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17 of the Best Content Curation Tools to Use in 2015

17 of the Best Content Curation Tools to Use in 2015 | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Creating content for multiple platforms each and every day can be taxing for even the most skilled copywriter. It means coming up with fresh, interesting content constantly to provide great resources for your clients, but I know that we all can have a rough time at it if we go it alone and don’t do content curation.


So how do you exactly go about curating excellent content? Do you just use Google? What if Google does the unthinkable and fails when you are looking for content? Simple; you find content curation tools to help you widen your scope! I am going to look at the top content curation tools you can use to help benefit your content in 2015.


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Great list of some powerful curating tools. Choose the ones that make sense for your business.

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The 10 best business schools for entrepreneurs

The 10 best business schools for entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

UniStudents of these schools launch the most successful startups.

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The world is changing and so is education. Entrepreneurship training is finding its way into our universities. 

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25 Incredibly Useful Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Bookmark

25 Incredibly Useful Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Bookmark | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Find out the 25 most useful websites every entrepreneur should bookmark for growing your business. You'll find tons of tools, strategies and motivation.

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Information for a start-up is essential. Here are some resources to check out.

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Top Tips For Small Business Website Design [Infographic]

Top Tips For Small Business Website Design [Infographic] | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Small businesses are often guilty of neglecting or rushing their website design in order to get it running as soon as possible.

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Your website is your online retail store-Treat it as such. Take you time and do it right.

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5 Financial Trends of 2016 for Small Business Owners

5 Financial Trends of 2016 for Small Business Owners | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Financial experts and small business owners should watch the market before proceeding to deal with their investments. That is because being aware of the global economic trends can help them know th...

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Lending options are growing. Understand and find the best option for you.

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24 Affordable Small Business Marketing Ideas

24 Affordable Small Business Marketing Ideas | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Your cash flow has reached an all time low. Most likely, the majority of your business’s budget was spent developing your idea and hiring people to bring it to execution.

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A good list with some possibilities. Marketing does not have to cost "an arm and a leg" but it does take commitment and time.

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8 Tips from Entrepreneurs Who Grew Startups into Successful Businesses

8 Tips from Entrepreneurs Who Grew Startups into Successful Businesses | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

These eight founders and CEOs have advice for business newbies, so that we can reach success faster and easier than they did.

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It often comes down to basics. Good tips for guys who made it happen.

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31 Experts Give Their Best Small Business Tips for Standing Out on Social Media

31 Experts Give Their Best Small Business Tips for Standing Out on Social Media | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Struggling to get noticed on social media? It's not easy! In this article, 31 experts give their best small business tips for standing out on social media.

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Some good advice from people who made it happen.

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Making Content Marketing, Email and Social Media Work in Harmony for Your Small Business

Making Content Marketing, Email and Social Media Work in Harmony for Your Small Business | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

As a small business owner, you wear multiple hats, and some of them probably fit better than others.

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Managing social media can be overwhelming for many small business owners. Often they inadvertently use a "shotgun" approach that often proves ineffective.

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Virtual Reality Interest Highest Among Gen Z - eMarketer

Virtual Reality Interest Highest Among Gen Z - eMarketer | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Although virtual reality is still in its early stages, consumer interest is highest among Gen Z. But younger generations aren’t the only ones fascinated by the technology; older generations are drawn to it too.

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Many of our students are creating business models around this new technology.

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4 Services for Testing Business Ideas

4 Services for Testing Business Ideas | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Business ideas fail because of mistakes in goals, predictions and analysis. Here are 4 services for testing business ideas.
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Proving the hypothesis of your business canvas is sometimes a challenge. These tools may help.

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2015

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2015 | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In 2015, we brought you nearly 100 articles chock-full of advice from the best minds in tech. Here, we've distilled this down to the very best, needle-moving insights.

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Successful business owners never stop learning. Make time every day to learn something new.

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Who Are Social Entrepreneurs? How Will They Change the World? | 7 Graces of Marketing | ethical marketer for social entrepreneurs

Who Are Social Entrepreneurs? How Will They Change the World? | 7 Graces of Marketing | ethical marketer for social entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Lynn Serafinn shares two definitions for the term ‘social entrepreneur’ and explains how they are already shifting the paradigm of business and marketing.

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A new hybrid is being created. It creates new opportunity in a changing environment.

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9 Ways To Make The Business Model Canvas Part Of Your DNA

9 Ways To Make The Business Model Canvas Part Of Your DNA | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and C-level executives have
shared with us how they use the Business Model Canvas to do their job
better.

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Think it - Believe it- Live It!

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An extremely useful article for entrepreneurs!

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4 things every small business owner should know about taxes

4 things every small business owner should know about taxes | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway.Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle.

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Basic but important information for small business owners.

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10 traditional mindsets women entrepreneurs need to break-free from before treading on the path to success

10 traditional mindsets women entrepreneurs need to break-free from before treading on the path to success | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

What is it that holds women back from starting a business and making it big? Why aren’t women entrepreneurs earning what they are worth? What all they need to break free from?

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Women do have different concerns. It takes courage to change your mindset. What is holding you back? Does it make sense or is it just an excuse?

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3 rules to spark learning

3 rules to spark learning | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity.

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Totally agree. Cultivate curiosity and you create a life-long learner.

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7 Efficiency Lessons from Small Business Owners [Infographic]

7 Efficiency Lessons from Small Business Owners [Infographic] | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

It can be hard to run a business yourself sometimes. Whether you’re busy focusing on profits or making sure your staff members are happy, it can be easy to lose track of things from time to time.

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Quick Infographic with some wise words.

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5 Reasons Why You've Failed as an Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur

5 Reasons Why You've Failed as an Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Don't be afraid to invest in yourself, do the right things and cross that finish line next time around.

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Some great advice. If you have tried before and failed. Learn from the experience. Do some soul-searching, make changes and try again.

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Strategies: Make your small business look big

Strategies: Make your small business look big | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Add skills, size and strength without hiring a single employee with a “virtual company.”

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Gaining recognition, being perceived as a growing business are essential to a start-up. Here are some strategies to consider.

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15 Netflix Documentaries Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch

15 Netflix Documentaries Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

These films will teach you how to turn your vision into the next big thing.

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Are you a budding entrepreneur? Learn from the journeys of others. There is no magic formula-you must work hard, have a great idea, stay focused and take advantage of opportunities.

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2016 Top Franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

2016 Top Franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

2016 Top Franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List: Franchise Information from Entrepreneur.com

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Not everyone wants to start from scratch-so here is a list of the top franchises. Do your due diligence-make sure it is right for you.

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In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future

In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Venture capital is pouring into virtual reality start-ups, as proponents of the technology extol its potential to transform entertainment, communications and work.

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This looks like another disruptive technology

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Technologies do not disrupt, business models disrupt: McKinsey’s Roth

Technologies do not disrupt, business models disrupt: McKinsey’s Roth | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Some CEOs might get very excited about innovation, talk about it, have the words to describe it, but it doesn’t go a lot further than that, says Erik Roth


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Ian Harris's curator insight, December 15, 2015 5:17 PM

Yes but!!!!!! New technologies allow new business models to be created and often provoke the new model.

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Do schools kill creativity?

Do schools kill creativity? | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Creativity in education is essential to prepare students for the future. Being able to adapt and recreate will be essential skills for success.

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The Big Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Meeting with Investors

The Big Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Meeting with Investors | Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Ryan Hinkle, managing director at Insight Venture Partners, advises entrepreneurs to pitch the future, not the present.

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Making the right pitch is an essential piece in the investment process. Learn everything you can to hone your pitch to your audience.

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