By Rieva Lesonsky

Did you miss any of my blog posts from around the Web this week? Here’s what I’m writing about.

I’ve just become a contributor over at American Express OPEN Forum. I always find useful ideas there, so I’m excited to be part of the OPEN Forum group. Read my post on ideas for reconnecting with key people who can move your business forward.

Want to see how one small business owner “refreshed” their business? Join our SmallBizNation group on LinkedIn to learn more (and be part of our ongoing conversations about running your small business!).

Looking to start a business this year? Check out my picks for the 10 best businesses to start in 2011 over at Business On Main.

Business accelerators are helping startups in some surprising ways. Find out more in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

What’s the future of the workplace? It’s already here. Check out the trends for 2011 and beyond in my column on

Discover why the start of the new year is the perfect time to give your business a marketing makeover–and how to do it–in my post on’s The Industry Word blog.

My business couldn’t go on without our trusty accountant keeping all the number in check. Get the skinny on how to find your own perfect accounting match in my post on Network Solutions‘ GrowSmartBusiness.

Have you thought about advertising on social media, but are worried your customers would get annoyed? You’re worrying in vain, according to some new data. Get the scoop in my post on AT&T’s SmallBusinessInSite.

Have you considered buying your business’s building? Maybe you should. Find out more about why commercial real estate is hot in my post on the SCORE Success Blog.

Photo Courtesy: Karen Axelton