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Build Your New Business in College With These 6 Tips

Build Your New Business in College With These 6 Tips | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Are you interested in becoming a student entrepreneur? This article has 6 great business ideas along with actionable tips to get you started
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Tia Moreen because it explains how even students can start their own business venture.

 

How start a new business online while attending college.

 

So You Want to be a Student Entrepreneur?

 

You can be successful while studying for your degree. I agree that with the right knowledge and tools you can begin your own business.

 

Moreen explains the pros and cons of being a student entrepreneur and how to begin the process.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Those who are in their twenties are more apt to be risk takers. These students can leverage their connections with fellow classmates and professors.

 

  • Raising enough capital is one of the biggest challenges of starting a new business. Spending less time with friends and family is also a reality.

 

  • As a business owner you can learn a lot of new skills as you start to wear several hats. Not only are you the manager, but you are also the marketer, accountant, and financier.

 

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Gary Vaynerchuk & Growing a Business

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I’m a huge fan of Gary Vaynerchuk. From a business perspective, if I had to distill the specific facets of his success, they would look something like this.
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Ivan Temelkov because it explains the successful business methods of author and entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk.

 

It takes the right focus, dedication, patience and business sense to be successful.

 

Understanding the Methods of a Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur

 

If you are online then chances are you have heard of the #AskGaryVee Show. I agree that Gary Vaynerchuk has been very strategic and knows how to properly target his audience.

 

Temelkov reveals several techniques that has inspired him to create his own business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Focus on your strengths in order to be good in business. Keep practicing this -- especially through the trials and errors.

 

  • Worker harder and smarter than the competition. Use both strategy and tactics which involve implementation and then execution.

 

  • Push through failure and move past the status quo of just earning a paycheck. This will of course depend on how you are wired, what motivates you, and how you cope with situations.

 

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janlgordon's comment, October 22, 2016 11:13 AM
Thank you @steve batchelder & @Ricard Lloria :-)
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10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

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If you classify yourself as a modern entrepreneur, get strapped in for the journey ahead. Here are 10 things you should know, to help you along your way
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ivan Temelkov because it provides recommendations on how to be successful as an entrepreneur.

 

Using the right methods to become a great modern business owner.

 

Entrepreneurship Takes Knowledge and Action

 

There are many who call themselves entrepreneurs on the Internet today. I agree that in order to stand out from the rest you need to take the right action steps that help you move forward.

 

Temelkov shows several ways business owners can become successful in their niche.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Take action and don't just talk about doing your job. Choose to react less and put your best foot forward with your prospects and customers.

 

  • Have a clear understanding of your goals and objectives. This takes discipline, which leads to a pattern of consistency.

 

  • Don't be afraid of failure -- it happens to all entrepreneurs. Instead, learn from your mistakes and if necessary acknowledge them to your customers and those you are working with.

 

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janlgordon's comment, October 7, 2016 11:03 PM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
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Content's New Life Cycle - 4 Important Steps to Build & Maintain Your Brand

Content's New Life Cycle - 4 Important Steps to Build & Maintain Your Brand | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Aaron Dunn for Content Marketing Institute.


These steps apply to your overall content marketing strategy whether you're creating or curating content.


The challenge:


**Companies are now left trying to make sense of which ones they should be paying attention to, what they need to be doing in these channels to gain a competitive advantage, and how it all ties into their overall content marketing strategy.


The solution:

 

**In today’s rapidly shifting web, it’s essential that companies start to take a more holistic approach to content marketing and connect more effectively with their various stakeholders across a number of web and social channels


Here are the four steps:


As we awaken to the new realities of content, here are four ways to rethink your content execution, and take advantage of the new content life cycle.


**Structure your content marketing strategy as a holistic system that allows you to connect more effectively with various stakeholders across a number of social channels, drive conversation, and influence customers.


**Open up content contribution to more users across the organization, providing more opportunities to connect with and engage customers in social channels, and extend your online reach.


**Be sure to remove any technology or process roadblocks that inhibit the expansion of your contributor pool — the more people who are able to contribute easily, the more content you will have to push across your channels.


**Deliver fresh, compelling and timely content that engages users and keeps visitors returning to your site, and then be sure to extend that content into your social channels.


**Be sure you are listening to the online conversations of your target audience, and optimize your content and content strategy based on the insights you gather from them.


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Effective Client Generation Strategies

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Another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. In this article, John Jantsch discusses his preference for client generation of lead funnels, and offers great tips on how you can achieve your client generation goals. There's too much great information here to not read this article! Why Client Generation Beats Lead Funnels Jump on over to Facebook some time today, and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll encounter an ad for the hottest Internet Marketing fad going – online lead funnels. If you’re a business owner or marketer trying to grow your business I can pretty much guarantee
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by John Jantsch because it provides insight into how to achieve your goals in generating new clients.

