Small Businesses Feel Positive, and Customers Do, Too

Date posted: February 10, 2012

By Rieva Lesonsky

Have you missed any of my posts from around the Web this week? Keep reading for a quick roundup.

I’ve got a new gig blogging over at Small Business Loans.com. Check out my first post to learn how to minimize the financial risks of starting a business–and keep reading to get lots of useful advice on all aspects of business financing.

There’s lots of positive news about the economy, including a new report that affluent Americans are feeling highly optimistic. Get the details in my post on Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness blog.

Businesses are slowly starting to spend, too. If you market business-to-business, you’ll want to read this article, where SBDC Business Advisors Monica Rayes and Trevor Shickman share expert advice on winning B-to-B business.

If you’re considering hiring, don’t limit yourself to your own backyard. New research shows employees are more willing than ever to move for work. Learn more on Network Solutions‘ GrowSmartBusiness blog.

Or consider hiring a teen. Learn how hiring a teen helps more than just your business in my post on American Express OPEN Forum.

What do your women workers want? The answers might surprise you. Check out my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends to find out.

Speaking of women, conventional wisdom used to be that Mom makes most of the family purchasing decisions. That’s changing. Find out who’s in the driver’s seat by reading my post on AT&T‘s SmallBusinessInSite.

Are you worried customers of your retail store are using smartphones to find better deals–and walk out on you? Then you need to read my post on the Huffington Post Small Business.

Many studies show that teleworking improves employee satisfaction–but there’s one situation where it might do the opposite. Learn what teleworking arrangement you should avoid in my post on the Huffington Post Small Business.

Is there something you stink at? ‘Fess up–and read my post on SCORE‘s Success Blog to learn how to get better.


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