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10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following | Slideshow

10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following  | Slideshow | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
For those entrepreneurs looking to get a little inspiration in short, succinct bits, follow these people on Twitter.
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6 Ways to Avoid Small Business Demise

6 Ways to Avoid Small Business Demise | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
If you are considering entrepreneurship, your venture will likely fail. That's not a criticism or negativity, but rather a statistical fact.
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Your Local Competitors Are Beating You in Search engine- why and how

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The Promise and Peril of Crowdfunding: The Need for Legislative Reform (Part 3)

Crowdfunding is designed to allow unaccredited investors to invest in high-risk companies in a cos...
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The Promise and Peril of Crowdfunding: The Need for Legislative Reform (Part 1)

Over the weekend, the NYT published an article about crowdfunding. The article discussed much of ...
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The Promise and Perils of Equity Crowdfunding - Knowledge@Australian School of Business

The Promise and Perils of Equity Crowdfunding - Knowledge@Australian School of Business | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
Knowledge@Australian School of Business is a new online resource that offers regularly updated business insights, information and research from a variety of sources.
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The Future of Music Revenues May Actually Not Be in Selling Music

The Future of Music Revenues May Actually Not Be in Selling Music | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"Even as they have grown, streaming companies have encountered a stubborn problem: Music lovers will consume large amounts of music as long as it is free, but getting them to pay a monthly subscription has proved much more difficult."


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Robin Good's curator insight, December 14, 2013 9:14 AM



People are more than happy to sign-up for music streaming services, but when it comes to pay for access, very few feel it is something they want to do.


Pandora has for example 70 million users, but only 3 have decided to pay for the Premium version of the service.


While most industry players are attempting to have music fans pay for higher quality audio options and a no-ads experience, it is likely that the future of music monetization will not be anymore in direct music sales.


"Several analysts doubt that streaming companies can attract enough paying customers with only recorded music, citing a sharp drop in music sales over the past decade and abundant free music online. And they say it will be difficult for them to survive on advertising alone."

 

The key to survival for music producers, whether large or small, may be indeed elsewhere.


"...some see these companies’ success as lying in a so-called subsidy model, in which music sales support another business with higher margins.


Apple, most notably, used low-margin music sales to spur demand for iPods, phones and computers.


Music is an accompaniment, to add to your jog, your workday, your prep in the kitchen,” said James L. McQuivey, an analyst for Forrester Research. “But it’s not something you’re eager to pay for if you don’t have to.


The likely outcome is, as it is already happening, that monetization will come from everything that ranges from events, to merchandising and to collector's items. 


Informative. 7/10


Full article: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/13/4691034/a-stream-of-music-not-revenue.html 


(Image credit: Woman listening to streaming by ShutterStock)



Luke's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:10 PM

I think this will eventually succeed, once large online platforms like Beatport try it. It might take some time though.

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Increase the Odds of Your Start-Up's Success

Increase the Odds of Your Start-Up's Success | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:03 AM

I can't say I have heard of HCL Comnet but I do agree:


Starting any business is a huge challenge, and to be successful over time, requires a business owner to do everything in their power to increase their odds of succeeding.

Frank Aarts's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:53 AM

Hoe je van startup groot kunt groeien

Leo Chan's curator insight, May 30, 2014 5:16 AM

Good post about start-up including things to concerns.

It is important for a start-up to have a purpose.

Also, it raised an interesting idea that within a start-up, employee are the first while customer are the second.

I think it is true because the network within a start-up is weak, special care must be taken during start-up.

Willing to evolve is also important for start-up! and i never know that Flickr start with game development...

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What is Thought Leadership?

What is Thought Leadership? | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
What is thought leadership? It's become a cliché over the past few years. This post sets the record straight about what thought leadership is and isn't.

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Marc Rougier's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:35 PM

Whether we go for Joel Kurtzman definition "cutting edge thinkers" to a more achievable goal of demonstrating expertise to your customers, what does it mean to be a thought leader and how to achieve it. 

Marie Domingo's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:32 PM

I think thought leadership is often confused with industry leadership.

