This week in small business: The tips you need to finish 2016 strong!

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The end of the year and the end of the holiday season is within our sights, so grab an extra handful of practical advice this week from our collection of curated content and finish strong!

Leadership, management, and productivity

Do you have all 10 free productivity tools in this list by Ivy Guerrero? Can’t beat the price!

The Forbes Coaches Council gives us 11 stress management tips for entrepreneurs and certainly ’tis the season when we need to reduce our stress levels.

Attention harried parents: Help is on the way – 10 productivity hacks for busy parents, by Pete Cataldo.

Marketing and sales

I like Chris Abraham’s attitude in this article of his, The More the Messier for Content Marketing SEO Success.

We all know how popular TED talks are, so it should be no a surprise that Krystal Covington believes every marketing executive can learn something from giving a TED talk.

It can be hard to be noticed above the marketing “noise” so Nicola Brown’s 5 tips for creating a video that stands out should be useful.

Victoria Heckstall offers advice on how to get your website SEO-ready for the holidays and the tips really apply to any special season.

Are you marketing a book? If so, Chris Syme’s 4 Steps to Selling More Books with Less Social Media will deliver some good insights. And, many apply to other products as well.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

Barb Stuckey’s Forbes article talks to three women who have had great entrepreneurial success in the food industry and they encourage other women to follow in their footsteps.

Even Millennials will get encouragement from Daniel Richard’s blog on the Virgin website: Confessions of a late-blooming entrepreneur.

I suppose the 12 killer qualities of a true entrepreneur in this Blog Talk Radio broadcast apply to both the young and old.

Here are six things a fresh-out-of-college kid should expect when signing on with a startup, according to Suzana Joel.