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:
August 31, 2012

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:

The Entrepreneur's Bucket List

Aim to achieve these 10 things before you retire and you can call yourself a true entrepreneur. Plus: Put the "work" in networking by investing real energy in meeting the right people to know.  

QR Codes Make Print Campaigns Jump Off the Page

This new technology helps bridge the gap between traditional print ads and mobile marketing. Plus: Don't be a Foursquare failure. Use these tips to help your business succeed on the social network.

Is Your Bank Discriminating Against You?

Lending discrimination isn't limited to consumer loans. Here's how to protect yourself. Plus: A five-year financial model is a map to your business's future. Does yours point to the money?

How to Cash in on the Back-to-School Season

Parents everywhere are ready to spend on back to school. Here are four easy ways to grab your share of those dollars. Plus: Follow these five tips when it is time to rebrand and update your company's look.

7 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Marketing

Social media specialist and technology trainer Beth Hayden shares practical tips on how to effectively use your virtual pinboard. Plus: Don't miss out on the growing export market. Here's how to explore whether selling overseas is right for your business. 

Free Productivity Tools to Fit Your Personality

Are you a scatterbrain? A control freak? A social media addict? Whatever your personality, here are the business productivity tools for you. Plus: Social collaboration software can help your employees work together even when they're spread apart.

Small Business Takes Center Stage at Republican Convention

One small-business owner is getting the spotlight at the Republican National Convention. Plus: Small businesses in Tampa are experiencing a boon thanks to visiting politicians.
 

 

Editors