By Rieva Lesonsky

Did you miss any of my blog posts from around the Web this week? Here’s the scoop:

Feel like your employees spend half their day doing nothing? Well, a new study says you’re right. Read all about it in my Survey Says column on AOL Small Business.

Is your business relying too heavily one one social media tool? Take a lesson from the rise and fall of MySpace in my post on American Express OPEN Forum.

Small business lending is finally showing some signs of stabilizing (read more in my post on Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness blog). Unfortunately, though, too many small business owners are stuck in the “dead zone” of financing. Learn how to get out of that zone alive in my column on

What’s on your marketing agenda for 2011? Find out how your business’s promotional plans measure up in my post on the SCORE Success Blog.

Find out what some of the top benefits are that keep employees at your business happy and productive in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

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