The three trends to embrace this year are:
1. Social Media. It's not only growing, it's growing in importance. Be a part of it.
2. Opportunities. As the economy improves, opportunities will emerge. Look and accelerate your success.
3. Help. Big corporations want to help you. Whether it's the software they develop, information, or other products, take advantage of the help that is out there. It is an amazing time to be a small business person because so many success tools and assistance are available.
Author of 15 books, including The Small Business Bible, Steve Strauss is an expert on entrepreneurship.