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Lessons From a Failed Startup

Lessons From a Failed Startup | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Unlike over 99% of engineers who graduate in India, I decided that a job was not the way to go after graduation. Software companies expect me to do mindless so-called “programming” and pay me $6000 a year? What are you freaking kidding me?

It’s not so much the money (which is obviously insulting), but it’s the “programming” they make you do at Indian software shops. Sure, there are some better than others, but most of them are crap. I wanted something bigger, better and more challenging. After graduating in mid-2010, I attempted a startup – the product would be something on the lines of a web application that simplifies contact management.
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First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Official transcript at http://sivers.org/ff --- If you've learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to ...
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Building a Successful Business with The 7 P’s

Building a Successful Business with The 7 P’s | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
While I’ve never considered myself an entrepreneur per se, my experience with startup agencies has taught me a thing or two about building a successful business. That’s not to say I haven’t learned a tremendous amount from my time in-house as a corporate marketer and at other agencies servicing a wide variety of companies. I can distill my business philosophy based on my experiences at 10 different organizations into the 7Ps of a successful business, as outlined below.
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Time Management for Small Biz: Experts Weigh in

Time Management for Small Biz: Experts Weigh in | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Multi-tasking, wearing too many hats, juggling a number of balls up in the air…whatever your analogy, there’s no denying that time management and productivity are two of the biggest challenges that small business owners face on a daily basis. Our emails follow us everywhere we go, and our social media networks are constantly in need of a check-in or tweet. So how can you manage all these demands on your time and still focus on getting the important things done for your business?

To help you sort through it all, we’ve reached out to a panel of small business experts and asked them all a single question: “What are some tips that can help small business owners better manage time and improve productivity? ”
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How to Build WordPress Landing Pages That Work

How to Build WordPress Landing Pages That Work | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Quickly and easily create 7 critical landing page styles in WordPress, add visual flair with included custom graphics, and control fonts, colors, and styles without code.
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8 ways to get advice and inspiration for your startup idea

8 ways to get advice and inspiration for your startup idea | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
With a plethora of low-cost and even free tools available to develop and host online services and launch mobile apps, the barrier to entry for building a technology startup has dropped significantly in recent years. While just about anyone can launch their own tech business now, the challenge of honing a unique business idea remains as tough as ever.

Here are 8 online resources for finding and refining tech startup ideas and even finding co-founders to go into business with.
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Spending too much time on admin work? Manage your whole business online with Paymo.

Spending too much time on admin work? Manage your whole business online with Paymo. | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
As someone who switches between the hats of freelancer and small business owner several times a day, I’m always on the lookout for software that will help me manage things like invoicing and expense management, financial reporting, project management and team discussion.

It’s not hard to find apps that excel at one of these things. What is hard is finding an affordable solution that allows me to manage all of these aspects of my business from one place, making it easier for myself and my team to get the busywork and administrative stuff out of the way and back to the work of creating content.
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A tweeting guide to Twitter for businesses

A tweeting guide to Twitter for businesses | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Wanting to use Twitter for your business/website, but not sure where to start? After reading this article, you will be all clued up about twitter, tweeting, re-tweeting and you will wonder why you didn’t start before.

Wondering what this twitter, tweeting, retweeting business is all about? Here is your tweeting guide to Twitter. During this guide, I will walk you through how to set up a business account and building your followers to spread your business message.
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The Zero Moment Of Truth And Why Marketers Must Win It

The Zero Moment Of Truth And Why Marketers Must Win It | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
There’s a fascinating just-released e-book called Winning The Zero Moment Of Truth. Written by Jim Lecinski, Google’s Managing Director of US Sales & Service and Chief ZMOT Evangelist, the book speaks to the “moment where marketing happens, where information happens, and where consumers make choices that affect the success and failure of nearly every brand in the world”… at least according to Google...
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Walkers, Talkers, Stalkers And Baulkers

Walkers, Talkers, Stalkers And Baulkers | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
In almost any field of endeavour, you are going to come across four different types of people. Your project may be some form of project implementation for your company. It could be that you have a creative idea for an advertising client. Or you may just want to go back to university to complete a degree. But no matter your focus, you will have to deal with walkers, talkers, stalkers and baulkers. In some cases these people will be your boss, or a member of your staff. They may be parents or friends...
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How Facebook Video Chat Can Help Your Business

How Facebook Video Chat Can Help Your Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Facebook just keeps getting better and bigger, especially for businesses. A little over a week ago, the world’s leading social network organized a media event to unveil ‘something awesome’. It unveiled the group chat feature and announced that it now has more than 750 million users. However, the ‘awesome’ announcement was the partnership with Skype – thereby allowing users to conduct video calls from within Facebook.
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How to Make the Best Use of An Email Signature

How to Make the Best Use of An Email Signature | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it


So many times email signatures are an afterthought and not really looked at as an opportunity to sell. What I mean by “email signature” is the signature you put at the bottom of your person-to-person emails, not on your email marketing campaigns (although you can use signatures for that as well!)
And I don't only mean your own email signature, I mean the email signatures of all of your employees as well, especially if you're sending out a lot of customer service related emails.
First things first, you’ve got to make sure that there are standard pieces of information your employees include when they’re representing your business...

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