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6 Insights From Tony Robbins That Will Change Your Sales Game

6 Insights From Tony Robbins That Will Change Your Sales Game | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Motivational speaker Tony Robbins provides a few tips on how entrepreneurs can up their sales game.
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As an entrepreneur, you are the first salesperson of your startup. ...these are 6 good things to keep in mind and will probably help you in hiring the first salesperson of your salesforce

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Are You Confusing Strategy with Planning?

Are You Confusing Strategy with Planning? | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
This assessment will help you understand the difference.
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Do the assessment, simple but powerful

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4 Cool Things You Can Do with The New Twitter Profile

4 Cool Things You Can Do With The New Twitter Profile

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Joan Puighermanal Oller's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:11 AM

Per millorar el vostre twitter (el meu el tinc una mica aparcat, de moment...).

EZSelect's curator insight, May 7, 2014 2:40 PM

Spells it out as simply as possible.  How to take advantage of the new twitter profile to build your brand.

Amanda Dahlquist's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:01 AM

This begs the question-- how are you going to capitalize on this new opportunity to create a new, visual first impression?

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Want to Become the Most Interesting Person Around? Start With These 7 Steps. - Entrepreneur

Want to Become the Most Interesting Person Around? Start With These 7 Steps. - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
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Want to Become the Most Interesting Person Around? Start With These 7 Steps.
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1. Master conversational skills.
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When I want to scoop an very interesting post, I make sure this guy is in it #internetMeme 

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7 Things the Pros Want Entrepreneurs to Know About Juggling

7 Things the Pros Want Entrepreneurs to Know About Juggling | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Small business owners are notorious for juggling with no end in sight! If it's going to happen anyway, why not master the art of juggling from the pros. (Small business owners are famous for juggling.
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Google Analytics: How to Make Smart Marketing Decisions

Google Analytics: How to Make Smart Marketing Decisions | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Do you want to know if your content and social activities are supporting your business?

 

Are you wondering how you can use Google Analytics to track your progress?


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How to Ask for Referrals Without Actually Asking

How to Ask for Referrals Without Actually Asking | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:15 AM


Many business owners are actually afraid to ask for referrals, recommendations and testimonials from their customers, yet referrals are the lifeblood of successful businesses, and every business owner needs to overcome their fear and make referrals happen.


To build up the courage to ask for referrals is never easy for those business owners lacking confidence in themselves or their products or services, but there are ways such people can  get referrals happening, without actually having to directly ask for them.


This excellent article suggests that the key to getting referrals is to know how, when, and where to ask, but for those who can't build up the necessary level of courage it offers five tips on how to get referrals without having to actually ask for them.

Angela Heath's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:36 PM

Referrals and repeat business can be up to 75 percent of your business.  Learn how to get referrals even if you are shy.

Kim Pearlstein's curator insight, July 20, 2014 6:17 PM

Great ways to easily ask for referrals.

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How-To: Early-Stage Startup Marketing

How-To: Early-Stage Startup Marketing | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
We at Everhour share startup marketing tips and tricks together with the first-hand experience on different promotion tactics.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:10 AM

Good tips here that apply to any Internet marketing.

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Why Bootstrapping Is a Better Choice for Value-Driven Startups

Why Bootstrapping Is a Better Choice for Value-Driven Startups | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

"In the age of startups and micro-enterprises, the first thing you hear about, when it comes to creating a new company, service or digital product is a whole new glossary of words starting ranging from venture capital to angel investors."


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 20, 2014 8:54 PM

I changed the title here because the longer you can bootstrap your startup the less you give up and the more you get for your hard work.

Brenda Collins's curator insight, May 8, 2014 3:37 PM

If you can boot strap your venture then do so before talking to investors. Gather around you people who have no vested interest in your company except your success and will speak honestly to you. 

OneView Tunis's curator insight, June 15, 2014 4:12 AM

Profitabilité vs. service rendu. Tout se décide dès le début

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Epic Personal Branding: 6 Tips - ScentTrail Marketing

Epic Personal Branding: 6 Tips - ScentTrail Marketing | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

There is only one way to break out of the rat race and eliminate all competing rats - create EPIC Personal Branding. Here's how..

* Create BHAGs NOW!
* Videos and Pictures.

* Think TEAM!
* Use Special SOCIAL Weapons.
* Fail Miserably.
* Give your Skills AWAY FREE.

Follow those hard won secrets, at least one of them tried to kill me several times, and your personal brand will be EPIC, your resume floats to the top and you win the promotion, can afford the G I Joe with the Kung Fu Grip and love the life you create.


