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Annual Meeting | Starbucks’ Schultz Inspires Audience | IFT Live 2012 | Las Vegas

Annual Meeting | Starbucks’ Schultz Inspires Audience | IFT Live 2012 | Las Vegas | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

LOVE and HUMANITY: 2 most important words for  his employees at a critical time.

--Foodie Doc, Anna Resurreccion

 

Despite the economic challenges facing the nation—and the world—business operators can prevail by staying authentic and transparent and managing their...

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You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate

You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Many small business owners don't honestly believe that they can be innovative enough to make a difference to their business outcomes, yet if you were to suggest that they lacked the ability to think, their reaction may not be positive.

 

The point is that, if you are capable of thinking, you are capable of being innovative in your approach to addressing your business problems.

 

This excellent article from Harvard, provides guidance by way of a number of examples, and suggests that you can simply build a great business by asking "why" more often.


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Food Trucks to Roll On Miami Beach - Miami Restaurants and Dining - Short Order

Food Trucks to Roll On Miami Beach - Miami Restaurants and Dining - Short Order | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
The City of Miami Beach will allow a limited number of food truck roundups, starting as early as June....

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Big List of Online Productivity Tools

Big List of Online Productivity Tools | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Note mg: You search a productivity tool in various categories, maybe you'll find it in this list:

 

Categories

Online Office Suites Online Calendars Online Documents Online RSS Readers Startpages Invoice Managers Time Tracking Services Goal Tracking Services Project Management Services To-do Lists Personal Organizers- calendars, to-do’s, etc. all rolled  Sticky Notes GTD Tools Mind Mapping Tools Online Collaboration Tools Web-Based Operating Systems Misc. Productivity Applications Music


Read more: http://bit.ly/JbcWIL


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John van den Brink's comment, May 7, 2012 8:32 AM
Martin, thank you!
Martin Gysler's comment, May 7, 2012 11:23 AM
It's my pleasure John. Yes it's a cool post with interesting tools :)
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12 Tips To Energize Your Website

12 Tips To Energize Your Website | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Most businesses now have a clear understanding of the digital age that we now live in and need to survive and prosper within, and a majority of businesses have embraced the need for a business website.

 

Unfortunately, the speed at which the digital age is advancing, has rendered many websites dull and uninspiring to say the least, and most need a fresh look to be taken, to give them the energy and vibrancy that customers now expect.

 

This good article, suggests that most sites lack excitement and interactivity, and there is no reason for people to revisit most websites after they have been bored by them the first time. It then provides 12 tips you can follow, to energise your site, and help it to attract more traffic.


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How to Make Your Business Stand Out In Your Industry

How to Make Your Business Stand Out In Your Industry | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
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When Working Hard isn’t Working

When Working Hard isn’t Working | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Small business owners, tend to spend far too much time working in their businesses, and far too little time working on them. The upshot is that their businesses rarely ever get beyond producing profits that they could match or better in terms of personal income, by being a full time employee elsewhere.

 

Just working harder in a small business, tends to make the personal situation of a small business owner worse rather than better. Often, by the time a business owner recognises this, they have lost all enthusiasm for their business, and it is difficult to turn the situation around.

 

This excellent article, explains why working harder in your business is not the answer to achieving better outcomes, and it suggests that allocating small amounts of time initially to working on your business, and then gradually increasing this time allocation, will see better results.


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Gartner: Ten trends that will shape the IT market

Gartner: Ten trends that will shape the IT market | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Changing customer expectations are having a major impact on how IT is bought, supplied and consumed...
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Free: Hundreds of Powerpoint Backgrounds, Templates and Presentation Slides for sharing your biz stories

Free: Hundreds of Powerpoint Backgrounds, Templates and Presentation Slides for sharing your biz stories | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Hundreds of original content with PowerPoint are available on our website.

 

When we are telling our biz stories using PowerPoint, it can feel daunting finding the right template to do the right job. Fellow curator Baiba Svenca posted this article and I thought it would be great to share.

 

I hope this site, with its hundreds of free PPT templates, comes in handy for you!


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The Secret to Making Your Writing Stand Out Online

The Secret to Making Your Writing Stand Out Online | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered leveraging the ever-effective power of a good story when you write? Check out none other than this article to master the art!

 

This is a fabulous article with well written examples of online storytelling written for businesses.

 

I enjoy all the points the article makes about the power of sharing a well-crafted story online, and how to get started doing this yourself.

 

Modeling effective storytelling is one of the best ways to learn storytelling skills. This article has it in spades.

 

And it includes specific action steps and how-to's. And it's inspiring.

 

Once you read this you will understand how cool the Story Wheel app is (curated on this page), and hopefully get ideas for how to use it well as another way to share your business stories.


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2012 10:57 AM
Many thanks Hans! Hope you are having an awesome week :)
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Thank you again Anna! Have an awesome week :)
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11 Brilliant Headlines You Can Steal From The World's Best Selling Magazines

11 Brilliant Headlines You Can Steal From The World's Best Selling Magazines | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Nothing says read me now better than a nicely structured compelling headline. Your headlines are the most important piece of your content, so much so that great, useful, inspiring aticles can be ignored if they have a crappy title.

 

LOL -- these headlines are a hoot! And they will grab people's attention.

 

Trained as a journalist, I had to write headlines for stories as part of my early work in the trenches. Truly, writing a catchy headline is not easy -- but it is essential. If you are sharing your biz stories in a format that requires a headline, then use these!

 

Not only are the headlines shared, but each one has a template to insert your own words. Have fun!


