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10 Complacency Traps for Business Owners

10 Complacency Traps for Business Owners | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Given the known failure rate of start-up businesses, all business owners who go down this path, need to be well aware of the traps that lie in wait for them.


Complacency and lack of foresight are common features in the make up of business owners, who did not succeed to make a good go of their start-up ventures, and addressing these two areas will help any new business owner avoid failure.


This excellent article, suggests that forewarned is forearmed, and it suggests 10 mistakes that every start-up should avoid making if they want to build a successful business.


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This topic is a curated collection of quality business improvement advice, carefully filtered to met the needs of owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises. 

 

 

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How to Kill Dead Space and Achieve More in Business

How to Kill Dead Space and Achieve More in Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

When you reduce Dead Space, you reduce the time it takes to accomplish your goals.

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We all know that work expands to fill the time available in which to complete it. The difference between the actual time physically taken to complete a task, and the lapsed time between beginning and completing the task, is what is known as dead space. If you can kill the dead space, you will achieve far more in your business life, and this article highlights three steps to take to become personally more productive.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 28, 11:38 PM
Dead space is a silent but deadly killer of initiative and success in business and life. Umberto Eco the expert on semiotics referred to Dead Space when he used the word Interstices. The idea is to fill up the empty spaces in our lives by doing something constructive. Take for example the time it takes for your friend to ascend to your flat using the elevator while you wait for him at the top. That is an interstice that you can fill up by writing something. If we were to remove the empty space from the whole universe, then theortically at least, the whole universe can be compressed to the size of an orange!
Appolon Noel's comment, April 30, 1:53 PM
this is dead on .
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7 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page 

7 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page  | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Are you using your LinkedIn company page to its fullest potential? Discover seven ways a LinkedIn company page can help your business stand out on LinkedIn.

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In the B2B world in particular, a LinkedIn Company Page is an important element of the branding of a business. More often than not a business wanting to do business with another business will first check their LinkedIn Company Page. If you play in the B2B world you need to make your LinkedIn Company Page stand out from your competitors and this article provides great tips to achieve that objective. More businesses should be utilising tip#2 than currently do so when launching promotions and utilising landing pages of their websites to capture leads.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 24, 4:35 PM
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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, April 26, 2:08 AM
Some good ideas here
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The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

An organized entrepreneur is a successful entrepreneur.

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If your business sees you constantly away from the office, then you need to be aware of some of the great mobile apps that are available, to help you perform effectively when on the road. The apps identified in this article all add value, and I would be surprised if there are not at least 2 or 3 that you could take advantage of right away, to make your life just a little bit easier. 

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Angela Heath's curator insight, April 18, 9:25 AM
Yes, even small business owners need mobile apps.  In fact, I recently read an article that over 50% of purchases are researched through mobile technology.  Check out these useful apps.
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9 Life-Saving Tools that Will Systemise Your Business

9 Life-Saving Tools that Will Systemise Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Overwhelmed by insurmountable tasks, projects, email, clients and social media? This post explores 9 Life-Saving Tools that will systemize your business.

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Many small businesses lack systems and this is usually the case where a business owner simply just never has the time to get properly organised. Fortunately, help is now at hand for such business owners, with a wide variety of online tools that can assist to systemize any small business. This article identifies 9 such tools and is a must read and action article for any business owner who simply cannot get on top of their workload.

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moldsduct's comment, April 11, 1:22 AM
Good