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5 Startup Founders Reveal Their Best Company Culture Tips

5 Startup Founders Reveal Their Best Company Culture Tips | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

When you walk into SinglePlatform's office, you'll see customer testimonials lining the walls, inspirational quotes and artwork chalked onto a pillar painted with chalkboard paint, and Lego blocks towering over the desks of sales staff, each piece to indicate a goal that was met.

 

The walls are plastered with printouts of customer testimonials praising the company for great service. In the hall, an employee takes three swings at a Wiffle ball in attempt to garner a ticket in the raffle.


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The Startup Europe Manifesto: A plan for a more entrepreneur-friendly EU

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Teach children entrepreneurship, roll out a pan-European Startup Visa and make it easier for high-growth companies to go public – those are just three recommendations from a 22-point ...
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Expanding your startup into Asia? Here’s how to build out your operations in the region

Expanding your startup into Asia? Here’s how to build out your operations in the region | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, ... (Expanding your startup into Asia?
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So how do you fund your startup? A look at all of the options available to you

So how do you fund your startup? A look at all of the options available to you | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Luckily there are many types of funding available for start-ups, it’s just a question of finding one that you feel best suits your needs.
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The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic)

The World's 20 Hottest Startup Scenes (Infographic) | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

The U.S. is home to six of the top 10 startup ecosystems in the world, but some surprising cities are upping their game with notable strides in funding,...


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In Praise of Laziness

In Praise of Laziness | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

THERE is a never-ending supply of business gurus telling us how we can, and must, do more. Sheryl Sandberg urges women to “Lean In” if they want to get ahead. John Bernard offers breathless advice on conducting “Business at the Speed of Now”. Michael Port tells salesmen how to “Book Yourself Solid”. And in case you thought you might be able to grab a few moments to yourself, Keith Ferrazzi warns that you must “Never Eat Alone”.

 

Yet the biggest problem in the business world is not too little but too much—too many distractions and interruptions, too many things done for the sake of form, and altogether too much busy-ness. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess of meetings is the biggest devourer of time: they talk of vergaderziekte, “meeting sickness”. However, a study last year by the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that it is e-mails: it found that highly skilled office workers spend more than a quarter of each working day writing and responding to them.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 16, 2013 1:33 AM
Businesspeople would be better off if they did less and thought more.


Lydia's Marketing & Communication Consulting's comment, August 16, 2013 10:54 AM
Amen
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Take Your Business to the Next Level - TIME

Take Your Business to the Next Level - TIME | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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Is your business stuck in a rut? These days, doing what you've always done won't cut it anymore. Just look at former movie rental giant Blockbuster.
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5 ways to boost your professional brand… - Techday NZ

5 ways to boost your professional brand… - Techday NZ | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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LinkedIn's Brad Mauney, a blogger for the business networking website, claims an average of 45 million profiles are viewed each day on the site, and offers how best to exploit such interest.
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Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups | TechCrunch

Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups | TechCrunch | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or patent trolls, have largely stayed off the political radar for the 12 years since the term "patent troll" was coined.
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Harnessing The Power of The e-Pipeline

http://www.tomorrow-people.com/blog - Now that digital data is enabling marketing to gain greater insights into customer buying behaviour, the e-pipeline is a b
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7 Steps to Outstanding Sales Growth for Your Startup

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Image via FeedTheBeast.biz “If you build it, they will come.” It's a line from an old movie "Field of Dreams" which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new...
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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.

 

Their influence was based on a combination of position, experience, knowledge, wealth – and most importantly control of the channels of communication to the “people,” for to have power influence must be spread.

 

No longer – the influence landscape has already shifted dramatically and will continue to evolve.


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Annemarijs's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:06 AM

Wie heeft de macht in deze groeiende netwerksamenleving? Zij die de meeste invloed uitoefenen, maar zijn dat nog dezelfde die dat vanuit hun functie of geboorterecht altijd gehad hebben?

Alex Watson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:39 AM

Interesting read.

Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:29 AM

Great visual of the modern leader and to quote Jim Collins,m"we are moving from organizations well managed to networks well led." Essentially, the leaders of today will be more like association executives than command and control CEOs of the past. What do you think about this?

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How healthy is your business? 6 ways to take the "temperature"

How healthy is your business? 6 ways to take the "temperature" | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Photo credit: dumbledad via Flickr Creative Commons When 1 in 10 entrepreneurs work 70 hours a week, it’s a safe bet that business owners have a lot of issues competing for their attention.
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What Small Business Can Learn From The Big Business Of College - Forbes

What Small Business Can Learn From The Big Business Of College - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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Similarly, in your business, you need to tell prospects how good it will be once you solve their pain. People still buy dreams.
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Social Business: Flat or Hierarchical? A Surprising Answer

Social Business: Flat or Hierarchical? A Surprising Answer | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

The most effective social businesses may start to look more like organizations that long predate modern corporations — so-called “loosely coupled” organizations such as military, education and religious institutions.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 22, 2013 11:38 AM

I hope they are not too loosely coupled. Education has been compared to anarchy as well. We need a shared vision to make it work effectively.

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Take Social Collaboration To Next Level

Take Social Collaboration To Next Level | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools.


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Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
How can you get anything done when your tasks turn into competing preoccupations In this age of distraction it's all about monotasking. Here are six...
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Workers trade corporate careers for business ownership - Sun-Sentinel

Workers trade corporate careers for business ownership - Sun-Sentinel | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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For many, moving away from a corporate setting meant tackling their own business. That can be scary, and stressful. But it also can be rewarding.
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How to Build Your Personal Brand [10 Simple Steps]

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So you want to uncover, communicate, and manage your personal brand. Sounds like a rather large task, but by following these 10 steps you will build a powerful
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How A Side-Hustle Can Skyrocket Your Long-Term Career Goals. - Social-Hire

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How A Social Entrepreneur Created A Sustainable Business In Keeping ... - Forbes

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The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King

The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Why writing a compelling personal bio is crucial to your career, and tips on how to craft one.
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3 Surprising Ways to Find New Clients

3 Surprising Ways to Find New Clients | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Defy convention and employ these unconventional methods for connecting with new customers.

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Dotty Scott's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:47 AM

Love the roofing idea...

Jon Turino's comment, July 19, 2013 9:15 PM
Very interesting.