Copyblogger’s Sonia Simone writes about scorpions and frogs and the case for ethical Internet marketing (not an oxymoron).

Pamela Slim advocates testing often, failing fast. What keeps you from doing this?

The NFIB is skeptical of Obama’s plan to boost lending and hiring, write WaPo’s Ylan Q. Mui and David Cho.

The hiring tax credit looks like it will be $5,000 for each new worker hired this year, plus some relief from rising payroll taxes, Henry J. Pulizzi reports in Dow Jones.

I’m checking out for next week, so posting/tweeting may be light.

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