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9 Free Business Productivity Tools For Startups

9 Free Business Productivity Tools For Startups | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it

 

Starting a business can be a daunting endeavor, especially if all you have is a cool product and not enough capital. In the tech world, or in any other niche for that matter, most startuppers fail not because they have bad products but because they are unable to generate enough consumer interest in their products. 


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 7, 6:48 AM

Some more good tools for small companies and start ups. Get free fax, no more fax machines to buy.

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How Startups Can Gain Visibility and Reputation by Curating Great Content

How Startups Can Gain Visibility and Reputation by Curating Great Content | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it

Jan Gordon: I selected this wonderful piece by Michael J. Fern of Intigi because it reinforces the importance of curation and has a lot of great insights.

 

In this article the author refers to Robert Scoble, who has built an enormous following on several social networks by curating and sharing the latest news about technology and startups.

 

He says that just like Scobleizer, startups should use curation to catapult their online presence and influence. Curation is a useful approach for all companies but especially for startups:

 

Here's what especially caught my attention:

 

a) Thought Leadership   

If outsiders view your company as a key source of  industry informataion, you will quickly build your brand recognition as well as develop trust and goodwill among customers.

 

b) Hub of Information   

By being first to market as a content curator in your space and by hosting curated content on your website, you can quickly rise as a primary destination site for those interested in your industry.

 

c) Collections    

By creating a bundle of articles, images, videos or websites that relate to a specific them and keeping it updated, this “guide” can become an important resource for social media marketers.

 

d) Content with Commentary    

Using 3rd party articles and adding your own point of view you can build a dedicated following. He refers to Daring Fireball, a blog that has built an impressive loyal following of 30,000

 


One Takeaway: 

Successful curators often employ several of these approaches in addition to producing their own original content

 

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

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Driving Innovation With Crowdsourcing

Driving Innovation With Crowdsourcing | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Companies are using the wisdom of consumers to rapidly drive innovation, improve products and increase customer satisfaction.

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Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change

Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
'Social Entrepreneurship' is a term that has come to be applied to the activities of grass-roots activists, NGOs, policy makers, international institutions, and corporations, amongst others, which address a range of social issues in innovative and...

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Death of Indian Outsourcing?

Death of Indian Outsourcing? | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 6): Gosh no. As per The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) which is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, the market size of Indian IT...

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10 things startup founders should share on social media

10 things startup founders should share on social media | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it

Give your organization a human face by sharing the right content

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Jyll Stuart's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:44 PM

Great read for those of you with your own business!

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13 Powerful SEO Tools for Startups | Young Entrepreneur Council

13 Powerful SEO Tools for Startups | Young Entrepreneur Council | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it

Startups rely on robust web traffic to drive sales and stay top-of-mind with prospects. We asked 13 founders which SEO tools have helped give their own websites a boost. What an excellent list and resource for any small biz, PR or marketing pro....


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Tejasvita's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:54 AM

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:01 PM

There were some really valuable suggestions for SEO tools from this list of young entrepreneurs. Several offered fresh perspectives, making it a good read.

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The pain and pleasure of sustainability reporting

The pain and pleasure of sustainability reporting | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
What does it take to produce a corporate sustainability report? For starters, more than 80 subject-matter experts. And then there's Erin.

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10 Guiding Principles for Start-ups

10 Guiding Principles for Start-ups | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
To build the most successful small business in the world, it takes 10 key principles.

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Anna V. A. Resurreccion's curator insight, June 9, 2013 9:07 PM

Good tips are always welcome.  

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Every Start-Up Needs a Well-Articulated Strategy

Every Start-Up Needs a Well-Articulated Strategy | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Your business model should be more than just a picture of your start-up, says Mark Suster.

