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It's Lonely at the Top: Lone Ranger Women Entrepreneurs

It's Lonely at the Top: Lone Ranger Women Entrepreneurs | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Women are starting businesses faster than men. Many of these breadwinners are entrepreneurs. Yet women who have established businesses don't have a place to gather. (RT @Key4Women: Wow!

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The 5 Sales Capabilities That Help Close Deals

The 5 Sales Capabilities That Help Close Deals | Business Tips | Scoop.it
See why more sales leaders are turning to Enterprise Social to gain customer insights that can close deals.

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There's a lot more pieces to closing deals then the 5 capabilities in this article - but it's a good start - insight is always important
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Joe Ambrose's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:52 AM

Good reminder on B2B sales strategy.  The way business buyers purchase products and services has changed....have you changed with it?  The B2B purchaser roadmap is a good reminder that your sales process needs to be aligned with the prospects buying process.

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Creativity Kickers

Creativity Kickers | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Jeanne Muzi recently posted two lists of "Creativity Kickers" on the blog, Four O'Clock Faculty. The lists offer great ideas for formative assessments and creative challenges.  In "Creativity Kickers, Part 1," I found a couple I would like to try in my own classroom, such as the "Yes, And... Cards" and the "Student Created Knowledge…

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It's great to feel creative - try it!
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How to Reach Today’s On-the-Go Customer and Crush Your Competition!


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All businesses should be mobile or risk loosing customers!

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William H Lassiter Jr.'s curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:48 PM

All businesses should be mobile or risk loosing customers!

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The Step-By-Step Self-Promotion Plan for Speakers

The Step-By-Step Self-Promotion Plan for Speakers | Business Tips | Scoop.it

The glamour of being paid to share what you know from the stage cannot be overstated. Imagine an audience jumping to their feet and bursting into applause as you say your last few words. You walk off the stage and a line of people is forming to tell you how wonderful you were and how much you changed their lives. 


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Hundreds of speakers are out there - learn how you can promote yourself to get a speaking gig

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Trends that no small business owner can ignore in 2016

Trends that no small business owner can ignore in 2016 | Business Tips | Scoop.it

Are you ready to know more about the trends that no small business owner can ignore in 2016? Then here are few Trends that no small business owner can ignore in 2016

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Still trying to do the same things you did when you started your business -  look at the trends for some fresh ideas.

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A Note on the State of the UAE’s Economy

A Note on the State of the UAE’s Economy | Business Tips | Scoop.it
 I wanted in this brief note to highlight the current status of the United Arab Emirates’ economy and to outline the course we are steering in the period to come. It is my aim this note, released
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Amazing changes in the UAE!

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19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.
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Unique thoughts and actions differentiate remarkable people

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The One Thing Every CEO Needs to Start Doing - Fortune

The One Thing Every CEO Needs to Start Doing - Fortune | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, explains the biggest leadership lesson she learned this year.

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How Men & Women in Sales Are Wired Differently: Interview with Joanne Black

How Men & Women in Sales Are Wired Differently: Interview with Joanne Black | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Men and women are wired differently. This is apparent in the workplace and outside of it. Joanne Black, respected sales leader and trainer, talks to Debra Carpenter about the ways communication between men and women in sales can be managed to yield the best results.

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However, in sales...both men and women are educated buyers - respect and professionalism are appreciated above and beyond by both.  However. it is the sales approach that must be considered when selling to men and women.

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Digital Marketing: Social Media, Search, Mobile & more | LinkedIn

Digital Marketing: Social Media, Search, Mobile & more | LinkedIn | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Professionals working with: Web, Mobile TV, Mobile marketing, marketing 2.0, digital tv, Pay TV, Connected TV apps, app store, ipad developers, bada, online advertising, pr,...
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There is so much more to digital marketing - here's some info.

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5 Signs It's Time to Consider Making a Move to Further Your Sales Career

5 Signs It's Time to Consider Making a Move to Further Your Sales Career | Business Tips | Scoop.it

Few career paths put you in control of how much you can earn. The “make your own” mentality of the industry may have been what piqued your interest in becoming a salesman in the first place. You jumped in with a competitive drive and a desire to learn the 'Art of the Sale', but now, you’ve hit a plateau. These are 5 warning signs that a change is in order.


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Great tips.

