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10 Ways to Shift Gears for Employee Engagement and Change Management

10 Ways to Shift Gears for Employee Engagement and Change Management | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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There's nothing new or revolutionary here but it's a great reminder of the basic blocking and tackling of managing change that is a continued struggle for many. We like the razzle dazzle and trick plays but sustainable change requires simplicity, consistency, and persistence. 

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John Bean's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:53 PM

Insightful article re: change, employee engagement, and the changes leaders may need to encourage to see change embraced

Harry Cannon's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:36 AM

Engagement is core to change and transition - some useful tips here.

greytip's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:16 AM

With changing times, it is important to adapt new technologies that aligned towards employee engagement. Having an employee portal is one of them. The employee can easily access his data as payslips, leave or claim entitlements, apply for them etc.  http://www.greytip.in/cloud/employee-self-service-portal

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3 Ways Introverted Entrepreneurs Can Market Themselves - Entrepreneur

3 Ways Introverted Entrepreneurs Can Market Themselves - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Introverts don't need to change who they are, they just need to learn a few tips about selling themselves as an entrepreneur.
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Do you think of introverts as successful enterpreneurs or do you fall prey to inaccurate stereotypes?

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7 Failures Every Entrepreneur Must Eventually Face

7 Failures Every Entrepreneur Must Eventually Face | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
As you develop yourself as a business owner and work to achieve your goals, you'll inevitably experience these setbacks.
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How you respond to failure is even more important than understanding why the failure occurred. Learn from your mistakes and move forward.

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4 Ways Starting A Business Taught Me More Than 4 Years Of College

4 Ways Starting A Business Taught Me More Than 4 Years Of College | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
It's more rewarding than earning an A.
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The right experiences are great teachers but there's also a lot to be learned through formal educational channels. Ideally, we need the two to come together better so that entrepreneurs and business leaders are truly prepared for the situations they will encounter.

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How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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Here's a comprehensive but palatable guide to writing a business plan. You will find links to examples and additional information. It's worth a read if you want to start a business. However, I wouldn't recommend developing a business plan in a vacuum, if you've never tried to do one before. Since this is one of the most important foundational steps you can take, it's worth investing the time in a coach that can challenge your thinking.  

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Tammy Hunt's curator insight, January 25, 2015 11:02 AM

No business should ever begin without a solid plan as it's foundation.

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, February 3, 2015 12:10 AM

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Antje Mills's curator insight, May 19, 2015 6:18 PM

Some business folks I encounter surprisingly do not have a plan, or need to revise an old one. Read on:

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Why Your Company Resists Innovation, and What to Do About It - Huffington Post

Why Your Company Resists Innovation, and What to Do About It - Huffington Post | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The average organization resists innovation like a body's immune system resists disease. A company is made up of individuals, and each one has a chance to quash challenging new ideas. That's the safe move....
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I've sounded this drum before and will continue to beat it until - well until it becomes second nature to us -- innovation requires us to accept failure. Failure will happen. It always does when you try something new. It's how we learn.

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Innovation is not enough: how consumers find out about your business matters - Inman.com

Innovation is not enough: how consumers find out about your business matters - Inman.com | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Innovation is not enough: how consumers find out about your business matters
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SAN FRANCISCO — Here's an unsettling truth: Most innovation fails. Having a good idea is no guarantee of success.
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As challenging as this is for products; its probably more challenging for services. The business services market presents some unique challenges that aren't focused on nearly enough. I hope to change that.

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7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better - Entrepreneur

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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I shake hands with someone I've just met, the person says his or her name, and within 10 seconds I've forgotten the name.
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Name recall is definitely a challenge for me. I've used several of the techniques within this article successfully. With practice, I've gotten better and so can you.

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4 Behaviors You Never Want to See in a Leader - Entrepreneur

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Starting out as an entrepreneur, you have to wear all the hats, but as your company grows, so should you.
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What behaviors would you include in your top 4? I would have compromising integrity as my # 1. I don't think you can assume that this is a given in our society. I would keep emotional volatility as # 2. I would modify # 3 from "playing nice" to allowing role confusion. 

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How to Successfully Market Your Small Business

How to Successfully Market Your Small Business | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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Marketing for small businesses is critical but finding the time can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are lots of social media tools available to help with the administration and they are affordable even on a tight budget. 

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Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, February 12, 2014 4:45 AM

Importante para los CM en general. Y en España en particular. Es el nicho fundamental

Carmen Troche's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:38 AM

Shake Your Tail Feather

Tooliers's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:06 AM

The talk of the new millennium in an article on marketing your small business, thanks to @realbusiness.co.uk

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10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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I agree with everyone one of these 10 rules and that generally doesn't happen when I see a list. If you're a new or aspiring enterpreneur, you can't afford to ignore these rules. They will serve you well.

