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The life of a small 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

Doing business in Russia. Great growth opportunity.

Sourcing globally? Here’s what you need to know to get it from there to here.

Are you making these common legal mistakes?

Creating a board of advisors.

Get over these common obstacles to success.

Get the best quality when you’re buying overseas.

BIG opportunities in going global.

What do you love about being a business owner?


Success secret: Put yourself last and your employees and customers first.

Marketing Smart

Should you manually manage your Twitter account?

4 ways to manage social media.

Courting customer reviews online.

Money Matters

The right way to apply for a small business loan.

People Power

Managing your staff’s Internet use.

Is it OK for your staff to represent your company on social media?


Do entrepreneurs need less sleep?

Sell More

Selling to affluent consumers.

Start Smart

Recent college grads want to be entrepreneurs.


Hot opportunity! Men’s grooming is booming.

Women Entrepreneurs

Encouraging girls to get involved with STEM.

Do you over-apologize? So many women do.