Small Business Week In Review
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:
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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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