Small Business Week In Review

Each week, OPEN Forum's editors round up the most compelling advice from our contributors. Here are the highlights.
Executive Editor, Editors
July 21, 2011

Each week, OPEN Forum's editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice from our contributors and others. Here are this week’s highlights:

How To Catch And Keep A Journalist’s Attention

 “Any press may be good press, but good press is even better,” writes Mashable’s Josh Catone. Get on a journalist’s good side and you can get just that. Catone provides five great ways for business owners to score press coverage from journalists through sites that connect reporters with sources. Perhaps the most important: be fast.

6 Ways To Let People Pick Your Brain Without Wasting Your Time

 If you’re a successful business owner, people probably seek you out for advice often. But how do you pay it forward without setting yourself back? Barry Moltz describes six different ways.

Is Google+ More Effective Than Twitter?

If you’re into social media, you’ve probably heard about Google’s new social network Google+. Less than a month after its launch, it already boasts more than 10 million members. OPEN Forum author Guy Kawasaki set out to conduct a little experiment to determine how engaged the Google+ community is compared to other social networks. Here are his results.

10 Ways To Check Your Ego At The Door

There’s often a fine line between making sure that your employees respect you and coming across as a tyrant. So Wise Bread’s Julie Rains runs down a list of 10 great ways to keep your ego in check.

8 Tips From A Hacking Victim For Minimizing Your Risk

 Earlier this month, two websites that OPEN Forum writer Tom Harnish operates were hacked in an attempt to steal credit card information. The hacking attempt failed, but Harnish still learned his lesson. Here, he offers eight tips to keep your data secure.

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