This Week in Small Business: SEO tips that work, blog post promotion, leadership habits, and more

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It’s great that you’re here; it shows that you’re already doing the one thing all successful small business owners and entrepreneurs must do (see below). But with that said, there are still a lot of tips and strategies you can pick up…many of which are discussed in this collection of top curated content.

Leadership, management and productivity

It’s from the government and it’s here to help you. Yes, if you know what you’re looking for and how to navigate it, the SBA can actually benefit your small business.

The co-author of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and president at TalentSmart gives us the 10 habits of ultra-likeable leaders.

If you want to get more women “onboard” in leadership positions, why not organize a train ride like this community did?

Make connections and learn the ropes of small business by joining these six communities.

Marketing and sales

Black hat SEO is out the window, so we can really use SEO tips like the 10 easy ones offered here.

If you want to go old school, one of your best marketing strategies is direct mail. Here are ideas that small businesses can use.

Think that sometimes your blog posts just evaporate into the cyber-ether? You need these 37 ways to promote your posts.

Eugene Moto explains how he got an 80 percent response rate with his top influencers outreach campaign.

Check out these 11 buzz-worthy social media marketing campaigns that broke through all the noise.

Don’t be a small business owner who thinks small. Get yourself online.

Think you’ve tried everything to generate leads in your small business? Have you tried quizzes?

Entrepreneurship, startups and innovation

There’s one activity that small business owners and entrepreneurs must do if they truly want to succeed.

This Mashable article lists 10 ways to get exposure for your startup on Product Hunt.

Politics, government and the economy

No doubt you’re hearing a lot about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact from all sides. Here are the official arguments in favor of it from a small business perspective.

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