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The following articles are by Steven D. Strauss. He is a lawyer, writer, and speaker, and is one of the country's leading experts on small business as well as an international business speaker. The best-selling author of 17 books, his latest is The Small Business Bible, now out in a completely updated third edition. You can listen to his weekly podcast, Small Business Success Powered by Greatland, visit his website for the the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed, follow him on Twitter, and like TheSelfEmployed on Facebook. You can e-mail Steve Strauss at: sstrauss@mrallbiz.com. © Steven D. Strauss. (NOTE: Steven D. Strauss columns appear in each issue of the Retail Prophet published by the South Dakota Retailers Association.)

2018 Articles

6 Essential Teammates Your Small Business Must Have (September 3, 2018)

Don't Go on Shark Tank (May 1, 2018)

Dozen Proven Ways to Create Customer Loyalty (August 2, 2018)

Failures of Steve Jobs (August 6, 2018)

Halloween (September 26, 2018)

The New Rudeness (September 2, 2018)

Seller Financing (June 5, 2018)

The Elon Musk Hack That Can Take Your Business Into Orbit (February, 2018)

Top 5 Trends (January, 2018)

Top 6 Most Annoying Co-Worker Types (May 14, 2018)

Top 6 Reasons to Sponsor an Event (June 19, 2018)

Top 10 Signs You Work in a Toxic Office (February 22, 2018)

Toxic Bosses (April 5, 2018)

Why I Hire English Majors (May, 2018

2017 Articles

5 Tips For Becoming an Influence in Any Industry (Undated, 2017)

A Ransomware Primer (April 4, 2017)

Boomerpreneurs (August 23, 2017)

Digital Transformation (July 12, 2017)

Emotional Intelligence (February 24, 2017)

Gig Economy (May 3, 2017)

Great Entrepreneurs Who Started Small (August 17, 2017)

How to Value Your Business (August 12, 2017)

In Praise of Failure (February 8, 2017)

Introverts (May 31, 2017)

Make Green By Going Green (April 19, 2017)

Microfinance and Your Small Business (August 2, 2017)

Millennial Entrepreneurs (Undated, 2017)

Preparedness (September 20, 2017)

Robocalls (April 5, 2017)

Self-Employment Taxes (March 23, 2017)

Summertime Fun (July 7, 2017)

There's No Business Like Small Business (April 26, 2017)

Top 10 Trends in Small Business, Part 2 / part 1 is available under 2016 articles (January 13, 2017)

Using Video (January 27, 2017)

Why I Hire English Majors (June 8, 2017)