By Rieva Lesonsky

Did you miss any of my posts from around the Net this week? Here’s what’s on my mind.

Good news about business financing is hard to find these days–but there is some in the latest survey of angel capital and women entrepreneurs. Read more in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

There’s more good news in Manta’s latest survey, which shows that the holiday retail outlook for small retailers is positive. Check it out on Network Solutions‘ GrowSmartBusiness blog.

And a Lab42 survey found consumers are ready and eager to spend on gifts this year. Get the details in my post on the Huffington Post Small Business.

Speaking of holiday shopping, there are lots of ways to market to consumers this year–social media, email and online, to name just a few. Get the scoop on the tools to use in my post on AT&T‘s SmallBusinessInSite.

Is your business suffering from your bad habits? Learn how to break the chains holding your business back in my post on American Express OPEN Forum.

Getting ready to start a business? There are plenty of obstacles along the way–but you can overcome them. Find out how in my post on the SCORE Success Blog.