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"Feminine" Values Can Give Tomorrow's Leaders an Edge

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The world requires a new paradigm, where empathy is innovation and vulnerability is strength.

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8 Tips to Building a Better Business

8 Tips to Building a Better Business | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, August 18, 8:53 AM


Can you business do better in the current market? Should your business be growing faster than it has been? Are you neglecting any key elements of building a successful business? Do any of these 8 tips to building a better business identify an area or two you could focus on to good effect?

Marlon Saville, CAP's curator insight, August 18, 12:19 PM

Your ROLE is your business.  How can this information apply to your role and those you work with.

 

Strive to build your business!

 

*Stretch it Out!*

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31 Low-Cost Ways To Promote Your Business

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Starting a business on a shoestring? Looking for ways to stretch your small business marketing budget? Here are 31 low-cost, high-impact methods to advertise and promote your business.


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3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experience

3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experience | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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creating amazing an unique customer (client) experience is mandatory for a young business

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 27, 3:56 AM


The focus of most business owners, tends to be directed towards refining and improving the products or services they offer to their market,  but it can be argued that a better return can be obtained by focussing on the customer experience  side of the business transaction.


In the 21st century, it is the creation of a unique customer experience, that acts as the differentiator between highly successful businesses and the rest of the competition.


This excellent article,  suggests that moving beyond your product or service is the most certain way to create customer loyalty and grow your business, and it offers three ways a business owner can create amazing customer experiences.

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Ten Rules for Business Success

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 6, 11:39 AM


Success in business involves a lot more than simply turning up and going through the motions, and as in most areas of life, there are rules that if followed increase the chances of success.


In rare instances, a new business will break all of the rules and be wildly successful,  however in most cases ignoring the rules for success in business will lead to failure.


This excellent article, identifies from the perspective of a business coach, ten key rules that business owners should follow to ensure that they achieve their business dreams.


Birgit Plange's curator insight, July 8, 4:15 AM

Brilliant article.......a must for all who want a successfull  business!

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Startups Avoid the Talking To Yourself About Yourself Blackhole

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Popping Startup Bubble
As we create our Triangle Startup Factory funded startup called Curagami (http://www.curagami.com) we operate largely in self imposed bubble. Books such as The Lean Startup explain the need to get OUT THERE working with customers to create validated learning as soon as possible.

We can see why. Problem solving can be solipsistic. Problems can create more problems on into infinity. Since our tool is about know what content matters and why the irony of falling into the problem black hole would be crippling. Here are a few ideas for how to break out of the startup bubble:

* Work with "beta customers" who are almost part of your team but running businesses your tool can help (such as Moon-Audio and Vestique for Curagami).

* Start forming community ASAP. We stumbled a little on this when our Curator Contest got swamped with my need to have chemo again. We ill get back on the horse because forming community is a CSF (Critical Success Factor).

* Create Key Performance Indicators for EXTERNAL validation metrics such as whitepaper downloads, unique visitors, time on site and email list growth.

* Curate content from a wide range of experts and sources because curation is easier and cheaper than content creation, more relevant to what is happening now and it helps your brand because you gain in authority by curating content from authorities.

* Define your "competitive space" BROADLY. Don't just look directly across the table discover who and what is competing for your customers mindshare and then steal the good stuff and lead with asynchronous marketing.

* Find a universal topic such as seasonality (locally "universal" and others can easily empathize with HOT and COLD) and the weather.

* Create asynchronous marketing and if that sounds disruptive and as if you should blow shit up you are getting the idea. Sometimes you should do some strange things JUST TO SEE how they blow up. Try not to blow up the good stuff :).

When startups do any two of those ideas they are less likely to fall into the talking to themselves about themselves black hole that can easily swallow a startup whole.

The link to Google Plus shares more information about how to use universal signals to create empathy and community:
https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/JzD6DmrPWWa


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17 Tips for Entrepreneurs

17 Tips for Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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many good tips in there, but for me
# 3 as feedback, nothing more
# 12 for being productive instead of busy
#16 for the sense of purpose that will carry you through...

are the ones that usually require more  "work"

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 12, 7:59 AM

    

Many small business owners don't see themselves as entrepreneurs, but If they are to grow and develop their businesses, they need to think and at times act as entrepreneurs.


When a small business owner opens themselves up to considering themselves as being entrepreneurial, they also open the doors to taking on advice aimed at entrepreneurs, advice they may previously have ignored.


This excellent article, written by an experienced successful entrepreneur, offers 17 tips any small business owner can take on board and apply to help their business to grow successfully.

Arabian Gazette's curator insight, June 15, 2:58 AM

 17 tips for small business owners to help their business to grow successfully.

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, June 24, 4:55 AM

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The Key to Business Growth

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 9, 11:52 PM


Growing any business is never an easy task, and business owners tend to chop and change, as they attempt to unlock the secret to growing their own businesses.


