Reading List 11.4.13

Reading List 11.4.13

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

It’s time to get your small business ready for the holiday retail rush…

  • It’s not just sales. You need to get your customer service plans in shape for the holidays.
  • Social media can spur holiday retail sales.
  • 35% of consumers plan to shop at local small retailers this holiday season. Make yours one of them.



Sell More

  • Businesses that blog get lots more leads than businesses that don’t. Check out this cool infographic for more tips on generating leads.
  • To attract more web traffic you need to improve your SEO.


Social Media

  • Sick of social media? You’re not alone.
  • How many of these 10 must-have social media marketing tools do you use?


Best Practice

  • The Ultimate Guide to Obamacare.
  • Are you making any of these scary PR mistakes?
  • Yes, Halloween is over, but you still need to learn to overcome your worst business fears.
  • Discover the 5 management mistakes that can come back to haunt you.
  • Do you have to be a rhino to succeed?


Get Inspired

  • How does serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz handle the stress of business ownership? Check out one of his success secrets: The Ultimate To-Do List in my interview on
  • Fashion design icon Tory Burch shares 7 lessons for entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurial Women

  • Annie Jie Xu, who runs in the U.S., says every woman deserves a mentor.
  • discusses where your passion can take you.