Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis
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Articles to help small businesses unleash their untapped power. They cover things that a small business should know and use.
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Flow without friction: An interview with eBay’s Devin Wenig | McKinsey & Company

Flow without friction: An interview with eBay’s Devin Wenig | McKinsey & Company | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Technology is enabling the creation of a single global online marketplace. The president of eBay Marketplaces explains what that means for the company and its customers. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Think you're too small to compete in the global marketplace? Think again.

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50 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Have Changed My Life

50 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Have Changed My Life | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
This collection of Tony Robbins quotes are a homage and respect to the legendary Robbins who is doing amazing things in this world by impacting the lives of
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Are you your own worst enemy? Get some bite-sized insights and inspiration from Tony Robbins.

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How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?
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Small businesses have limited resources. If yours employs staff, why not make the most of them? Your business will benefit, and your employees will feel more valued and fulfilled.

 

Check out this short article to help you maximise your employees' potential.

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Should I Ask Friends and Family to Invest in My Business?

Should I Ask Friends and Family to Invest in My Business? | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Are you wondering if you should ask friends or family to invest in your new business? Learn the good, bad and ugly about this business financing strategy.
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Amplify your staff's productivity

Amplify your staff's productivity | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.
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If you employ staff, you may have ongoing concerns about getting them to work to their best ability and keeping them engaged. This article introduces three models of working: Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), Holacracy, and Self-Management.

 

It's worth reading if you want to get the most from your staff by giving them more power, and improve your business' performance by doing so.

 

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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Technologies that may affect your business and life.

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Big Ideas 2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur

Big Ideas 2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.2014 will be a year of many big ideas, because it will be the year of the
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Looks like starting a business isn't as scary as it used to be...

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:20 AM

If you're going to be successful the theme for 2014 is that your'e going to doing it running your own business and the floodgates have opened with crowdfunding as one of the main pathways that entrepreneurs are getting money to launch new businesses and create new products. Viva entrepreneurship!

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The Power of Small

The Power of Small | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Today we celebrate the birthday of Masami Sato, the founder of 'Buy1, Give1 - Business for Good'. Masami had a belief that small has the capacity to be big, via working together. Lots of businesses doing small things to create one huge outcome.
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A great example of collaboration.

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Augmented Reality and you

Augmented reality (AR) is technology that interacts with the physical world using sensor-based apps that sense the real world around you. They then connect to remote systems to retrieve relevant...
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Small Business Tip: Increase Sales Without Spending a Lot of Money - BBB News Center

Small Business Tip: Increase Sales Without Spending a Lot of Money - BBB News Center | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Increasing your sales doesn’t always have to mean spending money. Take a look at what is already working for you, and find ways to build on those successful elements.
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Ten Tips for New Small Businesses

Ten Tips for New Small Businesses | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Suggestions to help get your business off to a smooth start and keep it going for the long haul.

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Understanding Cross-Platform Consumer Behaviour

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People use multiple types of screen-based devices when buying. This infographic summarises four behaviours neatly.

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How retailers can keep up with consumers | McKinsey & Company

How retailers can keep up with consumers | McKinsey & Company | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
The retail industry is more dynamic than ever. US retailers must evolve to succeed in the next decade. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Global flows in a digital age | McKinsey & Company

Global flows in a digital age | McKinsey & Company | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
The movement of goods and services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals. To be unconnected is to fall behind. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Go with the flow. Think about how this information could be put to use in your business and how your community could benefit.

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12 Tips For Saving Tons Of Time On Email

12 Tips For Saving Tons Of Time On Email | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Office workers spend about two hours a day on email.
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Here are some tips that everyone could use!

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The hidden power of working with other businesses

The hidden power of working with other businesses | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Short articles, ideas, videos, interviews and whatever may help your business improve
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Imagine if you could develop a unique perspective for your business that would make it extremely attractive to prospective customers in your market. Working with other businesses could make this happen faster.

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How to Know When Your Customer Isn’t Likely to Pay

How to Know When Your Customer Isn’t Likely to Pay | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
It’s tough enough to drum up clients. For a business being bootstrapped by its owner, getting stiffed for services rendered can spell fina
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Getting paid is vital to all small businesses. This article gives you some pointers.

 

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Small Business Owners... Beware of Your Shiny New Year's resolutions

Small Business Owners... Beware of Your Shiny New Year's resolutions | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
To many, the start of a new year brings on the desire to achieve previously unattained goals and dreams. This is an admirable sentiment, but in reality it should be approached with caution,...
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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 3, 2014 4:02 AM

Start you new year and find your focus and work towards realistic goals. Find the pathway you want to be on and do what it takes to stay on track. Don't overload yourself with too many things that you will not be able to make happen. Limit the number of projects you take on so that you can complete the projects you start.

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Game-Changing IT Trends: A Five-Year Outlook (Part I)

Game-Changing IT Trends: A Five-Year Outlook (Part I) | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology. From smart phones and tablets to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there’s a plethora of technological
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Keep an eye on technological trends that affect the way people do things and communicate. This will prepare you for the shift you'll need to make to your business to stay successful. If you develop innovative ways to use them advantageously, they will even put you ahead of your competitors.

 

Make no mistake, the next five years will transform business, communication, collaboration and education. Unless you adapt, you'll be left behind.

 

This article by Daniel Burrus explains the first 12 trends to keep an eye on.

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Yammer, NationalField, And The Future Of How We Collaborate At Work

Yammer, NationalField, And The Future Of How We Collaborate At Work | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
With their unprecedented ability to collect and communicate data enterprise social networks are fast becoming essential to business--and the smartest...

Via Marty Koenig, Lori Wilk
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An insight on how social media is transforming the way people work together inside and outside their organisations.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:40 AM

I feel so blessed to be connecting and communicating with people who are passionate about entrepreneurship and increasing the abilitiy of small business owners to stay in business and sustain growth.

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Small Businesses Can Save the World

Small Businesses Can Save the World | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
I have often argued that the Internet is not a tool to compete with or wipe out the small and mid-sized business. Instead, it’s a way that these small companies can amplify their impact. And that’s
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Small business doesn't mean restricted business. This short article tells the story of a chocolate maker that launched his business from his shed, and now operates globally.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:44 AM

We have the tools to magnify and multiply our messages as small business owners in a digitally connected global world#influence#marketing#socialmedia#entrepreneurship

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4 Bio-Inspired Tips to Create Better Teams

4 Bio-Inspired Tips to Create Better Teams | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
By Tim Brown and Jane Fulton SuriThere’s an entire industry built around how to be a better leader and build strong, dynamic teams. But for the last few years, my colleague and dear friend Jane
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Turning to nature for ideas can often lead to innovative thinking. Take a look at this article by Tim Brown.

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Innovation: Inspired by nature

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10 Strategies for Increasing Your Creativity

10 Strategies for Increasing Your Creativity | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Are you a creative person? Most people like to think they are. But the fact is that we can all benefit from a boost to our creative juices.Those who are truly creative don’t copy what others do;
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CX Journey™: The 15 Senses of a Great Customer Experience

CX Journey™: The 15 Senses of a Great Customer Experience | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
In today's post, I look at the senses that are most important to the employee experience and to the customer experience. How many of these are used by your organization?
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The Cloud-Enabled Transformation of Enterprise IT

The Cloud-Enabled Transformation of Enterprise IT | Small Business Creation and Metamorphosis | Scoop.it
Thanks to exponential advances in processing power, bandwidth, and storage (what I call the three change accelerators), the business environment is undergoing a major transformation. I have been
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