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This infographic visualizes a survey by Harris Interactive of more than 1,300 small business executives. What are the biggest concerns for small-business owners in 2013? Health care laws, the state of the economy and hiring are all top of mind.
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This infographic visualizes a survey by Harris Interactive of more than 1,300 small business executives. What are the biggest concerns for small-business owners in 2013? Health care laws, the state of the economy and hiring are all top of mind.

(via U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Visual.ly)

One Thing You Might Have in Common with Sheryl Sandberg on OPEN Forum
The main reason women business owners can’t have it all? A recent survey by Manta of 1,000 female entrepreneurs reveals their biggest challenge is not having the help they need to run their business (26 percent).
One in four of the 95 percent of women in the survey who are moms say running a business is more difficult than raising kids, while 69 percent think they’re equally difficult jobs.
it’s interesting that the biggest challenges these entrepreneurial moms face aren’t unique to moms, but are shared by almost every small-business owner. Married or single, male or female, parents or not, we can all relate to not having enough “hands on deck” and wishing we had an experienced advisor we could turn to at all times to help us out.
Read more on the takeaways of this survey on OPEN Forum.

One Thing You Might Have in Common with Sheryl Sandberg on OPEN Forum

The main reason women business owners can’t have it all? A recent survey by Manta of 1,000 female entrepreneurs reveals their biggest challenge is not having the help they need to run their business (26 percent).

One in four of the 95 percent of women in the survey who are moms say running a business is more difficult than raising kids, while 69 percent think they’re equally difficult jobs.

it’s interesting that the biggest challenges these entrepreneurial moms face aren’t unique to moms, but are shared by almost every small-business owner. Married or single, male or female, parents or not, we can all relate to not having enough “hands on deck” and wishing we had an experienced advisor we could turn to at all times to help us out.

Read more on the takeaways of this survey on OPEN Forum.

10 Surefire Ways to Avoid Burnout on OPEN ForumEntrepreneurs have a lot to do and a lot to prove, and the stress can quickly lead to burnout. Follow these 10 tips so it doesn’t happen to you. 1. Know what can trigger burnout.2. Practice the relaxation response on a regular basis.3. Pay attention to what is fragile in your life.4. Take a good look in the mirror.5. Honor and cultivate the things that make you happy.6. Improve your communication pattern.7. Find out your resentment triggers.8. Set up a morning ritual.9. Manage the cycle of sacrifice and renewal.10. Take a test to determine your risk of burnout.Read more on how to avoid the physical and non-physical symptoms of stress that seven in 10 Americans experience, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association.
(via 10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Burnout | | The New OPEN ForumThe New OPEN Forum)

10 Surefire Ways to Avoid Burnout on OPEN Forum

Entrepreneurs have a lot to do and a lot to prove, and the stress can quickly lead to burnout. Follow these 10 tips so it doesn’t happen to you.

1. Know what can trigger burnout.
2. Practice the relaxation response on a regular basis.
3. Pay attention to what is fragile in your life.
4. Take a good look in the mirror.
5. Honor and cultivate the things that make you happy.
6. Improve your communication pattern.
7. Find out your resentment triggers.
8. Set up a morning ritual.
9. Manage the cycle of sacrifice and renewal.
10. Take a test to determine your risk of burnout.

Read more on how to avoid the physical and non-physical symptoms of stress that seven in 10 Americans experience, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association.

(via 10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Burnout | | The New OPEN ForumThe New OPEN Forum)

Did you know that:
- 92 percent of small business owners say they are happy with their lives.
- Of these, more than three quarters (76 percent) say their happiness is somewhat or entirely due to being an entrepreneur.
- An increasing number say they would recommend entrepreneurship to a friend or family member (66 percent, versus 55 percent in fall of 2009)
Read more from on the latest small business findings in the Spring 2013 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor.

Did you know that:

- 92 percent of small business owners say they are happy with their lives.

- Of these, more than three quarters (76 percent) say their happiness is somewhat or entirely due to being an entrepreneur.

- An increasing number say they would recommend entrepreneurship to a friend or family member (66 percent, versus 55 percent in fall of 2009)

Read more from on the latest small business findings in the Spring 2013 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor.

Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013
        
        In an opinion survey
 (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded 
(bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, 
conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 
2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better 
this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will
 grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 
2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be 
finding good people. Read More
        (via Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013 - Businessweek)
Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013

In an opinion survey (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded (bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be finding good people. Read More

(via Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013 - Businessweek)

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Do You Know the Best Way to Engage Your Users?
38% of respondents who participated in this survey have never run a contest72% of respondents think they “could do better” with their social media efforts51% have tried photo contests62% use custom tabs to entice their fans14% of users use video for their contests
(via Do You Know the Best Way to Engage Your Users? [Infographic] | Business 2 Community)

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Do You Know the Best Way to Engage Your Users?

38% of respondents who participated in this survey have never run a contest
72% of respondents think they “could do better” with their social media efforts
51% have tried photo contests
62% use custom tabs to entice their fans
14% of users use video for their contests

(via Do You Know the Best Way to Engage Your Users? [Infographic] | Business 2 Community)