By Rieva Lesonsky

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

Summer’s winding down and if you’re ready for business to rev up, read my American Express OPEN Forum post to learn how to make the most of the “dog days” of summer.

Are you considering seeking angel capital? Be sure to read my post on Network Solutions GrowSmartBusiness blog to get a surprising tip on where to look.

If you haven’t yet gotten in on social deal sites (like Groupon), check out my post on AT&T’s SmallBusinessInSite to get the scoop on how this marketing method can help boost business.

Want to stress less? (Don’t we all?) Then check out my SCORE Success blog post for four tips that work for me–and could work to ease your angst, too.

What’s your company’s culture? (And yes, you do need one, even if you’re just starting out). Learn what Zappos’ Tony Hsieh and other business leaders have to say about creating a corporate culture in my column on

New research from Microsoft reveals some interesting trends about businesses and remote work. Is your small business keeping up with the others? Find out in my post on Small Business Trends.

Have you been following the weekly bar makeovers on Spike TV series Bar Rescue? If not, head over to our SmallBizTrendCast site to get the scoop on the latest episode. And while you’re there, check out the news on the latest bar and restaurant trends, too.