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.
2015 began yesterday with some bitter cold temperatures across the US (and snow in Vegas!?), but also with an air of optimism and opportunity for all that the new year will offer businesses. The Wall Street Journal took a survey in December and found that half of small business owners expect the economic conditions to improve  which is up from 38% at the end of 2013. Read more about the gains expected and what it means for you.

Part of the excitement of optimism is taking action, but how? Here are 10 simple ways to crush it in 2015.

Also, you’ll want to continue to be inspired in 2015, and what better way than to get on Twitter and follow some thought leaders! In addition to our PaySimple Twitter where share and retweet articles and links to new ideas for your business, here are 15 entrepreneurs to follow in 2015.

The new year also brings a pile of new resolutions and to-dos, Forbes had some great new resolutions regarding the IRS and tax time that will do more for your wallet than buying another gym membership you’ll end up canceling.

Finally, if you are making resolutions, you might have better luck than these fast food chains who are trying to drop the junk. Will they be successful? Can you? Share below your resolutions for your business or self and how you plan to keep them in 2015!


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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