This week in small business: Entrepreneurial tips for everyone!

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The old InterWeb was teeming with articles and advice on entrepreneurship this week, so if you want to start or significantly grow your business, you’re in for a treat.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

Apparently it’s not such a gamble for women entrepreneurs and business owners in Nevada. They are closing the gender gap.

Melissa Halliburton combined her love for pets with a problem that needed solving and used it to launch a very promising startup.

Struggling? Then this piece that outlines entrepreneurial success through failure is a must-read. Also on the topic of entrepreneurial success, you’ll want to check yourself against these three habits.

Today, extremely useful tools are no further away than your computer or smartphone. Mike Templeman lists 11 online tools every entrepreneur needs.

Want to grow your company 57,000 percent over, say, three year’s time? Read this.

Leadership, management, and productivity

Busy parents who are trying to “juggle it all” will appreciate the seven podcasts described here.

If you’re looking for a way to expand your business, you might be inspired by the story of All Seasons in Morehead, Kentucky.

Marketing and sales

The single most important strategy in content marketing today is video, whether it’s video on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Youtube, says Gary Vaynerchuk.

Sean G. McCormick says that in marketing, 2017 promises to be “The Year of Change Management.

If you need a boost to your online marketing strategy, check out the 10 tips in this article.

You’ve heard me say that the riches are in the niches and this article on how to reach those niche audiences plays well into that strategy.

Julia McCoy essentially makes the case (citing 10 statistics) that “content marketing” is really just “marketing” today.

In this LinkedIn Solutions Blog article, we get 20 content marketing optimization ideas from Andy Crestodina.

There are many business sectors that can benefit enormously from visual content marketing so this article dishes up 19 Instagram tips.