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Jun 04, 2010
Posted by Molly Nelson - Here we are again - another Friday, another link roundup.

It was interesting to see a WSJ article about employers loaning money to employees who were in a bind - the most recent issue of Self-Employed had a similar story. Denise O'Berry had tips on how to avoid falling for small business "get rich quick" scams, while SmallBusinessNewz encourages small business owners to use hyperlinks in online press releases.

You're the Boss featured an emotional post about doing what you truly love (full disclosure: I do cry at commercials, but the post is still worth a read for those of you who don't!). The NYT also noted that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is calling on banks to increase lending to small businesses. If you have adult children younger than age 26, be sure to check out our guide to the dependent coverage provision of the health care reform law.

[Need a Loan? Ask the Boss]
[Lending A Hand]
[Don’t Fall for Get Rich Quick Small Business Scams]
[Why Wouldn't You Include Links in Your Press Releases?]
[Are You Doing What You Truly Love?]
[Fed Chief Urges Banks to Do More for Small Business]
[Insurance Coverage For Young Adults: A Guide To Health Reform Changes]

Power-Ups for Profit: Integrating Loyalty Programs with Gaming Elements in Small Businesses

In today’s competitive market, small businesses must find innovative ways to attract and retain customers. One emerging trend is the integration of gamification elements into loyalty programs. By incorporating game-like features, businesses can create engaging and rewarding experiences that encourage repeat visits and increased spending. This article explores how small businesses can leverage gamification to

Written By Anthony Lucas (@anthonylucas) - Best Practices

How to Start a Wellness Business—5 Things to Consider

A wellness venture lets you help people achieve their health goals while securing the freedom that comes with being your own boss, so how to start a wellness business is a common question.  The wellness industry in North America is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. According to Statista, the industry market size in the United States

Written By AlicjaOlko (@clinicsense) - How-To Guides / Tutorials | Tips and Tricks

How AI Assistants Improve Self-Employed Professionals’ Business Skills?

Self-employed professionals are always in the lookout for the best way to enhance their skills in order to survive in the current highly competitive business environment. Over the years, AI assistants have become a necessity due to the kinds of support they offer in terms of organization, management of tasks, and valuable insights to drive

Written By enis (@enis) - Opinion Pieces

The Impact of Blockchain on Small Business Supply Chains in the USA

Blockchain technology, often associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, has far-reaching implications beyond digital currencies. One area where blockchain is making a significant impact is in supply chain management, especially for small businesses in the USA. By enhancing transparency, efficiency, and trust, blockchain is revolutionizing how small businesses manage their supply chains, providing a competitive edge

Written By Anthony Lucas (@anthonylucas) - Industry News and Trends

What’s The Impact Of Innovative Office Layouts For Productivity? Let’s Find Out

Long gone are the days of office cubicles and beige-toned offices. Structured layouts, with limited spaces for team collaboration, are now distant memories. Throughout recent years, office layouts have undergone a massive transformation. Businesses are starting to invest in the space their team works from. The reason? Well, a well-designed workspace can help to improve

Written By Ella Woodward (@ella) - How-To Guides / Tutorials

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