This Week in Small Business: Cybersecurity, job growth, bottle caps, and a whole lot more

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What do you see when you look at a bottle cap? A small business idea? That’s just one piece of inspiration you’ll find in this week’s roundup of curated content.

Leadership, management, and productivity

Goldman Sach has its ambitious 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Discover what they are teaching these fortunate small business owners.

Simplicity is good, so that makes this “One Stunningly Simple Habit for Success” very appealing.

Here are three ways to use your company culture to strengthen your marketing.

Paypal’s small biz lending platform is growing. You’ll want to know why.

Sixty percent of hacked small to medium businesses are forced out of business within six months of being breached.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

Think there are no more good ideas for a business? The guy profiled here just needed bottle caps to get him thinking and acting.

Marketing and sales

Success depends on staying on top of or ahead of the trends. That’s why you’ll want to know and understand these five online marketing trends.

Steal a few pages from the top brands’ playbooks. Neil Patel shares eight that focus on content marketing.

Blog going stale? You need these tips to help you “double dip” into your content marketing resource pool.

If you didn’t attend Digital Summit Denver, you’ll benefit from these three marketing takeaways.

Don’t be Grumpy! Believe it or not, there are at least five marketing lessons that we can learn from Disney movies.

These seven unique ways to use coupons to boost sales could really help many small businesses.

We can’t lump all Millennials into one category when it comes to social media use. We need to understand and work with the differences.

Politics, government, and the economy

For job growth, Seattle took the top spot and Dallas came in second in the Paychex small business index. Check out the results in this Dallas Morning News article.