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Fall is one of the busiest times of year for small businesses. With so much happening, entrepreneurs may have a difficult time focusing on small things like lunch etiquette and the latest changes in technology. This week’s Trending Thursday features advice on the best ways to handle these issues, as well as the best cities for female entrepreneurs and some little things you can do every day to be a better person.

Keep reading to catch up with this week’s small business roundup and leave a comment telling us how you manage such a busy season.

  1. TrendingOct8For small businesses, every single client and customer is vital to keeping their company running smoothly. Part of maintaining those relationships is occasionally treating your valued client to lunch. Good manners make a big difference in these meetings, improving the odds that the meeting will have good results. Check out these four things to avoid at your next business lunch that could send the wrong message.
  1. As you may know, this month is Women’s Small Business Month. As we continue to show our support for female-owned small businesses, check out these top 20 cities for female entrepreneurs. Topping the list are Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.
  1. You don’t have to be a techie at heart to be a successful entrepreneur, but there are several forms of technology that you will need to understand — and know how to use appropriately — to stay afloat. That’s why in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal. These days, those tools are mostly composed of modern tech and software. Check out these tips on eight tech tools all entrepreneurs should be using.
  1. TrendingOct8With every September comes a new iPhone, and with that comes a new version of the iOS software for Apple devices. This year, Apple unveiled iOS9, which brings lots of useful business tools. Apple says iOS 9 is better than ever for business and it has done this by introducing features that are essential in today’s connected and collaborative digital workforce. You can check out all the most useful tools for your small business here.
  1. Most of us want to be a better person – whether at home, in the office, or just when we’re out running errands. The problem is where exactly do you start? Check out some of the things you can implement into your daily routine to become a better person on a daily basis. Here’s a preview: think before you speak, address your weaknesses, and stop pointing fingers.