During National Small Business Week in D.C. last week, a lot of NSBW content was posted around the Web. Knowing how little time you have, we’ve shared the week’s most interesting content.
How These Small Businesses Did It
NSBW celebrates the Small Business Person of the Year. This year, it’s Victoria Tifft who started a research firm to fight infectious diseases after serving in the Peace Corps and battling malaria. Click here to read about Inc Magazine’s 10 other inspiring entrepreneurs.
Didn’t Get to Go to D.C. to Celebrate?
That’s ok. It doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and give yourselves a pat on the back. YFS Magazine shares six ways to celebrate locally. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that running our businesses should still be fun and a good way to connect with others, no matter how hard we work.
Who’s really looking out for small business?
While the festivities in D.C highlight the great work of small business, this Reuters piece questions who really represents small business, what they’re fighting for and the impact they’ve had, especially in the light of President Obama’s proposed healthcare reforms.
It Should Really Be about BIG Business
And just to mix things up a little, here’s someone who thinks we should be celebrating BIG Business Week (he’s a small business owner). Why? Big business fuels our economy, it creates jobs and it provides small business with big business to survive, according to the piece.
Grow Your Business the Easy Way
While acquisition is vital to growing your business, too few people focus on repeat sales and referrals. Engagement is the way to do it and in this piece, Gail Goodman of Constant Contact shares her tips for improving engagement with your social network to drive real trust and growth.
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