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Top 10 Influential Business Models

Top 10 Influential Business Models | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
A business model can make or break a business -- having a solid business plan directs profits and investments. Read about influential business models.

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Entrepreneurs Better Enjoy Getting Their Hands Dirty

Entrepreneurs Better Enjoy Getting Their Hands Dirty | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
There is no substitute for diving into the key details of a new startup. Executives from large companies have sometimes long forgotten how to do this (“My people will contact your people to work out the details.”).
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Richard Thalheimer's Entrepreneurship Advice - Forbes

Richard Thalheimer's Entrepreneurship Advice - Forbes | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Richard Thalheimer, founder of The Sharper Image Richard Thalheimer is the founder and former CEO of The Sharper Image, and creator of RichardSolo.com. The Sharper Image grew over thirty years to become a 200 store chain with $800 million of sales.
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How To Be A Successful Entrepreneur - Forbes

How To Be A Successful Entrepreneur - Forbes | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
James Sun - CEO of Pirq and former finalist on Donald Trump's reality TV series, The Apprentice - recently spoke to a full house at the Seattle coworking space, Thinkspace about becoming an entrepreneurs.
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6 Key Considerations For Preparing A B2B Mobile Strategy

6 Key Considerations For Preparing A B2B Mobile Strategy | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
For B2B marketers, a common challenge is targeting the key platforms and mediums where users are most likely to consume information. In today’s digital landscape, this now includes mobile marketing.
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Pinterest Power: How to Use the Third Largest Social Media Site to Promote Your Business

Pinterest Power: How to Use the Third Largest Social Media Site to Promote Your Business | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
A recent report by Experian revealed that Pinterest is now the third largest social media site based on the number of site visits in March 2012.
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Apple’s Passbook Could Be A Platform, Not Just Another Mobile Payments Rival

Apple’s Passbook Could Be A Platform, Not Just Another Mobile Payments Rival | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
At this week’s WWDC, Apple introduced a new application called “Passbook,” meant to function as an organizer for all your passes.
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5 Secrets of Success From Kickstarter Winners

5 Secrets of Success From Kickstarter Winners | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
From Christine Erickson: Watching your product come to life through public support after pouring blood, sweat and tears into it is every entrepreneur's biggest dream.
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Leadership Tip: It's How You Act, Not Your Position

Leadership Tip: It's How You Act, Not Your Position | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
At its heart, leadership is about taking initiative and influencing those around you — and that doesn't just apply to people at the top of an organizational hierarchy. Everyone in an organization can demonstrate leadership, and they should.
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Why A Brand Matters And How To Make Your Brand Stand Out

Why A Brand Matters And How To Make Your Brand Stand Out | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
A brand refers to a name, term, symbol, logo, design or any feature that’s associated with a company’s product or service different from that of other company’s products. Think about Coca-Cola – it’s all-encompassing.
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You’re the Boss Blog: This Week in Small Business: Change Your Password

You’re the Boss Blog: This Week in Small Business: Change Your Password | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Plus: rude waiters, why freemiums don't work, start-up financing and Twitter tweets of the week.
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7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric

7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Relationships are the new currency, especially now with social media giving us another world to mine and harvest great people, in addition to meeting people in person.
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Free Icons for your presentations

Free Icons for your presentations | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Free Icons Section containing 68 Icon Sets: Socialize Part 5, Travel and Tourism - Part 1, Architecture Blueprint, Stylistica, Christmas Magic, Coquette Part 9, Socialize Part 4...
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Good scoop. Added to my Power of Icons scoop from yesterday on Design Revolution. Thanks, Marty
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These icons will help learners associate visual elements with their learning!

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Entrepreneurs Need to Brand Themselves First

Entrepreneurs Need to Brand Themselves First | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Starting a business is usually the result of a personal dream or need. Investors tell me that they invest in people, more than the idea. Customers buy from people, not from a company, at least at the startup stages.
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The Beauty Of Being Bootstrapped - Forbes

The Beauty Of Being Bootstrapped - Forbes | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Sam Chandler Sam Chandler is CEO of Nitro, a provider of PDF creation tools. Sam Chandler In 2012, it’s not uncommon for startups to raise hundreds of millions of dollars on their journey toward world domination.
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Dealing With Information Overload—The Complete Idiot’s Quick Guide

Dealing With Information Overload—The Complete Idiot’s Quick Guide | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Information overload is an inescapable part of today’s world. It comes at us from all directions, bombarding our ears with its incessant chatter, filling our minds with an endless stream of data.
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Small Business: Tap Into the Affluent Asian American Market

Small Business: Tap Into the Affluent Asian American Market | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Is your small business marketing to Asian-Americans? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most potentially profitable consumer categories.
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Tech Overload - What Not to Pursue!

Tech Overload - What Not to Pursue! | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it

"Every day, there seems to be some kind of new technology or app out there to help you run your business.
This one will increase productivity.
That one will help your customers find your business online."


If you are not sure whether to pursue a new technology or not, ask yourself these top three questions:


1. Will the technology help increase business, or are you just using it because everyone else is?

2. Does the technology fill a specific need for your business, or is it just cool?

3. How much does it cost?"

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12 Free Google SEO Tools

12 Free Google SEO Tools | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
Before you spend any money on a search-engine-optimization campaign for your website, take advantage of Google’s free tools to optimize your site and increase its PageRank.
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How to Stop Working 24/7 (Video)

How to Stop Working 24/7 (Video) | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
SixFigureStart's Caroline Ceniza-Levine found a way to take weekends off -- and still bring in target revenue. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
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Rule No. 1. To Growing Your StartUp: Clear Your Mind, Devote Your Time

Rule No. 1. To Growing Your StartUp: Clear Your Mind, Devote Your Time | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
You are sitting in the lotus position on the top of the desk in your office. You are concentrating on your breathing. Your body is steady and calm and your mind is becoming clear.
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Questions critical in business, also critical to lives: Clayton Christensen

Questions critical in business, also critical to lives: Clayton Christensen | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
In an email interview with Corporate Dossier, Christensen talks about the importance of finding meaning and happiness in life...
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7 Financial Guidelines for Startups

7 Financial Guidelines for Startups | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
As a startup business one of the areas you have to focus on is finances. Even with a wonderful product and great employees, your business can fail if you make poor financial decisions.
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If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past

If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
If you don't like how things are going, tell a different story. Sometimes strategic change just means taking something from the periphery — an anomaly, a demonstration, a small innovation — and redefining it as central.
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You’re the Boss Blog: Drilling Down: Does the 'Freemium' Model Really Work?

You’re the Boss Blog: Drilling Down: Does the 'Freemium' Model Really Work? | Be Your Own Boss | Scoop.it
After thinking long and hard, SaneBox, which helps users manage their e-mail in-boxes, decided to charge for its services.
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