This week in small business: A shark goes after Trump’s economic plan

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Learn from email marketing heat maps, liven up your brand, and find out what Shark Kevin O’Leary thinks of Trump’s economic ideas. Those are just three of the important (and interesting) topics covered in this week’s collection of curated content.

Politics, government, and the economy

The Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary weighs in on Donald Trump’s economy plan, startups and a lot more in this article.

Leadership, management, and productivity

With small business depending more and more on freelancers, many of you will appreciate these four tips for hiring and keeping the best of the best.

In case you need more convincing, here are seven reasons you need a mentor for entrepreneurial and small business success.

This infographic gives small business owners 10 powerful ways to network.

Marketing and sales

Need video marketing guidelines for social media success? Here they are.

Neil Patel shares five content marketing tactics for picking topics and setting goals.

Unless you want to end up like the Titanic, steer clear of these five Facebook marketing mistakes.

It has taken a while, but more small business owners are moving to a mobile-first marketing strategy.

Not getting noticed? Check out these seven surefire signs that you need to rev up your PR program.

Is it time for you to act on some of these 15 tips for livening things up when your brand is getting stale?

Leaders work hard to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why you need to look over these six social media marketing trends.

If you do email marketing, you need the information revealed by heat maps.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

After studying the lives of Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, Luis E. Romero came up with seven success secrets every entrepreneur must eventually learn.

When you need a quick fix of entrepreneurial inspiration, turn to these 10 quotes.

What do startups need most that they don’t have? Answer: Customers. Here’s how to create a customer acquisition plan.

Amazon is after women entrepreneurs to sell through its marketplace and in that effort just held its first Women’s Entrepreneur Conference.

Here are the signs that it’s the right time for you to become an entrepreneur.

Need a push to start your own business? Scan these 10 benefits of becoming a small business owner.