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Global Blogging Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Global Blogging Cheat Sheet (Infographic) | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it

This infographic by Demian Farnworth is the perfect blogging cheat sheet. It talks about the 11 must have features of a good blog post.


Via Lauren Moss, Ramy Jabbar رامي
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As usual, Demian Farnworth has great content with this infographic on blogging. Take notes and use a writers guideline!

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Webquacker's curator insight, January 13, 2014 3:04 PM

Whar a blogging cheat sheet should look like - covers 11 of the most important factors anyone who blogs should consider adding to their checklist. 

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:53 AM

Muy importante este decálogo ante la gestión de un blog. Os lo recomiendo.

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:30 AM

ideal para los blogeros"recién nacidos"

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Twitter Video: The Marketing Advantage No One Is Using… Yet! - The Buffer Blog

Twitter Video: The Marketing Advantage No One Is Using… Yet! - The Buffer Blog | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
We’ve talked about how important of a tool video is becoming for marketers.
Every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube, Facebook has 8 billion daily video views and Snapchat users watch 6 billion videos daily.
Video views are growing so fast that if you don’t jump in now, you might miss out on one of the biggest opportunities for you and/or your company.
And that’s why I wanted to talk about Twitter video, which is ...
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I find that a 30 second limit on video would be a challenge to make but it would tighthen up the message so I'm thinking quick Tips or just cute pictures of puppies. :)

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State of Entrepreneurial Spirit! | The Business of At Home Business

State of Entrepreneurial Spirit! | The Business of At Home Business | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
t is a story like this which makes you realize that anyone at any age can learn how to have the entrepreneurial spirit.  It just takes some training and knowledge about business and guidance from mentors to help you start.
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t is a story like this which makes you realize that anyone at any age can learn how to have the entrepreneurial spirit.  It just takes some training and knowledge about business and guidance from mentors to help you start.

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How CalendarTree works

How CalendarTree works | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Create Schedules. Share to anyone's personal calendar.
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Don't you hate it when people send you the schedule of their events but then you have to add them all in ...all six months of their classes .. this is looking better as it adds it to my calendar. Also, it has a great cartoon by Scott Good ..now that kids soccer is coming up....  

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10 Business Systems to Help Your One-Person Enterprise Grow | 7 Graces of Marketing | ethical marketer for social entrepreneurs

10 Business Systems to Help Your One-Person Enterprise Grow | 7 Graces of Marketing | ethical marketer for social entrepreneurs | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Consultant Lynn Serafinn explains how business owners can have more time, make more money and deliver better service by systematising their operations.
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Make business  simpler with Systems


Lyn Serafin gives 10 systems to put into your business to make it simpler.  Timetrader is one that would be great to book out your time when meeting with clients. 

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Our Top 5 Free Tools for Social Media - Fairy Dust Social Media

Our Top 5 Free Tools for Social Media - Fairy Dust Social Media | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
We give the the secrets to Our Top 5 Free Tools for Social Media - shhh don't tell everyone - these tools are going to make your social networks awesome.
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Tweet Jukebox is a new one for me , i'll have to try it out. 

According to article

What is Tweet JukeBox? – Tweet Jukebox was created in January 2014 by Tim Fargo and put on the market in Jan 2015  – Tweet Jukebox is really a scheduler like Buffer – but what I like about is that it has free preloaded Jukeboxes so you can choose which tweets to post – such as quotes and images. And as all of the tools we have chosen here  – its quick and easy to use.   Besides which Buffer is discontinuing its suggestions box, which used to have various quotes and content for you to share but they decided it seems that they are not a curation tool.

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How To Create Viral Blog Content With Free Tools - Business 2 Community (blog)

How To Create Viral Blog Content With Free Tools - Business 2 Community (blog) | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Every small business owner and content marketer is on a mission to increase website traffic, and capture leads.
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Viral Content free tools!

Buzzsumo is up there again for free research , I should try to look at viral content is a great takeway . and I have SEMrush, I should use it! 

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19+ Free Tools to Start Your Podcast From Scratch

19+ Free Tools to Start Your Podcast From Scratch | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Think podcasts only work with a big budget? Not so fast. There are a ton of free resources to launch your show with an (almost) zero-dollar budget.
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Getting your message out as many ways as you can is great way to grow your business and as usual, Buffer has a comprehensive list of tools to use for free!  Awesome!  

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7 Habits of Highly-Effective Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur

7 Habits of Highly-Effective Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Here are the some interesting habits of famous entrepreneurs that can help give you starting points for your own successful daily routines.
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Moving forward always

Like the idea from Elon Musk who is 

Known for refusing to take no for an answer, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk simply doesn’t allow others to tell him something is impossible. He puts himself on a path with forward momentum and creates tunnel vision toward a singular, innovative goal, refusing to allow anyone to deter him.

