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.
The Formula for Business Success. A touch of talent, a dollop of customer focus, and a little discipline is just the beginning of small business success. John Spence takes us through the formula to ensure that your business continues to flourish. John Spence
The Data Reveals: Great Coaching Dramatically Improves Sales. The recession changed the way small businesses operated, and taught us that sales people can benefit from coaching. Knowledge@Wharton
8 Invitations to an IRS Audit. Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “The IRS is out to get you.” Steer clear from these eight red flags, though, and your taxes should go smoothly this season. Kate Lister, Wise Bread
Momentum: The Key to Making Your Big Ideas Happen in 2011. Looking to advance your small business this year? Keep up the momentum! It takes time and discipline, but if you follow a few rules, your business can continue to rise. Behance
How Technology Changed Entrepreneurship. From social media to cloud computing, who can keep track of the technological advances we’ve made this year? Your small business is probably already benefitting from them in some way, but Judith Aquino fills us in on how it might benefit even more. Judith Aquino, Business Insider