10 Things You Can Do in the Next 60 Days to Market Your Business and Close More Sales

Government, Politics, and the Economy
Economy Jumps 3.5 Percent to Largest Growth in Two Years
Consumer spending, exports and investments experience greatest gains. ManagerSmarter.com

Management and Operations
Small Shops Make Big Play for Holiday Shoppers
Merchants roll out Christmas wares weeks in advance to lure customers away from large discount retailers. WSJ.com

Management and Operations
The Rise of the 'Homepreneur'
New research shows the economic importance of home-based businesses: They account for more than half of all U.S. businesses and employ more people than venture-backed companies. BusinessWeek.com

Financial Issues
Accounting 101: How to Keep Financial Records
Comprehend your company's overall performance and health by keeping and understanding your financial records. WSJ.com

Financial Issues
Microloan Program
The microloan program from the Small Business Administration, as the name implies, is targeted towards very small businesses. BusinessKnowHow.com

Technology Issues
Nielsen, DataLogix Partner for Better Online Ad Targeting
The Nielsen Co. has joined forces with the Westminster, CO-based direct marketing firm DataLogix in a partnership that the research giant believes will go a long way toward fulfilling the promise of online ad targeting. ManageSmarter.com

Technology Issues
Quickbooks 2010: Accounting Software Review
It is hard to imagine big shifts in accounting software. After all, not much has changed in how you count money coming in or going out. SmallBizTrends.com

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
10 Things You Can Do in the Next 60 Days to Market Your Business and Close More Sales
Every small business marketer wants to be intentional about their marketing — ideally, marketers should have a marketing calendar. Truth is, many organizations do not. SmallBizTrends.com

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
11 Monstrous Small Business Marketing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
Small business owners and self-employed professionals can increase marketing success by avoiding these business-sabotaging errors. BusinessKnowHow.com

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
When Talking to Strangers: 3 Reasons Potential Customers May Distrust You
Consider these three reasons potential customers may distrust you or your team members. BusinessKnowHow.com

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
What Does It Take To Be A Marketing Leader?
People recognize change cannot be managed without the right leadership, and more change demands more leadership. ManageSmarter.com