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The Psychology of Color: How it Affects Buying Decisions [Infographic]

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If your 2014 plans include re-vamping your logo or your website, if you’re planning an office redesign, or if you own a products-based business, this infographic is for you!

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Charbon bleu's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:50 AM

et vous, de quelle couleur est votre logo / produit ?

Somerville Communications UK SMB's curator insight, January 3, 2014 6:37 AM

Just having a new website developed. I have gone for purple.

Ready Media Solutions's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:43 AM

Interesting graphic on the colors we choose in business. My logo is red and black. Personally, I like the contrast. What is your logo color and why did you choose it?

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Top 7 Tips to be a Successful Entrepreneur » CPA in Erie, CO

Top 7 Tips to be a Successful Entrepreneur » CPA in Erie, CO | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it
Excellent post, Michelle! RT @CPA_mom New from the blog! Top 7 Tips to be a Successful Entrepreneur! http://t.co/eorVXYYB
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Top U.S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

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A look at which major U.S. cities are the best for women business owners, and seven tips to help them get started.

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Women entrepreneurs are everywhere - but this will tell you where many of them live... one is close to me in MN... :)

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10 Weird Things that Influence Customers Online

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Several things I never thought of in this article!

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Your Guide To The New Pinterest Business Pages

Your Guide To The New Pinterest Business Pages | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it

Up until now, Pinterest has been a relatively rule-free place for brands. Brands have been able to use the site in pretty much any way they want to with little to no limitations on promotions or running competitions. But with the new business profiles, Pinterest has launched a new set of guidelines that brands have to follow. The business terms of use can be...


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5 Success Tips from Award-Winning Entrepreneurs

5 Success Tips from Award-Winning Entrepreneurs | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it

Here, five tips for success from business owners who know what growing and winning are all about. Consider these words of wisdom from Entrepreneur Magazine's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011 Adam Nelson and Entrepreneur of 2011 award winner Lee Rhodes.

 

1. Put your networking skills to work.

2. Don't be swayed by naysayers.

3. Keep taking risks.

4. Hire your weaknesses.

5. Don't be afraid to share your idea.

 

BY TERI EVANS

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Entrepreneurs Need to Brand Themselves First

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Starting a business is usually the result of a personal dream or need. Investors tell me that they invest in people, more than the idea. Customers buy from people, not from a company, at least at the startup stages.
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4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest

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Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap.

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Top 10 Companies Started In A Garage [Infographic]

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These top 10 companies all had humble beginnings and were started in a garage. Dare to dream and realize your own idea no matter matter what it takes.

 

Some of the world’s largest companies were created as a solution to a personal problem. Others were started just because the idea seemed to be too good to just dismiss. But it’s when a company was started in a garage and becomes globally successful that we start to be really impressed. The fact that you can start something in such a small way and build it into something that the entire world knows about is just mind-boggling. There have been millions of startups that have been inspired by this, and that is one of the most dedicated reasons why we have so many successful technology companies today. Do you know which companies were started in a garage? Have a look at this list of the top 10 companies started in a garage, and you’ll be ultimately inspired.

 

Most of us know that Apple was started in a garage, and that it grew to become the most successful company in the world. However, there are far more companies than that which were started in a garage that should really inspire us just as much. This top 10 companies list infographic (presented by aaaremotes) called the Top 10 Companies Started In A Garage (yes, exactly like the title of this article) is a list of companies that we have all gotten to know throughout the years. The fact that they all had humble beginnings shows us that anything is possible with dedication and inspiration.


