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

Get a jump on the New Year–check out these top brand trends for 2014.

Speaking of trends, one of the hottest social media trends is video. Learn how to incorporate online video in your social media marketing.

Then learn about 3 ways to make your customers feel special in 2014.

Are you lucky enough to be hiring this year? Congratulations. Here are 5 questions not to ask in the job interview. 

Resolve to make your employees more effective in 2014 with these tips for employee training on a budget. Then build team spirit by putting the kibosh on gossip in the workplace.

The 2013 holiday shopping season proved Americans care about buying from local businesses. Find out what the buy-local trend is all about and how you can benefit from it. Plus, visit Small Business Trends for marketing tips to make your local small business stand out.

What do all consumers have in common? They all want deals. Find out how you can cater to customers’ craving for savings on the Web.com small business forum.

I talked to JJ Ramberg, co-founder of online powerhouse Goodsearch, who shared her startup story and secrets to success.

Get the scoop on when customers are most likely to visit your website and what it means for your marketing strategy. 

Does your small business need a lawyer? If you quickly answered, “No,” take a moment to read my post on SCORE’s Small Business Success blog…and you just might change your mind.