Have you missed any of my posts from around the Web this week? Catch up here:

Do your 2014 marketing plans measure up to your competitors’? What about your hiring plans? Find out on Web.com’s community.

It wasn’t your imagination–online holiday spending soared this year. Get the stats.

Free shipping was one key to surging online sales. Get the scoop on how free shipping can help your ecommerce site grow.

Find out if your business website is catering to two of today’s hottest markets–or driving them away.

The secret to email marketing success? A clear call to action. Find out how to make yours work on AT&T’s small business blog.

Get ready for 2014 with a well-thought-out marketing plan. Visit the SCORE blog to learn more.

Then learn how to build brand loyalty among your customers on BizTraffic’s blog.

Now is the time to cement your relationships with customers and prospects. Get tips on building business relationships on Premier Business Centers’ blog.

Are you an authentic leader? Find out why getting real could make your business more successful by reading my post on American Express OPEN Forum.

Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? If one of them is to buy a business (or sell your business), 2014 could be the perfect time to make your move. Learn why on Small Business Trends.