Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.
What’s going ‘on’:
Black Friday expands into Black Thursday: Retailers like Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Sears are opening at 8 p.m. on Thursday night to make up for expectations of a mediocre shopping season.
Keep an eye ‘on’:
Small businesses divided on how to avoid the fiscal cliff: Some think lawmakers should just let the tax-cuts for higher brackets expire, claiming this would only affect 3 percent of small firms, while others feel the firms affected are the ones with the capital necessary to hire new workers.
Helpful advice ‘on’:
How to capitalize on Small Business Saturday (OSB)
How to prepare your business for winter weather (SBA)
How to keep seasonal business going year-round (CNBC)
How to know when to fire your accountant (Wise Bread)
How to save on taxes through the end of 2012 (Reuters)