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Using Twitter as a Business

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Not everyone can or should use Twitter. If you’re business is online, then maybe this powerful application can give you results.

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Olivier Aidyn's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:20 AM

I wish to use this

Sameep Shah's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:09 PM

Great article on how to add twitter to your business marketing arsenal!

Thomas's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:25 PM

Twitter has been used and will continue to be used by companies to get their products out there and having people see them imediatly. Twitter can be used by buisnesses not only to market their products but also to tell people about updates and events happening in the company. Twitter is a valuable source for buisnesses to use to gain the edge on other buisnesses who are behind in technology world. 

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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work - CloudAve

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work - CloudAve | Business Trends | Scoop.it
When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work.
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103 Compelling Social Media And Marketing Statistics For 2013 (and 2014) - Business 2 Community

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Google Is Banning All Chrome Add-Ons That Don't Come From Its Chrome Web Store (GOOG)

Google Is Banning All Chrome Add-Ons That Don't Come From Its Chrome Web Store (GOOG) | Business Trends | Scoop.it

In the name of fighting bad guy hackers, Google on Thursday said it will not allow its Windows Chrome browser to run any add-ons unless they are downloaded from its own Chrome Web store. Unsanctioned add-ons will be banned beginning in January.


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Being Human Creates Higher Returns

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human terms. Yet instead of measuring the organizations human abilities leaders still focus on measuring, thinking and chasing outcomes in financial terms.

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Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals - Computerworld - Computerworld

Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals - Computerworld - Computerworld | Business Trends | Scoop.it
Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals - Computerworld Computerworld IDG News Service - When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer...

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This So-Called Digital Life: Re-Evaluating the Value of Social Media - Brian Solis

This So-Called Digital Life: Re-Evaluating the Value of Social Media - Brian Solis | Business Trends | Scoop.it

...I often feel alone when I’m not connected or that I’m missing out when I read the updates of my friends. It makes me rethink my priorities in ways that wouldn’t be the most productive…at least by yesterday’s standards. Should I have joined them? Maybe getting out would be just what I needed. Again, I know I’m not alone.

 

I’m not addicted. I’m not in need of a digital intervention or digital detox. I intentionally live this connected lifestyle because I find value more times than not. It’s a choice. But, still I wonder. I wonder if the value I get out of my interaction across a dizzying array of networks is right or simply right in the absence of discovering alternative value or utility....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:16 PM

Really thoughtful post from Brian Solis as he explores the need for balance in a digital universe.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Twitter – Amazing Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Twitter – Amazing Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Business Trends | Scoop.it
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Audi's $1B Bet on the Affordable Superbike

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Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) –- Last year, Audi bought motorcycle giant Ducati for over $1 billion. The company posted record sales in 2012, but global deliveries are down 5 percent.

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5 Basic But Important Things New Managers Need To Know

5 Basic But Important Things New Managers Need To Know | Business Trends | Scoop.it

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:35 AM

Some sound and common sense advice here. The vast majority of new managers are thrown in at the deep end. This information is particularly relevant to 3001 - Outcome 3 and also Unit 3005.

Greg Lustig's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:04 AM

There is a significant difference between rising through the ranks to a position of authority and starting a business where you are instantaneously thrust into a position of power by virtue of your investment.Those who have risen through the ranks with positions of increasing authority are much more likely to understand what it takes to be an effective leader.Where as founders are often so invested in their business that they are driven by the fear of failure .Instead of leading they rule.Employees are marginalized to the point  that they work in constant fear of the loss of their job.This not only inhibits the employees development ,it poisons the corporate enviorment.

Helen M. Tucker's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:22 PM

How well do you manage your staff?  Food for thought

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Specialists See Weeks of Work on Health Site - New York Times

Specialists See Weeks of Work on Health Site - New York Times | Business Trends | Scoop.it
New York Times Specialists See Weeks of Work on Health Site New York Times Federal contractors have identified most of the main problems crippling President Obama's online health insurance marketplace, but the administration has been slow to issue...
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10 Must-Haves for Zombie-Lovers

10 Must-Haves for Zombie-Lovers | Business Trends | Scoop.it
Here at Mashable we firmly believe zombies aren't just for Halloween, but this time of year seems like a great opportunity to put together a collection of apocalypse-themed accessories We found 10 items of interest for zombie-lovers that are bound...
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How to Analyze, Clean Out, and Free Space on Your Hard Drive

How to Analyze, Clean Out, and Free Space on Your Hard Drive | Business Trends | Scoop.it
Hard drive space is cheaper than ever, but as Parkinson's Law dictates, your data (and, let's face it, BitTorrent addiction) somehow expands to fill your space available for storage.