 

Lead funnels are great, but you still need a client generation system in place.

 

Why Your Business Is Not Experiencing Enough Sales

 

Building a profitable company takes several marketing methods in order to be truly effective. I agree that client lead generation is an essential part of growing your bottom line.

 

Jantsch explains why these techniques are important to attract the most leads and conversions.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You don't just want leads -- you want customers. You need  steady flow of the right people targeted for your business niche, not just a large influx of prospects.

 

  • Build a system that generates a consistent appointments -- at least 10 to 12. Make sure these are qualified leads who are interested in what you have to offer.

 

  • Create valuable content that will resonate with your audience. This is the workhorse for your lead generation system.

 

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janlgordon's comment, November 7, 2016 10:46 AM
Thank you @steve batchelder :-)
janlgordon's comment, November 8, 2016 10:43 AM
Thank you @Ricard Lloria @Sanjay Joshi @Stan Smith & @Steve Williams :-)
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Free Your Business From Analysis Paralysis

Free Your Business From Analysis Paralysis | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating content, managing clients, advertising and social media, don't allow yourself to get bogged down in analysis paralysis
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it explains how to improve your focus for better results in your business.

 

How over analyzing your goals and tasks can hold your company back.

 

Increase Your Business Bottom Line with a Better Focus

 

If you have been stuck in a rut you may be delaying what can be taken care of today. I agree that thinking too much can lead to lack of growth.

 

Gilbert explains different methods of creating more focus for increased success.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Be more productive by taking a break throughout the workday. This can help you return with a fresh thought and new perspective.

 

  • Have a good team that can support your business. It really does take a village to get things done -- you can't accomplish all of your tasks alone.

 

  • Narrow down your research and focus on what is most important. This will reduce information overload and help you formulate a better plan.

 

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janlgordon's comment, October 6, 2016 10:47 AM
Thank you @Ricard Lloria :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 7, 2016 10:58 PM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
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Most Coveted Digital Marketing Skills for 2014

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These are the digital marketing skills advertising and Fortune 500 marketing executives value and need the most for 2014.
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This infograph and article is from Omni Online Marketing Institute. I selected it because it talks about something that concerns all of us, whether we're a personal brand, agency, small business -


The Most Coveted Skills for 2014:


Here is one example of what you'll see - find the one that applies to you, it's going to be a great new year!!


BRAND SIDE


Most coveted digital marketing skills/specialties are: analytics and mobile marketing


As you can see when you look at the infographic, this is one example of skills that will be sought after - there are gaps in the marketplace


How can you capitalize on these market gaps?


Here's one example:


BRAND SIDE


Get a competitive advantage by hiring better people and training them to improve their skills


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Siri Anderson's curator insight, February 1, 2014 9:16 AM

Interesting to consider as well from various roles/ fields -- what are the missing skills in social media amongst teachers, nurses, social workers, parents, students, police officers etc.

Frederic Hohl's curator insight, February 2, 2014 5:55 PM

What talents in digital marketing companies will look for in 2014

Thiago Gomes de Lima's curator insight, February 15, 2014 6:49 AM
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How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer

How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece is from Martin Geysler's collection - Social Media What We Think About it.


Excerpt:


If you subscribe to a lot of blogs and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline your process.


 

One of the most powerful dynamics of social media is the democratization of information. The more you can read, learn and share, the more value you should be able to extract from various digital channels.

 

Tapping into Web 2.0 to stay educated and informed is a labour intensive proposition.


**The tools are free but your time comes at a cost, so the more efficiently you can mange the process the better.


**If you subscribe to a lot of blogs (and other RSS feeds) and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline the process.

 

Before getting started there is one important caveat I need to mention.


**This is a broadcast tactic that will help you become more efficient at scheduling and sharing information. It’s one small piece of digital communication puzzle.


**To get the most out of social media you need to make connections and build relationships by engaging in real time. Enough said, let’s proceed.

 

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/buffer-and-google-reader/


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 23, 2012 3:53 PM
I saw an article like this from Christopher Penn over the summer, he uses his iPad and flipboard to do this. I'm using buffer and find one of my best Twitter tools - if I can discipline my self to use it. The Chrome plugin helps a lot. But one of the things I've noticed is that I don't systemmatically read blogs as much as I did a few years back. Now, I look for particular Twitter lists, honed keywords, and specific sources. I need to get my discipline back around this ...