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Gary Hitching's curator insight, January 15, 2015 2:54 AM
You need to take responsibility for your personal development by keeping up to date with the latest sales & marketing techniques. If your company is however restricting your ability to use your new found skills, then perhaps it's time to look for pastures new. Remember though, the grass is not always greener!
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3 Reasons Why A New Perspective Is Important for Leaders

3 Reasons Why A New Perspective Is Important for Leaders | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Leaders get to the top by constantly progressing and innovating, so it’s crucial on both an individual and organizational level, to continue doing so.

Getting New Perspectives

In my experience, one way to ensure that you’re constantly pushing the ball forward as opposed to just keeping trains running on time is to collect new perspectives through experiences and travel.

Here are three reasons why I believe perspective and traveling and is so important for leaders:

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David Hain's curator insight, July 7, 2015 5:19 AM

Broadening perspective can keep leadership fresh...

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Most disagreements, failures and missed opportunities are because of the loss of perspective or too small of a perspective on the situation. Expanding perspectives will always improve visibility.

Joe Boutte's curator insight, July 9, 2015 1:25 PM

Mixing it up is a great way to gain experience, consider new perspectives, and allow ideas to collide to create fresh approaches to everyday leadership.  Traveling for leaders sometimes means walking through your own spaces and talking to the people you lead.

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MBD_Tremor_IAB_Digital-Video-FINAL-4-8-16.pdf

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Find out where online advertising is going with video!
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28 to Make: Creative Exercises for Building Better Habits

28 to Make: Creative Exercises for Building Better Habits | Business Tips | Scoop.it
28 to Make is a free 28-day series of daily creative exercises delivered to your inbox. It's designed to help you get back in the habit of making cool stuff.

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Think outside of the box.
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StartUp - In Photos: The 12 Best Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

StartUp - In Photos: The 12 Best Podcasts For Entrepreneurs | Business Tips | Scoop.it
The first season was a breakthrough, with host Alex Blumberg taking listeners inside a startup from conception to funding and many more challenges. That startup: his own, podcast network Gimlet Media.
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Talk with your prospective audience and let them know about you!
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Mobile Presents Great Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Mobile Presents Great Opportunities for Entrepreneurs | Business Tips | Scoop.it
If you are an entrepreneur, there are many reasons why you should consider building your business around a mobile app.
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Mobility apps have taken businesses to another level.

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The self-employed will overtake the public sector with the 'gig economy'

The self-employed will overtake the public sector with the 'gig economy' | Business Tips | Scoop.it
People who work for themselves are going to become an ever-more powerful
economic and political force
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Power only comes from those who exert their power.

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Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs | Business Tips | Scoop.it

Visit Inc.com for the latest issue of Inc. Magazine and get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow.

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How Outsourcing Can Help Your Business

How Outsourcing Can Help Your Business | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Women Owned Business Club Magazine is a Business, Career and Lifestyle Online Magazine that was created as an additional platform for WOBC members to showcase their businesses, services and products.
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Save time - save money!

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A 4-Step Checklist That Will Increase Your Chances of Starting a Successful Businesses

A 4-Step Checklist That Will Increase Your Chances of Starting a Successful Businesses | Business Tips | Scoop.it
To be one of the 10 percent of businesses that actually become legitimate you have to show a tremendous amount of dedication, and put in an insane amount of time.

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Read and Heed

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12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart | Inc.com

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart | Inc.com | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. Here's what sets them apart.

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Tips from the pros.

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Leland Sandler's curator insight, October 13, 2015 10:59 AM

Read about these 12 habits that set the most successful people a step above the rest. Learn how to develop these habits to increase your own success as well as the success of your business. 

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12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Great leadership is dynamic. It melds a variety of unique skills into an integrated whole.

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You may not exhibit all of these skills - but it's never too late to learn.

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Snap happy: how to use Instagram

Snap happy: how to use Instagram | Business Tips | Scoop.it
With more users than Twitter, and a great visual impact, Instagram is the go-to social media tool for small businesses.
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se your phone, camera and share the visions.

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Local Businesses

Social Media Marketing Tips for Local Businesses | Business Tips | Scoop.it
There never seems enough hours to meet the demands of a small business but a few hours a week invested online can pay big returns.

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Small business owners must juggle the everyday demands of their business - however they must find some time during each day to promote their business.

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