By Rieva Lesonsky

Have you missed any of my blog posts from around the Net this week? Here’s the scoop:

School’s about to start for many of America’s kids. How can that help you market your business? Find out in my post on the Industry Word blog over on

Can associating your business with a socially responsible cause actually hurt your sales? The answer might surprise you. Read more in my post on Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness.

More surprising news: Advertising in newspapers may not be yesterday’s news after all. Get the skinny in my post on AT&T’s SmallBusinessInSite.

When you face rejection in your business, do you let it get you down? I hope not, but if you need some encouragement, check out my tips for getting past “no” on American Express OPEN Forum.

What does it really mean to be an entrepreneur? Seems there are as many answers as there are entrepreneurs out there. Read what some of them said in my column on

Do your employees think you’re being fair when it comes to rewards? Find out why rewards matter and what you can do about it in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.