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Key Steps In Developing a Long Term Growth Strategy

Key Steps In Developing a Long Term Growth Strategy | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Guest Author John Stone of BizzMarkBlog outlines key steps of developing long term growth strategy on Frugal Business.
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Richard Branson: Here's how to get anyone to listen to your idea

Richard Branson: Here's how to get anyone to listen to your idea | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
If you want the self-made billionaire to hear you out, keep things concise.

If you want to get Virgin Group founder Richard Branson to listen to your idea, keep the pitch short and sweet.

"The pitches that I remember, and resulted in support and investment, were the ones where the idea could have fitted on the back of an envelope," the billionaire entrepreneur writes in a post on Virgin's website.

A common mistake Branson sees during pitches is repetition. Presenters tend to make their point and then proceed to repeat it over and over.

 

"If you want to get your message across, be engaging, concise and to the point," he advises. "Then, when you are done saying what you have to say, stop saying it."

This idea extends to life in general. Redundancy not only results in dry pitches, but also in dry conversation, Branson says: "There is nothing worse than sitting next to an enthusiastic person who repeats their same point time and again." Read more: click image or title.

 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 29, 7:05 PM

Sweet: keep it concise and don't repeat yourself over and over again. 

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How to Disrupt an Industry in 4 Basic Steps

How to Disrupt an Industry in 4 Basic Steps | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
There's no magic formula to industry disruption. It's all about respecting the process.
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Trending: New Technologies Aiming to Turn the Tide on Home, Business Food Waste | Sustainable Brands

Trending: New Technologies Aiming to Turn the Tide on Home, Business Food Waste | Sustainable Brands | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
As we head into the most gluttonous week of the year here in the U.S., it’s helpful to be reminded that companies large and small continue to churn out new technologies in the ongoing war against food waste – both at the business and...
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This 18-year-old just raised $3.5 million to help developers easily add capabilities to their apps

This 18-year-old just raised $3.5 million to help developers easily add capabilities to their apps | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
RapidAPI, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to find, test, and manage many of the APIs they want to integrate into their..
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This smart device sniffed my morning breath to check for gum disease

This smart device sniffed my morning breath to check for gum disease | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The human mouth is a disgusting place, capable of emitting awful smells. Viruses, fungi, and possibly more than 1,000 species of bacteria live inside this dark, moist orifice. Nestled int
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SaaS Freemium: How to succeed and how to fail

SaaS Freemium: How to succeed and how to fail | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Will a SaaS freemium plan be the growth lever for your company’s success? Find out how to succeed with freemium for your specific company. Or how to fail.

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10 tips for pitching angel investors

10 tips for pitching angel investors | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Are you an entrepreneur looking for seed money to get your startup off the ground? Consider approaching angel investors, who often step in to fill the gap
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Startup tips for bootstrapping, and why scarce resources can create long-term benefits

Startup tips for bootstrapping, and why scarce resources can create long-term benefits | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
It's not easy to bootstrap your startup. But for those who are able, the short and long-term benefits can be plentiful. Five founders from the Seattle star
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The Future Of Gaming? It Might Be In Your Local Bar

The Future Of Gaming? It Might Be In Your Local Bar | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Can technology make an experience more social instead of less so? Edwin Schlossberg's devoted his career to that very problem.
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Play My Way app aims to turn kids’ love of mobile devices on its head

Play My Way app aims to turn kids’ love of mobile devices on its head | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Parents despairing of ever being able to separate their offspring from the mobile devices glued to their fingertips might be interested in an app called Play..
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Ottawa unveils strategy to court foreign tech talent

Ottawa unveils strategy to court foreign tech talent | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Strategy will help multinationals and ‘high growth’ businesses quickly bring in skilled foreign workers
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How This Entrepreneur Discovered His Mission After a Tragedy

How This Entrepreneur Discovered His Mission After a Tragedy | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In 2005, Hamid Hashemi was fired from his own company and his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Here's how he started a new business -- iPic Theaters -- from scratch.
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Using Your Startup Fears For Motivation - Brand Quarterly

Using Your Startup Fears For Motivation - Brand Quarterly | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
You may have a great idea for a startup. Your proposition is unique, innovative, it fills a gap in the market, and you’ve received lots of positive feedback. So what’s holding you back? Fear.
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Inside The IRC: How A Visionary Aid Organization Is Using Technology To Help Refugees

Inside The IRC: How A Visionary Aid Organization Is Using Technology To Help Refugees | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
We traveled with the International Rescue Committee and witnessed innovation in action.
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Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.
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This Surgeon Says He Can Revolutionize Operations With Magnets

This Surgeon Says He Can Revolutionize Operations With Magnets | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, CEO of Levita Magnetics, created a surgical system that requires only a single point of entry: the belly button.
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Uber-style service to book carers 'on demand' launched nationally

Uber-style service to book carers 'on demand' launched nationally | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A new Uber-style service allowing families to instantly book carers for loved ones and track their care is to be rolled out nationally.
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How This Startup Is Using Influencer Marketing, Viral Videos, and Beards to Build a Business

How This Startup Is Using Influencer Marketing, Viral Videos, and Beards to Build a Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
You've seen the ads, and you love them.
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4 Tactics to Help Your Company Avoid the Top Startup Killer

4 Tactics to Help Your Company Avoid the Top Startup Killer | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Startups fail for a lot of reasons: a lack of money (duh), poor marketing, a pivot gone awry, legal challenges. But another, different reason tops the list year after year.
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Want to be an entrepreneur? The ultimate guide to getting started

Want to be an entrepreneur? The ultimate guide to getting started | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
WIRED Next Generation saw entrepreneurs sharing their insights about how to get started in startups
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Droneland – Stanford Magazine

Droneland – Stanford Magazine | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Your life is controlled by mortgage payments because you’ve gone all in on the American dream: a cozy home with a fastidiously gardened yard in a gloriously hospitable neighborhood.
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Heated Norwegian Apparel : Heat Experience

Heated Norwegian Apparel : Heat Experience | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Heat Experience - ‘Heat Experience’ is a startup that’s looking to fund a line of highly innovative apparel on Kickstarter. Made in Norway, th
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How These Founders Built a $273 Million Company From Junk Computers

How These Founders Built a $273 Million Company From Junk Computers | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
With some secondhand machines, ThousandEyes became a startup tech firm with a story refreshingly different than the rest.
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What's the best way to get funded? Create a #startup with a working model.

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This Startup Sells You Meal Plans Based On Your Nutrition Type

This Startup Sells You Meal Plans Based On Your Nutrition Type | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Habit says it is a new kind of personalized nutrition company.
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