businessreadingSummer is over and we are back to business full time. Nobody taking holiday breaks. No excuses. It's time to generate some more business. And it's also time to turn to the forthcoming election and what it may have in store for small business. The current economic uncertainty isn't helping. But the SBA is looking for input from entrepreneurs on innovation so maybe that will help. We've also got some advice about building a personal brand, spotting a lie when dealing with someone and some tips for managing employees using mobile devices.
If you haven't taken the plunge yet, hopefully some of these articles give you the impetus to start your own business — and if you do, we have tools to help. Besides our domain name, web hosting and ecommerce products, we also have just added an innovative marketing dashboard that you can try for free even if you don't use our other products.
Here are some of the other good small business articles we have been reading this week.
Essential Phone Skills for small business owners
How to break out of your small business slump
Customer Satisfaction Survey Template
How to make an impression in eight seconds
Seven things to eliminate to make Fridays more productive
25 Social Media Resources not to miss
Have a great week, watch the bottom line and let us know in the comments if any of this was especially useful or if you have any advice you'd like to share.