Business Lessons From the Oscars and More

Date posted: February 24, 2012

By Rieva Lesonsky

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

Do you love the Oscars? I do too and I’ve made a point to try to catch all the Best Picture nominees. Discover the surprising business secrets I learned from “The Artist” in my post on American Express OPEN Forum.

It’s no secret that women make or influence the majority of consumer purchases. But who are they influencing and how? Find out in my post on AT&T‘s SmallBusinessInSite.

Looking to hire a salesperson? A manufacturer’s rep might be your best option. Learn what reps are and how to find one in my post on Network Solutions‘ GrowSmartBusiness blog.

Do you have a bully at your business (or are you one)? Find out what risks your company could be facing from their bad behavior in my post on Huffington Post Small Business.

Is your small business on Facebook? If you are, here’s some good news: You’re probably doing a better job of it than big corporations are. Get the skinny in my post on Huffington Post Small Business.

Speaking of social media, do you know what your customers are saying about your business? Learn how to find out in my post on the SCORE Success Blog.

Seems like small businesses are finally getting ready to hire again (fingers crossed). Get the scoop in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

How tough is it really to get a small business loan? Find out in my post on

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