This week in small business: Secrets to a great daily grind (and we aren’t talking about coffee)

Whether you think of it as your “daily grind” or simply your daily schedule, you’ll find a lot of tips to help you get it under control and maximized for success and productivity among this edition of our carefully curated content.

Leadership, management, and productivity

Even when you’re chasing your dreams you need to deal with the “daily grind.” Sherrie Campbell offers eight ways to structure your daily grind for success. And if Campbell’s tips aren’t enough, check out Sujan Patel’s advice on how to optimize your daily schedule for maximum productivity.

Team loyalty is central to business success. Annie Pilon delivers 25 employee appreciation ideas that are ideal for small business owners.

Marketing and sales

Chris O’Neill explains why you need to keep SEO in mind and ask the right questions when you’re designing your website.

Could your future success be as simple as telling your story? That is certainly a major component of success today, says Damon Brown writing for Inc.

Duncan Alney gives us some experiments to conduct to discover ways to drive more visitors to our websites.

Snapchat’s new Snap Map feature can boost your social media marketing, according to Jonathan Furman and he explains the basics.

In this infographic, Shubhomita Bose shares 10 marketing lessons we can swipe from the Apple play book.

Need to build your mobile online presence? Siobhan Kenna introduces a range of new Facebook tools to help you get the job done.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

Failure is a reality for many startups. Peter Daisyme talks about how to pick up the pieces after a startup failure.

Aditi Wardhan Singh, founder of @Raising World Children, gives us five challenges to entrepreneurial goal setting when you are an entrepreneur from home.

Is there one piece of advice that causes 97 percent of startups to fail? Yes, contends Chad Perry.

Politics, government, and the economy

If you follow business and economic reporting, you’ve seen almost daily pieces on Bitcoin. And, if you’re a bit confused by Bitcoin, this article/slideshow by Stephen J. Bronner will get you up to speed.

David Z. Morris contends that a universal basic income would grow the U.S. economy by an extra 12.5 percent.