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malek's curator insight, April 13, 2014 12:16 PM
#5: FAIL MISERABLY

Success is failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Maryse Rebillot's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:39 AM

Refreshing reading that drives you to (re)think about what you really want in life and be at ease with who you are - upside and downside.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:13 AM

But can you get paid?

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10 Secrets of Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

10 Secrets of Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
There is a myth that entrepreneurial success is all about innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas. Here's what success truly means.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 3, 2014 5:45 PM

It's not just about having the 'big idea'? Of course not. Don't forget to
'Do it' too. Good article.

Rhonda Hunter's curator insight, April 4, 2014 9:43 AM

What keeps you awake at night as a small business owner or entrepreneur?  Let LEGG (Lincoln Entrepreneur Growth Group) help you find those solutions...so we can all rest better!  Rhonda Hunter 704-732-1511 x 1 or www.lincolneda.org check out the Entrepreneur Growth tab and Tools for Business.

Cathy Matthews's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:30 PM

Great insights. - So true that no-one can do it all by themselves. It's important to find the smartest people around who can complement your strengths and 'run with the wind'. Giving back is also vital and  helps to make it all worthwhile.

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Brilliant Tips On Building Social Collaboration a #mustread | Social Media Today

Brilliant Tips On Building Social Collaboration a #mustread | Social Media Today | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
From Entertainment to Collaboration outlines the second transition that a company must engage in when moving from advertising to engagement as a core marketing strategy.

 

Marty Note
This is a MUST READ brilliant post my friend Mark Traphagen (@MarkTraphagen) alerted me to because I've been writing about how brands don't get social (Social Media: It's The Conversation Stupid http://sco.lt/7iZVUP ).

I love the ditch digging details Ted shares in this great post. He all but maps the process of creating successful social collaboration with:

Collaboration can take a number of forms: example archetypes are:

1) commentary on content

2) co-creation of content

3) user-generated content

4) collective action or problem solving

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That is BRILLIANT work. I've been focused on the conversation, but Ted is right. The conversation is the medium, the currency. The payoff for being present and engaged with customers is collaboration. Great stuff and a must read for any brand or Internet marketer (and there are 2 more installments coming).


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Malena Gamboa's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:57 AM

Collaboration can take a number of forms: example archetypes are:

1) commentary on content

2) co-creation of content

3) user-generated content

4) collective action or problem solving

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Reveal yourself and others will follow

Reveal yourself and others will follow | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
When people see themselves reflected in a leader, they are more likely to want to be led, an Insead professor has found

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Efficienarta's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:45 AM

Interesting line on "followship"  - ever more important in increasingly diverse workforces. My sense is that Leaders who put real authentic effort into "connecting" with a broader range of their people secure materially more engagement.

David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:12 AM

Relationships are often based on the "I'll show you mine if you show me yours' principle.

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Don't Make These 9 Deadly Leadership Mistakes

You want to do the right things, but a big part of your success also hinges on avoiding the wrong things. To be a great boss, avoid these 9 common traps.
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Leadership issues surface rather quickly in the first years of a startup, specially if its fast growing. Apart from number 6 and 8, I've seen many entrepreneurs have to cope with all the others....

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Your Business Model Might Be Killing Your Business

Your Business Model Might Be Killing Your Business | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Every great idea begins as a revelation.  Yet when that flash of insight leads to action, it inevitably encounters the real world and that’s when hard lessons are learned.  Adjustments are then made and, with some luck, success can be achieved.  But profitable models rarely come easy.


With growth, comes procedures, processes and a management team to support and strengthen the model.  New employees are indoctrinated and it becomes an intrinsic part of the organization’s identity, almost like a corporate version of DNA.


Unfortunately, at some point the model will fail.  That’s always been true, but now it happens with blazing speed.  These days, startups like Instagram and Pinterest become billion dollar businesses in a matter of months and that pace will only accelerate.  Clearly, we need to stop planning for stability and start managing for disruption.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 4, 2014 4:53 AM

The past is no longer prologue, it's just how things used to work. We need to continually reevaluate how create, deliver and capture value. In an age of disruption, the only viable strategy is to adapt.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:13 AM

Excellent... you have in the post everybody, Gauss, Taleb who you want but the message is clear: don't fool yourself, plan for disruptions which will be more and more frequent in every industry, field...

Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 5, 2014 6:38 PM

In the era of disruption evaluating and re evaluating is part of the culture because what we do today becomes obsolete quickly. 

