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BEAM laying the foundation for a global brand - The Lane Report

BEAM laying the foundation for a global brand - The Lane Report | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
BEAM laying the foundation for a global brand The Lane Report After a long economic recession and stifled growth, the resurgence of manufacturing in Central Kentucky inspired the mayors of Lexington and Louisville to join forces in a strategic...
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I like this story about manufacturing in the USA#manufacturing#Kentucky#business. Let me also recommend the book,"Entrepreneurial Nation" by Rho Khanna, former Depute Assistant Secretary of Commerce. This book is about why and how manufacturing is a key to our American Future.

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Crittercism Raises $30M More, Inks Mobile App Performance Deal With New Backer Accenture

Crittercism Raises $30M More, Inks Mobile App Performance Deal With New Backer Accenture | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
 Some big news today from Crittercism, a startup that operates a platform for companies to monitor their mobile app performance with customers including the likes of Netflix, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Pinterest, Home Depot, AT&T and a number of other...
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I am not surprised about the success of a company that monitors the mobile app performance of companies as their service. The mobile app market has exploded over the last few years . We should see more app stores emerging and so rating app performance is a great niche to fill. 

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NYC’s Flatiron School Raises $5.5 Million To Teach People To Code For A Living

NYC’s Flatiron School Raises $5.5 Million To Teach People To Code For A Living | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
 Can you teach someone to code well enough to do it for a living in just 12 weeks? NYC’s Flatiron School thinks so — and with around 98% of their students finding paid development gigs after the program, they might just be right.
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This program has found a niche market to fill and is taking the path to success on a reasonable steady pace that allows it to monitor its program and students. Congrats and keep doing what you're doing because it's working.

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Today at SXSW, two of Oculus' cofounders took the stage for a Q&A on the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset.
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Demand for the VR headsets is exciting and it will be interesting to see what they'll be selling for when they first make it to market.#technology

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Lessons From Inside The $800 Million Girl Scout Cookie Selling Empire

Lessons From Inside The $800 Million Girl Scout Cookie Selling Empire | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
It's not all campfire songs and good deeds. Girl Scout cookie sales are big business, to the tune of nearly $800 million last year.
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Scouts learn at an early age about marketing and some of them are just fabulous at it and will go on to achieve amazing things when they grow up .

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.

When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, includin

Via Beth Dichter
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The ability bounce back and move forward when life hits hard is so important to our success.This article shares the importance of resilience and we should teach this skills to others.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 2, 6:56 AM

Vicki Davis has a great post that provides a wealth of resources on grit and ways you might incorporate the teaching of grit into your classroom. Sections include:

* Why Grit is so Imporant?
* What is Grit?
* Can Grit be Taught?

This last section provides 10 ideas on how you can teach grit in your classroom with many resources including videos, books, a grit test and more.

Do you teach grit in your classroom? Is this something you think your students need to be better prepared? If you are looking for some great resources and to educate yourself about grit click through to the post.

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4 Signs Your Leadership Isn't Working

4 Signs Your Leadership Isn't Working | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
There are ALWAYS warning signs. It hardly every comes as a complete surprise. Then one day it becomes painfully clear - something isn't working.

Via harish magan
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There are always signs. Are you paying attention to the signs? What steps will you take to change ?

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us through a bad week, and can even  give us the courage to pursue our life's dreams.

Via David Simpson, zoéng, harish magan
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I love quotes for inspiration, motivation, and to add

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The World's 85 Richest Now Worth as Much as 3.5 Billion Poorest

The World's 85 Richest Now Worth as Much as 3.5 Billion Poorest | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
The poorest half of the world’s population—that’s 3.5 billion people—control as much wealth as the richest 85 individuals.
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The stats here really make you think

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How to stop anyone on Google+ from emailing your Gmail account

How to stop anyone on Google+ from emailing your Gmail account | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Google yesterday announced a controversial feature that brings Gmail and Google+ closer together. In short, if you use both services, anyone on Google+ can now email you without knowing ...

Via Guglielmo Cornelli, Chris Bantock
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I just heard about this Google+ and gmail feature and learned that there's a reason why you cannot have more than 5,000 people in your circles. When people are in your circles you have their contact information. What this article is saying is that this is like the new e-mail marketing list .

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Note - this is important.

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Why Trust Is So Important As A Leader

Why Trust Is So Important As A Leader | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it

Trust is the unquestioned belief that the other person has your best interests at heart. So why does it take so much effort to get employees and other stakeholders to accept that that their leadership actually has their best interests in mind and that they should believe what their leaders have to say?

Leaders of well-respected, high-performing organisations are the ones noted for their “open-book communications.” They are the ones who are able to create a culture of trust by sharing information quickly and freely. They develop trust as a leader by continually build on relationships with employees and other stakeholders to enable their organizations to be successful.


Via Gladys Pintado
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It is true that people do business with those they know, like, and trust. When you destroy trust you are on the pathway to destroying your business. In some cases that business destruction happens fast and for others we read about it in the news years later. It's a great internal signal ,"It you don't trust people, get away as quickly as possible."

