By Rieva Lesonsky

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

Tablets and smartphones are really heating up–and if you’re not already marketing your business to the owners of these devices, you should be. Check out my post on the Network Solutions GrowSmartBusiness blog to see why.

Email marketing still works–especially around the holidays–but time is of the essence. Learn how to time  your emails for maximum results in my post on AT&T’s SmallBusinessInSite.

Not every holiday marketing tactic has to be high-tech. Discover some old-fashioned ways to grab your share of holiday retail spending in my post on the SBA‘s Industry Word blog.

Does thinking about planning your company party have you in a cold sweat? No need to break the bank for the annual shindig – read my post on American Express OPEN Forum to find out how to celebrate without overspending.

Just make sure that party doesn’t lead to, well, indiscretions your employees (and you) regret. Find out how often holiday parties end in disaster in my post on Huffington Post Small Business.

Do you use independent contractors, or are you one yourself? Then you’ll be interested in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

Whatever kind of business you own, these 5 simple ideas will help make it better. Read my post on the SCORE Success Blog to get the scoop.