By Rieva Lesonsky
First, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my new website, SmallBizTrendCast.com if you haven’t already. The site features the latest in food and beverage trends–a natural extension of our TrendCast newsletter.
The new SPIKE TV reality show Bar Rescue, which gives faltering bars a business makeover, partly inspired our launch of SmallBizTrendCast. Read my interview with host (and “bar rescuer”) Jon Taffer in my column on AllBusiness.com.
Do you need digital downtime? Find out how some small business owners are detoxing from device overload in my post on Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness blog.
Speaking of the risks of devices, read my AOL SmallBusiness column “Survey Says” to see if your company’s social media policies could put it at risk of having an “Anthony Weiner moment.”
Are you staying away from listing your business on ratings and review sites like Yelp! because you’re scared of getting a bad review? Turns out bad reviews can actually help your business. Find out how in my post on AT&T’s SmallBusinessInSite.
You may feel like your work environment is pretty tolerant, but is it truly inclusive of LGBT employees? Read my post on American Express OPEN Forum to understand why this is so important to a competitive business.
Ready to start a business and wondering if you’ll succeed? Check out my post on the SCORE Success Blog to see if you’ve got the key factors that lead to success.
Think there’s no job growth in the U.S.? You’ll think again when you read my post about the hidden source of job growth. Check it out on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.