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The 5 Biggest Reasons People Remain Stuck - Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur

The 5 Biggest Reasons People Remain Stuck - Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
By nature, entrepreneurs are eager to push the boundaries and work towards the future, so being in a rut is a nightmare for many.
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I always try to move forward even if it is only by a little because then I don't feel stuck. 

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Lessons From 4 Unique Female Celebrities to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Lessons From 4 Unique Female Celebrities to Make Your Brand Stand Out | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna and Katy Perry have legions of dedicated fans. Why not follow their examples?
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Entrepreneur or not an Entrepreneur? 

In the article Kim Kardashian is a lot of things, but not an Entrepreneur, the author says having a certain brand doesn't make you an entrepreneur even though you make millions with your brand and in this article, the author wrote, 

"As a business professional, your goal is to create a brand that consumers fondly remember and will recommend. "


 Whether you are Kim Kardashian or Lady Gaga, or Katy Perry, YOU are your BRAND and if you are generating money from that BRAND you are an Entrepreneur. Of course, the opinion of the author is reflected in the article (but the Katy Perry one was in the Celebrity section of the magazine ?) but I think Entrepreneur magazine should have some consistency in their editorial slant if they want to educate people about being an entrepreneur and how your BRAND is integral to your business.  Just my opinion.  :) 

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What Adults Can Learn From Teenage Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

What Adults Can Learn From Teenage Ecommerce Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
These bright young entrepreneurs are not only learning the skills it takes to start a business, but also offering up some sage advice along the way that we can all take a moment to learn from.
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From a young lady starting her own website to help young girls with self esteem to young man who sold his Food website for 15 millions, these young people have developed their website or business from an idea. 

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3 Words Needed To Be An Entrepreneur that Succeeds | Self Employed King

3 Words Needed To Be An Entrepreneur that Succeeds | Self Employed King | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
3 Words Needed To Be An Entrepreneur that Succeeds. Finding the answers to these 3 words will increase your level of success if you want to be sel-employed.
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Always good to test according to 3 words 

Get out and test your business idea. Make sure you have a demand for the product or service you’re going to offer.  You can do this really with any business.  In the video below they share an example of using Craigslist to test an idea, but today with all the different social media methods you can really test anything.

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The 7 scars of an entrepreneur - Chicago Tribune

The 7 scars of an entrepreneur - Chicago Tribune | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
When most people talk about how difficult and challenging it is to be an entrepreneur, they actually focus on the most obvious things that, frankly, every entrepreneur should already know: how long and hard you have to work, how risky and difficult...
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Blunt talk from Howard Tullman on what your mom never told you about being an entrepreneur!   

According to Tullman

The toughest and most painful parts of the process are all about two things: personal — and sometimes moral — choices and decisions about people.

My husband and I work together in our home engineering business and one day, I'll write about the horrors and rewards of spouses working together! 

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Internet Usage is Growing Exponentially

Internet Usage is Growing Exponentially | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it

In 2014, there were 2.9 Billion people on the internet which is 40% of the people on Earth. There is 41% of internet users in Eastern Asia with only 14% of internet users in North America. In 2013, 59% of internet users were watching video or real-time streaming. The question for you is how will […]

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.In 2014, there were 2.9 Billion people on the internet which is 40% of the people on Earth.

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Home Business Startup Costs | The Business of At Home Business

Home Business Startup Costs | The Business of At Home Business | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Home Business Entrepreneurs are a vital and growing part of the business economy in North America. According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 United States Report in 2012, over 69% of new entrepreneurs started from home. 55% of the new businesses remained at home even if they hired employees. Also, the average financing was $15,000 with 82% of the entrepreneurs receiving financing from personal funds, family or friend. If you are thinking about starting a home business, it is possible to
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Don't leap into a new business without some planning first as according to survey, the average cost to start a new business is $15,000. 

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5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications

5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it

How often does an interaction under the business communications umbrella lend itself to a full-blown story, the type with a beginning, an end and something going amiss in the middle that must be overcome? Maybe 10 percent of the time, and that’s probably high.

That’s why we use the term storytelling techniques in describing how the concepts of storytelling can be applied to business communications. It turns out that within the classic story arc, those who entertain like novelists and movie directors depend on certain techniques to bring their material to life....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Storytelling is King (not just content)!

Since the time around the ancients fires, we are a storytelling people and entrepreneurs should keep that in mind when they send out their messages to potential audiences.  It creates a connection as we engage and relate to each others stories. 

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5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications 

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Inspirational

1300 Numbers Australia's curator insight, December 9, 2015 6:23 PM

Know how the concepts of storytelling can be applied to business communications. 

