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.
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Meetings are an unavoidable part of the work week. While meetings often get a bad rap as an ineffective time suck, they don’t have to be that way. These six ideas will ensure every meeting is a productive one. Hint: Pre-meeting preparation and clear next steps are crucial.

Don’t stop with meetings when structuring a more productive day. Being “busy” all the time doesn’t impress anybody; use these three tips to have a more efficient day.

If you’re looking for career advice, choosing a mentor may be the first step. These five things will help guide your search. It’s critical to look for a mentor who will give it to you straight.

If you missed the Grammy’s last weekend, we’re confident you didn’t miss the Kayne West drama. But you might have missed some great new artists. Business Insider rounds up 14 artists to familiarize yourself with.

NBC news anchor, Brian Williams, was suspended for six months without pay following a scandal regarding false reporting. Get the story here.

Amanda Jurgens

Amanda Jurgens

Amanda is the Marketing Automation Manager at PaySimple responsible for email marketing strategy, development and optimization. In addition to a well-executed marketing campaign, Amanda loves outdoor activities in all of Colorado’s seasons, dog kisses and concerts.

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