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12 Business Branding and Email Tools

12 Business Branding and Email Tools | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources around Business Brand reputation, Business Focus and Email Management
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your business branding strategy.

 

Reach your full potential online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Great Business Tools for Branding and Email Marketing

 

With the right tools you can help your brand stand out online. I agree that in order to build a business it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your company a more successful one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your customers are saying about you online. Go Fish Digital provides insights into complaints and conversations about your brand from over 40 different sources.

 

  • Stop putting off your tasks and stay on track with this handy tool. The Productivity Challenge Timer app for iOS will help you gain more focus on your important projects with its effective timer.

 

  • Get more out of your emails with this powerful Gmail tool. FullContact helps you to find important precise company information as well as where the next meeting will be taking place.

 

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Need help managing emails & making your #business run more effectively?

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The Rise of Independent Entrepreneurship

The Rise of Independent Entrepreneurship | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Today, from self-employed to the sharing economy, and the service industries which support them, there is a real boom in entrepreneurship
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Raymond Morin because it explains the growing trend of young entrepreneurs.

 

How Generation C is having a big impact on starting a new business online.

 

The Rise of the Independent Entrepreneur

 

Small business owners are on the rise, especially in North America. I agree that this raises new opportunities as entrepreneurship continues to grow.

 

Morin explains the impact of the Generation C business owner on our society and corporations.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • In the United States freelance workers have increased over the last decade. The self employed accounted for 30 percent of the workforce according to US Census Data.

 

  • The realm of entrepreneurship is currently dominated by millennials under the age of 35. Young baby boomers are jumping on this bandwagon and mimicking their successes.

 

  • As the younger generation has grown older and started families the need for flexible schedules and less commuting has increased.

 

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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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5 Tools That Will Help Build Your Business

5 Tools That Will Help Build Your Business | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
I've put together 5 of the best tools for entrepreneurs and small business owners to help you grow your bottom line - even on a small budget
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it provides the right resources that will help you build a successful business.

 

Save time and money with online business tools and apps.

 

5 Tools to Build a Better Business

 

Whether you are a solo entrepreneur or small business owner you need to have the right resources in place in order to be efficient and move forward with your goals. I agree that taking advantage of free and low-cost tools will help you become more successful.

 

Gilbert recommends the best software and apps that are the most commonly used by entrepreneurs. You will be able to take more time to create a great business and generate sales with these time-saving tools.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Business revenue online has been increasing over the last two years. Now is a great time to ramp things up and create new opportunities.

 

  • You don't need a big budget to take advantage of online resources. Most are free or low-cost to use with professional results.

 

  • Using business tools will help you better connect with your customers and influencers in your industry. Additionally your visibility online will also increase as you improve your website.

 

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janlgordon's comment, July 21, 2016 10:39 AM
Thank you @Micala Wilkins & @malek :-)
janlgordon's comment, July 21, 2016 4:11 PM
Thank you @malek & @BSN :-)
janlgordon's comment, July 25, 2016 10:42 AM
Thank you @Antonio Ormachea :-)
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Entrepreneurship is Our Revolution

This inspirational post was written by Steve Blank,  who teaches entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University and the Columbia University/Berkeley Joint Executive MBA program. author of the incredible book "Four Steps to the Epiphany" and so much more.


I wanted to share an article before Thanksgiving that really spoke to me and the hearts of many. I have been looking for days and felt when the right one came along, I would know it. This is that piece. No disrespect to the author, I moved things around and broke up paragraphs into smaller bites. They were so inspiring they almost jumped off the page.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. So grateful to have this platform and a wonderful community of fellow travelers on this path to share the journey.


Intro:


"This Thanksgiving season, it might seem there’s less to be thankful for. One out of eleven of Americans is out of work. Many pundits say the American dream is dead and see further decline of the West, particularly the US."


"When it's darkest men see the stars.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


My prediction:


"this decade may well be our country’s finest hour


the beginning of an economic revolution as important as the scientific revolution in the 16th century and the industrial revolution in the 18th century.


**This entrepreneurial revolution will permanently reshape business as we know it


**More importantly, change the quality of life for all who come after us."


**It’s possible we’ll look back to this decade as the beginning of our own revolution.


**It may even be the dawn of a new era for a new American economy built on entrepreneurship and innovation.


****Our children will look back on and marvel that when it was the darkest, we saw the stars.


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Build Your New Business in College With These 6 Tips

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Are you interested in becoming a student entrepreneur? This article has 6 great business ideas along with actionable tips to get you started
janlgordon's insight:

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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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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10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
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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What Comes First The Customer, or Marketing and Innovation?

What Comes First The Customer, or Marketing and Innovation? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Focusing on customers to the exclusion of everyone and everything else can kill a business just as easily as neglect.
janlgordon's insight:

This article is from Digital Tonto and I selected it because it was thought-provoking and something we as marketers and innovators should pay attention to.


Here's what caught my attention


“The customer is always king” has long been a time-honored business adage.  Peter Drucker, the most renowned management thinker of the 20th century, was probably best known for advocating a consumer-centric approach.

 

A lot of the confusion stems from a misunderstanding of what Drucker actually said, which was:

 

"the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs".

 

 The truth is that a successful business must balance the needs of a variety of stakeholders.

 

Focusing on customers to the exclusion of everyone and everything else can kill a business just as easily as neglect.

 

 The Stupidity of Crowds


 "The ability to make distinctions between smart and dumb crowds can be the difference between a runaway success and unequivocal disaster"

Digital Tonto


There’s a reason why people like Henry Ford and Steve jobs don’t like listening to customers—customers are a crowd and crowds are often stupid.

 

They usually represent the conventional wisdom of the present, rather than the possibilities of the future and following them often leads to mediocrity, not excellence.

 

That’s why truly visionary entrepreneurs make their fortune from betting against the crowd.  They create something new, something nobody is asking for because they’ve never seen it before.  It’s difficult to “start with the customer” when one doesn’t exist yet.

 

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janlgordon's comment, December 15, 2013 11:40 PM
Marty Koenig, Thank you Marty! You are so right, if we keep talking to each other and following popular trends, it's very possible that we will miss the boat. .
Charles Rein's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:15 PM

The Idea of the Customer comes first, then the plan to pull them into your market

Ray Beauchamp's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:23 PM

"the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs".