Here are this week’s links to a few good stories that we found and selected because we feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to medium size businesses.

  • Time Magazine, and Inc. Magazine are partnering on-line to offer some interesting perspectives that we think are worth a look.  Given that the dog days of summer are here, we like Les McKeown’s article 10 Ways to Be Productive in the Summer.  Personally, I would put the following three as top summertime priorities:
    • Conduct your personal review (#1)
    • Review your project list (#3)
    • Take a break (#6)
    • Writing for Mashable, Nellie Akalp says:  “If you’re an entrepreneur, you may feel there’s too much on your plate, no one to take over, and that any downtime will lead to lost business. It’s not easy to decide when to take a vacation.  However, even a tiny vacation is critical, both for your personal health and sanity, as well as for your business.”  We think it makes sense.  Read  Entrepreneurs, Here’s When to Take a Vacation for more insight.
    • Galen Moore, web editor for the Boston Business Journal cites that 195,000 jobs were created last month nationwide.  What does that mean for the Bay State, read his report:  Sun shines in June jobs report:  Who’s hiring (and firing) in Mass.? to learn more.