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There are so many different sources for entrepreneurial information. From books and blogs to more unconventional sources like … wine? This week, members of our small business community shared some of the sources for their business information and inspiration. Read on for the top stories from this week’s Small Business Trends community and information roundup.

Seek Out the Best Advice in Business Blogs

(GetVoIP)

There are so many different resources and points of view out there that can help with your business. Business blogs are a great resource for this type of information. In this post, Reuben Yonatan shares a list of 35 of the best entrepreneur blogs [1]. And Small Business Trends is honored to be included.

Don’t Forget the Importance of Sales

(The Bitter Business)

It may seem like an obvious lesson, but Brian O’Connell believes [2] there are sales teams and businesses that become distracted by the sales process. And these people may forget the simple importance of bringing in sales to make a business a success. For more on the importance of staying focused on sales, join the discussion in the BizSugar [3] community.

Learn to Manage Long Distance Client Relationships

(The Marketing Blog)

Depending on what type of business you run, some of your clients might not live right in your backyard. But technology offers some options for connecting with those long distance clients [4]. This post by Will Corry includes some tips for managing those relationships.

Learn these PR Lessons from a Wine Newbie

(The Buzz Bin)

Business lessons can come from many different sources. For those who are interested in wine, there are lessons that can be cultivated from the most unlikely places. In this post, Laura Schultz shares some PR lessons [5] that can be taken from the wine industry.

Avoid These Entrepreneur Time Wasters

(SuccessHarbor)



Time is a precious commodity for many small business owners. So time wasters should be avoided at all costs. In this post, George Meszaros shares some insights from entrepreneurs about their biggest time wasters [6]. BizSugar members also talk [7] about the post here.

Develop a Creative Attitude

(Tammy Bjelland)

Thriving in a creative field can take talent. But a creative attitude can actually be more important. This post by Tammy Bjelland discusses the importance of attitude [8] when it comes to creativity.

Decide on the Best Business Consultant for You

(Grasshopper Blog)



There are obvious benefits to hiring a business consultant. But finding the right consultant for your specific business can be another matter. In this post, Kaleigh Moore shares [9] some tips for finding a consultant that will be just the right fit for your company and market. Join the further discussion on this topic in the BizSugar community [10].

Maximize E-commerce Website Reviews

(Shoppimon)

Online customers like to minimize their risk in any way possible. And reviews from other customers can really go a long way in accomplishing that. This post by Ravit Sasson includes some tips for maximizing e-commerce reviews [11]. And the BizSugar community discusses [12] the post further here.

Learn the Importance of Twitter and Other Social Media

(Marketing Land)



Twitter and Google recently teamed up to bring more tweets into Google search results [13]. In this post, Danny Sullivan explains more about the new deal and how the feature might affect businesses.

Consider These Anticipated Marketing Strategies

(The Marketing Eggspert Blog)

Each year, businesses come up with new and different marketing strategies [14]. In 2015, there are plenty of anticipated strategies that could make a difference in your business. Here, Kimberly Crossland shares some of them. And members of the BizSugar community share [15] their thoughts too.

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