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Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship | Business Support | Scoop.it

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Claude Everard Fullinfaw's curator insight, March 14, 2014 7:18 PM

Business tip this weekend. We all want to be self employed and quite often not sure where to start. Some of us jump at the very first idea that pops up into our heads. Is this a good thing to do or should we do more due diligence is the big question.

 

Here are 3 great questions that you should ask yourself before you start your own business. I have found these questions so true that I felt I needed to share them with you too. Happy reading!

 

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How Social Customer Service Can Help Your Business

How Social Customer Service Can Help Your Business | Business Support | Scoop.it
Getting new customers is important. Taking care of them is crucial for the future of your business. Social Customer Service helps you nurture relationships.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 6, 11:26 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to use social customer service to better connect with your customers.

 

Integrating digital channels can help you improve your sales and customer relations.

 

Make Better Connections Through Social Customer Service

 

You can nurture your customers each and every day. I agree that you can reach them through specific platforms and technology.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your social customer service with mobile and other social channels.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The use of smart phones has changed the way buyers interact with businesses. Mobile makes it faster and more comfortable to get the answers we need.

 

  • Your brand can't afford to to waste time and money on the wrong digital platforms. It's important to carefully choose the best one for your business before taking on too much.

 

  • Leverage live video events to answer your customers' pressing questions. This increases brand awareness and spreads the word about your business.

 

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Drive More eCommerce Sales with a Better Web Design

Drive More eCommerce Sales with a Better Web Design | Business Support | Scoop.it
If you are running an online store and want to get more clients here are 10 best eCommerce web design hacks for you to increase your sales.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 17, 4:19 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Katherine Crayon
 because it shows you how your website design can impact your business sales.

 

The look of your eCommerce website directly affects your business's revenue.

 

Attract More Customers with a Better Website Design

 

To convert your leads into sales your website needs to immediately attract visitors. I agree that both optimization and design work together to achieve this goal.

 

Crayon explains 10 different ways your eCommerce business can make improvements to your website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You can track down your conversion problems by conducting a conversion audit. It is well worth the investment in order to find out where the holes are in your website.

 

  • A slow loading speed will drive prospects away. Make sure all of your pages load quickly and that it is easy for your visitors to find your products.

 

  • People use various devices to access websites. Find out which ones your visitors use including clicks and scrolling activity. 

 

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What happens when Google pushes into branding and messaging?

What happens when Google pushes into branding and messaging? | Business Support | Scoop.it
As Google elbows its way further into PPC branding, columnist Pauline Jakober discusses the drawbacks of automating tasks that impact messaging and branding.

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12 Business Branding and Email Tools

12 Business Branding and Email Tools | Business Support | Scoop.it
This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources around Business Brand reputation, Business Focus and Email Management

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 15, 5:56 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your business branding strategy.

 

Reach your full potential online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Great Business Tools for Branding and Email Marketing

 

With the right tools you can help your brand stand out online. I agree that in order to build a business it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your company a more successful one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your customers are saying about you online. Go Fish Digital provides insights into complaints and conversations about your brand from over 40 different sources.

 

  • Stop putting off your tasks and stay on track with this handy tool. The Productivity Challenge Timer app for iOS will help you gain more focus on your important projects with its effective timer.

 

  • Get more out of your emails with this powerful Gmail tool. FullContact helps you to find important precise company information as well as where the next meeting will be taking place.

 

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Angela Cain's curator insight, March 19, 1:39 PM

Need help managing emails & making your #business run more effectively?

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Best Business Tips from 6 Successful Entrepreneurs (Video)

Best Business Tips from 6 Successful Entrepreneurs (Video) | Business Support | Scoop.it
Check out this video featuring the best business tips and advice from entrepreneurs Guy Kawasaki, Chase Jarvis, Sophia Amoruso, Lewis Howes, and more.

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The Transition from Blogger To Business Owner

The Transition from Blogger To Business Owner | Business Support | Scoop.it
When I started out blogging back in 2013, I never thought I would call myself a business owner. This is my journey from blogger to business owner

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 22, 5:15 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ashley Faulkes because it explains the process of running a blog and then turning it into a business.

 

The story of how one blogger became a businessman.

 

Going From Blogger to Business Owner

 

Starting a blog can involve a lot of learning curves along the way. I agree that content marketers need to fully understand digital marketing in order to be successful in business.

 

Faulkes provides his own perspective on what it takes to run a successful blogging business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Start by learning as much as you can from leading blogging experts. Then brush up on your digital marketing skills in areas like social media, SEO, and email marketing.

 

  • It is not enough to just have a blog. Your business needs to be running your content, not the other way around. If you lack skills you just need to learn more.

 

  • When attending a conference hang out with a few like-minded individuals who will push you to grow. Read as much as you can about the topic of blogging for business.

 

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Chuck Bartok's curator insight, March 23, 10:25 AM
Blogging is and has been a rewarding effort .

