Holidays keeping you too busy to catch up on the latest from OPEN Forum? No worries… here’s a quick look at some of the top stories from this past week.
11 Trends for Small Business in 2011. From continued spending in the government sector and stabilization in health insurance rates, to an increase in angel investments and a greater focus on customer service – and more, eleven trends that can affect your business in 2011. Barry J. Moltz
App Essentials: Top App Trends for 2011. With the explosive growth in apps over the past couple of years, there’s a lot more competition, and “free” is no guarantee. Here are some tips and trends for making your app “download-worthy”. Dawn Reiss
Will New Technology Move Us Forward Or Set Us Back? Have a question about technology, innovation and what to expect from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show? Ask Scott Belsky and the other experts who will taking questions and sharing their insights from the event. Scott Belsky, Behance
A Different Kind of High: The Power of Altruism. New Year, new leaf? Or looking to gain some of the health benefits that come from doing good deeds for others? Consider these seven ways to develop altruistic behavior. Bruna Martinuzzi, President, Clarion Enterprises Ltd.
The 10 Biggest Booby Traps of Term Sheets. Do your New Year’s plans include venture capital? Before the celebration starts, you should understand these 10 things about term sheets. Guy Kawasaki, Alltop
A 2010 Idea Hub Holiday Reading List: 20 Great Gift Books. We could have also called this the “20 best business books you should pick up for yourself at post-holiday sales.” Matt May, Author, The Shibumi Strategy
The Art of Faking It. Small business ownership is filled with highs and lows – making it really hard to “do what you love.” Maybe your company isn’t what you thought it would be, or maybe you just feel stuck. Here’s how to love what you’re doing in the New Year. Jean Chatzky, Author & Personal Finance Expert