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:
Calm the clutter and get organized with these tips from Barry Moltz on how to apply the concepts of feng shui to your workspace. Plus: Business Insider's Danielle Schlanger tells you how to choose your store's next location.
Sales and marketing expert John Jantsch shows you how to get your customers to submit positive reviews online. Plus: Here are some simple strategies to boost traffic to your website and get more bang for your buck.
Government surplus websites are a little-known way to find a great deal on almost anything. Courtney Rubin has the details. Plus: The big guys have more money to throw into Christmas and Fourth of July, but what about National Doughnut Day? Here’s how your business can own lesser-known holidays.
Working on press releases, e-mail blasts and event announcements are time-consuming (and expensive if you hire a PR service). But here are some free (and cheap) online PR services that do the heavy lifting for you. Plus: If you’re still on the fence about offering mobile payment options, Jennifer Gregory will show you how they can boost sales and keep customers happy.
Mike Michalowicz shows you that sometimes conventional wisdom can be the worst advice to follow. Plus: John Bradberry shows you why multitasking is inefficient and counterproductive.
Four women business leaders share how they transformed a great idea into a booming business. Plus: Making safety fun is the driving business principle for these two women entrepreneurs.