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.
Are you one of the millions of small businesses that are home-based? Do you claim a home office deduction? You need to know these changes from the IRS! Plus: Small-business owners are failing to set aside money for a good retirement. Joining an investment club can change that.
In his new book To Sell is Human, bestselling author Daniel Pink reveals the surprising truth about persuading others. Plus: Don’t let fear hold you back. Take a deep breath, unveil your talents and kickstart your dream career.
Technology fortuneteller Daniel Burrus predicts the next big things to hit the market. Plus: How to build office culture in an increasingly digital world.
Learn how CEO Chris Teso came up with the ridiculously successful business model for startup Chirpify, and why iTunes should watch out. Plus: Social media extends beyond self-promotion—it's an opportunity to have real conversations with your customers.
Using the phrase "How can I help you?" is a wasted effort by your sales team. Instead, try one of these five phrases to improve your customer service. Plus: How do you measure a phone call? Call Metrics lets you measure the effectiveness of a well-placed phone number.
The CEO of Wine.com shares his experience with daily deal sites, and tells us which ones worked best for his business. Plus: Hire employees with leadership qualities to get the biggest return on your personnel investment.
What was the most compelling small-business news you read this week? Please share in the comments.