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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)

2016 Articles

8 News Year's Resolutions For Your Small Business (December 3, 2016)

Attracting Millenial Customers to Your Small Business (September 9, 2016)

Beachbum Berry (July 22, 2016)

Branding Secrets of the Presidents (August 19, 2016)

Brexit (July 1, 2016)

Cleanliness (April 14, 2016)

Creative Funding (January 28, 2016)

Don't Sue (February 19, 2016)

E-Commerce (May 20, 2016)

E-Commerce for Beginners (January 22, 2016)

E-Quiz (February 26, 2016)

Employee Traits (May 15, 2016)

Entrepreneurs' Questions For The Candidates (September 30, 2016)

Equity Crowdfunding (June 2, 2016)

Hillary, the Glass Ceiling, and Small Business (August 5, 2016)

How to Get Free Publicity For Your Business (November 4, 2016)

Immigrant Entrepreneurs (December 2, 2016)

Inc. (February 5, 2016)

Life Reimagined (April 1, 2016)

Reducing Risk (December 2, 2016)

Retirement Options for Small Business (October 21, 2016)

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (October 14, 2016)

Small Business Lessons From the Rio Olympics (July 16, 2016)

Small Business Myths (April 22, 2016)

Spring Cleaning (April 9, 2016)

Summertime Biz Quiz (July 29, 2016)

Tech Marketing (May 6, 2016)

Top 10 Trends in Small Business, Part 1 (December 30, 2016)

Trends 2016 - Top 5 (January, 2016)

What Makes Someone A Great Entrepreneur (November 18, 2016)

Why I Hire English Majors (July 8, 2016)

Word of Click (December 4, 2016)

Work Smarter (January 5, 2016)

You Are Loyal to Starbucks, But is Starbucks Loyal to You (June 24, 2016)

2015 Articles

7 Steps to Starting a Business (January 16, 2015)

Art Bell (June 12, 2015)

Be a Good Boss - To Yourself! (May 29, 2015)

Crowdfunding (February 1, 2015)

Customer Service in the E Age (August 23, 2015)

Deepak Chopra and Colin Powell (August 7, 2015)

Employee Qualities (October 8, 2015)

Fun in the Sun, Part 1 (June 19, 2015)

Fun in the Sun, Part 2 (June 26, 2015)

GoodShop (November 20, 2015)

Great American SB Road Trip - Featuring Wall Drug! (May 22, 2015)

Greatest Marketing Secret in the World (February 13, 2015)

Inside an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (November 13, 2015)

Instantaneous Communication (May 1, 2015)

Linked In (February 5, 2015)

The Many Types of Co-Workers (November 5, 2015)

Mobile Marketing (October 31, 2015)

Multigenerational Businesses (March 20, 2015)

Networking It Old School (August 30, 2015)

New Rules of Grammar (July 17, 2015)

Older Entrepreneuers (May 8, 2015)

Preparation (June 7, 2015)

Procrastination (July 25, 2015)

Retaliation (February 27, 2015)

Risk (October 26, 2015)

SCORE 2015 (March, 28, 2015)

Small Business Employer Qualities (October 16, 2015)

Summertime Biz Quiz (August 14, 2015)

Think Big! (February 20, 2015)

The Trimtrab Principle (July 31, 2015)

Twitter for Customer Service (November 27, 2015)

Virality (July 6, 2015)

What They Don't Tell You in Small Business School (January 23, 2015)

Work Smarter, Not Harder (March 14, 2015)