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When (and If) You Should Ever Work For Free

When (and If) You Should Ever Work For Free | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
I lose count of my “jobs” these days: my literary writing (that theoretically pays, or had better one day or else), a nonprofit board on which I serve as president, and the magazine I started last summer.
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How much work do you do for free? 

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5 Prominent Habits of An Affluent Entrepreneur

5 Prominent Habits of An Affluent Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
These five prominent habits have helped all of the entrepreneurs who exhibit them start their own business and not only succeed but succeed rather quickly.
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Great habits to have.

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How to expand your small business

Expert tips from businessman Mr. Reginald Yu of Anvil Business Club on how to expand and turn your small business into a flourishing commercial enterprise. G...
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Isn't that what we all want to do?

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Is Your Small Business Maximizing Its Use of Email Marketing Software? - Small Business Trends

Is Your Small Business Maximizing Its Use of Email Marketing Software? - Small Business Trends | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
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Is Your Small Business Maximizing Its Use of Email Marketing Software?
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Email marketing software can be a powerful tool for small businesses.
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Email marking has a better ROI then social media.

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5 Financial Spring Cleaning Tips for Small Businesses - Fox Business

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5 Financial Spring Cleaning Tips for Small Businesses
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Once you're done tackling your floors and closets, add one more to-do to your list: Your business finances.
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Financial tips!

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Three Common Freelancing Roadblocks to Avoid

Three Common Freelancing Roadblocks to Avoid | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
As an independent contractor, you have no guarantees beyond the commitments you have right now. Your broader sense of freedom--compared to someone who works in an office--means you can dictate where your efforts will be spent each day. But it also means you have an ongoing responsibility to your bottom line and self-preservation. Your challenge is to find ways to plan for the future without knowing what's around the corner.
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Establishing that long-term success begins with mastering your short-term professional outlook. This is achievable through filling your calendar with productive tasks, limiting projects with undetermined benefits, and fighting off your fear of missing out.

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Get Angry! Be Passionate! Your Emotions Are Vital to Success. - Entrepreneur

Get Angry! Be Passionate! Your Emotions Are Vital to Success. - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
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Get Angry! Be Passionate! Your Emotions Are Vital to Success.
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It wasn't too long ago that emotions had no place in the business world. They were seen as a total waste of time and unproductive.
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Love the facial expressions, but seriously you have to be passionate about what you are doing!

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'Obamacare' will increase rates for 11 million small-business employees, lower ... - The Plain Dealer

'Obamacare' will increase rates for 11 million small-business employees, lower ... - The Plain Dealer | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
'Obamacare' will increase rates for 11 million small-business employees, lower ...
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The estimate is far from certain, partly because many small businesses renewed their policies in 2013.
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New Internet domains are coming, and small biz needs to be wary

New Internet domains are coming, and small biz needs to be wary | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Proponents of the domain expansion say it will help increase choice and competition, but some experts say it could actually hurt small businesses. (New Internet domains are coming.
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Instead of naming a website with ".com" or ".net" at the end there are new tags like .guru, .dating, .sports and .wow.

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Small Businesses Once Again Create More Jobs Than Big Businesses

Small Businesses Once Again Create More Jobs Than Big Businesses | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Employment growth in small businesses once again outstripped larger businesses, according to the ADP employment report for January 2014.
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How To Write Your About Me Page

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Struggling to write your About Me page? Find out how to write a killer about page and the secret ingredients (& inspiration) every blogger should know.

Via Alessandro Rea, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, AceConcierge
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What does your about me page make your visitors feel like?

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Every blogger should have an About Me page that stands out from others, engages their audience and encourages the reader to come back to their blog over and over again. Here, in this article, you get all the clues you need, including a template, to write an intriguing and captavating About Me page.

Travel 2 the Caribbean's curator insight, February 5, 11:48 PM

Wow! Very insightful info

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There’s no cookie-cutter blueprint to ensure success. All you can do is align with what feels good and right to you, because when it’s authentic and shows your inner light ablaze, your people will love it.

