This week's best small business links

July 20, 2012

We go through leading small business journals and websites so you don't have to. Check out this week's best small business links...  

We go through leading small business journals and websites so you don't have to. Check out this week's best small business links...

 

Why Leadership is So Hard

The difficulties of leadership probably aren't new to you. This piece, however, offers a practical approach to making your mark as a leader when so much of what you accomplish is usually hidden within the results of a more effective team. They identify three main challenges: competency, doing, and control.

Good News - 70, Not 80, is the New 65

Dreams of early retirement may have been put on hold for a lot of business owners, including dentists, but according to the Center for Retirement at Boston College, most Baby Boomers will only have to work until they are 70 to retire comfortably. Their crunching of the data shows that if they wait until 70 to retire, 86% of Boomers will be able to do so comfortably. Find out more.

Our Small Business Video Pick!
Motivating employees to work as hard as you do – what you can learn from this entrepreneur.

 

 

7 Deadly Sins of Online Marketing for Small Business

These aren’t just common mistakes to avoid. SmallBizTrends.com looks at the missteps that will help you better control your digital message and make sure that every digital dollar spent is worth your while.

 

Thinking Entrepreneur: Will This Business Ever Make Money?

The New York Times small business blog interviews Leah Rosch, founder of  “What a Cookie!” an artisanal, decorated-cookie business, specializing in party favors. If you're wondering what a dentist can learn from a cookie business - you'd be surprised. The interview looks at the real reason why business struggle - marketing, management, finance - and how you can help turn things around.

 

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