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Taking On the Goliaths | Entrepreneur Magazine

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Targeting SMEs: The new land of opportunity (and margins) for large corporates (Taking On the Goliaths | Entrepreneur Magazine http://t.co/KRe1Ge4afs)...
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Innovation Is Required: Nine Lessons Learned Working At A Startup

Innovation Is Required: Nine Lessons Learned Working At A Startup | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Want to know what it's actually like to work for a startup? We outline nine must-learn lessons for aspiring employees.

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Anita's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:20 PM

Are you ready to work for a start-up?

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Business risk management in plain English « Business Planning Essentials

Business risk management in plain English « Business Planning Essentials | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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Beijing Startup Builds On The Shoulders Of Giants To Go Global From China - Forbes

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Beijing Startup Builds On The Shoulders Of Giants To Go Global From China
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And his four-year-old startup Light in the Box is a good example.
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The five digital marketing megatrends you can't ignore

The five digital marketing megatrends you can't ignore | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Five major internet trends that will benefit your business.  

 

1. Nanopayments

2. Real money

3. Knowing customers

4. Browser upgrades

5. Growing focus on trust

 

 


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MTD's curator insight, May 21, 2013 8:37 AM

The trends affecting marketing are hugely varied and are affecting the wider world. What will you use - and what do you need to be aware of? Take a look at these five key trends, add to them and shape a strategy. 

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What Is One Piece Of Advice You Would Give First-Time Entrepreneurs?

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What is one piece of advice you would give first-time entrepreneurs? This question was originally answered on Quora by Mira Zaslove.
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Invention: The Entrepreneurial Curse

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A lesson from a reformed inventor (RT @ForbesTech: Invention is not the same as innovation. http://t.co/Fj6zKK84aI)
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Do Your Employees Trust You?

Do Your Employees Trust You? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
They might like you. They may even love you. But can they be sure you'll get the job done when the chips are down

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David Hain's curator insight, May 14, 2013 2:42 AM

For those of us who follow English football, the dismissal of Roberto Mancini and the elevation to sainthood of his Manchester counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson are interesting contrasts in this debate.

Eric Vanetti's curator insight, May 14, 2013 9:11 AM

Show me a "leader" whose employees don't trust him/her, and I'll show you a "leader" without followers.

The Customer's Shoes's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:34 AM

If any initiatives are being implemented in a low-trust culture, its chances of success are really remote.

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Why I abandoned my startup | The McBride Network

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The ART of Collaboration

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Knowledge can only be volunteered, it can’t be conscripted”. But is the same true for collaboration? If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge?


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:32 AM

Qu'est-ce que la collaboration ? Comment cela fonctionne-t-il ?  Peut-on l'imposer ou doit-on l'encourager ?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:51 PM

A good looking infographic and article are combined. Who does the structuring? Is it collaboration if the boss says this will be the outcome?

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Reverse Engineering Your Startup’s Success

Reverse Engineering Your Startup’s Success | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Who can forget gems like these word problems from 3rd grade math class?
Q: Jack walked from Santa Clara to Palo Alto. It took 1 hour 25 minutes to walk from Santa Clara to Los Altos. Then it took 25
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The World's Shortest Marketing Plan - Think Tank

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Using social media as a crisis management tool [infographic]

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Social media engagement has become a big deal for businesses and, on a personal level, plenty of us are a little more "engaged" than we should be when business is waiting, but when disaster strikes...
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Real Business - Forty ways to save a fortune

Real Business - Forty ways to save a fortune | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Andy Yates shares 40 golden rules to becoming a business super-scrimping success.
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Sure, listen to your customers -- but don't expect them to have all the answers

Sure, listen to your customers -- but don't expect them to have all the answers | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Social channels give companies unprecedented access to customers, and they can help you build better products that meet their needs. But sometimes it's your job to innovate and come up with products your customers never imagined needing.
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What Is A Social Business? 4 Resources To Help You - Forbes

What Is A Social Business? 4 Resources To Help You - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
What Is A Social Business? 4 Resources To Help You Forbes More recently I talked about the many reasons why social business is important and I presented my own roadmap to become a social business including the need to define a social strategy that...
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Wow - what a great resource for ideas in this and the links in the article! Still reading ;)

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The tricky business of collaboration - MiamiHerald.com

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The tricky business of collaboration
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Julie Black, a manager at a South Florida publishing company, was about to have another bad day.
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Leading Virtual Teams Effectively

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Leading virtual teams effectively requires you to embrace two new leadership paradigms that may feel counter-intuitive. But without them, miscommunication and poor performance could reign.
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Millennials Are Rewriting the Rules of Work and Entrepreneurship

Millennials Are Rewriting the Rules of Work and Entrepreneurship | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

HR and communication challenge s ahead... What do Millennials want? Flexibility and independence top the list, according to a new study, “Millennials and the Future of Work,” from oDesk.... Millennial workers want freedom and the flexibility to work how they want. Many Millennials have a “freelance” attitude. Almost nine in 10 (89 percent) say they prefer to work when and where they choose (compared to a corporate, 9-to-5 job). When comparing freelance work to “regular” jobs, Millennials say freelancing gives them more freedom to: - Work wherever they like (92 percent). - Work whenever they like (87 percent). - Work on more interesting projects (69 percent). - Travel while working (half say they’d prefer this to taking vacation time). You Might Have a Closet Freelancer on Your Staff Many Millennials are biding their time at regular jobs and freelancing on the side until the time is right to leave. Nearly three-fourths (71 percent) of those who work regular jobs want to quit to be entirely independent; 61 percent say they likely will quit within two years, and 17 percent say they definitely will....


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carol k's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:25 AM

Very interesting, the technology certainly exists to make this real. Organisational structures however, are slower to change. The move to flexibility I think is a good one, affording a better work life balance.

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Startups' Secret: More Are Facing Patent Suits - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal Startups' Secret: More Are Facing Patent Suits Wall Street Journal And according to a study of tech startups and patent suits published last year by Colleen Chien, assistant professor at Santa Clara University School of Law,...
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Leaders: How to Dig Deep and Treasure Your Trials

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As a leader, are you going (or have you been) through tough times? If so, it may be time to reflect on some who have been down that road before you. For the POWs in the Vietnam War, facing serious trials became a way of life.


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Six crucial questions to ask when picking a business partner - Forbes

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Six crucial questions to ask when picking a business partner
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Who makes a better business partner, a loyal friend or family member that you can trust or a relative stranger with a great CV but no relationship?
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10 R’s of motivation every entrepreneur should know

10 R’s of motivation every entrepreneur should know | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
One of the keys to maximizing the productivity of your team, as well as yourself, is motivation. It has been estimated that the average team member at any given
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10 Things Every Customer Wants

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Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer's priority list. See what's at the top.
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Half of Companies Will Require BYOD By 2017, Gartner Says

Half of Companies Will Require BYOD By 2017, Gartner Says | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
But most IT executives surveyed believe they haven't yet made a strong business case for BYOD (http://t.co/ySvSkhdf9s Half of Companies Will Require BYOD By 2017, G..)...

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Don't forget to make sure you still 'own' the data!

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