Midweek Reading: Jonas, Davos, and LinkedIn


How much did the recent winter storm on the East Coast cost? It’s tough to say, but when you add up the costs of damage repair, cleanup, and business closings, it’s a massive number.

The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is an annual gathering of the elite of the elite of the elite across the globe. But invitations are also extended to a few dozen entrepreneurs.

Are you using LinkedIn for your small business? Alexandra Small looks at the ways that many small business owners make mistakes on the network, and how to use it better.

Small businesses often fail. But the odds for small businesses have been getting better according to recent trends. In 1977 12.9 percent of companies with employees went out of business; in 2013 it was 9.0 percent.

Sheryl Sandberg spoke about the benefits for businesses in increasing gender diversity, and how to get more women into leadership.

10,000 Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age every day, and businesses of all size are relying more on Millennials.

The general perception is that the United States is a great haven of entrepreneurship compared to other countries. But there are still ways in which the county’s business culture is not friendly to entrepreneurs.

Virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana are gaining popularity, but what are the differences between the various services? See whether Google, Siri, Cortana, Alexa, or M are right for you.

Netflix’s Making a Murderer took the country by storm. Attorney Dean Strang discusses with Forbes the cost of a high-profile case for a small law firm.

Considering writing a business book? Learn what you need to know beforehand to successfully create and market it.

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens is the Head Writer and Editor for Tarkenton Companies, and the Editor of SmallBizClub.com. With a background in journalism and publishing, Edwin received a 2008 South Carolina Press Association Award for reporting. Developing, producing, and maintaining content across multiple websites, Edwin focuses on helping small business owners find the right match of voice, audience, and medium for every message.