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100 great questions every entrepreneur should ask - Chicago Tribune

100 great questions every entrepreneur should ask - Chicago Tribune | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
100 great questions every entrepreneur should ask
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100 great questions every entrepreneur should ask.
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6 Tips for Better Business Conversations

6 Tips for Better Business Conversations | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Years ago, as a young associate editor for Contract magazine, I went to my first design conference in Chicago at The Merchandise Mart.
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4 Tools To Find Your Niche On Twitter

4 Tools To Find Your Niche On Twitter | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
When starting out on Twitter, it’s difficult to cut through the noise to find your unique audience. Looking through a brand’s “following” list you’ll find a lot of the same accounts—@Bara…

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Victor Juarez's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:30 PM

simple and practical. 

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7 Tips for Overcoming Paralysis of Analysis

7 Tips for Overcoming Paralysis of Analysis | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:55 AM


Paralysis of Analysis occurs often in small businesses, and when it takes hold, it can stop a business in its tracks and halt all progress.

The chief symptom of Paralysis of Analysis is indecision, and in order to escape from procrastination brought on by being indecisive, business owners need to take specific action.

This excellent article, suggests that Paralysis of Analysis is akin to a vapour lock of the brain, and it offers seven tips to assist business owners to overcome this affliction.

Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:05 AM

Just do it !

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Looking for some marketing resources? Here are 101 for you!

Looking for some marketing resources? Here are 101 for you! | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

social Online marketing may be accessible to all, but without good basics, success will always remain elusive. And there are so many articles and guides for beginners out there, that separating the wheat from the chaff can be a difficult and frustrating task.

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Ivar Brockbernd's curator insight, April 25, 2014 8:47 AM

The articel is about online marketing and because i think the economy is very interresting i liked the text.

Nine0Media's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:29 AM

#DIYSEO #SocialMediaTools

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4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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Rhonda Hunter's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:15 PM

Let Lincoln Entrepreneur Growth Group (LEGG) help you when your ready to grow! www.lincolneda.org

Hemant Galviya's curator insight, April 17, 2014 2:56 AM

nice lesson

Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:54 PM
Differentiate yourself and your business via continuous customer touches.
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Mashable's Social Media Guide for Small Businesses

Mashable's Social Media Guide for Small Businesses | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

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Pat Headley's curator insight, April 12, 2014 5:34 AM

The major impediment to many business owners embracing social media for the greater benefit of their business, is simply finding the pathways to follow, in order to successfully create a strong social media presence.

Sunil Kumar's curator insight, April 12, 2014 9:14 AM

thanks

Barbara Alevras, PMP's curator insight, April 12, 2014 10:48 AM

Terrific resource for anyone using social media for their business.  Very comprehensive with links to lots of great info/tools.

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Small Business Marketing Ideas | 5 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Small Business Marketing Ideas | 5 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
Small Business Marketing Ideas | When starting a business, marketing is or should be the business owner’s main concern. Unlike the large and acknowledged businesses, the online marketing scheme of a small business is often packed down due to financial boundaries. However, investing in internet marketing is a very clever move for small business owners because you can reach lots of people without vast expenses, giving you a pretty big return of investment. Internet can help a business develop and internet marketing will help you take full advantage of all the chances created in the online world. In order for your small business to avoid getting lost among the flood of content already bottle-necking direct marketing channels, your campaigns and promotions must be highly original, contain a quality message and fit the audience you are targeting. If you are thoughtful about building a brand and realizing success for your small business, you have to start marketing it if you are not doing it yet.

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I still think that Giving a Unique Client Experience is the best marketing when you start, these are worth a look.

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Think Like an Entrepreneur - Creative Line Of Thinking Illustrated

Think Like an Entrepreneur - Creative Line Of Thinking Illustrated | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it
This infographic shows the entrepreneurial line of thinking. Unlearn what school taught you. See if you think like an entrepreneur or like a student.
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Interesting way of looking at things 

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Change Management Models

Change Management Models | Entrepreneurial Coaching | Scoop.it

Organizational development has been of focus for several years, but still many companies do not understand the importance of change management models. Almost 70% of all major organizational change efforts fail, which among others is because of a lack of holistic approach to the management of change and the extend of the models used. This emphasizes the importance for companies to have a good and realistic change management model before starting to implement the transformation.


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In the first years of a startup there are many iterations and sometimes a pivot. Even if it touches only a few employees, the model here still applies

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David Hain's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:08 AM

If you believe that change is top down, this one's for you.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:01 AM

"Change is about changing people not organisations, organisations will transform when the management and employees change their way of doing business, which is why good change management models are central to a successful transformation of a firm." - could not agree more, yesss, it's about people...  change management is one of the leading topics... I don't know exactly, say, in the last 50 to 70 years and it will remain... it's not the first and last article/blog/book about it bu also not the worst one... additionally, a quick read...:-)))