This week the small business world was tweeting about Powerball, the economy and the holiday season.

@emilysavidge14 
I wonder why no one on twitter is talking about the financial cliff? I mean everyone seemed to be politicians a few weeks ago!

@TheEllenShow
Can't believe I didn't play my Social Security# in Powerball! I wouldn’t've won, but at least I'd finally have it written down somewhere.

@xGreenxMonsterx
Groupon emails serve as a nice daily reminder of all the fun stuff I can't afford to do even at a 60% discount.

@smoothsale
Whether an entrepreneur or job-seeker, speak as an equal. Sounding better, smarter etc. puts your clientele off.

@alanlepo
Dear Product Managers. There is a big difference between "yes we can do that" and "yes we support that out of the box"

@Mark_Sanborn
To paraphrase Seth Godin, cutting price is what you do when you run out of good ideas.

@mbellows 
From my Sales for Startups class: "looking at a picture of your loved one triples cold call success"

@MensHumor 
Deleting your Facebook is like running away from home when you were a kid: You're doing it for attention and we know you'll be back.

@Hyken
Creating a #custserv board of directors that meets on a regular basis may be 1 of the strategies to keep your focus on the customer.

@mikevanhorn
Business growth killer: "I can't get all my work done" but "I'm not hiring another employee."

@HarveyMackay
Your suppliers are your partners in business. Choose them as carefully as you would choose your partners in life.

@CherylHeppard
Set up Squidoo lenses and HubPages. You can place your links on these pages & if informative, readers will link to them.

@johnbuehler

Reason #86 that I love GotoMeeting: Garlic filled lunch!

@LizMartinezG

I sometimes forget that normal people don't check their email every 30 seconds.

@PFTompkins

Coffee companies: if you put your coffee in a red bag & slap the words "holiday blend" on it, I will probably buy it, even if it's terrible.

@GuyAdami

Boehner `optimistic' budget talks with Obama will continue, in other news 300M people are optimistic they have the winning PowerBall numbers

‏@BarbaraCorcoran

'The single most important thing is equally real passion, the ability to communicate well and to sell the idea on your feet.' #Entrepreneur

@bryanjrichard

Strange that no one has endorsed my dancing skills on LinkedIn yet. It's all "mobile this" and "mobile that."

@dannysullivan

The whole Office 2013 / Office 365 makes my head hurt. Microsoft uses both numbers. Pick one & go with it.

@jowyang
As a culture, were not technologically advanced till we have "Cyborg Monday", specials on Google eye implant and Apple arm.

@jedfudally
cant believe its already time to take my cyber monday decorations down

@michaelianblack
Maybe I just don't get it, but "free conference calls" seems like a bad business idea.

@MarshallRamsey
BREAKING NEWS: The Federal Government wins the $425m lottery and squanders it in about 15 minutes on cigarettes and cheap booze.

@badbanana
I prefer the Cyber Mondays of my youth, before the day became so commercial.

@tckeown75
7 yrs ago we built a secure terminal server environment our staff could access from anywhere. Turns out we built a private #cloud #whoknew

@smallbiztrends
If the economy is supposedly so bad, why are Holiday sales up so much this year? "That does not compute."

@StephenAtHome
A couple has named their baby "hashtag." What a great name, said his siblings Lycos and http://Pets.com .

@tomtomorrow
so is Kickstarter the way of the future, or a passing trend? At some point do people develop crowdsourcing-overload and tune out?

@MarshallRamsey
I didn't win the Powerball but some nice man from Nigeria emailed to let me know I won their lottery!