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3 Tips for Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs From Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec

3 Tips for Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs From Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec | Business Support | Scoop.it
How to encourage kids to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Motivational and Inspirational Video for Women Entrepreneurs

Motivational and Inspirational Video for Women Entrepreneurs It's a pleasure to share this motivational video for women entrepreneurs. Come and join ou

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Top 40 Business Trends in March

Top 40 Business Trends in March | Business Support | Scoop.it
March 2017 business - These March 2017 business trends include private office pods for those looking to get away from their desks, flying rideshare drones, designe

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10 Best iOS Apps for Business

10 Best iOS Apps for Business | Business Support | Scoop.it
You work hard running your business, so why not let your iOS device do some of the heavy lifting?

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Hoopla Web Designs's curator insight, March 26, 10:48 AM

As an Apple device owning business owner, you can become far more productive if you utilise the best of the iOS applications available for business use. Often not knowing what is available, is the only thing stopping a busy business owner, from taking advantage of the free and low cost offerings available to the owners of Apple devices. This excellent list is sure to contain a number of offerings that you should be deploying to become a more effective business operator.

Hoopla Web Designs's curator insight, March 26, 10:52 AM

As an Apple device owning business owner, you can become far more productive if you utilise the best of the iOS applications available for business use. Often not knowing what is available, is the only thing stopping a busy business owner, from taking advantage of the free and low cost offerings available to the owners of Apple devices. This excellent list is sure to contain a number of offerings that you should be deploying to become a more effective business operator.

Hoopla Web Designs's curator insight, March 26, 10:58 AM

As an Apple device owning business owner, you can become far more productive if you utilise the best of the iOS applications available for business use. Often not knowing what is available, is the only thing stopping a busy business owner, from taking advantage of the free and low cost offerings available to the owners of Apple devices. This excellent list is sure to contain a number of offerings that you should be deploying to become a more effective business operator.

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5 Ways to Integrate Content Into Your Existing Marketing Strategy

5 Ways to Integrate Content Into Your Existing Marketing Strategy | Business Support | Scoop.it
If you’ve gotten a start on marketing but haven’t figured out how content fits in, here are five ways to bake content into your existing marketing strategy.
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New 2017 List: 50 Social Media Marketing Influencers #SMMW17

New 2017 List: 50 Social Media Marketing Influencers #SMMW17 | Business Support | Scoop.it
The topic of Social Media Influence has really taken off since we first published this list. Many changes have happened in the social media marketing world

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, March 20, 6:44 AM

What an honor to be listed alongside my mentors! It looks like Traackr knows it's stuff :)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for more Global Trade with China

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for more Global Trade with China | Business Support | Scoop.it
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed support for globalization during a rare public speech in Beijing on Saturday, as his company faces political pressure in the U.S. to bring back factories.

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How to Gather Content Ideas With Reddit

How to Gather Content Ideas With Reddit | Business Support | Scoop.it
With 234m unique users in a recent month and over 11k communities around niche topics, Reddit is one of the best-kept secrets in content generation research

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 8, 7:29 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Vaibhav Kakkar because it provides insight into how to find great content with Reddit.

 

Use Reddit to find topics your audience will love.

 

How Reddit Can Help You Find Better Content

 

You can gather useful ideas from your readers through this long-standing network. I agree that Reddit is an invaluable resource for bloggers and marketers.

 

Kakkar shows how to effectively use this platform for your content strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • There are over 11,000 communities based around niche topics on Reddit. This is a treasure trove of content ideas to tap into.

 

  • Keep up with the latest trends and pop culture threads. Posts have the potential for becoming viral on the Internet.

 

  • One of the biggest problems content producers face is not producing articles their audience desires. Reddit helps you discover what matters to them the most.

 

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The 19 Best Business Mobile Apps of 2017

The 19 Best Business Mobile Apps of 2017 | Business Support | Scoop.it

If you're looking to overhaul your company's mobile functionality, check out these 19 tools today.


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5 Rookie Branding Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes But Shouldn't

Nearly everybody just trying to keep their startup solvent skimps on branding and all of them would be better off it they didn't.

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How to Humanize Your Brand

How to Humanize Your Brand | Business Support | Scoop.it
This article presents 4 ways to improve brand likeability. These include such simple suggestions as "be Human" and "talk to your customers"

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 23, 5:37 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Michael Brenner because it provides insight on how to build an authentic brand that your audience will love.

 

Make your brand more attractive by humanizing the persona.

 

Effectively Reach Your Target Market

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Brenner goes over how to improve the 'likability' factor for your business marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Many people don't trust anyone trying to sell to them. You need to humanize your content in order to reach them in an trustworthy way.

 

  • Talk to your customers in real-time, one-on-one. Answer their questions with helpful advice when they visit your website.

 

  • We are not influenced by celebrities --- we take notes from each other. Encourage your community to make referrals and leave positive reviews.

