This was a busy week for our team. Earlier in the week we put out our data on micro businesses using social media sites on their business cards, are you one of the businesses using social networking URLs on your card? We are also setting up next month’s survey which should have some cool results. Have a great Halloween weekend with your family; our treat to you is this week’s edition of the Micro Business Roundup.
Making a micro business – This piece from the Florida Times Union interviews a handful of micro business owners on why they started their own business. Some were out of necessity due to a lost job, but others did it to make some extra money on top of their current job. Do these stories sound like yours?
How a Pas5woRd Can Sink Your Company – How much thought do you put into the passwords that you use for corporate accounts? Is it your wife’s name? kid’s birthday? or something completely random? If you don’t put much thought into yours or use the same one, you may want to read this article on the evils that can be done by hackers who get access to your accounts.
Hiring Your First Salesperson: How to Pass the Torch – All entrepreneurs need to cede some of their responsibilities as their company grows. One problem with this is that they may often set unrealistic goals for their employees who pick up their torch. This article from Entrepreneur offers some great insight into setting realistic expectations.
Landing Clients Is Hit or Miss – Do you have trouble finding leads for your business? It’s OK, you aren’t alone. Many people struggle when looking to land new clients or leads at various points in their business’ life. This article in the Wall Street Journal talks to some businesses in the same situation and shares their tips. Small
Businesses Expect to Grow, But Hiring May Not Follow – According to this article from Kiplinger noted that the majority of respondents to a recent ADP survey noted that they expect their business to grow. Despite this view towards growth, there does not seem to be as optimistic look towards these companies growing in headcount. What do you think? Does you expect your business to grow or add headcount in the coming year?