There’s something different about entrepreneurs whose startups take off and those whose just sputter along – beginning with how they begin.
After researching entrepreneurs who grow small businesses into big brands for my new book, "Breakthrough Branding: How Smart Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Transform a Small Idea into a Big Brand," I find that growth entrepreneurs share these 5 counterintuitive habits:
Giuseppe Mauriello: Private beta Storination is content curation tool that provides the first community-oriented platform based on the Storify publishing tool allowing journalists or any user to collate a group of Storify stories around a topic and allows others to add to the storyboard.
Yesterday I received an invitation code as beta tester. I attached a screenshot about my dashboard: I am testing and editing it with my tweets and some sources from this my topic on Scoop.it.
From official website:
"Storination lets you create online communities called a Nation. It's a space where you and other people add into a storyboard social stories. Customize your Nation like a blog by uploading a logo, and a large cover. Now, you can publish a Storify story by collecting photos, video, tweets, embedding URL... or If you prefer, just import social stories directly from Storify to your Nation.
A storyboard is an online set of Storify stories curated by you. After opening your Nation, Storination allows you to compile into a storyboard your stories and other people's stories created in Storify. It's very easy to organize your storyboard by adding or removing stories. With the 'favorite story' feature you highlight stories easily..."
Most people who want to start their own business don’t have a ton of money laying around and it’s probably one the most common questions I get emailed about: How can I get started without a lot of cash?
Well I’ve put together a list below of the best ideas I’ve heard and personally used. I hope you find it useful!
The three basic strategies to starting a business without much money are:
Delay the normal “business starting” activities like incorporating, hiring, renting office or retail space, etc until AFTER your business has started earning money. This is known as bootstrapping. Doing everything yourself and spending your personal time instead of hiring an expert. (Takes longer but costs less.) Using some neat tricks and little known deals below.
To be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to have a lot of little things working well for you at all times, as well as a lot of the type of luck that delivers opportunities aligned with your skills.
Whilst a wide variety of skills can be found in any group of entrepreneurs, most possess a small number of key underlying skills, that without such skills they would struggle to be successful.
This excellent article, suggests that knowledge alone is never enough to guarantee success, and it identifies three key skills that every entrepreneur needs to possess.
It was my own manager who first suggested to me to write a blog. Company cutbacks had added project management duties to my position. By following this advice, I soon discovered why daily blogging is such a good idea.
Having a blog has helped me in project management immensely. Blogging helped me keep track of all aspects of the project, allowing me to take on more projects. It was not unheard of to have a dozen or more projects on my desk at the same time. I wrote a blog entry for every one of them every workday, and answered the associated comments.
A “downer” is defined here as someone who seems to dwell on the negatives of every business challenge, and loves to highlight bad news or potential problems. No matter how smart or experienced this person may otherwise be, things must change or they will kill your startup.
I’m not talking about someone who has an occasional bad day, but rather people who when asked, “How are things?” will proceed to give you a 20-minute dissertation on their latest health symptoms, the latest company problem, and the sad state of the world in general.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.