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.
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September 14, 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.

Why Good Employees Do Bad Things

Certain kinds of company culture can turn even good-hearted workers into schemers and cheats. Plus: Lawyer and author Fred Steingold shares his top tips on what you should know before you fire an employee.
 

Leveraging Luck to Grow Your Business

Follow these three tips to make room for serendipitous strokes of good fortune in your small business. Plus: One business can be all-consuming, but for some restless entrepreneurs, it's not enough. Here's how to know if you can handle the juggle.

10 Online Marketing Terms You Need to Know Now

Understanding online marketing means knowing the jargon. Here's a lexicon of essential terminology. Plus: Having customers that keep coming back means winning their trust. Here's how to do it.

Which Coupons Motivate Online Shoppers?

A new survey reveals some interesting findings about consumer habits and behaviors with online coupons. Plus: Three reports show despite modest gains, job growth is still sluggish and workers are dropping out. 

Tailored Retirement for Small-Business Owners

An SEP, or Simplified Employee Pension plan, is a flexible retirement option for you and your employees. Learn more about it. Plus: Get a jump on your customer service strategy for 2013 with these expert tips.

Street Teams: Effective or Obnoxious?

If you need to promote something in a big way, try a street team. Here's how to find success in starting yours. Plus: A non-existent marketing budget is no excuse for your small business to not have a logo, a TV commercial or a professional-quality brochure.

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Reach Out and Keep the Momentum Going

This is the final post in our series of articles and infographics highlighting the achievements of women business owners. Plus: Employees who care for both kids and parents have a lot on their plates. Here's what you can do to help.