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7 Steps To Market Definition

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No business can be all things to all customers, especially a small business. Here's how to find a niche to set up your company for success.

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No business can be all things to all customers, especially a small business. Here's how to find a niche to set up your company for success.

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John Michel's curator insight, December 6, 2013 7:06 PM

A great article reminding us all that Smaller is bigger in business, and smaller is not all over the map; it's highly focused.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 6, 2013 7:40 PM

There is power in focus and it makes it easier for the consumers to identify you company with the one thing you do best. Consumers are so overwhelmed with messages that having a clear message about what your company does helps you to stand out#brand#influence#marketing

Kimberley Vico's curator insight, February 11, 4:40 PM

Essentials to find a niche for your success.... follow the 7 steps!

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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

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I like this: things successful people don't do ever

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 20, 11:20 AM

I like all 9 of these ideas, especially not holding a grudge and not saying YES unless you really mean it. 

Jim White's curator insight, August 21, 9:35 AM

Add this to your learning curve.

Ulrike Bergmann's curator insight, August 23, 5:40 AM

Der Autor zeigt neun Faktoren, die erfolgreiche Menschen vermeiden, während andere sich immer wieder damit beschäftigen.

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11 Success Tips from Small Business Leaders

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These success tips from small business leaders were filmed live at ICON14 and cover startup success, marketing and social media.

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I like the one about us 'Needing a thought partner'

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9 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

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These strategies can mean the difference between success and failure.

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How many people do you know or have working for you that have a 'side business' 

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6 Traits You'll Find in Every Successful Entrepreneur

6 Traits You'll Find in Every Successful Entrepreneur | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it
Want to be a successful entrepreneur? It takes more than that... The traits that every successful entrepreneur owns - See them here!

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Peter Sobotta's curator insight, July 8, 5:33 AM

Many young entrepreneurs aren’t reaching their full potential because they’re afraid to explore unknown territory.

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Start Up Tips for the Entrepreneur On-The-Go!

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If you’re a startup entrepreneur there’s no doubt that right now is your busiest time – you might even feel pressured to scan through this blog at record speed, so we’ll talk quick!


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Quick and to the point. Just what we need.

 

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Nine Forever Useful Leadership Traits

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I particularly like the comments on Team Building 

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 6, 12:02 AM


Business owners who want to be better leaders to their business and its employees, need to understand the leadership traits of other successful leaders, and to apply these in their own environments where appropriate.


Business owners should be aware of their own leadership strengths and weaknesses, and where weaknesses are known to exist, take action to discover the key traits of successful leaders that could be applied to improve their own leadership.


This excellent article, identifies nine enduring leadership traits, and includes quotes from a business leader in respect of each trait.

donhornsby's curator insight, June 6, 7:16 AM

(From the article): Listening: “The turning point for me was a performance appraisal (in which my boss) told me that none of my colleagues trusted me because they all believed I had my own agenda… (He said) when you don’t invite your peers’ counsel in the plans, you display a lack of respect for them. (But) once I invited dialogue, I would lose my ability to control the situation, and everything would just take more time… (But I) started working on these things. And I was flabbergasted. I was astounded by the impact.”

 

Jennifer Radke's curator insight, June 9, 9:52 AM

I love this entire list, but believe that 7 and 3 need to work hand in hand.  Listen and then communicate. 

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7 Tips to Help You to Say 'No' More Often

7 Tips to Help You to Say 'No' More Often | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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It is not only great to able to say no, it is sometimes the right thing to say.

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Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, May 27, 3:46 PM

Do you need to say No more often??

Marilú Aranda Landa's curator insight, May 28, 6:27 AM

No! No y no :) Buen día y saludos amigos de la Riviera Maya!

Puerto Morelos los espera con los brazos abiertos!

www.puertomorelosspanishcenter.com

 

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, June 13, 7:50 AM

Enhance your ability with simple power of saying No.

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Lean Startups: 10 Ways To Use Social Media To Crowd Sourced Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Lean Startups: 10 Ways To Use Social Media To Crowd Sourced Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it
Marketers are always trying to finding ways to create viral conversations with social media. Here are 10 tips to tap the power of crowd sourced marketing.

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An interesting statistic that 77% of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when they hear about it from friends or family.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 30, 3:48 PM

It is possible to crowdsource virtually everything you do, think, or are thinking about. It takes TIME and the right tools, but benefits are huge and line up well with Lean Startup ideas.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 1, 2:25 PM

Referrers are your best sales people. Another great article from Jeff Bullas.

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5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings

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I am sure many of us would all like to spend less time in meetings!

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Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:43 AM

Why do you want your meetings fast and focused? Because, they cost you resources. In addition, if meetings are long and unproductive, they can lower moral, which costs you more!

 

I love this quick-read article with real world examples on how to make your meetings really pay off. As well as what to do to energize your conference room.

