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Senior Business Columnist — USA Today
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Senior @USATODAY small biz columnist & spokesperson. Check out my new book, Planet Entrepreneur. More at &

Celebrating the virtue of entrepreneurs — Having just returned from the World Entrepreneurship Forum, there was no shortage of things to worry about before I left and as I traveled, from the mundane to the ridiculous: Was my inbox sufficiently cleaned out so that I wouldn't be overwhelmed upon my return? (The answer, apparently, no.)

Getting your business started with Pinterest — Q: I know that Facebook isn't the only game in town when it comes to social media, even though sometimes it seems that way. I did my research and there really are a lot of social media sites. The issue I face is which other one to dive into for my small biz.

Small Business: Suffering from work burnout — Q: I have owned three businesses over the past twenty years. While I always have really enjoyed being an entrepreneur, I find lately that I am just burnt-out. But I don't want to go work for someone else, and yet I am too young to retire.

Everyone is an entrepreneur in this e-conomy — In my column , we looked at the significant, indeed in some ways radical, shifts occurring in the world of work. Fueled mostly (albeit not entirely) by technology, the decoupling of work from a desk at an office means that we are now free to work anywhere, anytime - for good and ill.

The Key to Online Success: Be Like Goldilocks’ Porridge — The first time I ever wrote about Twitter, I ended up with egg all over my face. It was about five years ago, just when the service really started rolling. Celebrities like Ashton Kutcher were vying to get 1 million followers, and talking about Twitter was all the rage.

Entrepreneurs' 9-to-5 drill is a thing of the past — One of the recurring themes of this column over the years has been the fast-changing nature of work because the very way in which do business has undergone Teutonic shifts in the past generation.

The Self Employed TV — A complete resource for the self-employed covering everything from startup ideas to taxes and money to marketing.

Catch Steve Strauss on MSNBC's Your Business Show — Check out Steve sharing some small business wisdom on TV

Small business: Making lemonade out of lemons — Q: Steve, Sometimes I wonder if this small business stuff is for me. I survived the recession only to find that I just lost my biggest client. I love being my own boss and yet I hate being my own boss! -- Trisha A : I am not sure I could have said it any better myself.

Turn Off Your Computer, Now! — Come on, admit it, you spend far too much time in front of a screen. We all do. I know that for me, it sometimes seems that I do email for a living, and that is not something I like, not by a long shot.
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Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 27, 2014

4 reasons you may be better off buying a business instead of starting one #business #entrepeneur

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