Best of Small Business – Week of December 9, 2013 Lindsey Stroud Welcome to the end of another work week! Like many of you, I find myself constantly reading other Small Business blogs. There is a lot of great marketing and sales advice out there for Small Businesses, and I really enjoy finding it and sharing it with you all. This week I have compiled some of my favorite blogs from others trying to empower Small Business Owners. Why Your Marketing Still Sucks – http://www.bigmarketingsmallbusiness.com/2013/11/19/why-your-marketing-still-sucks/ – Great article from the blog “Big Marketing For Small Businesses.” Within this article, founder Rajan Soji talks about earning the trust of the customer with marketing vs. trying to sell them on an idea that may or may not be entirely true. Like any relationship, the first steps of successful marketing is earning trust and telling the truth. 5 Lessons They Don’t Teach You At Marketing School – http://www.getbusymedia.com/5-lessons-they-dont-teach-you-at-marketing-school/ – Within this blog article, Kevin Anderson, account director for Online Rep Management talks about the valuable lessons one more learn and adapt to within the marketing field. My favorite lesson? Everything Changes. Everything Will Change. 10 Local Business Marketing Tips You Should Read Before Breakfast – http://diymarketers.com/2013/12/10-local-business-marketing-tips-read-breakfast/– A great comprehensive overview of what a Small Business should implement in order to create a strong web presence. An excellent read for any small business just starting out or looking to refresh their current internet marketing strategies. What sales and marketing blogs are you a huge fan of? Would love to hear!