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:49 AM

Meetings...to make them pay off, follow these useful suggestions!

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 12:01 PM

Are you tired of tiring, unproductive meetings? If so, review this quick-read article, and consider the Meetings that Rock program by Northstar Facilitators. Starts May 6th! 

http://www.northstarfacilitators.com/meetings-that-rock/

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101 Kickass Startup Quotes

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We’ve compiled 101 kickass quotes for entrepreneurs. Remember when starting your own company, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon!

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Some great thoughts and tips to think about.

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Ernest Collett's curator insight, March 27, 1:51 PM

Only 101 things to do!!

Stéphane Crémier's curator insight, March 28, 8:12 AM

Drôle et tellement vrai !

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5 Quick Tips For Improving Customer Service

5 Quick Tips For Improving Customer Service | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Simple and so true.

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Kimberley Vico's curator insight, March 19, 11:12 AM

A fine approach to your guests in business...

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, March 22, 10:11 AM

These are short and sweet. I have learned that customer service is often overlooked these days from numerous win loss interviews, and it's so easy to do!

Marlon Saville, CAP's curator insight, August 18, 9:10 AM

We ALL provide customer service.  Whether you are a mail clerk, admin, manager, or CEO your success depends on another.

 

Here are some tips you should know and if you don't - learn NOW!

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4 Social Selling Fallacies

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Social selling is still a new sales discipline. Here’s a list of some social selling fallacies and misconceptions that sales professionals seem to have.

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This is  new or different way for many of us. Lots to think about.

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Seven Small Business Owner Productivity Tips

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Some good points here that will help us all.

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Carmen Saunders's curator insight, February 20, 5:16 PM
Manage distractions, not time
Lisa Armstrong's curator insight, February 21, 12:03 AM

Hi folks, as outlined in Part A of this Moodle, an important part of our management effectiveness involves the way we plan our work priorities.

 

Take a look at this article on productivity for ideas on enhancing your management effectiveness.

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, February 21, 8:21 AM

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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Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills

Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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What type of leader are you? Authoritative, Affiliative, Coaching, Coercive or Democratic?

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Emilia Hart's curator insight, August 16, 10:18 AM

Babies are very sensitive to chemicals as their immune systems are just preliminary to develop. The delicate skin of babies cannot produce sufficient oil to continue moisturized. Normal skin care products might dry their fine skin and composite the problem. The best decision is to apply natural baby care products for babies.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 16, 1:35 PM

Leadership skills is necessary for any any business owners and personnel in management positions. Great leaders are effective because they continue to grow and develop. The learning never stops no matter what position you are in!

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, August 17, 9:55 PM

We offer some of the best, DiSC leadership assessment tools, obtained from our provider, Epic, for the CEO, used by more than 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication tools.

What do the letters DiSC mean?

http://www.mjfgroup.biz/leadership-assessment-tools/

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17 Great Networking Tips


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The one I like is: 'Don't work the room'

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 28, 6:59 AM


Business owners who make the effort to develop good networking skills, will develop long term quality relationships with fellow business owners, and their businesses will reap the benefits of these relationships for years to come.


Networking is often avoided by many business owners, usually  by those who claim the activity provides a poor return on their time investment or that they are simply too busy and can't make the time available,  yet the real reason is a lack of knowledge of how to successfully network.


This excellent article, suggests that anyone can improve their networking skills, and it offers 17 tips to make the networking experience a far more enjoyable and rewarding endeavour.

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Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team

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Some good tips here. Not sure if they are all realistic in a small start up.

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Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 8:44 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 8:45 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 10:37 AM

You can have the greatest product in the world but if customers don't know about it (marketing) and  you don't have a winning sales and marketing team to bring in the revenue nothing else matters.

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Top 10 Reasons for Entrepreneurial Success

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I realized I couldn’t give the secret to business success in 10 seconds.

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I like this. How many times have we been asked a question and wished afterwards we had given a better answer.

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Chuck Devers's curator insight, July 6, 5:53 AM

A short, simple, and to-the-point read.  So many of us want to skip the basics and "get fancy".... there really isn't much need to do so if you don't get the basics right in the first place, as your business will not thrive.  Read on!!

Subhash Acharya's curator insight, July 11, 5:20 AM

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After completing PHP training Kolkata , there is a great opportunity to get a job for PHP trained freshers in Kolkata , as well as outside of Kolkata. It opens the way to a person to get a better job in IT fields and gives opportunity to earn good money.

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11 Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

11 Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Most of us never quite get rid of the nerves when we present, even worse when we do it for the first time. 

If we had these tips it would have been a little easier I think.

