts us. Follow him on Twitter for the next installment at @EricRemer1.

Finally, maybe it’s from working at a tech company, or maybe it’s just that I’m excited to see how Robert Herjavek will perform on Dancing with the Stars, but this article on the success rates on Shark Tank was a pretty cool break-down of the pitches and performance indicators of investment success.

Kristin Piccirillo

Kristin Piccirillo

Kristin is the Director of Acquisition on the Marketing team at PaySimple responsible for the development, strategy and management of channels like Search, Display, and other acquisition initiatives. When she's not working 'on the google' she is probably skiing in the winter or running/biking crazy distances training for Triathlons and other endurance events. You can find her on Google+

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