By Rieva Lesonsky

Have you missed any of my blog posts around the Net this week? Here’s some of what’s on my mind.

The economy’s up–then down–then up again. What can a small business owner do? Get my tips for riding out the roller-coaster over at Cox’s Small Business Navigation site.

Are you wondering whether you should upgrade your technology – or whether you can get by with what you have got? Read my post over on American Express OPEN Forum, and you will know what you need to do.

Getting ready to start a business? Then you’ll want to know the number-one reason why startups fail — and how you can avoid being a statistic. Check it out in my post on the SCORE Success Blog.

One thing that can hamper your business’s chances of success is failing to monitor your cash flow. Learn why cash flow is so crucial and how to stay on top of it in my Q&A article for the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network.

Are you wondering what your customers expect you to do when they “Like” your business on Facebook? Find out what consumers hope to gain from Facebook and how you can keep them happy in my post on Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness blog.

Or maybe you’re starting a business as a freelancer. Good for you, because freelancing just may be the future of work in this country. Read more in my article on MSN Business on Main.

Speaking of Facebook, if you’re still on the fence about using social media, some new data I share in my post on AT&T’s SmallBusinessInSite should convince you it’s time to make a move.

Get the scoop on 3 key small business trends you should be watching in my post on the Huffington Post Small Business.

Flex time is being used in some surprising new ways. Find out more in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.