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BrianBurnett's curator insight, June 25, 8:35 AM

Preview of some of those tips:

  • 7P's = Proper Preparation & Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance. (some call it 6 without the ... you know which)
  • Know Your Venue
  • Visualize Success
  • Know Your Audience 
  • Claim the three “audience truths.” One: They believe you’re the expert, so don’t tell them otherwise. Two: They want you to succeed, so they’re on your side. Three: They won’t know when you make a mistake, so don’t announce it
  • Realize you don’t look as nervous as you feel
  • Memorize your opening
  • Get psyched up before you go "on" - See Amy Cuddy  http://on.ted.com/Cuddy 
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, June 25, 10:36 AM

It's always good to rehearse how to checklist the main elements for your really earned success on the podium...:-)))

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, June 25, 10:40 AM

"Pitching" is an art that can make or break your young startup. Those 11 tips are great ways to make sure the messenger will deliver the message the right way. Now...look out for tips on making your message a clear one ;-)

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50 Inspiring Young Entrepreneur Quotes

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The 50 top young entrepreneur quotes: categories of top young entrepreneur quotes include risk, making money online, simplicity, and social media.

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Some great quotes here. Inspiring is the right word. Well worth looking at.

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Randy Otwn's comment, June 1, 10:43 PM
Nice quotes
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Grow Trust with Delegation and Boundaries

Grow Trust with Delegation and Boundaries | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Some interesting points in this. They should make you think, at least.

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Lorinda Forrest's curator insight, May 22, 7:52 AM

Good delegation skills help develop employee skill sets and confidence in abilities

James Cracknell's comment, May 23, 3:02 AM
thanks for this
Chuck Devers's curator insight, June 1, 6:46 AM

Church leaders - Pastors, especially!!!  -- need to pay careful attention to this critical part of growing your ministry.  DELEGATION builds the team, makes the Pastor more effective-- not only because many hands lighten the load, but equally true that the reallocation of time and internal peace is what many Pastors need to remain revitalized, effective, and not burned out.  Trust in your team is what builds a great organization!

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13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident

13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Some useful tips

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 28, 6:00 AM


Many small business owners, lack the confidence in themselves that they need to be able to grow their small businesses into larger enterprises, and as a consequence stick in a comfort zone that restricts their business from reaching its full potential.


Often these business owners are ignoring the fact that armed with the right knowledge, it is possible for them to teach themselves to be far more confident, and then to step outside of their comfort zone and grow their businesses.


This excellent article, suggests every business owner can be more confident in their approach to business activities, and it offers 13 tips to follow to learn to become more confident and more successful.

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25 intriguing startup quotes

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I stumbled across a startupquote.com today, a great Tumblr blog by Rollin’ Egg. So I had a look through the hundreds of quotes and these are the ones that s

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Some great quotes

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Linda Salna's curator insight, April 14, 5:03 AM

Wisdom from those who have walked the talk

Lynne M. Williams BS, MA, ABD★'s curator insight, April 15, 5:39 PM

Start up quotes to keep you motivated!

Susan Stillman's curator insight, April 20, 10:40 AM

here's one I especIally like:  “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”  –Nelson Mandela, South African Leader

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Six Principles Underlying Hiring Great Team Members for Your Business

Six Principles Underlying Hiring Great Team Members for Your Business | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Employing the right people first time round, what a win.

 

The interaction, trust and camaraderie of your teams can make or break your business.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 21, 3:35 AM

The interaction, trust and camaraderie of your teams can make or break your business.

Cathy Matthews's curator insight, March 21, 6:56 AM

Your business team is like family and should be treated with dignity and respect. Your team, if focused on obtaining a common goal and proud (not to mention excited) to come to work each day, is what makes an organization successful. This is accomplished through defined goals, clear strategy, clear communication, and working well with others. As my dad used to say (a very successful businessman who worked his way to President of his company), there are 3 rules to live by in the business world: 1. Love what you do; 2. Love the people you work with; 3. Love yourself.

Jill Miller, SPHR's curator insight, March 21, 12:37 PM

Hold to your principles when hiring and managing to get and keep great people.

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The Secret to Effectively Managing Your Time

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This is so true. Most of us don't have a time management problem, we have a prioritization problem.

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malek's curator insight, March 14, 5:12 AM
  • Remember that it's impossible to get everything done.
  • Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day.
  • Block out other distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business.


Carmen Saunders's curator insight, March 16, 12:51 PM

Most of us don’t have a time management problem — we have a prioritization problem.

Angela Heath's curator insight, March 17, 7:44 AM

Time Management....is one of the most useful skills we all need.  This article is quite useful.

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5 Tips to Put Profits Back in Sales

5 Tips to Put Profits Back in Sales | Executive Coaching & Mentoring | Scoop.it

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Some very useful tips here.

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clara noble's curator insight, March 10, 3:41 AM

I'm all for #businessgrowth and sustainability so profits are pivotal! 

SBESSCPA's curator insight, March 10, 5:42 AM

SBEs lets begin to change our thinking..... about Sales and Profit