News on Any Platform: Computer, Tablet, MobileWe 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.

 This week was National Small Business week, so how better to start off than 16 surprising statistics about small businesses. Did you know any of these before, or were they as surprising to you?

#DreamSmallBiz -the hashtag for this year’s SBA sponsored week and the theme of this next article. If you have been dreaming of starting your own business, these entrepreneurs have some great battle-tested advice for you.

Email makes business go round, but should you be banned from sending emails? Check out this list of reasons why people hate your emails to see if you are guilty of these email no-nos.

Facebook continues to shift, so it’s important be cognizant of what you can do as a business to increase engagement on your page and posts. Facebook experts talk their best tips in this article from Social Media Today.

While a solution like PaySimple helps your business to accept like those from Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex, but did you know that each of those companies can be a great resource for small business information? Check out the different portals from each issuer here: Visa Small Business, MasterCardBiz, Discover Network, and (probably the most expansive) the Amex OPEN Forum.

Finally, for many of us David Letterman was as much of a staple to our late night as Leno or Carson (and now Fallon and Kimmel!)… this post from the New York Times has some great clips of their top 10 Letterman moments from his years on the air.

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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