 

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Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know - MyVenturePad.com

Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know - MyVenturePad.com | Business Support | Scoop.it
Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know The advancement of today’s technology has made it much easier for adventurous entrepreneurs to make their dreams of a small business come true.  Though it may be a more realistic venture, starting a business still requires a lot of work and dedication. There are a few common issues …

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Make Your Content Marketing Influential By Understanding Influencers

Make Your Content Marketing Influential By Understanding Influencers | Business Support | Scoop.it
You need influencers that are perfectly aligned with your brand and that have enough influence to actually inspire lead generation. Here's how to find them.
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Should You Start a Business? 51 Female Entrepreneurs Weigh In

Should You Start a Business? 51 Female Entrepreneurs Weigh In | Business Support | Scoop.it
Should you start a business? It’s a big question, so I asked 50 successful entrepreneurs to share their advice on what you need to think about before you decide

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Social Entrepreneurship: How Retailers Build Compassion Into Their Business Model – Shopify

Social Entrepreneurship: How Retailers Build Compassion Into Their Business Model – Shopify | Business Support | Scoop.it
For many entrepreneurs, starting and running your own company is satisfying enough. After all, it is a huge accomplishment. Operating a retail business and over

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45 Customer Focused Social Media Post Ideas

45 Customer Focused Social Media Post Ideas | Business Support | Scoop.it


A successful business knows and interacts with its customer base. That may mean you have lots of face to face time with customers in a brick-and-mortar store front, but in our age of digital relationships, it also means you need to be interacting with your customers online. This happens by building a strong brand, having a stellar website, and through your presence on social media. Your business should enjoy social media, embrace it, and view it as a valuable (and free!!) marketing tool.


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The Importance Quality Metrics for More Sales

The Importance Quality Metrics for More Sales | Business Support | Scoop.it
When comparing quantity metrics with quality metrics, Certainly, one is easier. But it's the other that will bring you conversions

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 20, 11:42 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Robert Caruso because it explains the importance of quality metrics when measuring the results of your business's marketing efforts.

 

Understanding the outcome of your marketing strategies can help improve your conversion rates.

 

Measuring for Business Success

 

You can be successful generating more sales with the right metrics in place. I agree that many businesses fail to understand the full scope of their activities online.

 

Caruso explains what quality metrics look like and how this can affect your bottom line.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • When it comes to taking a look at digital marketing your metrics should look at the quality rather than the quantity. This will then determine your investment of time, money, and resources.

 

  • You can have a false sense of success by focusing on vanity metrics, which relies on data from activities rather than certain activities. This provides very little actionable data to measure.

 

  • If you want to increase your sales then you need to dive deeper into actionable activity such as conversion rates, time spent on your website, cost per lead, ect.

 

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Edan Joy Gelt's curator insight, March 22, 11:53 PM

What an intuitive piece about quality versus quantity.  I've actually had clients that have bought "likes" and "followers" thinking that the more followers, the better they appear as a business (power of social psychology). This fake dilution actually depletes their efforts in the social channel for a small, temporary illusion of grandeur.  The importance of a quality audience being offered quality content is what translates to the bottom line.  Likes, clicks and follows are not reflective of NOI.

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Content Strategy: Think Bigger With the Mega Post

Content Strategy: Think Bigger With the Mega Post | Business Support | Scoop.it

When it comes to content strategy, a lot has been said about the importance of keeping a steady stream of fresh content flowing through your distribution channels. Marketers have listened. According to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), 76 percent of content marketers produced more content in 2016 than they did in 2015. That content stream will only increase in 2017.


This trend has been with us for years. According to an October 2016 TrackMaven blogging report:


Over the last five years, the average number of blog posts published per brand per month increased by 800 percent. However, over the same time the average number of social shares per post (from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest) decreased by 89 percent....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 19, 12:09 PM

It's time to tilt your content strategy away from a constant stream of listicles, and towards the well researched, carefully crafted mega post. Quantity eventually impacts quality.

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Drive More eCommerce Sales with a Better Web Design

Drive More eCommerce Sales with a Better Web Design | Business Support | Scoop.it
If you are running an online store and want to get more clients here are 10 best eCommerce web design hacks for you to increase your sales.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 17, 4:19 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Katherine Crayon
 because it shows you how your website design can impact your business sales.

 

The look of your eCommerce website directly affects your business's revenue.

 

Attract More Customers with a Better Website Design

 

To convert your leads into sales your website needs to immediately attract visitors. I agree that both optimization and design work together to achieve this goal.

 

Crayon explains 10 different ways your eCommerce business can make improvements to your website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You can track down your conversion problems by conducting a conversion audit. It is well worth the investment in order to find out where the holes are in your website.

 

  • A slow loading speed will drive prospects away. Make sure all of your pages load quickly and that it is easy for your visitors to find your products.

 

  • People use various devices to access websites. Find out which ones your visitors use including clicks and scrolling activity. 

 

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