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Mumtaz Khan's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:57 AM

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Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:28 AM

Space Problem in your computer ?

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8 Up-and-Coming Design Trends Marketers Should Know About

8 Up-and-Coming Design Trends Marketers Should Know About | Business Trends | Scoop.it
Learn several web design trends you should incorporate when putting together your pages or redesigning your site altogether. See on blog.hubspot.com

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Making Predictive Analytics Productive: Are You Learning from Socia...

Thanks to improved measurement tools, it is now standard among social strategists to present hard data on ROI and build strategies backed by statistics and char
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 from World Economic Forum assesses the competitiveness landscape of 148 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:37 PM

Switzerland remains on top, the United States reverses its four-year downward trend and Japan rises to ninth place in the Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014.

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Students Tuning Out Humanities Professors

Students Tuning Out Humanities Professors | Business Trends | Scoop.it

The humanities meltdown is a huge indictment of the academic fads and trends of the last generation.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:57 PM

"Today’s humanities faculties that can’t build student enrollments are like people who can’t sell umbrellas during a rainstorm: great teachers teaching great books and great ideas are exactly what most students need. Unfortunately, too many people in the field in the last generation were interested in producing bad or indifferent teachers who taught dull and impenetrable books filled with tendentious and superficial ideas. And as for concepts like character and spiritual development, forget it. Fortunately, this seems to be changing among many younger faculty and grad students and there are grounds to hope that the humanities in America will regain some balance and poise."

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BBM for Android full review (video) - Android Authority

BBM for Android is finally out! After a long time waiting, the service makes its somewhat triumphant return. Is it worth using? Here's our full review.

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How to Get Serious Growth Through Social Media Marketing

How to Get Serious Growth Through Social Media Marketing | Business Trends | Scoop.it
While a killer social media strategy might not necessarily be the spine of your business, there’s no doubt in our minds that it can play a very critical role in supporting your business. See on www...

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ROI vs. ROR: are you overlooking the most important factor in social media? - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

ROI vs. ROR: are you overlooking the most important factor in social media? - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders | Business Trends | Scoop.it
With all the emphasis on measuring results from social media, it’s pretty easy to reduce retweets, posts, likes, friends and followers to a per-unit dollar value.

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Socially Good Clare's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:42 AM

Remember when social media was known as 'social networking'? What happened to Return on Relationships?

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Magento is still the No.1 e-commerce platform in the world

Magento is still the No.1 e-commerce platform in the world | Business Trends | Scoop.it

With a staggering 26% of the eCommerce market Magento is seeing more and more online stores adopt their powerful software. With over 1,900 themes and thousands of modules available to download – allowing for unparalleled customizability.


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seeweb's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:41 AM

Difficile non accorgersene visto quanti clienti Seeweb lo utilizzano!

Martin Lea's curator insight, November 5, 2013 5:54 AM
Since more and more business is done online then you might as well know about this
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nice article.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year

The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year | Business Trends | Scoop.it

Vine saw 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 this year, making it the world's fastest growing app. Twitter relaunched Vine in January, explaining its exponential growth.


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Arnaud d'Haen's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:34 AM

Stiil talking about Facebook?

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:05 PM

It is probably time to try out Vine.... :)

Tim Fernback's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:39 PM

Growth rates for social networks (and other social networking aps) for 2013.

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Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge' - Computerworld

Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge' - Computerworld | Business Trends | Scoop.it
Politico Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge' Computerworld On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that in addition to the site's performance and availability problems, HealthCare.gov is also corrupting data some consumers input, so...
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Expect more market volatility from U.S. shutdown

Expect more market volatility from U.S. shutdown | Business Trends | Scoop.it

Without the ballast of U.S. government data to keep them grounded, crop and livestock markets are expected only to become even more volatile for as long as the U.S. government shutdown lingers.

Coping with that added volatility is therefore "a matter of making sure you have a marketing plan in place" and sticking to it, according to J.P. Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the federal ag lender.

U.S. government services -- including regular collection and release of massive amounts of crop and livestock data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its agencies -- have been halted under a partial shutdown that began last Tuesday (Oct. 1).

The shutdown comes in the wake of a budget impasse in which Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives seek defunding and/or repeal for President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- the so-called "Obamacare" bill -- while the Democrat-controlled Senate aims to keep the Act intact.

