Every Friday we list 7 of the best stories we’ve read throughout the week. Most have something to do with small business, entrepreneurship and getting funding or business loans.
Enjoy the stories below and please share something you’ve read this week.
The 50th edition of Links of the Week:
1. Bernanke signals no imminent steps to aid economy — Associated Press — “Slumping job growth has alarmed some economists who fear the U.S. economy is in trouble. Ben Bernanke doesn’t appear to be one of them …”
2. What a Trip to LAX Taught Me About Customer Service — Entrepreneur — “Here are my takeaways from a recent flight home to Orange County, Calif., from the East Coast. Whether you own a landscaping business or sandwich shop, maybe you can help turn my lemons into lemonade …”
3. How To Win The Talent War — Fast Company — “I soon learned the formula for a successful startup. It’s simple: create a product that people need, and hire ridiculously talented, highly motivated people to build it. As I experienced then (and many times over), finding the ridiculously talented, highly motivated people is the more challenging side of this equation.”
4. How to Tell a Great Story — Inc. — “Use this seven-step process to develop and tell a business anecdote that will you help close the deal.”
5. Romney promises small business a policy role — CNNMoney — “Mitt Romney promised members of the nation’s small business lobby on Wednesday that, if elected, he would shut down health care reform, reduce taxes and tackle regulations.”
6. 7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From ‘Shark Tank’ — Entrepreneur — “While the TV show Shark Tank gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of five very successful (and often intimidating) investors, off camera many newbie treps are taking notes.”
7. 5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur — Entrepreneur — “If you’re looking for a feel good post about why you should quit your secure 9 to 5 job and become an entrepreneur, this is not the post for you. Being an entrepreneur is great and I wouldn’t trade it for a desk job, but there are some things aspiring (or existing) entrepreneurs should know.”
Now it’s your turn. What did you see this week that is worthy of everyone’s eyeballs?