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Silicon Beach Start-up Prize | Win £12,000

Silicon Beach Start-up Prize | Win £12,000 | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
Win over £12,000 of business essentials for your start-up by entering by applying for the Silicon Beach Start-up Prize.
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Please help to spread the word.

 

Do you know of any businesses less than two years old? If you do please let them know about this opportunity.  Silicon Beach Training, Midnight Communications, Crunch Accounting and Clear Business Development have all come together to offer prizes worth over £12000 to one lucky business in London and the South East.

 

There is £10, 000 worth of training, which could really help a business in the early years when contracting is an expensive option and many roles will be new to team members.

 

http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/blog/start-up-competition

 

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Here’s How Seth Godin Writes

Here’s How Seth Godin Writes | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
When Seth Godin talks, people listen. We've been listening for years to this bestselling author of 17 books with a storied background in publishing, entr
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8 Management Tips For Start-Ups

8 Management Tips For Start-Ups | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
So your world-beating idea is becoming a reality, your business plan is flawless and you've hired the right people. Think that was tough?
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Configuration Management for Projects

Configuration Management for Projects | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
Once you have gained your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification, or attended Intro to Project Management training and started working on projects, you should...
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The Future of Marketing Automation: Eloqua's Steven Woods Weighs In - BostInno (blog)

The Future of Marketing Automation: Eloqua's Steven Woods Weighs In - BostInno (blog) | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
The Future of Marketing Automation: Eloqua's Steven Woods Weighs InBostInno (blog)Marketers are growing ever more sophisticated, thanks in part to the explosion of publicly available customer and prospect data.
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eBay Unveils A Pinterest-Inspired Redesign And Launches eBay Now, A Same Day Delivery Service

eBay Unveils A Pinterest-Inspired Redesign And Launches eBay Now, A Same Day Delivery Service | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
At today’s New York press event, eBay set the bar high by stating that it would unveil “the new eBay” today.
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[How To] Write a Call-to-Action that Converts – With Case Studies | Unbounce

[How To] Write a Call-to-Action that Converts – With Case Studies | Unbounce | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
This guide, packed with case studies, examples, and simple optimization principles, will teach you exactly how to write calls-to-action that converts.

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Social Persuasion: How to Move People to Action

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Social Media Marketing Podcast 008: In this episode Derek Halpern talks about how the power of persuasion moves people to action.

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Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics - tech - 28 August 2012 - New Scientist

Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics - tech - 28 August 2012 - New Scientist | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
Lab-grown heart cells, neurons and blood vessels snaked through with nanowires are blurring the boundary between electronics and biology...
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Government to Cut Health & Safety Inspections

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Today, Business Minister Michael Fallon is set to announce that the government will scrap or change more than 3,000 regulations related to health and safet...
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Project Management: A Malady

Project Management: A Malady | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular myth, Project Management is not a job, a profession or a career path. It is an illness, a disorder characterized by delusion, specifically a desire to control people and outcomes,...

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The Lost Leader

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   Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself- Lolly Daskal    Imagine yourself wandering the streets of an unknown city in which you’ve just arrived.
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Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most Successful People Use To Change The World

Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most Successful People Use To Change The World | The Best in Business | Scoop.it

The art of asking the right questions sits behind every successful business person, and often it is the simplest of questions, that can deliver the best results.


Even more relevant to success in business or life, are the questions you ask yourself, especially if the answers to those questions lead to actions you will immediately take to move you forward.


This excellent article, discusses a winning formula used by successful leaders, and it shares the three key questions they ask when they want to see change.




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Plato's School of Management

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'He was a wise man who invented (management)'! It might not seem apparent at first, but Management and Philosophy go together like Kant and the Categori
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Infographics: More Than Meets Eye...

Infographics: More Than Meets Eye... | The Best in Business | Scoop.it

The human brain processes visual information much faster and digests this type of content concurrently, whereas it takes more time to break text down. So, for many, it makes more than just sense to have your complex information delivered to your target audience in the most legible format...


Infographics make good use of brain’s ability to assimilate knowledge and information through the visual medium, making tough-to-crack-data appealing. Simply put, an infographic is a carefully composed collage of images, content, charts, stats, diagrams, animations & video to graphically represent information.

Infographics are used by various quarters such as educational institutions, acadamecians, businesses, newspapers, and just anybody who are serious about putting across their point in the most simplest manner. Infographics take different forms- venn diagrams, charts, timelines, maps and more. They are not merely a design or an image or random data; their purpose should be seen from every angle.

