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Entrepreneurs: Sign up today for Main Street Mentors Walk. I'm a mentor.

Entrepreneurs: Sign up today for Main Street Mentors Walk. I'm a mentor. | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

Walk around City Park where successful business owners (mentors like me) are matched with early stage entrepreneurs (mentees) to walk and talk about business. 

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Colorado small-business job growth tops national rate.

Colorado small-business job growth tops national rate. | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
Employment by Colorado small businesses grew 0.6 percent in June from the previous...
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How to craft an email that gets a reply

How to craft an email that gets a reply | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
Five no-nonsense tips for encouraging people to answer your messages...
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Leadership Is a Conversation

Leadership Is a Conversation | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable. Traditional corporate communication must give way to a process that is more dynamic and more sophisticated. Most important, that process must be conversational.

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Your Story Is Your Marketing Strategy

Your Story Is Your Marketing Strategy | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
Even small businesses can create powerful, meaningful, sincere branding messages.
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Small Business Forum 2012 | Mile High Business Alliance

Small Business Forum 2012 | Mile High Business Alliance | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

Small businesses are the foundation of a healthy local economy, and it’s vital for us to work together to build our capacities. Many small biz owners don’t know about or have trouble accessing the resources that already exist in our communities. The Small Business Forum brings these resources together in one place.

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TechCrunch | How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur

TechCrunch | How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

At a very fundamental level, the venture capital business is being reshaped.

If you're an Entrepreneur, you'll want to make yourself familiar with http://www.GlobalCEOspace.com

For those of you raising capital, they generated over $3 Billion in funding, in just 5 meetings last year....now in it's third decade.


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More Small Businesses Had Hiring Plans In 1Q - Capital One - Wall Street Journal

More Small Businesses Had Hiring Plans In 1Q - Capital One - Wall Street Journal | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
EntrepreneurMore Small Businesses Had Hiring Plans In 1Q - Capital OneWall Street JournalMany small businesses are reporting increased liquidity and say they plan to invest in growth, including hiring more people, according to a Capital One Small...
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Automating Social Media Posts with Dlvr.it

Automating Social Media Posts with Dlvr.it | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

Social media campaigns have become a mainstay of ecommerce marketing. Even the smallest of online retailers are likely to have a Facebook page and a Twitter account, and there are indications that social engagement may improve shopper relations and, possibly, sales.

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If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive

If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
The list of the world’s CEOs regularly includes celebrities, billionaires, big egos, risk takers, and failures. What it does not include are social media experts; but that’s about to change.
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How Play at Work Makes Work.. Work

How Play at Work Makes Work.. Work | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
It’s a touchy subject: does promoting “play” (or gamification) at work actually make your employees more engaged?
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Community banks in SBLF program increase business loans by 22% since 2010 - The Business Journals

Community banks in SBLF program increase business loans by 22% since 2010 - The Business Journals | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
A new Treasury Department report highlights both the successes and the shortcomings...
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Providing a startup checklist and project plan for $5 on fiverr.com

Providing a startup checklist and project plan for $5 on fiverr.com | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
Don't let anything fall through the cracks when starting your business. Get my 196 item checklist PDF, including the correct sequence I've use to start actual startups. Now you can build a successful startup.
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Is Starting A Business Safer Than Your Job? [Infographic] | Lendio

Is Starting A Business Safer Than Your Job? [Infographic] | Lendio | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
With a slow economy, many people have turned to entrepreneurship as a means to pay the bills.
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Global economy at risk as U.S., Europe and Asia slow | 9news.com

Global economy at risk as U.S., Europe and Asia slow  | 9news.com | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

As usual, "Many U.S. companies are finding it more efficient to invest in machinery, not people." That seems to always be the case, because on the balance sheet a hard asset is worth something directly. People "assets" from an accounting perspective do not go on the balance sheet, and therefore are just an expense. 


The news suggested that the U.S. economy is enduring a midyear slump just as in 2010 and 2011.

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Small Business, Big Impact #Infographic

Small Business, Big Impact #Infographic | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

On the eve of National Small Business Week, Paychex, a provider of payroll and human resources services to small- and medium-size businesses, compiled information to show just what small businesses mean to the economy.

 

The results found that small businesses have anything but a small impact on job growth and economic development.

 

An estimated 50 million people are employed by small businesses, a large portion of which (20 million) work at companies with 20 employees or less.

 

Those 50 million workers employed by small businesses equals out to slightly more than one-quarter of the working population of the United States.

 

Beyond employing more than a quarter of the population, small businesses also are responsible for generating $11 billion in receipts a year, a number that is higher than the yearly receipts generated by businesses with more than 10,000 employees.

 

Overall, the $11 billion generated by small businesses represents nearly 40% of all business receipts in the U.S.

 

"Small businesses do more than provide services and products; they strengthen and shape our communities, our economy, philanthropic efforts and innovation," said Martin Mucci, president and CEO of Paychex.

 

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5 Things to Un-Learn From School

5 Things to Un-Learn From School | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
You spent a lot of time getting an education. But if you want to make it as an entrepreneur, it's time to forget some of what you learned.
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Sell More by Not Selling at All

Sell More by Not Selling at All | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

If your sales team's approach to selling, is to continually flog your products or services and the benefits they offer to anyone they can get in front of, regardless of the fact that this way of selling is becoming less and less effective, then you may see your revenues starting to decline and your team's confidence begin to falter.

 

Experienced salespeople learn over time that creating the right kind of relationships, with the right people, in the right places, especially before introducing your products or services, can lead to increased sales to higher value customers.

 

This excellent article, suggests that the best way to sell is to form relationships with top level executives who have little interest in the specifics of your product or service and foster trusted relationships with them, and it explains how to develop these key relationships.


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Empathy Is The Most Important Ingredient To Social Business Transformation

Empathy Is The Most Important Ingredient To Social Business Transformation | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

Empathy is the missing ingredient in your social media strategy. Find out how to use empathy to make your social strategy work.


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The rise of the visual social network #infographic

The rise of the visual social network #infographic | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it

 how images have become the center of our digital social lives.


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Ideas are interesting, but insufficient commodities. What matters is execution and validation.

Ideas are interesting, but insufficient commodities. What matters is execution and validation. | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
When it comes to impressing investors, profits trump innovation. Highlights from our Entrepreneur Magazine Roundtable.

The interest in the pitch is inversely proportional to the length. Talk to me about turning your ideas into investable projects, with high interest level for investors. http://bit.ly/rbUyKY

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Eurozone economy contracts sharply - FT.com

Eurozone economy contracts sharply - FT.com | Business Growth and Operations | Scoop.it
Eurozone economic activity has contracted this month at the fastest pace for almost three years while German business confidence dropped sharply as the eurozone debt crisis gained significantly in intensity.
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