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GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365 - Entrepreneur

GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365 - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365 Entrepreneur Domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy announced a long-term partnership with Microsoft today that will provide its small business customers exclusive...
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This is very interesting... #GoDaddy & #Microsoft

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Hey Small Businesses – Square Stand Is Only $99 | WebProNews

Hey Small Businesses – Square Stand Is Only $99 | WebProNews | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
This is a public service announcement for small business owners out there – Square had drastically reduced the price for their point of sale system, Square Stand. Starting today, you can purchase the all-in-one POS for just ...
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Great price on this now!

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What skill does every small-business owner need?

What skill does every small-business owner need? | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Q.  What are the most important attributes for a small businessperson? A. In our opinion, the most important is adaptability. In most cases, what you...
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Everplans Stores Useful Data In Case of Your (or Someone Else's) Death

Everplans Stores Useful Data In Case of Your (or Someone Else's) Death | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Everplans is a service that walks you through all of the steps you need to follow to prepare for your—or someone else's death.
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This sounds like is could be very useful!

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The Hartford Offers Small Business Owners Access To Business Services From ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

The Hartford Offers Small Business Owners Access To Business Services From ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release) | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
The Hartford Offers Small Business Owners Access To Business Services From ...
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HARTFORD, Conn.
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No idea of what they charge, but hey are offering some very nice services for small businesses.

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As a startup founder, do you ever think you might have had a happier life had you lived life as an employee? - Quora

As a startup founder, do you ever think you might have had a happier life had you lived life as an employee? - Quora | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
RT @akalaBusiness: #Happiness or #success? Great answer from @jasonlk on @Quora #entreprenuer #ideaachieva http://t.co/vcxWguViF7
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Never... Tried the employee life and it made me miserable.

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What Works For Women As Entrepreneurs

What Works For Women As Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship may be the way for women to break out of corporate constraints. Learn what works.
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Love this - While progress for women  in the corporate world and other sectors has stalled, women are making big strides in the entrepreneurial world.

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Freelancing and that important work-play balance - The Media Online

Freelancing and that important work-play balance - The Media Online | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Freelancing and that important work-play balance
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Freelancing is king in my life and I would never-ever want to change that.
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The burn out is a tough one!

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Collaboration, Not Competition: A Winning Small Business Strategy - BusinessNewsDaily

Collaboration, Not Competition: A Winning Small Business Strategy - BusinessNewsDaily | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
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Collaboration, Not Competition: A Winning Small Business Strategy
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Small business owners can sometimes feel like it's a dog-eat-dog world out there.
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I agree completely. The more collaboration there is the better off everyone involved is..

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How to lead in micro business - The International News Magazine

How to lead in micro business
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As a microbusiness owner you can be one of those leaders. How do you perceive leaders in micro business? Do you have tips on how to lead? “ As a leader, you challenge clients to do better.
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Challenge clients to do better...

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How Can Instagram Help My Small Business?

How Can Instagram Help My Small Business? | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
The Internet is buzzing about the fact that Instagram now offers video. Some in the online realm are especially excited, boldly proclaiming that Instagram provides "unlimited potential" for your small business.
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Instagram is extremely helpful to many small business, particularly ones that are selling products.

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101 Best Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

101 Best Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Onboardly compiled 101 kickass quotes for entrepreneurs, providing the motivation you need on the marathon to success. (Love these small business quotes.
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Work ON Your Business Not Just IN It - Small Business Trends

Work ON Your Business Not Just IN It - Small Business Trends | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
AM Days is the must attend event for affiliate managers who are responsible for their company's affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you are creating a ...
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It is easier said then done!

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Tax relief may be in the works for small business owners, but hiring ... - Palm Beach Post

Tax relief may be in the works for small business owners, but hiring ... - Palm Beach Post | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Tax relief may be in the works for small business owners, but hiring ...
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Interesting info. Wonder how it will all play out!

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Watch Out! Cyber Criminals Preying On Small Businesses in Growing Numbers

Watch Out! Cyber Criminals Preying On Small Businesses in Growing Numbers | Entrepreneurs Today | Scoop.it
Cyber criminals are going after small businesses more than ever, with startups at the greatest risk.
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I wish these folks would find something good to do with all their talents instead of picking on the little guys.

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