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Tooliers's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:10 AM

Well, it sounds wild to start a business.  Imagine how wild it is to build a truly successful one!

 

Tooliers will surely use each one of these 10 rules!

Special thanks @forbes.com

Patrick Soto's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:00 AM

This article gives you 10 steps on how to have a successful business.

POS Maven's curator insight, June 19, 2014 11:25 AM

Build a "Wildly" Successful Business!

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Three Fundamental Laws Of Success in Financial Management

Three Fundamental Laws Of Success in Financial Management | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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These very basics are a start but I wouldn't say that you could end there. Part of being able to do this well is to understand your profit drivers. To do this you need to understand your costs, your sources of revenue, and your competitive position. With this understanding, you are in a better position to spend wisely and invest differentially. 

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Lorinda Forrest's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:14 PM

The numbers tell the story...

harish magan's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:02 PM

A key tenent to becoming a successful business owner, is to avoid making serious errors in financial management, and the best way to do so is to develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of financial management.

 

Far too many businesses fail to survive due to their disregard for these fundamental laws, and every business owner should make it their business, to develop a clear understanding of the laws of success in financial management.

 

This good article, suggests that there are only three things you need to do to be financially astute in business, and it provides a simple explanation of each law and how it should be applied.

Dennis Staples's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:05 PM

Three rules to lay the groundwork for a suvccessful business!

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The Six Disciplines Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed

The Six Disciplines Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
(By Robert Sofia) "Another important discipline involves proper planning. Creating a business plan in the beginning will raise your likelihood of future success because it…
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These are relatively straight-forward, yet I'm continue to interact with people who have not acted upon some of these; especially the market analysis and the business plan.

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The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice for Small Business Owners

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice for Small Business Owners | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
When you’re starting a business, there’s no shortage of people eager to hand out advice. It seems that everyone, even someone you've just met, has an opinion on how you should b...
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Entrepreneurship is like becoming a new parent, everyone has advice but it's up to you to figure out what works in your situation. 

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The Basics of Business Innovation

There are many different models and approaches to innovation. They've all been chronicled in a variety of books. No matter which approach or model for ...
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Are you having the right conversations? Do you have an environment that supports divergent and convergent thinking? This short video is an excellent synopsis of a fundamental innovation requirement.

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Want to be a Great Entrepreneur? The One Key

Want to be a Great Entrepreneur? The One Key | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The imperative of idealismConventional wisdom suggests that young people are idealistic — wide-eyed and bushy tailed — because they haven’t experienced or learned the realities of life.

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If you're not passionate about it; you'll not have the extra umph to push you through the tough times, and there will be tough times.

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8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (Updated)

8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (Updated) | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
(This is an updated version of a previous post simply sharing the graphic created by Sylvia Duckworth.) Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about thi...
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Innovative thinking draws on a number of skills; how well are you nurturing those skills in yourself and others?

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Paving the Path for Innovation Purpose and Closing the Alignment Gap

Paving the Path for Innovation Purpose and Closing the Alignment Gap | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

 

Defining the organizational purpose and promoting organizational alignment are two key factors for creating a culture that supports innovation. In this series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, we are going to share insights and cases of organizations that implemented innovation programs (and less structured initiatives) with the involvement of a wide range of managers and employees.


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I like this article because of its brass tactics and recognition of the role of culture. We don't talk about culture nearly enough. There is a more strategic discussion that has to occur as an overlay to this but for those who how want to raise awareness as to why someone should even engage in the conversation, this is a good start.

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5 Stern Truths You Need to Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur

5 Stern Truths You Need to Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Expressing your desire for entrepreneurship 15 years ago would have created laughter and an assumption that you're crazy. The tables have turned.
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Entrepreneurship definitely is not easy but it is worth it.

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How to Make Giving a Part of Your Company Culture

How to Make Giving a Part of Your Company Culture | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Being generous with your profits is just as important as being thankful if you want to run your company correctly. (Being generous is just as important as being grateful when building a company.
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When passion is ignited; the impossible becomes possible. Ignite your passion by giving to causes that stir your heart. 

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4 Ways a Small Business Can Scale to Profitability - Entrepreneur

4 Ways a Small Business Can Scale to Profitability - Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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“If the owners really knew what they were doing wrong, they might have been able to fix the problem,” entrepreneur and business speaker Jay Goltz told The New York Times.
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I would rearrange the order of these putting cash flow strategy as number one. But otherwise, I agree with these points. In this rapidly changing business environment, proving your expertise is an ongoing challenge. If you're not committed to continual learning, you'll quickly become obsolete. 

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Over the past few years I have watched so many people in my entrepreneurial network walk away from their business and return to full time employment. Why? No doubt the economy is tough and in tough...

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I hope this post will minister to you the same way it has to me. Being an entrepreneur is tough. There are many times that you may want to throw in the towel but remember why you're doing what you are doing.

