business advice

Have you missed any of my posts from around the Web this week? Here’s what’s on my mind:

Are you running your business, or is it running you? Read my post for FedEx Business Centers to find out how to take control.

Don’t miss my interview with Tim Berry, founder of Palo Alto Software, and many more businesses. Tim shares his secrets of success over on’s small business community.

If you own an e-commerce business, you’re in the home stretch for holiday sales. Find out how offering free shipping can help you make the sale in my post on Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends.

Then check out 6 last-minute ways to put your business (and customers) in the holiday spirit over at Nextiva.

As the year draws to an end, start now thinking about how to grow your business in 2014. Find out more in Hawkeye Management’s Business Finance Lounge.

For one thing, you might be able to make more green by going green. Learn how to make your business environmentally friendly in my post on BizTraffic’s blog.

One thing you need to know in the New Year is whether your marketing is working. Read my post on the SCORE Small Business Success Blog and see how to measure your results.

You also need to know how demographics affect marketing. Learn more over at AT&T’s small business blog.

Feeling mystified by how to use Google+? Discover why you need to get a grip on this social media site–sooner, not later.

Have you reached your technology tipping point? Get the signs of tech overload in my post on American Express OPEN Forum.