Serge Meunier's comment, November 1, 2013 6:44 AM
Hello Marc, je ne sais si vous connaissez et appréciez ou apprécierez Derek Sivers : il y a là une diagonale pas sans humour ni à mon avis pertinence quand au leadership. Amicalement, Serge - De France. http://sco.lt/7eWKIr
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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011 (content curation VS aggregation http://t.co/qFFzqBHwaa)

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Marc Rougier's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:51 PM

A comprehensive presentation on how to become a Curation King to build Thought Leadership by Corinne WeisgerberNot recent (2011) but still totally relevant.


I totally agree with the depiction of curation: how different it is from aggregation; and how important it is for the curator to add a value above and beyond it's selection: context, perspective and organization. These, by the way, is the DNA of Scoop.it and the raison d'être of its "insight" box :)


I'd add to it that the curator can also have a message, a personal story (even subjective, even biased) on the topic he curates: he/she needs to be involved, passionate or expert - he/she is not just a collector.


This is why content curation is so beautifuly correlated to demonstrating thought leadership.

Marilyn Moran's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:45 PM

Want to learn how to Build Thought Leadership Through Content Curation? Check out this presentation and learn the difference between content curation vs. aggregation. Good stuff here!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Personal Branding in 9 Simple Steps

INFOGRAPHIC: Personal Branding in 9 Simple Steps | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"Here's a great Personal Branding infographic Enrico Bisetto at Sestyle."


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:15 PM
  1. Who are you?
  2. How are you perceived?
  3. What do you want to achieve?
  4. Create your brand!
  5. Create your eco-system!
  6. Create your network!
  7. Create original content!
  8. Get involved & share!
  9. Listen & monitor!
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:15 AM

What a valueable resource!  #1 and #2 are sooo critical in making everthing else work.  Love this. 

John Michel's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:51 AM

His 9 basic steps to creating a personal branding strategy:

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From Thought Leadership to Attention Leadership

From Thought Leadership to Attention Leadership | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"So, you consider yourself a thought leader. You’ve got research, you’ve got whitepapers, you’re speaking and presenting and your blog traffic is up over last year..."


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lorrinda's comment, November 8, 2013 10:11 PM
Thanks @Marc Rougier and @Martin (Marty) Smith. I am still learning the scoop.it ropes/rules... but loving' it!
lorrinda's comment, November 8, 2013 10:12 PM
hmmm don't know how to link the names... must find out
Marc Rougier's comment, November 8, 2013 11:29 PM
@lorrinda don't hesitate to ask if you have any question re: Scoop.it! As for linking the name: you write @ then the name, attached. But it links only to the name of people who are either on your community (which you can check on your profile) or who are active in a given topic. I get from your comment that it did not work with my and Marty's names? I'll check out! :)
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How to Establish Thought Leadership?

How to Establish Thought Leadership? | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
Thought leadership is important for building careers and for building organizations. It is the most important tool we have as professionals to build our personal brand and establish credibility. What is thought leadership?

 

By Dr Liz Alexander.

 

(photo from The Unpaved Road)


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:33 AM

Dr Liz Alexander is co-author of ThoughtLeadership Tweet (with Craig Badings - already mentioned in this curation about Thought Leadership). She is interviewed here by Tanmay Vora


It's important for Thought Leaders to share content, but it's not sufficient: true thought leaders are disrupters.


"Thought leadership, in order to have any value, must provoke meaningful change." Yes, so important!

Glória Ribeiro's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:46 AM

Great thoughts...!

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The Foreign Policy Essay: Drivers of Terrorist Innovation—Al Qaeda and the ... - Lawfare (blog)

The Foreign Policy Essay: Drivers of Terrorist Innovation—Al Qaeda and the ... - Lawfare (blog) | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
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Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

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The Promise and Peril of Crowdfunding: The Need for Legislative Reform (Part 4)

We have been discussing crowdfunding and have proposed that the JOBS Act be amended to give the SE...
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The Promise and Peril of Crowdfunding: The Need for Legislative Reform (Part 2)

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How to Analyze Your Competition in Less Than 60 Seconds

How to Analyze Your Competition in Less Than 60 Seconds | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

Here a free website analyzer that shows you what you are doing right and wrong from SEO and social media perspectives.