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How to Execute a Successful Social Media Marketing Initiative

How to Execute a Successful Social Media Marketing Initiative | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
As social media continues to evolve rapidly and influence the way we communicate, small businesses simply have to get into the game or risk being left behi

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CATHLEEN SLONE's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:15 AM

It’s hard to ignore the power of social media marketing when it’s done correctly #innov8u #socialmedia #digitalmarketing #networking

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Sumaiya Banu's curator insight, August 23, 2013 1:24 AM

In a world where technology changes at the blink of an eye, the expectations of modern workforce have evolved profoundly.

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Inspirational Advice for Millennials from Elite Gen Y Entrepreneurs | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

Inspirational Advice for Millennials from Elite Gen Y Entrepreneurs | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to know what steps to take when you’re just starting out—whether it’s as a college grad, a job seeker or the founder of your own busin...

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How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine

How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Don't let any of your marketing efforts and budget go to waste. Here are three ways to market more effectively and efficiently on a shoestring budget.

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Contact Boostonsvotrestartup's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:48 PM

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What innovation projects do big companies need that startups can provide?

What innovation projects do big companies need that startups can provide? | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
We’ve all been to pitching events where startups present their solutions to gain investor interest or win prizes. How about an event where big companies present actual project needs to an audience of startups who can help them?

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Irene Ciuci's curator insight, October 18, 8:37 PM

Do you think good startups are just in SF? Then, have a look to those top 5 EU startups. Rock on.

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8 Strategies to Diversify Your Business

8 Strategies to Diversify Your Business | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”  For many small businesses, it’s advice that should...

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How Lean Planning Can Benefit Your Business

While it's been effective for startups in Silicon Valley, the Lean Startup Model isn't right for every type of business. Lean Planning works by combining useful parts of the model with elements of traditional business plans.


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Facts, Figures & Statistics – Social Media Usage In The Middle East [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

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Facts, Figures & Statistics – Social Media Usage In The Middle East [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How to Reduce 'Infant Entrepreneur Mortality'

How to Reduce 'Infant Entrepreneur Mortality' | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Stop obsessing over high-growth, VC-backed startups. Let's teach the other 99% to succeed.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:44 PM

Everybody talks about the role small businesses play in growing economies and creating jobs. However, as it stands, in America alone, 600,000 businesses die in the vine every year. This colossal infant entrepreneur mortality is a product of colossal levels of ignorance about how to build and sustain businesses.

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City offers grants to startups to revitalize downtown district

City offers grants to startups to revitalize downtown district | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
From the rooftop deck at the back of the building that houses his startup company, Michael Litt looks over a swath of urban landscape that is poised for renewal and revitalization.

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Canada's Technology Triangle Inc.'s curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:28 AM

The city's latest proposal to support startups in the downtown — grants of up to $40,000 each.

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16 Common Mistakes Young Startups Make

16 Common Mistakes Young Startups Make | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Are you working on a startup? If so, I hate to break it to you, but there's a good chance it will fail. In fact, recent research shows that 75% of startups fail (based on a study of 2,000 startups that received VC funding from 2004 to 2010).

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Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century

Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
It's never been easier, more accessible, or more essential to learn coding skills.

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Multinationals Turn to Entrepreneurs for a Foothold in Emerging Markets

Multinationals Turn to Entrepreneurs for a Foothold in Emerging Markets | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Helping entrepreneurs in far-flung markets is often more than just a corporate social responsibility initiative. It can be good business.

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Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons | Young Entrepreneur Council

Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons | Young Entrepreneur Council | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it
Matt Wilson started Under30CEO while digging ditches for $15/hour. Was it easy? No. But it was worth it.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Brand Relevant

5 Tips to Keep Your Brand Relevant | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it

Use these tips to help your brand gain new-found relevancy. The alternative is death.


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Writing Proposals and Bids: 8 Things You Need to Do Differently

Writing Proposals and Bids: 8 Things You Need to Do Differently | Entrepreneurship Trends & Tools | Scoop.it

Learn 8 things you need to do differently in order to write better business proposals and bids that win you the contract.


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