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Thank you Anna!
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How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation

How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
No matter what the topic, a PowerPoint Presentation can satisfy your needs when communicating to an audience. Here are some steps to get you started. NOTE: These steps may vary slightly depending on what version of PowerPoint you have.

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Highlight Text In Powerpoint: 5 Creative Ideas

Highlight Text In Powerpoint: 5 Creative Ideas | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Discover 5 creative ways to highlight text in PowerPoint 2007. Follow our simple step by step instruction to enhance the look and feel of your presentation slides.


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Developing Charisma - Career Development from MindTools.com

Developing Charisma - Career Development from MindTools.com | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Learn how to be more influential and charismatic at work.
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3 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

3 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Want to start your own business? These three assets will lay the groundwork for success.

 

PERSEVERANCE, RESPECT & INNOVATION

 

Now read on.

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Robert Herjavec: Top 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs

Robert Herjavec: Top 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Learning from successful entrepreneurs, is a wise move if you are just starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, and you need a clear picture of the hurdles you will face on the road to success.

 

The more successful the entrepreneur concerned has been, especially if they have succeeded in many ventures, the more weight you should attach to their advice especially if they have succeeded from nothing.

 

This excellent article, offers 10 tips from one such entrepreneur, that you should take on board if you are just starting out on your entrepreneurial venture  (established business owners will also benefit from reading these tips).


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Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

For a business owner, the inability to effectively manage time, can grow to be a massive liability.

 

The greater the value you place, upon making the absolute best use of every minute of the working day, the greater your chances of being successful in business.

 

This good article, identifies the secrets of achieving more in less time, and provides five tips to help you manage your time more effectively.

 


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Slavica Bogdanov's comment, April 30, 2012 11:05 AM
Thank you for this article. maybe you will like this one as well, same topic, http://successattractitude.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/3-time-management-concepts-that-will-change-your-life/
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Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive? | Dynamic Small Business Network...

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive? | Dynamic Small Business Network... | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
DSBN the online resource that provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with relevant and valuable small business support.
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Startup Failure Rates — The REAL Numbers

Startup Failure Rates — The REAL Numbers | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

"I’m writing today’s blog in the hopes of getting accurate information on new business failure rates out into cyberspace in a way that the search engines will find it quickly."

 

Only 29% left after 10 years?

I wonder how these figures fare in terms of food businesses?  

--FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.

 

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Manage Your Time to Reap Bigger Profits – A Freelancers’ Guide

Manage Your Time to Reap Bigger Profits – A Freelancers’ Guide | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Freelancers are those who work from their own comfort zone: be it home or a public café, they can work from any space of their choice.
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Sales Advice: Fix Your Storytelling + My Tips

Sales Advice: Fix Your Storytelling + My Tips | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
You've already spent time perfecting your questioning and listening skills. But how good is your storytelling?

 

This article is short, sweet and to the point: if you want more sales, tell stories. But not just any stories -- good stories!

 

So what makes a good story? The points made in this post: pain & gain, characters, obstacles, and a key point for each story.

 

I don't agree with the conclusion at the end that it is hard to tell if storytelling is working with your prospects.  Just look in their eyes -- if you are telling your biz stories well, they are connected and engaged. If that's not happening, then go fix your stories.

 

Here's where sales people stop: only contacting prospects 2 or 3 times when in reality it can take as many as 10 'touches' to get the sale. So don't give up! Keep telling those stories!

 

Now what kinds of stories do sales people need to tell? The obvious ones are those where customers have had successes with your products/services. But those stories are just the tip of the iceberg and will get old fast. Here are a few others you need to share:

How your business got started What your passion and commitment is to the business Mistakes that have been made and how you've recovered Cautionary tales of propects who've waited too long

 

But here's the real secret to using stories in sales: asking for and listening FIRST to the stories of your prospects. Asking them for their stories.

 

Enjoy the article, get busy with your storytelling, and enjoy the uptick in sales :)


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Back to the Future: How to Reinvent Your Brand Story - Forbes

Back to the Future: How to Reinvent Your Brand Story - Forbes | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Is your company's story as exciting as Aveda's, Clif Bar's or Levi's? These 5 questions will help you craft an equally compelling story for your own business.

 

What a nice article by story colleague Michael Margolis on branding. 

 

What I like about the article is how imaginative and creative it is, along with the examples shared. As I was going through the questions Michael asks I started to think differently about how to brand a company. This is good!

 

I hope you get insights and several good ideas by reading the article.


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The Power of Story -- short video

Stories are powerful. We put together this little demonstration to inspire our people make more emotional connections.

 

I love his short video about why stories work so well to make information meaningful and memorable!

 

I share it with you today for 2 reasons:

It looks like it would be a very simple video technique you could use for sharing your own business stories. If you need to demonstrate the power of storytelling in your work, share this video!

 

Hope this video gets your week off to a roaring start.


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10 Must-Have Tools for Time Management

10 Must-Have Tools for Time Management | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

The more hectic your business life becomes, the more important it is for you to effectively utilise the limited time you have available, for your business improvement activities.

 

There are now a multitude of online and offline tools available to help you to be more effective in how you utilise your time.

 

This good article, identifies 10 of these tools, and briefly describes the capabilities of each for your benefit.


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PowerPoint Picture Tools: 3 Tips to Make Your Life Easier

PowerPoint Picture Tools: 3 Tips to Make Your Life Easier | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Check out these simple tips and tricks for creating professional-looking presentations with the PowerPoint Picture Tools tab.

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