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.

  • While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has postponed its mandate for businesses with fewer than 50 worksite employees to offer health insurance, the individual mandate remains on target for January 1, 2014.  You can learn more about the current status of the ACA in The Affordable Care Act – Where Things Stand to Date written by Kelly Butler for
  • Writing for Time Magazine, Lauren Simonds wrote a piece that addresses the issue of wasted time, which is always a serious concern for the small business owner. In How to Stop Wasting Time, she touches on four topics:
    • Multi-tasking
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Email
    • The Internet
  • JJ Ramberg of MSNBC and Open Forum, in collaboration with, discuss some great resources from Google that can help your small business.  Watch a short video –  5 ways Google can help you operate your company smoothly from to learn more.