By Rieva Lesonsky

I’m delighted to be writing for Microsoft’s Small Business Center, where I’ll be answering users’ questions on using technology to manage and grow your business. You can send your questions to [email protected] Check out my most recent column about how (and why) to virtualize your small business on Microsoft’s Small Business Center.

With the devastation in Haiti on all of our minds right now, it’s a good time to think about what you would do if a similar disaster struck your business. Learn more in my column on

At AT&T’s Small Business InSite, I let you in on the top 10 consumer trends you need to know about for 2010.

Find out what kind of small businesses will lead the nation in new job creation in the coming years in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends blog.

Last, but not least, over at’s Franchise Blog, I reveal the 3 ways franchisors can guarantee franchisee satisfaction.