October 2013 SMB News Recap

Read our monthly review of business news stories for the small to mid-size market.

October headlines from around the web brought to you by the Wasp Buzz.

‘Bar Rescue’ Host Jon Taffer On The Top 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make
Business Insider
At one point, former business owner, Jon Taffer, owned 17 restaurants. He has also consulted on 800 businesses and is the author of the new business book, “Raise the Bar.” In an interview with Business Insider, Jon Taffer shares his thoughts and expertise on the most common mistakes that small business owners make and how to avoid them.

Why should I invest in asset management software to track fixed assets?
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As a small business owner, do you know if your fixed assets are secure?  Brian Sutter, the director of marketing at Wasp Barcode, explains the importance of an asset management solution and why controlling your fixed assets helps to run an organization more productively.

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What goes into picking a small business name?
USA Today
Determining a name for a small business can be fun, but it’s important to remember that it’s also the foundation of a business and brands the entire organization. In a video by USA Today, several entrepreneurs share specific tactics to help other small business owners have a successful naming experience and a positive start to their organization.

Will the shutdown hurt holiday sales?
The Washington Post
According to a new survey, many small business owners believe the aftermath of the government shutdown may carry over into the holiday shopping season. There are real concerns that shoppers will spend less than they typically would at the end of the year based on the unpredictability of the government. With it already being the shortest holiday season since 2002, less spending from shoppers may be very problematic for retailers.

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