Many crop and livestock futures contracts are settled based on the price data now-furloughed USDA staff collect, process and release, Gervais said, so for those trading in ag commodities, the lack of data has had an immediate and significant impact.

A shutdown of just a few days may not have much of an effect, but a shutdown lasting beyond Friday (Oct. 11), when USDA's latest report on world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) is due out, will leave traders and producers in the dark.

"The danger is that these markets are going to move up and down quite a bit (based on) any information that's deemed at all reliable" and producers don't need that level of volatility, Gervais said in an interview.

Generally, he said, other agencies such as the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, are seen as less efficient than USDA in their ability to collect data.

From a Canadian perspective, crops remain "very much a North American market," Gervais said. Even though Canada is predicted to be on the verge of its biggest canola harvest ever, canola futures still largely take their cues from U.S. soybean markets.

And Canadian producers, who move over $15 million in crops and $6 million in livestock to the U.S. on a daily basis, have a "vested interest" in a smooth flow of trade, he said.

An effective marketing plan, he said, will involve marketing product at an acceptable percentage above one's cost of production -- and not overreacting as prices rise and fall.

Debt ceiling

From an economic perspective, however, the larger threat from the shutdown and impasse comes as the U.S. government nears its debt ceiling, which it's expected to hit next Thursday (Oct. 17), Gervais said.

It's no secret that the U.S. has a "big debt problem," spending substantially more than it's able to raise in revenue, Gervais says.

Obama, like any president, is constitutionally required to get authorization from Congress -- that is, the combined House of Representatives and the Senate -- to borrow money beyond a certain limit.

Given the pace at which U.S. federal debt is increasing, Oct. 17 is the date by which U.S. borrowing is expected to exceed the ceiling Congress has previously set.

If the U.S. -- whose debt is considered among the safest of investments -- began to default on its debt repayments, interest rates would skyrocket, Gervais said.

The consequences of a default would be so massive, he said he doesn't expect it to be an issue, and one way or another, a deal on the debt ceiling will be reached. "I don't think we're going to see an outcome as terrible as we would if the U.S. defaults... The stakes are too high."

Export-minded producers and processors, however, shouldn't expect the Canadian dollar to benefit from U.S. economic woes. If commodity prices fall as a result, a commodity-rich country such as Canada could expect its currency to fall as well.

In any case, he said, "if you do a lot of cross-border business, hopefully you already have a plan in place."

Consumer demand

Asked whether a prolonged shutdown of the government -- the United States' largest employer -- would have an effect on U.S. consumer demand for Canadian wares, Gervais didn't expect much to happen if the shutdown lasts only a week or two.

Beyond that, he said, consumers won't cut down on their food purchases, but will likely shop at different places -- for example, going to a big-box discount store for meat rather than a high-end meat shop.

Certain USDA services -- such as those managed by its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are continuing during the shutdown, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association said in a notice Monday.

Packers must keep COOL

The new U.S. country-of-origin labelling (COOL) regulation -- which the CCA and other groups describes as more onerous than its predecessor for Canadian livestock and meat traffic -- is now in the midst of its six-month "education period."

Federal personnel aren't available to enforce COOL rules either way, the CCA said Monday, but "the obligation (for U.S. packers, processors and retailers) to comply remains."

The U.S. Court of Appeals -- to which the CCA, Canadian Pork Council and assorted U.S. meat industry groups have now taken their request for an immediate injunction to block the changes to COOL, pending their main court case against COOL -- is still operating for now, the CCA said Monday.

Affected federal courts "will remain open for 10 business days and then reassess (their) situation and provide further guidance," the CCA said. "All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised." -- AGCanada.com Network


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19 Reasons for Becoming a Business Consultant

19 Reasons for Becoming a Business Consultant | Business Trends | Scoop.it
A breakdown of the economics and statistics of becoming a consultant and establishing fees.

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Laura Candelaria's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:46 PM

Great infographic, love the color use. Also an interesting look at the consulting business. I've worked for two companies that have hired an outside consultant. One had lackluster results, the other was fantastic - great ideas, data rich insights, strong focus on not only results but most effective way to get them. Would love to (one day) try getting deeper into that side of the business.  

Angela Heath's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:37 AM

A breakdown of the economics and statistics of becoming a consultant and establishing fees.  This is a great overview of what to consider and what the odds are like.  Every business consultant will enjoy  and learn from these stats. Angela Heath, TKC Incorporated.