This Week in Small Business: How Entrepreneurs find happiness, social media tools and much more

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Entrepreneurship and startup news

Money isn’t always the thing that makes serial entrepreneurs happy. In this video, WSJ’s Charlie Wells joins Tanya Rivero to discuss.

Bill Carmody, CEO of Trepoint, describes five ways entrepreneurs can use “emotional intelligence” for marketing.

When you go to Amazon and the site recommends products based on your browsing, that’s one example behavioral marketing. Learn more and see if you need it in this article.

Good ideas are the heart of a successful startup. Author and inventor Stephen Key points us to an unusual place we can find good product ideas.

Here’s how Selena Soo – who once made a $42,000 salary – built a business that earns up to $300,000 a year.

Most of the heavy hitting entrepreneurs are on Twitter. Here are seven things that they do.

Marketing and sales

swiss_army_knife_tools_public_domainEvery small business needs to handle social media marketing efficiently. These five tools help a lot.

This concise overview of email marketing basics will help you get off to a strong start.

No budget for marketing? Content marketing can solve that problem for your small biz.

When it comes to commandments, the magic number is always 10. Here they are for your content marketing.

Influencer marketing paid $6.85 in earned media value for every $1 spent. Fad or a strategy with staying power?

You’ll find plugins and SaaS galore among these 35 growth hacking tools for people who don’t code. And speaking of growth hacks, here are five email list builders from a guy who knows what he’s talking about.

Understanding video analytics will help you make better explainer videos. Here’s the lowdown.

It’s easy to lose consistency in your branding. Look over these lessons from the world of financial advisers.

Radha Giri, CEO of Midas Touch Consultants, discusses four “secret weapons” in online marketing that you may be overlooking.

Can you describe the difference between a lead, a prospect and an opportunity? S. Anthony Iannarino can and he explains it in this short article.

Politics, government and the economy

Robert Reich, former Treasury secretary under President Clinton, says that small-business Republicans are getting fed up with their party.

Gallup polled a wide range of small business owners – men, women, veterans, LGBT – to gauge their attitudes, habits and experiences.

Leadership, management and productivity

Here’s a list of six things productive people do every day. The one about email may run contrary to everything you believe.

We read this so often that it may not be news anymore, but it’s still important to keep up on: Online scams and frauds are increasing, with an emphasis on social media (like and share buttons).

toast-breakfast-public-domainIt’s often said that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” With that in mind, here are four ways to design a more authentic workplace and small business culture.

Dr. Karen Keller gives us four ways to develop our leadership “X Factor.”

If you think that new technology is going to lower your costs, you may be sorely mistaken. However, putting together remote teams, might. Here are some tips.

Olympic skier and NFL football player turned entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeremy Bloom discusses how to develop your management style and put together a great team.

The latest SurePayroll Small Business poll found that 75 percent of small business owners help their employees with personal matters. Small Biz Cares. Hey, that would make a good slogan…

Need an app? Need $100,000? You’ll have both if you win appsbar’s mobile DIY app building challenge.

The days of climbing the corporate ladder are over. The rules of work have changed. Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere; it’s disappearing as a discrete activity.

Any anger issues in your small business? This Psychology Today article outlines where anger management can be successful and where it fails. Know the difference.

Cash is still “legal tender” but if you’re not careful, dealing in it can make the IRS think you’re a crook. Educate yourself.

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