What We’ve Been Reading This Week [weekly roundup]

“Simply put, women-owned small businesses have yet to receive their fair share of federal contracting dollars,” says Sen. Snowe, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. “As the fastest-growing segment of our economy, women-owned small businesses will play a critical role in helping our nation recover from the current recession.” [via SmallBizTrends.com]

Find and create a key marketing story by asking the right questions. {via DuctTapeMarketing]

Do you frequent coffee shops for their wifi? Here’s how to get things done without annoying everyone. [via Lifehacker]

7 Tricks to spot trends before your competitors do. [via ATouchofBusiness]

10 Things customers want from your website [via Entrepreneur]

How a professional mailing list could be good for your business. [via Inc]

Tips from Devo and Mother LA on branding and leveraging the power of the Internet. Here’s a video from SXSW [via ChurchofCustomer]