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.


Will you continue to offer health insurance plans as the health exchanges continue to gain steam? “22.5% of employers with 50 or fewer employees said they ‘definitely will’ still be offering health benefits in five years, while an additional 42% said they ‘very likely’ would.” This article talks to the changing trends and how small business are looking at health insurance for their employees.

From health to retirement… if your small business is a side job, or you are teaching or consulting in addition to running your business, are you maximizing your post-retirement income? It can be tricky to manage the rules, but this article helps explain some of the considerations of stacking retirement plans.

This blog is one place that PaySimple has built to be a resource for businesses, owners, and even just people interested in entrepreneurship and payments, but what makes a blog trustworthy? Kissmetrics breaks down the 11 words that enhance trust in a blog post. Do we have them? Do you?

Speaking of our blog… this week Caleb Alcorn breaks down some sleeper picks for your Fantasy Business Tools Roster, check ’em out here.

Alright, you are on social media — maybe for your business — or maybe just for yourself. Are you making these 4 mistakes? Things to think about before your next post or LinkedIn connection email.

It’s important to have data when you are making decisions, but analysis-paralysis and waiting for numbers before making a decision can be almost as bad as not having data to begin with. This post from the You’re the Boss series on NYTimes breaks down the dangers of too much data.

Finally, How to Be Happy (Really)… it’s really easy, but really hard at the same time.


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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