Renewal – new office, new management style. Small Business Reading for February 8th, 2013

    By owenl | Small Business

    Although a huge winter storm is dumping snow in the NorthEast of the US as I write this, technically we are headed toward Spring and a time for renewal. And renewal also means the workplace. We did our best to cover the theme this week on Yahoo! Small Business Advisor with articles covering office design tips, creating a great small business workspace, retaining good employees as your business grows, and the hidden qualities of great bosses (which can help you renew your management practices.) We also took a very optimistic look at the future for small businesses in Chris Myers' post on the future Fortune 5 Million.


    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.

    How the head of Kaiser Permanente truly connects with employees (this is a great article and example for all managers).

    A Tragic Case of Customer Relationship Mismanagement.

    Continuing the Spring cleaning/renewal theme: 4 office processes to optimize during spring cleaning.

    Five ideas for branching out and offering new services.

    8 Best online businesses to start now.

    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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