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5 top free tools for your small business - Simply Business knowledge

5 top free tools for your small business - Simply Business knowledge | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Starting and running a small business is tough - knowing how to get the most for your money can be the difference between start up success and company collapse.
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Free is good

I use Google Apps for Work and it 's not free but considering the small cost per month and it includes email service, own Google Drive etc it is very reasonable. 

Everyone has heard of Mailchimp but I 'll have to check, I don't think they allow it to be used for business. 

Invoiceable,  I hadn't heard of that one to create invoices which is an important part of a business so i'll have to check it out especially if it tracks revenue and expenses. 

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10 Free Tools to Boost Your Traffic

10 Free Tools to Boost Your Traffic | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
There are heaps of tools to boost your traffic. Many tools have a free version which provides you with great opportunities to boost your traffic.
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New to getting traffic then there are some great tools here i use too!

A list of some of the traffic social media tools that have a free version. One of the ones I am using now is Zoho mail because my website hosting doesn't include email service ( I like speed at wpengine.com)

According to the author

You need an Email list. If you do not have one yet, think about building one (do not buy one). You own subscribers are a valuable asset, they are your best audience and (hopefully) crave for you next newsletter.

If you are starting out and do not yet have an overly large list of subscribers, Zoho’s free plan allows you to send a total of 12.000 Emails per month to 2000 subscribers. That’s a good start.

Why this boosts your traffic? Because with your newsletter you can make people come back and provide them with information that builds their trust in you, your brand and your expertise.

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Free App Friday: 5 Tools For A Smarter You

Free App Friday: 5 Tools For A Smarter You | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Padding your intelligence doesn't have to feel like a chore. Apps make it easy. Fun, even!
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I definitely could use a vocabulary builder and need to practice keeping my brain limber! 

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21 Simple and Free SEO Tools

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
A list of the best free SEO tools that can lead to immediate gains in your marketing, today.
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*Free is always good!*

Whether you  are on Google+, Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook, they provide you Insights so you should be able to access it to find your most popular post or people who are following you.  
There are other tools here that are free that will help you figure out what time of day, who is following, who is engaged and what topics are popular for your social media activities.  

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8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to Succeed - Entrepreneur

8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to Succeed - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Tech mastery is not invariably necessary to success launching a business but tech competence is indispensable.
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You need to know a little about a lot of things in order to be an entrepreneur!

Whether it is knowing some CODE (i know but there are plenty of places to learn ) or mastering the CLOUD or conquering your INBOX, I would agree that an entrepreneur needs certain technical skills. 

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had ... - Entrepreneur

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had ... - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are willing to go to some pretty great lengths to secure funding.
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love the idea of the dancing seals but even I wouldn't invest there - as it says in article 

The takeaway here is that getting noticed, and even getting a pitch meeting, is only a tiny portion of the battle. Then the responsibility is on the entrepreneurs to make a strong and compelling case if you are going to try over-the-top strategies.

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Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into ... - Forbes

Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into ... - Forbes | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to the calcified, creaky business systems and processes that we've come to know and love. They're being swept away by clouds and mobile systems at an alarming rate. But that's a positive thing, of course.
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As technology becomes more complex and software is the key to more companies with Cloud based intranets and executives needing to know how to use Google Hangouts or using Google Apps ( I use Google Apps for my email service because my website hosting doesn't provide it) there will be critical demand for more IT trained professionals and consultants and Trainers and Courses on HOA or CLOUD etc. in the corporate world. Are you ready to be that EXPERT?

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How To Use LinkedIn as an Entrepreneur?

How To Use LinkedIn as an Entrepreneur? | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Certainly, LinkedIn is a great way to find employee candidates. Yet, the question remains, as an entrepreneur, how does LinkedIn benefit you?
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I must admit, I am a bit leery of going on LinkedIN as an entrepreneur but if i can help another to break out of the job mindset. It is a win for me and them!  Great blog, Kim Garst 

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Blackpool entrepreneur Rob raises glass to scheme - Blackpool Gazette

Blackpool entrepreneur Rob raises glass to scheme - Blackpool Gazette | Entrepreneur tips and insights | Scoop.it
Blackpool entrepreneur Rob McLintock, a former training manager at Whitbread’s Brewery, was forced to leave his job as a pub manager when he was diagnosed with cancer.
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Cancer didn't stop him from thinking about "The Need" in Pub Business that is lacking so now his company fullfills it!

According to Blackpool Gazette, 
Best Cellar provides in-house training which includes a cask ale masterclass, cellarmanship and customer service courses. It offers a pub health check ensuring compliance on issues such as cellar gas safety and cleanliness of ice machines and also undertakes cleaning and maintenance and repairs.

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