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Trello - Organize anything, together!

Trello - Organize anything, together! | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

An amazing tool to manage tasks with other people around the world. Try it, want it and it's free. [note mg]


Organize anything, together. Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, know what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.


All your projects, all your tasks, all of your team--organized, accounted for, and easily visible at a glance. New users instantly understand the list and card metaphor, and can be working on Trello within minutes.


Read more and try it: https://trello.com/

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Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Your Own Business

Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Your Own Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

How do you go about starting a new business? Ask yourself these simple questions before you take the plunge. This makes sense and you will save time later.  [note MG]


It is generally agreed that we need more business start-ups. Small businesses are engines for economic growth, innovation and employment. We need more entrepreneurial activity and that means more individuals taking the dangerous, difficult and courageous decision to start their own business. How do you go about starting a new business? Well obviously you need a good idea. Once you have one I recommend that you ask yourself these questions:


Read more: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/management/ten-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-you-start-your-own-business.html

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HOW TO Post Your Tweets At Optimal Times

HOW TO Post Your Tweets At Optimal Times | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Ever wondered what your truly best times to Tweet are? Knowing when you can reach most of your friends and followers can have a huge impact. We found that it can increase the number of clicks by 200%, double your retweets and considerably increase your Klout score.


So, over the past few weeks, we over here at Buffer sat down with the team from SocialBro and brainstormed a solution for you.


SocialBro is a wonderful Social Media dashboard that gives you a huge amount of information about your Twitter account. Personally I have been very successful understanding more where my followers are from, whom I engage with the most and much more...


Read the full article: http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-post-your-tweets-at-optimal-times

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Creating a Business Plan

Creating a Business Plan | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

It’s true that you don’t need to create a formal business plan in order to start a business. You can kickstart a business very quickly without having to plan out every detail in advance.

 

That said, there can be tremendous value in planning. Thinking through a business in advance is hard work and requires deep concentration (if you want to do it well), but the payoff is a significant increase in clarity and a better shot at creating or expanding a successful enterprise.

 

I spent most of last week creating a new long-term plan for my business, which I just completed on Friday. I hadn’t done anything this thorough since 2005. It was incredibly tough mental work, and I put in many 12-16 hour days in a row, sometimes working so hard that I literally fell asleep at my desk. Then I’d wake up and work on it some more...

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Blogging Business Plans 101

Blogging Business Plans 101 | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

All what you need to know about a business plan to create an awesome blog... a great "must read" article. [note mg]


Do you know what the biggest mistake is when starting your own blog?


I’d argue that it’s probably lack of proper planning. At the starting point, you should consider writing a business plan for your blog.


“A business plan?” you might ask. “A blog is not necessarily a business!” I have guest posted over at branding personality about this topic. Blogging is a tool to promote your business or brand. So it’s essential that bloggers too have a business plan.


One of the successful entrepreneurs I respect the most, Neil Patel, is not a big fan of business plans, and he’s written about why you shouldn’t write a business plan in the first place. However, the plan I am talking about in this article is not based on any traditional models. Most people search the Internet to create a business plan and finally give up. It’s probably because they find it too difficult. I have to agree with this feeling: writing a business plan is no walk in the park.


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How Do I Create a Business Plan?

How Do I Create a Business Plan? | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

A good business plan can be very important to obtain financial support from investors. This post will give you some insights to do well for your business. [note Martin Gysler]


Dear Lifehacker,
I've got a great idea for a new business, but I want to make sure that I set it up right and I might need some financing help to get started. What do I need to include in the business plan? Is there an easy way to create one?
Thanks,
Self-Starter


Dear SS,
It sounds like you've given your business idea a lot of thought. The business plan can definitely help you get started on the right foot. Whether or not you actually use the business plan to secure financing, writing down the business plan will force you to think through all aspects of your business, much like creating blueprints for building a house.


Read more: http://lifehacker.com/5833967/how-do-i-create-a-business-plan?popular=true/

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Tom George's comment, February 10, 2012 10:08 AM
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Martin Gysler's comment, February 10, 2012 3:46 PM
Hey Tom, thank you for the information. Have an amazing weekend. Cheers!
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A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012

A Complete Resource Guide to Start a Business in 2012 | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

If you're planning to launch a business in 2012, you'll need every last penny you can get your hands on. That's why we put together a guide to free and low-cost resources to help you ease smoothly into the world of entrepreneurship.

 

It's still tough out there. Credit remains relatively tight, and consumers are cautious. So arm yourself with valuable information that will help you to get off to a winning start. We're here to help. Here are the essential steps you'll need to take to get your new business off the ground...

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