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David Bembry's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:15 AM

I simply like to say that "I'm too stupid to quit!" I've operated with no cheering section or other support for over 15 years while I raise kids alone. I do what I do because I'm compelled to do it and don't see anything as a failure. Afterall, nothing is promised in life. Not even life itself. It's all about the adventure and just going for it. That alone keeps me content. Your best is all you've got in this life. Sometimes it'll be enough, other times it won't. It's just life. No worries!

Tagmotion's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:52 PM

Terrific article that mentions the importance of being 'in flow' with whatever you're doing in your entrepreneurial venture. And provides a link to a test you can do to find out what that is.

Ernest Collett's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:57 AM

You have to be very tough and resilient when there is no salary cheque at the end of the month!

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Seven Small Business Owner Productivity Tips

Seven Small Business Owner Productivity Tips | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Manage your time and energy instead of letting it manage you. You can say no. You can put up limits. In fact, you're the only one that can do so for your life. 

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Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, February 20, 2014 8:44 AM

Use these tips to save time and money and improve your profit margins...

Tooliers's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:50 AM

thanks @sage.co.uk

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Manage distractions, not time
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How Small Business Leaders Can Build Resilience

How Small Business Leaders Can Build Resilience | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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How resilient are you? Being a small business owner is hard but rewarding work. With the right attitude and proper support structure, you can make a go at it. 

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santina kerslake's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:38 AM

The 4 tips are sound advice.

Lorinda Forrest's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:36 AM

Tough times teach resiliance and sometimes asking for help enables you to see your situation more objectively.

Ciara Turner's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:29 PM

 

Small business owners will always feel like they have a lot to prove as well a lot to lose. Especially, for the majority of the business owners that life has been devoted to keeping their business afloat. They have invested too much of their time money and effort into their business. According to the article it stress that a business owner MUST have resilience as a leader. They must be able to take on any obstacle that comes their way.

 

With the understanding that they still-fragile economic recovery, the difficulties small businesses face securing funding, and the importance of finding and retaining the right employees, places enormous stress on leaders today. Which is understandable however the business world does not wait on anyone? The competitors feast off of those that show weakness. By developing a true resilient mindset, small business owners can continue growing their business regardless of the obstacles around them.

 

In the article it gave a couple of tips on how to improve business owner’s resilience mindsets. It was four steps; don’t go it alone, accept people help, keep your eye on the goal, maintain a positive outlook.

 

Reach out to other trusted business owner or consultants for ideas and support. Small Business owners need to realize they are not in it alone. Once you have reached out the next step will accept the help that is being offered. It is not a sign of weakness. Business owners should keep their eye and mind on why they started this company to reinsurance themselves when time gets hard. Which can help them keep a positive outlook on any situation that comes up to sufface.  

 

With that being said I think that smaller business should engaged more into the Chapter 9 topic business to business relations. Which chapter touches on a couple key points for this particular article the fact of building and maintaining a relationship with other local businesses. On page 194 in the chapter someone suggested and I quote , " one-one-one discussions, partner advisory councils, surveys, and collaboration. the idea is to understand their issues and help partners grow."   Having an understanding that it is a competition however what a competition is if you have no one to compete with.

 

From a PR stand point I think that having that open minded mind set and such with only help you and your community thrive for better prosperity.

 

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10 Ways to Shift Gears for Employee Engagement and Change Management

10 Ways to Shift Gears for Employee Engagement and Change Management | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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There's nothing new or revolutionary here but it's a great reminder of the basic blocking and tackling of managing change that is a continued struggle for many. We like the razzle dazzle and trick plays but sustainable change requires simplicity, consistency, and persistence. 

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John Bean's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:53 PM

Insightful article re: change, employee engagement, and the changes leaders may need to encourage to see change embraced

Harry Cannon's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:36 AM

Engagement is core to change and transition - some useful tips here.

greytip's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:16 AM

With changing times, it is important to adapt new technologies that aligned towards employee engagement. Having an employee portal is one of them. The employee can easily access his data as payslips, leave or claim entitlements, apply for them etc.  http://www.greytip.in/cloud/employee-self-service-portal

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10 Arguments for Entrepreneurs Joining Startup Accelerators - Innovation Excellence (blog)

10 Arguments for Entrepreneurs Joining Startup Accelerators - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
10 Arguments for Entrepreneurs Joining Startup Accelerators Innovation Excellence (blog) 10 Arguments for Entrepreneurs Joining Startup Accelerators You may think that entrepreneurs participate in startup accelerators to receive seed money, or to...
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I hadn't thought of accelerators in quite this light (generally, you think of only the first reason noted). Certainly this argues in favor of accelerators like the Women's Small Business Accelerator right here in Westerville, Ohio.

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