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.
CES. The International Consumer Electronic Show, CES, is going on this week in Las Vegas. Four OPEN Forum authors – Chris Brogan, Ramon Ray, Guy Kawasaki and Scott Belsky – were in the OPEN Forum booth all week discussing the benefits of electronics for small businesses. Check out the pre-show posts and slideshows from Ramon and Guy for more.
New Year's Resolutions. What are your business goals for 2011 and how do you plan to achieve them? Barry Moltz suggests a list of 11 resolutions – from taking time off to meeting with customers face to face – that will get your business ready for success. Barry Moltz
The customer is not always right. Most of the time, “The customer’s always right” is a good rule of thumb for small businesses. Occasionally, however, you’ll come across a customer that seems bent on making your job more difficult. How do you know where to draw the line? Trent Hamm tackles that question. Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar
Get inspired! Ever see a product and think, “Now that is a great idea!” Anyone is capable of innovating a useful product as long as the right steps are taken. Guy Kawasaki explains more. Guy Kawasaki, How to Change the World
Tax tips. Wondering why you owe taxes when your business didn’t generate cash? There are several reasons you might have to pay up this season – just don’t let them surprise you in April. JoAnne Berg, Wise Bread
Dominate your local search. For small businesses, improving your rank for local Web search queries can help you beat out the competition in your area. John Jantsch offers five tips to keep you moving on up. John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing