This week in small business: Entrepreneurship (articles) on the rise!

I’ve really noticed an uptick in the publication and popularity of entrepreneurship articles recently. I hope that it signals a new surge in startups and business formation. That, more than anything coming out of Washington D.C., would serve as a national “pick-me-up” both economically and emotionally.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

Writing for the Salesforce blog, Cassidy Tucker explains why trust is critical for startup success.

You’ll probably be surprised by the book “Rich Dad” author Robert Kiyosaki says every entrepreneur should read in this article by Barbara Kollmeyer and Jessica Marmor Shaw.

Get the lowdown on bootstrapping in Jonathan Chan’s piece on how 11 entrepreneurs bootstrapped their way to success.

Learn from the mistakes Natalie Davis’ team made: How to Retain Your Top Marketing Talent: 6 Lessons We Learned the Hard Way.

Nigerian Chidike Samuelson chronicles his journey from employee to entrepreneur in this article.

The fundamentals are covered in Marco Zhou’s Financial Buzz piece, “What you should do to succeed as an Entrepreneur.”

Stephanie Melish hit a homerun with her Entrepreneur article, “4 Marketing Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From April the Giraffe.”

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Leadership, management, and productivity

Check out Laura Emily Dunn’s “Women in Business Q&A: Paula Downey, President and Chief Executive Officer, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer.”

This Aileron post on Forbes suggests the best accountability strategies for a small business.

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Hellen Keller

Marketing and sales

Malia Keirsey’s “9 Effective SEO Techniques That Will Explode Your Traffic” article is an excellent introduction to the most important SEO principles you need to understand. To reinforce this, also take a look at Brian Rashid’s “What Every Business Owner Must Know About SEO.”

Jordan Kasteler does a good job covering the symbiotic relationship between social media and content marketing in this MarketingLand article.

Believe it or not, Hurdlr has condensed more than 16,000 books on sales into nine tips.

Move over H.G. Wells! Will Burns says that the time machine is marketing’s latest invention!

Haters gonna hate, so you need to know how to protect yourself from the most common negative SEO attacks. James Newhouse explains.

Politics, government, and the economy

Uh-oh! If Jeremy Hill is right, the U.S. economy is weaker than we think. (Hear that, Janet Yellin?)

Melanie Arter covers President Trump signing bills to support women entrepreneurs and women in STEM fields.

If “globalization” is taking a U-turn, productivity could be the big loser, says Jeanna Smialek.