Small Business Saturday, Help from IBM, Intuit: Small Business Reading

    By owenl | Small Business

    We are rapidly heading toward Thanksgiving and the busiest time of the year for retailers. In particular, this is the time to take advantage of Small Business Saturday. It's also time to take stock of finances in preparation for the end of the year. Taking a completely different tack, we also looked at export issues for small businesses. Despite the seriousness of these topics, there's always time for a lighter point of view and with the release of the new Bond film, what better time to review maverick leadership styles? And our most popular article this week was about some commonalities between people who have been remarkably successful.

    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.

    Repeating the topic of Small Business Saturday here are some tips from Forbes on how to run a successful program for next Saturday for your small business.

    Need some additional funding and could also make use of IBM technology? Maybe you can get a part of the $4 Billion that IBM is making available to small business via loans.

    The SBA is launching a new online learning center. This is going to be a must-go-to source for small business information.

    In December Intuit is going to make 15 small business wishes come true - maybe one of them can be yours?

    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!

    [and we end this week with a small business funding source infographic from BOLT Insurance.]

    Follow The Money:How Small Businesses Get Funding
    Via: BOLT Insurance

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