By Rieva Lesonsky

The life of a business owner is a busy one. If I had my way, days would be 30 hours long—and there’d be, like the Beatles sang: “8 days a week.” But there aren’t. So to help you stay on top of important small business news, information and advice essential to running your business, here’s my weekly Reading List.

If you have articles you’d like to share, get them to me by end of day Wednesday every week.

Best Practices

  • Why companies are NOT startups.
  • Outsource your biggest business headaches.
  • It’s time to tune up your tech.
  • Should you gift shares of stock?
  • How to really start a business.


  • Eat and sleep your way to success.
  • Is reading Curious George one of the secrets to this successful entrepreneur’s success?

Marketing Smart

  • 8 great iPad presentation apps.
  • Marketing to impulse buyers.
  • How to create exclusive content for your customers.
  • When to use PPC ads.


  • Can meditation increase your productivity?

Sell More

  • Boost your retail sales this spring.
  • Is your business senior-friendly?
  • 7 ways to get your ecommerce customers to become loyal customers.

Women Entrepreneurs

  • New source of capital for women business owners.
  • Are women-owned businesses short-lived?

Want More?

You can check out all my blogs during the week:

*AllBusiness *AT&T Small Business *Hawkeye Business Finance Lounge *Nextiva *OPEN Forum *SBA Industry Word *SCORE Success Blog *SmallBizDaily*SmallBusinessTrends * Business Forum


Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at [email protected], follow her on Google+   and and visit her website,, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.