#FridayFive – Stories from Around the Web 10

I hope everyone had a great week getting back to things after the 4th of July weekend. To help, here are five articles that relate to marketing, market research and small business. Enjoy!

 

Testing Is At The Heart Of Marketing Success (MarketingLand)

One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is perform A/B testing. Yuriy Timen writing for Marketing Land, explains the process and walks us through a case study.

 

How 3D Printing Is Speeding Up Small Businesses (BusinessWeek)

We’ve talked about 3D printing before. It’s literally changing the world in unimaginable ways. Karen Klein writing for Business Week explains how 3D printing is helping small businesses become more efficient.

 

Defining the 7 stages of small business (BizJournals)

To help entrepreneurs address issues unique only to them, guest blogger Clate Mask has identified 7 stages that  a small business goes through. Here he identifies the first 3, with the purpose of setting goals for your own business.

 

Is A Digital First World War Looming – And Would We Survive It? (GreenBook)

The US and EU have shared many commonalities, but where are they when it comes to digital privacy laws? Kim Smouter writing for GreenBook examines the issue and how laws passed that are often conflicting will have any long term effects.

 

When You Find Yourself in a Legal “Grey Area” (SmallBizDaily)

With millions of pages of laws in the US, what do you do if you find yourself in a legal “Grey Area”? Cliff Ennico hosts a program for the New York State Bar Association twice a year, and explains the beginnings of what to do when finding yourself in such a situation.