Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.
What’s going ‘on’:
Americans growing incresingly fed up with Congress: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows a new high — 84 percent of Americans — disapproving of the job Congress is doing, with almost two-thirds saying they “disapprove strongly.”Nearly four years has passed since even 30 percent expressed approval of Congress.
Keep an eye ‘on’:
Wikipedia going dark tomorrow: The online encyclopedia will black out its site on Wednesday to protest SOPA, a version of anti-piracy legislation that’s being considered by Congress. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales made the announcement on Monday, saying the site would shut down English versions of the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia for 24 hours starting at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday.
Facebook eyeing May IPO: The social network’s long-anticipated initial public offering is likely to come in the third week of May, according to a new report from AllThingsD. That would require the company to file its IPO documents within the next month
Helpful advice ‘on’:
How to capitalize on business optimism (Entrepreneur)
How to secure development capital for a startup (Open Forum)
How to become a better sales person (Inc.)
How to pick the perfect business name (Mashable)
How Pinterest can boost online business (Practical Ecommerce)