As the weather turns warmer, we are getting ready for summer which means BBQ’s, ice cream and the beach are on our minds. This week we have a variety of articles that peeked our interest, let’s call them a fruit salad of news. Hope you have a great weekend, and here is this week’s edition of the Micro Business Roundup.
New Shopping Habits: When Your Clients Go Mobile—You know that almost everyone has a mobile phone, but what does that mean for your small business? “The question is: What are your customers’ shopping habits and how can you become a more integral part of it?” This article helps you to look at your web presence what is appropriate and what you should be doing
Small Business Owners Ready to Hire, GrowBiz Survey Shows— Considering hiring new employees you are not alone, check out this studythat says small business owners are feeling increasingly optimistic about the economy, and as a result, more than half of them are planning to hire in the next 12 months.
Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide—Great resource for information on how small businesses can use Pinterest. “Pinterest offers a new channel for businesses to connect with existing and new customers. But is Pinterest right for your small business? Should you invest your time to learn yet another social network? How can you best leverage Pinterest to increase sales?”
Employee Benefits Uncle Sam Won’t Tax—Did you know Tax Freedom Day 2012 arrived on April 17 this year? Better yet do you know what that means, According to the Tax Foundation, that means every dollar that Americans earned from January 1 through April 17 went to pay federal, state and local income taxes. Everything earned from April 18 until December 31 is yours to keep. Mike Periu has some suggestions for way reward employees that can’t be taxed, he says “Let them Travel, Let them Call, Let them Eat.”
It’s an image heavy world, just ask Instagram–We all know that imagery is becoming more and more essential in communication channels especially social media. Check out tips on how to increase your use of imagery and what can serve as a good imagery for influential information.