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

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This week, I went to a seminar on leading by influence, so I’ve been reading a lot of articles about that subject and thinking about in and out of the business setting. This one, about why founders fail in leadership, was a pretty good list of some of the reasons that hold businesses (and people) back.

Another one, is self-doubt and negative thinking. The old adage around the power of positive thinking is very important to entrepreneurs and business owners. Are you overly critical? Here are 7 steps to overcoming negativity.

Customer data and security continues to be on the forefront of every small business owner’s mind. How do you keep your business safe? An article on HuffPost has a great hacking checklist for SMBs that talks to many of the features that are standard with payment processing and customer management at PaySimple.

Finally, something that can make or break your lunch today… which string cheese is the most stringable? Groundbreaking research here.

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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