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50 Things You Need To Know About Pinterest - Search Engine Journal

50 Things You Need To Know About Pinterest - Search Engine Journal | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Image Credit: Roxanne Ready/Flickr Was there a site as dominating as Pinterest was in 2013? We don’t think so. Pinterest had a phenomenal year, and that’s

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Just in case you still think Pinterest is only for rabid DIYers and recipe collectors, you must read this list.  The data does not lie.  Pinterest rocked in 2013. 

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Great insights into who's using Pinterest.

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Pinterest is my new google. If I am looking for a video, vacation, reciepes, exercise moves, or crafting... I search pinterest first. 

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LinkedIn Must Have’s for your Professional Brand.

LinkedIn Must Have’s for your Professional Brand. | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
5 basic tips that everyone should be utilizing as it relates to their professional brand and personal networking.
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7 Tips for Starting Your Own Business

7 Tips for Starting Your Own Business | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
With flat job numbers and few solutions to get Americans back to work, starting your own business can be your path to financial recovery. In fact, despite the economic turbulence, new data from Manta, the world's largest online community for promoting and connecting small business, finds 500,075 new...

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Achieving Greater Reach with Cross-Platform Software Capability

Achieving Greater Reach with Cross-Platform Software Capability | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
A number of cross-platform software design strategies have emerged because of the competition in cross-platform compatibility and advanced functionality.

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Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.
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Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life Including Social Media - Heidi Cohen

Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life Including Social Media - Heidi Cohen | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air making everything seem fresh and new. But open one of your digital devices such as your computer, your smartphone or your tablets, and there’s stuff that’s accumulated. Just as you give your home a through spring cleaning, go through your digital inboxes, files and profiles on digital devices and social networks to get rid of the information that’s irrelevant reducing your effectiveness. Here are 21 tips from Heidi Cohen's Actionable Marketing Blog to help you remove the clutter from your digital and social media life this spring.
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When Bad Employees Start to Ruin Your Brand

When Bad Employees Start to Ruin Your Brand | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Like the frog in the hot water, when it’s gradual, damage to your brand may not be noticed until it's very late in the game.
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Why it is important that all of your client facing employees understand they are the brand representatives....

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Best iPhone, iPad business apps for 2014

Best iPhone, iPad business apps for 2014 | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Looking for iPhone and iPad business apps that can boost your productivity? These 12 lesser-known iOS downloads will help extend your mobile display to a desktop, schedule social-media updates, scan documents and much more.
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Definitely apps we have not heard of before...worth exploring. 

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Employee Engagement – What Drives It, and Why Does it Matter?

Employee Engagement – What Drives It, and Why Does it Matter? | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

Employee Engagement, to put it simply, is the emotional connection and commitment that an employee has to his/her job.  It’s the amount of discretionary effort an employee will give you – - –  their willingness and ability to “go the extra mile”!

 

The fact that you are even reading this speaks volumes for your commitment to investing time and effort into your employee’s level of engagement and happiness. Not only does employee engagement increase your employee’s productivity and effectiveness, but because your employees can be your company’s best ambassadors, it can help you attract future talent to your organization…not to mention retain the talent you already have.  Also, an engaged workforce affects your bottom line – - – which leads me to my next point.....

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How to Funnel Your Prospects to the Right Place

How to Funnel Your Prospects to the Right Place | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
You get excited when a hot new prospect enters your marketing funnel. You’ve worked hard to get the message out about your product or service and it’s rewarding to see it attract people to your business. That part is fine and dandy. It’s what comes next that matters. Never let people into your marketing funnel …
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More great tips from Owner...work on trust and connections first. 

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Choose a Great Name for Your Company: 3 Tips

Choose a Great Name for Your Company: 3 Tips | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
We thought we had a great name and logo for our company. But we made three simple--and costly--mistakes.
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Tips For Women's Business Growth In 2014

Tips For Women's Business Growth In 2014 | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
By Nell Merlino,  Founder of  Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence Economists are predicting a year of economic growth for the U.S.