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14 Ways to Profit From the American Energy Boom in 2014

It's strange to think that just a few years ago we thought America was running out of natural gas. Worse yet, we were at the mercy of the Middle East when it ca

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Thanks for sharing this information about opportunities in energy

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Seven Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Seven Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
What if you invented a revolutionary product that replaced narcotics to alleviate pain, but you fumbled the public relations effort and your news got lost in the media echo chamber?
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Takeaways from the article: PR is not the same as social media,altough a well-crafted pr campaign with your company message should be shared on social media platforms in addition to places.Your product or service will need to keep its buzz going after its introduction phase.Publicity takes work and effort .For small businesses where the larger media outlets might be less interested in covering their stories, the job of keeping those businesses in the media usually takes more effort.

 

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Best of British Entrepreneurship

We're very excited to announce that the next in our series of "Hangouts for Entrepreneurs" will feature mobile tech entrepreneur Jay Bregman, founder of Hailo, children's food innovator Paul...
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It's great to be able to learn from leaders.

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PluralSight Buys Digital-Tutors For $45 Million To Add Media Software Training

PluralSight Buys Digital-Tutors For $45 Million To Add Media Software Training | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
 PluralSight, a purveyor of online training tools for software professionals, is expected to announce the acquisition of creative software training services company Digital-Tutors in a $45 million deal.
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This sounds like a great complimentary match with a software company and a software training company. 

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Automotive marketing exec preaches passion, excellence - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Automotive marketing exec preaches passion, excellence - Las Vegas Review-Journal | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Las Vegas Review-Journal Automotive marketing exec preaches passion, excellence Las Vegas Review-Journal Cummins is a longtime automotive sales and marketing executive who more than two years ago launched Las Vegas-based Opportunity Max, a digital...
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Congrats to Opportunity Max who has "maximized" its success  by launching and ultimately creating a business that another company wanted to own." You are an inspiration. Thank-you.

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Social-Media Traffic to News Sites Has Increased 57% Since 2009 - Mashable

Social-Media Traffic to News Sites Has Increased 57% Since 2009 - Mashable | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
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Social-Media Traffic to News Sites Has Increased 57% Since 2009
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Well, this is no surprise: Digital has far surpassed print in the way we consume news.
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I am often amazed at how quickly news travels online. How many times have you already heard the news and find your television news becomes a review of what you learned before you ever turned it on? 

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Shama Kabani: Building A Business On What You Love - The NextWomen Business Magazine

Shama Kabani: Building A Business On What You Love - The NextWomen Business Magazine | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
The NextWomen Business Magazine Shama Kabani: Building A Business On What You Love The NextWomen Business Magazine Shama Kabani is the award winning Founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a full-service online marketing and digital PR firm...
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I first became a fan of Shama Kabani's The Marketing Zen Group, while taking a business trip and listening to her book in audio cd in the car for eight hours. I knew that I was becoming a fan when I didn't want to turn the car off and I just wanted to continue listening because she makes sense. 

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EstudiandoEspiritualidad: Año nuevo Chino: Año del Caballo.

EstudiandoEspiritualidad: Año nuevo Chino: Año del Caballo. | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it

Via Cyonar En Linea Argentina, Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong
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Happy Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse

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Why You Should Co-Source Your B2B Newsroom | Backbone Media

Why You Should Co-Source Your B2B Newsroom | Backbone Media | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Staff your B2B newsroom with an expert co-sourced team rather than hiring and managing your own team with significant benefits to your marketing efforts.
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Partnering for success can be awesome if you've got the right partners so consider what you're trying to accomplish and who can help you best achieve those results. This might really change your businesses for the best.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” Gets A Movie Deal | TechCrunch

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” Gets A Movie Deal | TechCrunch | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
In an era where movie creators simply copy books for lack of original ideas, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In has been picked up for a movie deal. According to the..
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She's going to continue telling her story and that's great.

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'Virtual mannequin' for a better fit

'Virtual mannequin' for a better fit | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Body scanners and virtual fitting rooms could change online clothes shopping.
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According to this article the percentage of returns from clothing purchased online is high due to size issues. Imagine a virtual mannequin that can show you what you'd look like in an item before you make the purchase the item. This took could potentially  either make you realize it's a great item to buy or know that it's one you should avoid completely or consider in another size. 

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4 Unique Working Styles: What's Yours?

4 Unique Working Styles: What's Yours? | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
To get more out of your team, first figure out how your employees (and you) work best--and then assign tasks accordingly.

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It helps to understand work styles of your staff members and how your style impacts your ability to lead others.

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I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

 

Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore. Florence Nightingale

 

 


Via Ivo Nový
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Florence Nightengale was so amazing. And to this I add what Thomas Edison said," Opportunity is missed by most folks because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."- 

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Bicycle light company outgrows its Monterey digs - Monterey County Herald

Bicycle light company outgrows its Monterey digs - Monterey County Herald | Entrepreneurial Success Strategies | Scoop.it
Bicycle light company outgrows its Monterey digs
Monterey County Herald
"While it is a pretty cool place," Emerson, the CEO of Light & Motion, said of the current location, "we need to compete." On Wednesday ...
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I hope there are lots more stories in 2014 of businesses that outgrow their spaces and want to expand.

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