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Senior Business Columnist — USA Today

Senior @USATODAY small biz columnist & spokesperson. Check out my new book, Planet Entrepreneur. More at http://theselfemployed.com & http://goo.gl/KGWaZi

Blog: 5 Advertising Rules You Better Know

smallbusinessconnection.com — In my last blog, I looked at common questions and answers regarding business law. Today I want to dive a little deeper into that subject, specifically as it relates to advertising because I think there is a misperception out there that goes something like this when it comes to advertising: "Anything goes!"

Entrepreneurs, here's a 7-step plan for taekoff

usatoday.com — Q: Hello, Steve! What with it being almost fall, and with my kids going back to school, I think it is time to finally start that business I have always dreamed of. Would I do it? Can I do it? Should I do it? I don't know! Do you?

How to recognize and avoid email scams - FightRansomware.com from Carbonite

fightransomware.com — It's likely that you consider yourself a fairly sophisticated computer user, and you probably are. But the unfortunate truth is that experience and education does not always equal protection. That's because cybercrooks are almost assuredly one step ahead of you. After all, they scam people for a living-and you have other things to do.

What to do if you get hit by ransomware - FightRansomware.com from Carbonite

fightransomware.com — It's a nightmare scenario, and it happened to small business owner Paul Eichen. Not once, but twice. Eichen runs a small seven-person toy company called Rokenbok that was hit a couple of years ago with what is called a "denial of service" cyberattack, according to The New York Times.

Old School Marketing Rocks

smallbusinessconnection.com — What is sometimes lost in all of the new e-hoopla is that old school ideas work too, and in some ways, can work even better as there is less competition for those eyeballs these days.

How To Get An SBA Loan

theselfemployed.com — What if I were to tell you that there is an agency of the United States government whose sole job is to help you succeed in your business? Would you like that? And what if I further told you that said agency has a yearly budget of over $1 billion and that it facilitates in excess of 50,000 small business loans a year, totaling more than $15 billion?

What does the FBI have to say about ransomware? - FightRansomware.com from Carbonite

fightransomware.com — Every year at USA TODAY, I create my annual "Top 10 Trends in Small Business" column. Last year, despite the rise of Uber and the explosion of mobile, the top trend I picked was security. When the FBI starts issuing near-dire warnings about the state of cybersecurity in this country, one must pay attention, and I did.

Start it up! Your startup, that is. Here's how

usatoday.com — Q: Hello, Steve! What with it being almost fall, and with my kids going back to school, I think it is time to finally start that business I have always dreamed of. Would I do it? Can I do it? Should I do it? I don't know! Do you?

The affordable way to keep your business clean and tidy

quill.com — Not far from where we live is a little breakfast place that my wife and I used to frequent. The food was good, the prices fair, and we liked the owner. You may notice that the preceding paragraph was all in the past tense. We don't go there anymore.

30 Minutes a Day is All You Need For Social Media Marketing

smallbusinessconnection.com — It is no secret that the hottest trend in marketing these days is social media marketing, but the thing to understand about social media is that, to be effective it has to become more about them and less about you.
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Aug 30, 2016

RT @pivottohappy: When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl

Aug 29, 2016

RT @Brunola88: What is #phishing and how can you stay away from email scams? @SteveStrauss shares top ways to keep your inbox safe:  http://cbnt.it/2bXQZUA 


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