 

Visit the link to learn more about the process of creating infographics, how to implement online tools and resources, and best practices...


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BBC Young Apprentice: Which Project Management Skills Come Naturally?

BBC Young Apprentice: Which Project Management Skills Come Naturally? | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
Tonight sees the return of BBC's Young Apprentice with twelve teenagers jostling to prove they can make it in the business world in spite of their youth an...
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Worldwide mobile subscriptions climb to six billion, adoption surges in developing countries

Worldwide mobile subscriptions climb to six billion, adoption surges in developing countries | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), there were more than six billion active mobile subscriptions at the end of last year. That's a jump of more than 600 million compared to...
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90% of Marketers Know the Importance of Content, but only 38% Have a StrategyScoop.it

90% of Marketers Know the Importance of Content, but only 38% Have a StrategyScoop.it | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
According to a recent survey conducted by Econsultancy, 90% of respondents (1,300 marketing professionals) believe that content marketing will continue becoming increasingly important within the next year, but a surprisingly low 38% of them...
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American Express Bets Its Cards on the Curated Fashion Shopping Experience

American Express Bets Its Cards on the Curated Fashion Shopping Experience | The Best in Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: American Express has just unveiled a series of new partnerships designed to support a number of online curated fashion shopping platforms.

 

The goal for American Express is the one of exposing and promoting the benefits of a shopping experience that takes consumers from inspiration and discovery to purchase and finally to social sharing.

 

These the three new partnerships in place:

 

1) In partnership with The Fancy, American Express has created a first-of-its kind brand channel curated by tastemakers and fashion industry insiders that will feature an offer exclusively for American Express Cardmembers®. American Express will be working with influencers including Prabal Gurung, Susie Lau of Style Bubble, Kelly Framel of The Glamourai, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, Jenné Lombardo and others to Fancy products that they love and enable shoppers to purchase the merchandise directly from The Fancy.

 

2) American Express has partnered with Harper’s BAZAAR as they prepare to launch ShopBAZAAR, the first true editorial-to-commerce online store. ShopBAZAAR is a breakthrough online store, enabling readers to move from the inspiration of seeing desirable items in the magazine’s pages to effortlessly acquiring them in a fully integrated experience, directed in its entirety by the editors of Harper’s BAZAAR.

 

3) My Lucky is a new platform designed to provide users with the opportunity to Shop, Sticker, Share and Buy seamlessly on myluckyshops.com with American Express. The first-to-market technology created by Lucky magazine allows consumers to socially shop with ease. Lucky’s beloved sticker system, a favorite of magazine readers, helps users categorize and curate their purchases. My Lucky will allow users to digitally sticker the products they love and shop from MyLuckyShops with a layer of editorial curation.

 

 

Official press release: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120914005689/en/American-Express-Ignites-Fashion-E-Commerce-Market-Fashion

 

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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | The Best in Business | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and \you may have installed already...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

Caroline Matet's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:08 PM

Le top 20 des outils pour faire ses propres data visualisations

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#waitrosereasons - Social media success or #epicfail

#waitrosereasons - Social media success or #epicfail | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
The marketing department at Waitrose became a little red faced this week after a Twitter marketing stunt turned viral but not quite the way they they had p...
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Ditch The Silos – How to Build a Great Content Marketing Team

Ditch The Silos – How to Build a Great Content Marketing Team | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
Even in content marketing, you have to break down the silos. When we started delivering content marketing projects, our approach was to break projects into three key deliverables:

 

1 Content Auditing and Strategy
2 Content Development
3 Blogger Outreach and Social Promotion


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Is Negotiating Fair? - Silicon Beach Training Blog

Is Negotiating Fair? - Silicon Beach Training Blog | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
On our Negotiation Skills course, you will learn a number of techniques for swinging decisions and conversations in your favour.
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What Makes the Digital Storytelling Process So Engaging? | Business 2 Community

What Makes the Digital Storytelling Process So Engaging? | Business 2 Community | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
At TruScribe, we’re big on the power of stories. Whether you’re using these carefully constructed tales to sell, to inform or to achieve some other purpose, (What Makes the Digital Storytelling Process So Engaging?
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How Ditto Used Social Shopping to Improve Customer Experience - Silicon Beach Training Blog

How Ditto Used Social Shopping to Improve Customer Experience - Silicon Beach Training Blog | The Best in Business | Scoop.it
We're always on the lookout for businesses that have used social media to improve their sales and stand out in a crowded market.
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