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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 theselfemployed.com & goo.gl/KGWaZi

Strauss: Let's celebrate small business' huge impact!

Strauss: Let's celebrate small business' huge impact!
usatoday.com — Happy Small Business Week, everybody! Here at the 'ol Ask an Expert column factory, we've been spending a lot of time recently looking at the many ways small business has evolved over the years.

Entrepreneurs: Investing in your business doesn't cost, in fact, it pays

Entrepreneurs: Investing in your business doesn't cost, in fact, it pays
usatoday.com — As the Great Recession was coming to a close, Jason Bender and his partners decided that the time was right to bet on their business. As so they did. In fact, they bet big.

Small business myths loom large

Small business myths loom large
usatoday.com — Q: One thing I always thought before I started my own business is that finding the money I needed would be incredibly difficult. I found the opposite to be true. Getting a loan and investors was actually pretty easy. - Seth A: I think you are on to something here.

Infographic: How Successful People Spend Monday Mornings

Infographic: How Successful People Spend Monday Mornings
theselfemployed.com — TheSelfEmployed.com is a Web portal for all things self-employed. The site aims to be your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know to have a fun and successful entrepreneurial journey. At the site, you will find relevant articles, how-to videos, podcasts, and special offers that are all designed specifically for the self-employed.

Review: HP Reinvents Printing

Review: HP Reinvents Printing
theselfemployed.com — One of the best things about getting to write a column as I do for USA TODAY is that I am privy to the latest technology trends for small business. As I am wont to say, this is an extraordinary time to own a business and one main reason is that technology has allowed small businesses to better compe...

Spring forward applies to entrepreneurs, too

Spring forward applies to entrepreneurs, too
usatoday.com — Q: . . . let me also share that I love spring cleaning our offices, and I make sure we do it every year. It makes a huge difference. -- Sherri A: Ah, yes, spring is in the air.

Do Us a Favor and Avoid the Hard Sell, It's Bad for Business

Do Us a Favor and Avoid the Hard Sell, It's Bad for Business
theselfemployed.com — We have all come across the hard sell business and salesperson. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't... and often it completely backfires. Case in point: one Mother's Day a while back, my daughters and I went shopping in a tea store in a nearby mall.

Starting a small business by reimagining your life

Starting a small business by reimagining your life
usatoday.com — Q: Hello Steve! I listened to one of your webinars sponsored by SCORE - Marketing on a Shoestring. I'm 57 and I quit my full time secure job a few months ago to start my own business. I was also inspired by a new AARP program called Life Reimagined.

Strauss: Getting help for you small business pays off more than it costs

Strauss: Getting help for you small business pays off more than it costs
usatoday.com — Q: I can't ever seem to afford what I need or want to do in my business. I spend so much time thinking and worrying about my current overhead that planning and spending for the long-term seems impossible. What does someone like me do? - Gary A: Consider the case of Ben.

General Business

General Business
smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — I have had a website for a long time, since the '90s in fact. When I look at what my site looked like back then, it amazes me that anyone ever spent any time on it at all. But they did.
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Video: A Great Team Is Vital To Small Business Success - on.msnbc.com/1ZaXFPA

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Infographic: Bank of America Spring 2016 Small Business Owner Report - bit.ly/1SOYPfI

May 04, 2016

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