One consistent element, commonly shows up in cases where the key to the growth of any business is examined in detail, and that element relates to the way in which the business is marketed.


This excellent article, suggests that consistent marketing strategy and processes are the key to business growth, and it offers three tips to help business owners get consistency into their marketing efforts.

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10 Business Success Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

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10 Business Success Tips for Young Entrepreneurs, About.com Small Business Information

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Good reminders in the first few months in business

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Personal Branding Maps

A collection of maps, models and notes on personal branding

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For most entrepreneur, it starts with YOU...

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David Hain's curator insight, May 31, 5:38 AM

We all have a personal brand, whether we plan it or not.  Better to plan it...

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An Introvert's Guide to Networking

An Introvert's Guide to Networking | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Whether you’re more extroverted or introverted, here are some tips to help you gain more confidence when meeting new people.
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8 successful headlines—and the psychology behind them

8 successful headlines—and the psychology behind them | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered why how-to or numbered-list headlines get so many clicks? Here’s your answer.


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Nina Menezes's curator insight, May 18, 10:42 AM

Eight winning headline formulas, the psychology behind them and what makes them so clickable. 

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Seven Ways to Make a Great First Impression.

Seven Ways to Make a Great First Impression. | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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Yes it's back to basics but, if you think you are not making a good impression as you would like, take a good hard look at each of these and ask yourself, which one you should improve on!

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Jeroen Huylebroeck's curator insight, May 15, 4:06 AM
Some things many of us already know, but some fresh takes and insights too!
Chuck Devers's curator insight, May 19, 8:09 AM

First impressions are critical- Remember, you can't "Un-ring the bell"

Joy Moore's curator insight, May 22, 7:46 PM

Great tips for both interviews and networking

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How to Find the Root Cause of Bad Decision Making

How to Find the Root Cause of Bad Decision Making | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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making sure you learn from your mistakes

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 6, 6:55 PM


Making the right decisions consistently, and avoiding the howlers that come back to haunt a business, should be a key objective for all business owners.


All decision making comes with a certain level of risk, and part of mitigating the risks involved in day to day decision making, is for a business owner to be able to determine why they make decisions that are not always optimal for the success of their business.


This excellent article, suggests that keeping a decision log is a tried and proven way of consistently making sound decisions, and it offers a four step process to follow when conducting regular reviews of recent decision making activity.

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Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes

Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Ten Benefits of Social Media Marketing

1. Increased Brand Recognition.

2. Improved brand loyalty.

3. More Opportunities to Convert.

4. Higher conversion rates.

5. Higher Brand Authority.

6. Increased Inbound Traffic.

7. Decreased Marketing Costs

8. Better Search Engine Rankings

9. Richer Customer Experiences.

10. Improved Customer Insights


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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 12, 9:57 AM

Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes

Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 12, 10:23 AM

Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes

Stephen Van Delinder's curator insight, August 12, 11:43 AM

I agree with Marty (@ScentTrail) on this one. Social Media Marketing will probably not lower your costs if you are doing it correctly. The rest of this is spot on. Your competition may or may not already be utilizing social, but either way it is something you need to be doing. The real beauty is customer availability, whether your competition is social or not, virtually all of your customers are. Social gives you the opportunity to start a dialogue with them in real time where they already are in a non-intrusive way. When used correctly, the results can far exceed this list of 10. 

 

Companies also have more opportunities to be creative when outreaching on social. Traditional email outreach open rates are typically around 20% depending on the industry (http://support2.constantcontact.com/articles/FAQ/2499); but I've conducted guerrilla outreach on social platforms that exceeded 90% response rates. There's really no reason not to utilize social in a B2C model. 

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10 Brilliant Marketing Stunts That Put Startups on the Map

10 Brilliant Marketing Stunts That Put Startups on the Map | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
A strong marketing stunt can be a valuable tool for any company. Here are 10 that stirred up some attention.

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, August 5, 12:00 AM

Great article, what will a startup try next to get seen?

malek's curator insight, August 5, 7:44 AM

Here's my favorite stunt

 World’s first ‘tweeting couch’ unveiled in World Cup piggyback stunt

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Business Storytelling: 5 Mistakes Most Folks Make

The purpose of this presentation is to list 5 typical mistakes people make when sharing stories in business settings.

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the more information overload out there, the more it becomes important to be able to tell a memorable story!

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No Boxes's curator insight, July 24, 4:31 PM

How to tell your #business story.

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 27, 8:34 AM

Thank You Karen ! It's very very interesting !!!

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 6, 4:09 PM

Funny was just thinking about how everything starts with a story now. Didn't think about these five "mistakes" though. Great post.

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11 Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

11 Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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"Pitching" is an art that can make or break your young startup. Those 11 tips are great ways to make sure the messenger will deliver the message the right way. Now...look out for tips on making your message a clear one ;-)

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, June 25, 4:28 AM

My colleague @wilsonsherriff and I have a regular conversation about how when a presentation really matters, no matter how skilled or experience you are, you want to run away or hide under the bed.

