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Networking, mistakes and great reads: Small Business Reading for March 8, 2013

The Perennial State of the Business Owner - Worry

Some of the best stories from the past week on Advisor - in no particular order.

Networking is Dangerous: Never go alone. [Great article from TJ MCCue about how to really focus and succeed when networking to build your business relationships.

Tax day advice; and 6 tips for next year. [At this point it is last minute for your taxes - but just in case - here is some last minute advice and some for next year...]

Private companies' health heading into sequestration. [really worth reading this and especially the full report linked to in the article.]

Small business rising. [a nice infographic about the strains small business is under]

11 Common mistakes small businesses make. [great straightforward advice about what NOT to do.]

Ten things really amazing employees do. [These traits should help you value the great employees you already have and help you look for the great employees of the future when you hire.]

7 Brand Storytelling lessons you can learn from Ron Howard. [Don't let the celebrity name in the title fool you - there is some serious advice about how to build and tell stories that can help people remember your company.]

How blogging can improve your online presence. [If you aren't doing it already you really should have a blog for your business.]

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.

Some other great small business articles from around the web this week.

Facebook: Is the free ride over for business? [I'd say yes, but maybe this week's changes will make a difference.]

30 must read blogs for entrepreneurs and startup success. [note a decent number of these already contribute to Yahoo! Small Business Advisor - so read them all here in one place - and obviously we should be on the list...]

Why employers aren't filling their open jobs. [Scary stuff - and even more incentive to start your own business]

21 social media and marketing tips for small businesses. [Solid set of advice here.]

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. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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