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Senior Business Columnist — USA Today
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5 Marketing Technologies That Can Make Your Small Business Look Big — As I am wont to say, this is the greatest time ever to be in business for yourself. Hyperbole? No. That's a fact for two main reasons: First, this is the era of the entrepreneur. Whereas big business used to be a big deal, today it is small businesses and entrepreneurs that have the juice and get the buzz.

Top 5 Small Business Money Mistakes — A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I practiced law. My practice dealt mostly with small business, and mostly it was fun - helping new entrepreneurs start their ventures, helping them find financing for expansion, that sort of thing. But, of course, given the nature of the gig, not all news was good news.

Strauss: No better time to start a business — Hi, Steve - My resolution for the new year is to finally start my own business. And, while I have a general idea of what the process entails, I was hoping you could give me a better, more specific, outline. Thank you.

Top 3 trends in small business — Continuing on with my annual list of the top trends in small business for 2015. This week, the Top 3: No. 3: New ways to work: The way we work today is almost unrecognizable from how we worked a generation ago, even a decade ago, and no, I am not just talking about being able to work on the go or at Starbucks.

2 Easy Ways to Turn Your Shipping Into a Marketing Bonanza — In the world of business, entrepreneurs are different, that's for sure. Having been one myself for 20 years, and writing a weekly column about small business for USA TODAY for almost as long, one thing I have learned along the way is that small business people are a unique breed.

Entrepreneurs, keep riding that tech wave — Since forever, my favorite pizza joint only accepted payment with cash or check. How quaint. So when I saw over the holidays that they were now, finally, accepting payment with a Square and an iPad, I realized that business really is changing, as Bill Gates once observed, at the speed of thought.

The Simple Two-Step Process That Can Explode Your Business — If there is one thing entrepreneurs want, it is to grow their business. And there is certainly no shortage of webinars, e-books, seminars, and strategies designed to help them do just that. The good news is that a lot of them work.

Ask an Expert: Santa knows small business — One of the best parts of this gig is that I get to meet so many interesting people and entrepreneurs. Starting next week, I will be reporting on what many of them shared with me over the course of the past year as I begin my annual two-part, Top Trends in Small Business column.

Ask an Expert: Turning a hobby into business — Q: My New Year's resolution is to finally start my own business. I really love animals and am thinking that a pet store might be perfect for me. I would have to bootstrap it, but lot's of other people seem to be able to start their dream business, so why can't I?

A Simple Way to Help Triple Your Business (at least!) — I have a good pal who faced a crisis in 2009 when the Not-So-Great Recession was really starting to get into full swing and we were all realizing how serious it really was. For many years, my buddy had ridden the Southern California real estate gravy train. The market in L.A.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @AccessToCapital: Learn some alternative lending options for your business in this Google+ Hangout led by @SteveStrauss @DandB #funding

Jan 26, 2015

How To Create a Relationship With The Influencers In Your Arena via @theselfemployed

Jan 26, 2015

The #W2 & #1099 deadline is 1 wk away! I recommend filing through from @GreatlandCorp. It’s fast and easy!

Jan 26, 2015

How to Create a Relationship With Influencers in Your Arena: via @theselfemployed

Jan 26, 2015

The 5 Things They Don't Teach You in Small Business School: via @usatoday

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