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Just in time for the weekend, I’m sharing a few links to business articles that I’ve enjoyed reading over the past several weeks.  Hope you have time to check them out:

11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business by Stephanie St. Clair

You have to read this blog post!  It’s pretty long but very funny with some extremely good advice about the “rite of passage that will launch you into the League of Business Badassery”. I was laughing for hours afterwards as I remembered advice such as:

I had to fall on my ass to procure the “masters degree in life survival” every entrepreneur has to earn on their “journey.”

The Secret of Getting What You Want by Megan Auman

I love this post by Megan Auman from Designing an MBA in which she talks about finding the courage to ask for what you want.  It really got me thinking about some of the things I wish I could pluck up the courage to ask for.

When It’s Wise to Offer Volume Discounts by Rafi Mohammed

With all the talk about holiday sales and discounting, this is a timely Harvard Business Review article that talks about when you should and shouldn’t offer volume discounts.  Keep this in mind when you’re offering those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals.

 10 Quick Social Media Marketing Tips by Jess Van Den

I really agree with all these actionable tips from Jess at Create & Thrive.  If you’re struggling to get started in social media, they will give you a push in the right direction.

5 Facebook Updates that Affect Business Pages on Socially Stacked

The writers at Socially Stacked are a go-to resource for social media marketing, and this timely post is no exception. Check out their archives for lots of great information.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

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