1. RECENT Small Business News

    1. Hear Obama's Plea: Be a Business Leader Worthy of God's Grace

      Hear Obama's Plea: Be a Business Leader Worthy of God's Grace

      Regardless of political beliefs, most who watched President Obama's moving sermon for the late Clementa Pinkney on Friday were touched. The reverend and state senator was sadly struck down in the recent African Methodist Episcopal church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The President reminded the attendees and the country that regardless of good or bad behavior, everyone lives at the generous grace of god.

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    2. A Yoga Meditation for the Busy Leader

      A Yoga Meditation for the Busy Leader

      With the celebration of International Yoga Day a few weeks back, I thought it only fitting to cover the topic in this column. After all, it's no secret, we need to be fit to be at our best. It leads to better thinking, improves our ability to manage stress and enhances our confidence. Unfortunately, as leaders, our personal fitness can be the first thing to go as the challenges of running the business overwhelm and consume our every moment. Don't let it happen to you.

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    3. Make Smarter Decisions with this Must-Have Technique

      Make Smarter Decisions with this Must-Have Technique

      Making smarter decisions is something we can all benefit from. At work, at home, or in the rest of the world, effective decision making is an important to develop. One of the pernicious ways that your decisions can go awry is through misunderstanding the process of evaluating evidence. The problem is that we all can misunderstand facts and how they relate to the assumptions and models of the world that we use every day.

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    4. Weird, or Just Different? This 3 Minute TED Talk Will Change the Way You Think

      Weird, or Just Different? This 3 Minute TED Talk Will Change the Way You Think

      What shapes your view of the world? Business owners tend to have strong opinions. We're strongly influenced by multiple factors, including our environment, upbringing, and personal experiences. But what if you had grown up somewhere else--maybe even on the other side of the world? Serial entrepreneur and popular speaker Derek Sivers knows a bit about this.

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    5. 10 Ways to Become an Entrepreneurial Idiot

      10 Ways to Become an Entrepreneurial Idiot

      This is a trick title. I loathe titles like this. I am utterly sick to my soul of titles like this. Not least because I am frequently sucked into them. Mea culpa, mes amis. This ubiquitous numeric bullet pointing structure for business writing is utterly rampant. Why? Because it works. It sucks people in.

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    6. 8 Entrepreneurs Share Their Morning Workout Routine

      8 Entrepreneurs Share Their Morning Workout Routine

      Summer is a time to take long vacations and evaluate your life goals, right? Not for these entrepreneurs. These are pushing hard to build a company, and their day always starts with a morning workout. It's amazing how a brisk walk or a few laps in the pool can energize you and give you the push you need to tackle tough problems. "My morning exercise is typically conducted in the pool, as swimming makes me a better me.

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    7. Americans Are Overworked and Burnt Out, But Surprisingly Happy at Work

      Americans Are Overworked and Burnt Out, But Surprisingly Happy at Work

      Are you overworked, yet happy at work? If so, you're not alone. Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc, released a new survey today that shows that Americans are both overworked and happy. Confused? 53 percent of Americans feel overwhelmed at work, but 86 percent are still happy and motivated. Why are those numbers not compatible? It seems that working hard can help towards happiness. Too much free time can make you bored and unmotivated.

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      Mentions: Inc
    8. Celebrating Pride: 17 Powerful LGBT Quotes

      Celebrating Pride: 17 Powerful LGBT Quotes

      LGBT Pride Month, observed in June, is celebrated around the U.S. with parades and activism events. At the same time, many people do not know Pride Month's origin, which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots--a demonstration which blazed the trail for activists across the country. In 1970, the first Gay Pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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    9. 3 Ways to Be Irresistibly Likable

      3 Ways to Be Irresistibly Likable

      Some people are beautiful. Others are rich. Still others are powerful or wear an aura of success. A final group, though, may have none of these obvious draws and still be, well, irresistible. You've no doubt met someone like this. For no obvious reason you can immediately discern they draw your attention, win your admiration, and always seem at ease in social situations.

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      Mentions: FBI
    10. The One Thing Every Authentic Leader Knows

      The One Thing Every Authentic Leader Knows

      Not surprisingly, Emergenetics' philosophy is in line with the tenets of authentic leadership. Collaboration, communication, and culture are proven components of business success, and we drive those things home in our workshops. But no discussion of culture or leadership or teamwork would be of any value to our clients if they did not base it on a firm understanding of self-awareness. Self-awareness is a cornerstone of authentic leadership, if not also a prerequisite.

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      Mentions: China
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  1. PEOPLE in Small Business News this week

    1. (7 articles) Barack Obama
    2. (5 articles) Steve Jobs
    3. (5 articles) Bill Gates
    4. (4 articles) Richard Branson
    5. (3 articles) Mark Zuckerberg
  2. ORGANIZATIONS in Small Business News this week

    1. (14 articles) Google
    2. (10 articles) Apple Inc.
    3. (7 articles) Microsoft Corporation
    4. (6 articles) Amazon.com
    5. (4 articles) Supreme Court
  3. TOPICS in Small Business News this week

    1. (14 articles) Google
    2. (10 articles) Apple Inc.
    3. (10 articles) New York
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    5. (7 articles) San Francisco
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      By Eric Garcetti
    2. The elephant in the room is the lack of affordable housing.
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    3. Having my own standards is why I could keep going in times when no one laughed. Or when I thought the person I was interviewing might throw a punch at me.
      By Stephen Colbert
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      By Alex White
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      By Wayne Gretzky
  5. About the Editor

    Richard Turcott
    Richard Turcott

    Richard Turcott is a small business advocate, career tech start-up CEO/CMO, customer experience enthusiast, 14x marathon runner, 2x ultra-marathon runner and 20+ year marketer.

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