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Infographic: What Does It Cost to Fail at Customer Experience? : Aspect Blogs

Infographic: What Does It Cost to Fail at Customer Experience? : Aspect Blogs | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it

When a company fails to deliver the customer experience a customer expects, customers are not shy about sharing their disappointment. When we experience bad customer service most of us will tell an average of 16 people about it. Apparently, 13 percent of us (that really angry 13 percent, you know the type) will tell more than 20 people. If those frustrated customers happen to be venting their complaints on Facebook or Twitter, they’re not just telling 20 people. In reality, they’re telling hundreds. That’s the kind of word-of-mouth brand traffic that can do real damage over time. (Source: White House Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC)

 

In our latest infographic, we explore the impact that comes with failing to meet customer expectations. From lost revenue in abandoned purchases to the cost burden expense associated with acquiring new customers, see why poor customer experience can be an expensive mistake.

 

 


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Some useful #stats about the costs of failure in meeting customer expectations. #CX #CXM

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3 Ways to Become a Master Networker

3 Ways to Become a Master Networker | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it

In an increasingly social media-driven world, becoming a master networker is an important key to building both your personal brand and developing the friendships you’ll need to succeed. However, there are a few areas that need more than digital technology to grow your business. Consider these three tips to help you market faster and more effectively when integrated with your strategy.


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Indeed, networking is so important.... pay attention and get out there!

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Unfortunately so many people do networking so badly which gives them a bad experience and they feel that networking doesn't work for them. Here are some simple steps on the journey to being a better networker.

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21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People

21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it
World's richest woman Gina Rinehart is enduring a media firestorm over an article in which she takes the jealous middle class to task for drinking, or smoking and socializing rather than working t
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Why Sales on Social Media Will Be Huge By 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Sales on Social Media Will Be Huge By 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it

Shopping on social media may not be big right now, but by 2015, it's expected to explode...

A new infographic by has found that “social commerce sales are expected to bring in $30 billion each year by 2015, with half of web sales to occur through social media,” writes Samantha Murphy of Mashable. Currently, one in three small businesses use Facebook, while there are over 42 million fan pages on Facebook. Seventeen percent of those sell products on the pages.

Facebook fans are 79 percent more likely than a non-fan to purchase a product, and 74 percent of fans are more likely to recommend a company or product. The social media site also drives 26 percent of referral traffic to company websites. Right now ”20 percent of shoppers prefer to purchase products via Facebook than the brand’s website”— and that number is expected to climb.


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12 Most Inspiring Rules for Career Success… from Steve Jobs | 12 Most

12 Most Inspiring Rules for Career Success… from Steve Jobs | 12 Most | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it

Contributor David Ellis, Content Manager at YouTern, shares the 12 most inspiring career tips Steve Jobs would provide young careerists...

 

“12 Most Inspiring Rules for Career Success… from Steve Jobs”.

1. Trust yourself… always

2. A great career is about commitment

3. Don’t follow the status quo

4. Interviews aren’t about you

5. You’re a future leader – act like one

6. Perfect your message

7. Work to live – not the other way around

8. Pursue the right career for you

9. “No” is your friend

10. Customers should be the focus of everything you do

11. Always over deliver

 

No matter your title, be humble
“You’re missing it. This is not a one-man show.”

“Dream bigger”.

 

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Oprah Winfrey’s 3 Steps for Success

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Though Winfrey offers a rare kind of success story, what drives her can surely inspire many would-be entrepreneurs out there. Here are Winfrey’s three tips for how to succeed in life — and in business:

 

Knowing who you are You must find a way to serve. Always do the right thing   By Diana Ransom
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Pinterest Power: How to Use the Third Largest Social Media Site to Promote Your Business

Pinterest Power: How to Use the Third Largest Social Media Site to Promote Your Business | Create Your Own Opportunities | Scoop.it
A recent report by Experian revealed that Pinterest is now the third largest social media site based on the number of site visits in March 2012.
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How to Build Your Personal Brand on YouTube

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A guide to building your personal brand on YouTube.


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Social Recruits: 11 Entrepreneurs Share Why they Use Social Media ...

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Social Recruits: 11 Entrepreneurs Share Why they Use Social Media to Recruit and Vet New How to Win the War for Startup Talent: Foster a Company Culture of Happiness Social Startups: Pre-Launch Your Small Business Using Twitter Spread the News: 5...
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