 

Read More: http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/12/11/how-to-analyze-your-competition-in-less-than-60-seconds/#more-15134


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:22 PM

Somewhat akin to the 'audit' idea.  I love these kind of sites.  It's amazing how many business people don't know that sites like this exist.  I'd be willing to be that if you wanted to go after a particular customer, you could 'scrape' the info from this site, give it to them for free and watch their jaw drop.

Lee Tonitto's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:49 AM

Benchmark your performance with this free site 

Webgrrl's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:40 PM

website marketing tools  ~ be interesting to see

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How To Sell Yourself To Investors

How To Sell Yourself To Investors | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

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Sophia Anne Walker's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:32 AM

Just in case you need to. LOL

Richard Platt's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:32 PM

Good Advice for the entreprenuer who needs to make sure they're ready to grow

Patrick Williams's curator insight, December 15, 2013 6:58 PM

This article really grabbed my attention. I think most of this stuff could really grab investors and could be a very useful tool for when you get over.

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Crowdfunding Tip of the Week: Becoming a Thought Leader with Scoop.it

Crowdfunding Tip of the Week: Becoming a Thought Leader with Scoop.it | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"Not sure how to get the message out about your crowdfunding campaign? Tip from Rose Spinelli to help your cause."


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:10 PM

The success of a crowdfunding campaign require press attention, which is earned by demonstrating expertise and leadership.


Rose Spinelli, thought leader in crowdfunding, explains how Scoopit can help you achieve just this.

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You're All Media Companies

You're All Media Companies | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it
The internet has disrupted publishing – you read books on Kindle and iPad.The internet has disrupted music – we download it instead of buying CDs.The internet has disrupted commerce – you're going to...

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Jon Koob's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:58 PM

Realllllly interesting concept here. We're ALL media companies...just give this a read.

ExploreCurate's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:57 PM

And thats why everyone need media consultants :-)

ELISA TANGKEARUNG's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:05 AM

am sure that you are...:)

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How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You're an Introvert

How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You're an Introvert | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me—I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?”


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:19 PM

Developing your personal brand and being an introvert might sound like contradictory. This article explains that it's not - and that Social Media is an accessible way for introverts to demonstrate thought leadership, without having to become extrovert.

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What is Thought Leadership?

What is Thought Leadership? | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"I was on the phone with an acquaintance yesterday talking excitedly about my favorite topic — thought leadership — when she stopped me in my tracks with a simple question. What is thought leadership?"


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Marc Rougier's comment, November 8, 2013 12:27 PM
@David Hain. Agreed with challenging paradigm. But also need to motivate others to follow him/her (or join him/her) in this challenge?
Chiale Stéphanie's comment, November 9, 2013 6:11 PM
Je ne voudrais pas être hors sujet :) les qualités essentielles sont l'empathie et la créativité aussi.
Nancy J. Herr's comment, November 11, 2013 5:15 PM
Mais bien sûr, je suis d'accord avec vous.
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Are You a Thought Leader?

Are You a Thought Leader? | Entrepreneurship Forum | Scoop.it

"Being a thought leader takes focus, and in today’s world, that is often a challenge. Business owners are looking for the next big thing, rather than owning their one thing. However, when you do, you have the potential to lead and help shift the thinking of others. Many of us would strive for this, but, how do you know if you are actually leading others in the way they think and behave?"

  
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Marc Rougier's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:26 AM

This interesting article by Laura Garnett identifies five signs that you may be a thought leader.


  • You have a unique perspective on something universal
  • You are driven to serve the world or people in some way
  • You are highly motivated and inspire others with your enthusiasm
  • You are inspired by expansiveness but you are focused on one thing
  • You love people


I like how she depicts thought leadership has being about human values; not about selfish, ego-centered, short-term considerations.