This Week in Small Business: Personal growth, personal marketing and small business fundamentals

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With this week’s best curated content, you’ll learn how technology is being leveraged in new ways and how you need to drop some old habits if you really want to achieve the success you’ve always dreamed about.

Leadership, management and productivity

The four technology trends discussed in this Heartlandblog will impact the way you manage your small business in 2016.

As a small business owner, are you feeling stuck? If so, examine yourself against this list of four behaviors that prevent growth.

Are you achieving customer experience excellence or are customers slipping into customer quicksand?

Here are the top 10 trends that will impact the way you run your small business in 2016.

Marketing and sales

It’s simple to say that local marketing is critical for success. This article gives you 10 ways to simplify your local marketing strategies as well.

In many ways, you are your small business. That means you need a personal marketing plan for 2016.

Is your email marketing plan not living up to your expectations? Here are nine ways to get it in shape.

Mike Lieberman says you’ll struggle in 2016 if you don’t have an inbound marketing strategy.

Survey: Technology and social media are in the driver’s seat for marketing in 2016.

If you know what you’re doing, Facebook can be a small business marketing bonanza. Master these seven marketing tips to boost Facebook engagement.

This infographic will give beginners the information they need to launch a successful small business marketing campaign. And this article will get you started with a social media marketing plan!

Entrepreneurship, startups and innovation

The Internet of Everything is in the process of revolutionizing air travel. You can adapt some of these strategies to innovate your small business.

Politics, government and the economy

John Berlau, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, urges our decision makers to let small business again fuel job growth.

The SBA may be in the middle of a management crisis and Congress is going to take a look at the situation.