We 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.
Even though election day is more than a year away, businesses big and small are thinking about the issues that they will be concerned with when election season truly ramps. What might small businesses be concerned with? A short few thoughts here.
Another thing that’s coming down the pike is the switch to EMV. If you accept most of your payments in person, at the point of sale (versus over the phone or online), you will want to start to better understand when and how to update your POS terminals. This article has a good quick overview of some sources to consider for your business, and this one about preparing your business for EMV (from PaySimple VP of Knowledge) has some additional considerations for our merchants.
Odds are you’ve seen social sharing buttons on different blogs — maybe you even have that column on your blog or website — but what does it really mean and what is the difference between ‘liking’ an article and ‘sharing’ and article on Facebook? The team over at Buffer has broken down the effect of the like vs. share button and the details of everything that happens behind the scenes and what you can do about it on your own website.
The Oracle of Omaha is known for his ability to find and grow companies beyond their expectations, but what can you learn from him? Fellow leader, Bill Gates wrote a quick article on the three things he’s learned that you can take and apply to your business and life.
Finally, it’s Friday — yeah! What does that mean for your weekend? Especially on a long, holiday weekend, what you do to fill your time can make a huge difference in how your work week begins and how great your weekend ends up being. How do you make it more awesome? Get some tips and better understand the effect of what you choose to do and your happiness levels in this article.