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Why Small Businesses Need to Think More Like Good Neighbors

Why Small Businesses Need to Think More Like Good Neighbors | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Small business owners can sometimes feel like it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. If you fall behind, even for a moment, a more tech-savvy business with greater resources could ...
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Reach out to other local businesses, see how you can help each other.  

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Key person of influence chief explains the five main issues small businesses face and how to get over them

Key person of influence chief explains the five main issues small businesses face and how to get over them | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Small businesses can list around 55 issues that hold them back from success, growth and happiness, according to small business trainer and Key Person of Influence chief executive Glen Carlson.

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sadly we see these so many times

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100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.
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What a GREAT list of questions...definitely bookmark worthy! 

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Happy Employees are your Best Brand Ambassadors

Happy Employees are your Best Brand Ambassadors | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
You, as an employer, could possibly be sitting on a branding gold mine by having engaged and happy employees that will share your brand with others.
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How Can You Get The Most Out Of Your Web Hosting Company?

How Can You Get The Most Out Of Your Web Hosting Company? | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Though there are numerous web hosting companies in the market, they are not all equal when it comes to their capabilities and commitments.
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How to Network Like You Really Mean It

How to Network Like You Really Mean It | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity.
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Thoughts on How NOT to Build a Team

Thoughts on How NOT to Build a Team | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
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The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use

The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Advice on the Art of Communication from "life coach" counselor Pamela Maier. Should every entrepreneur receive life coaching? Whether it’s a little or a lot, it just doesn’t hurt.
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“Words have power. You can’t take them back. Use them with care.”

Great advice in this aricle.  I can't wait to buy the book, "The Art of Communication." 

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12 Phrases You Should Never Say In A Professional Context

12 Phrases You Should Never Say In A Professional Context | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
If you want to get ahead, never use these phrases on your resume, in an interview, or at work.
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Good advice! 

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How to Beat “Me Too” Syndrome

How to Beat “Me Too” Syndrome | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
I like to call this phenomenon Me Too Syndrome, and it seems that since the onslaught of the social web, it’s become all too prevalent.
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Tips and advice on how to avoid being weighted down by negativity - clean up social media lists, avoid gossip - surround yourself with positive people and purge the negative ones. 

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How to Leverage Physical Events to Grow an Online Business

How to Leverage Physical Events to Grow an Online Business | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
There was a time when a business was either an online business or an offline business. You either had a brick and mortar location or you did not. Owners of physical locations focused on servicing the people who walked into the location. Those without a physical space focused on building an online audience. The two …
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GREAT suggestions on how to use in person events to help grow your online business! 

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Why Every Tech Company Needs An English Major

Why Every Tech Company Needs An English Major | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Every technology has a great story behind it, but not always a great storyteller.
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All brands need someone who can tell their story, and tell it well. 

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3 Ways Social Media Is Driving A Business Revolution

3 Ways Social Media Is Driving A Business Revolution | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a life before social media, even though sites like Facebook and Twitter have been around for less than a decade. As businesses look back over that decade, they can easily see how these sites are changing the way they do everything. Professionals use these sites to [...]

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Level343's curator insight, February 26, 12:21 PM

CEOs Must Evolve

 

Despite the fact that a 2013 study showed more than 80 percent of those surveyed feel it is vital for CEOs to interact on social media, there are still numerous CEOs who decline to participate. These CEOs are busy meeting face to face with potential clients and networking in the community. Meanwhile, their younger counterparts are checking for mutual connections on LinkedIn LNKD +3.23% and crunching numbers to determine the success of their Twitter campaigns.

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The Brand of You - Putting Your Best Self Forward Online

The Brand of You - Putting Your Best Self Forward Online | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
You are a brand. Your online behavior, including content you choose to share online, creates an image of who you are and what is important to you.
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