 

In fact, its often a bad sign if the presentation matters and you are not nervous. So its good to review tips to help you come across as confident even when you want to run for the hills.

BrianBurnett's curator insight, June 25, 11:35 AM

Preview of some of those tips:

  • 7P's = Proper Preparation & Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance. (some call it 6 without the ... you know which)
  • Know Your Venue
  • Visualize Success
  • Know Your Audience 
  • Claim the three “audience truths.” One: They believe you’re the expert, so don’t tell them otherwise. Two: They want you to succeed, so they’re on your side. Three: They won’t know when you make a mistake, so don’t announce it
  • Realize you don’t look as nervous as you feel
  • Memorize your opening
  • Get psyched up before you go "on" - See Amy Cuddy  http://on.ted.com/Cuddy 
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, June 25, 1:36 PM

It's always good to rehearse how to checklist the main elements for your really earned success on the podium...:-)))

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35 Blogging Tips to Woo Readers and Win Business

35 Blogging Tips to Woo Readers and Win Business | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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never underestimate the power of good content marketing. For startups, it's often the best way to start building credibility. I like to refer to social media as a fishing net to bring hungry fishes to your feeding pond...your blog  ;-) 

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Simon Steed's curator insight, June 22, 4:03 PM

Some very useful tips on why and what you should be blogging about - people are interested to hear what you say!

4twenty2's curator insight, June 23, 5:30 AM

Great blog about keeping your blog content fresh and interesting.  

Nine0Media's curator insight, August 21, 5:50 PM

#SEOLocal #DIYSEO #ContentisKing

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Leadership Rituals that Make Each Day Count

Leadership Rituals that Make Each Day Count | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Rituals can strengthen and spotlight the values, intentions, and experiences you have chosen to live by; they and can be useful when we are trying to figure out what is important.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 8, 8:41 AM

Mice message on" Making it Count" daily

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, June 8, 9:22 PM

Choose your ritual to become who you want to be... 

Mary Clark's curator insight, June 19, 2:01 PM

Try to incorporate these daily, or at least weekly.

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How content curation helps social media publishing

How content curation helps social media publishing | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
As a social media manager, you're probably aware of many of the pains that come with staying visible online and managing many social media channels at once. Luckily, there's an answer to the woes of social media publishing: content curation. Here are 5 problems that social media publishers face and how content curation helps alleviate the pain. Continue reading →
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How To Use Social Media & Blogs For Powerful Call-To-Action Marketing

How To Use Social Media & Blogs For Powerful Call-To-Action Marketing | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Increasing a brand’s social reach through online promotions can be incredibly beneficial, but it’s possible to create an even bigger impact with a call-to-action. The key is to encourage readers to take that extra step — while maintaining the honesty, disclosure, and expertise that makes an influencer a trusted information source.

 


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How 'growth hacking,' a cross between marketing and coding, can help startups add users

How 'growth hacking,' a cross between marketing and coding, can help startups add users | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
To boost users, 'growth hackers' at startups use data-driven experiments and online tactics, from encouraging their users to provide access to address books and social networks to tinkering with website designs.
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Q&A: The 7 Success Factors of Social Business Strateg

Q&A: The 7 Success Factors of Social Business Strateg | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Last year, my Altimeter Group colleague Charlene Li and I published a series of research reports on the state and evolution of social business. In our research, we discovered that the most advanced businesses shared seven success factors in developing, launching, and measuring social business strategies.


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Should I be on every major social network?

Should I be on every major social network? | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Here is a question that I hear all the time: "Should I be on every major social network?" The answer is no.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, May 17, 9:40 AM

When deciding where to be decide first why you want to be part of a particular site and how it will help you to reach your target audience or what benefit you will have by participating on this platform. Use tools that add to your efforts and are not time wasters. Targeting an audience you don't want to reach is a time waster. #socialnetworking#socialmedia#onlinemarketing

LKGayton's curator insight, May 17, 11:23 AM

How many social networks are you on?

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Should I be on every major social network? #socialmediamarketing #business #marketing

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3 Ways To Grow Your Business With LinkedIn

3 Ways To Grow Your Business With LinkedIn | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Let me ask you a question: Do you ever feel like everyone in your industry is doing the same thing? Everyone’s newsletters look the same. Everyone’s websites are starting to look the same. Same. Same.

 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone;

I’ve faced this issue many times throughout my business journey. And what I’ve come to learn is that marketing is 10% what you say and 90% how you say it. Now if you’re marketing your company using the same methods as everyone else in your industry not only is it going to be hard to stand out but chances are your business will never be innovative enough to stay ahead of the pack.

 

And in my opinion there is no marketing tool more powerful in today’s business world than LinkedIn if your business is primarily B2B. With over 300 million users and 49% of those being key decision makers, LinkedIn has ultimately become the most precious marketing resource of the 21st century.

 


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For B2B!

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Rescooped this one, thanks for the share!