By Rieva Lesonsky

small business successDid you miss any of my blog posts from around the Net this week? Here’s a quick roundup:

Want to become a leader in your industry? It’s easier than you think–read my post on American Express OPEN Forum to learn how.

What’s the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you let go of at night? Find out if your answer matches the average business owner’s in my post on AOL Small Business.

The economy is getting stronger, and your employees might be getting ready to jump ship. Learn the secrets of the “talent masters” to keep your top talent on board–visit Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

2011 has barely started, so it’s not too late to profit from the 9 Key Consumer Trends Mintel has predicted for this year. Read all about them in my post on Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness blog.

And what does 2011 hold for the franchising industry? If you’re a franchisee (or considering buying a franchise) you’ll want to check out my post on to find out.

Negotiating is a key skill for every entrepreneur. Learn the secrets to winning negotiation in my post on the SCORE Success Blog.