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How to Use LinkedIn For Your Small Business | Groupon Works

How to Use LinkedIn For Your Small Business | Groupon Works | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Learn how to use LinkedIn for your small business to engage with your network. We have seven tips on how it can help you grow your local presence. (New to LinkedIn?
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Have you ever wondered how you could use all you network contacts on LinkedIn to work for your business......well read this article about Groupon Works.

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Learn how to use LinkedIn for your small business to engage with your network. We have seven tips on how it can help you grow your local presence. (New to LinkedIn?

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Google Releases Easier Offer Builder For Local Business Targeting by @wonderwall7

Google Releases Easier Offer Builder For Local Business Targeting by @wonderwall7 | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Within the next week, Google will be slowly rolling out an easier Google Offers builder, which work in tandem with Map listings.

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Anthony M Turner's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:10 PM

could be really interesting for the many smaller businesses looking to get into this type of marketing

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All Facebook Users Will Now Appear in Search

All Facebook Users Will Now Appear in Search | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Facebook announced that it is officially ending the privacy setting that allowed users to hide themselves from showing up in Facebook search.

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FYI for all those facebook users who are concerned about their privact settings........This information is of extreme IMPORTANCE.

 

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:00 PM

Why are they getting rid of it. Did people even know this setting existed?

-Tanah

poojarajput's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:08 AM

http://www.jagran.com/lifestyle/technology-news-hindi.html

robyns tut's curator insight, October 16, 2013 4:49 PM

I am not sure of how I feel about Facebook's new privacy policy or lack thereof. Already people's privacy is not very secure on Facebook and this implementation will make users more vulnerable and susceptable to unnecessary exposure.http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/10/facebook-search-privacy/

 

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7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it

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This is a subject dear to my heart. Glad to see that research is showing the benefits of having excellent employee engagement levels is the key to productivity gains and business success.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:58 AM

Engaging your employees works and it can be fun. The rewards are an added bonus.

Bethany Spilde's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:29 AM

Blending Social Buzz Media with iRiseAbove.org, this is what we have found we are offering our clients. Love it!  #beyondmarketing

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:47 AM

So how pumped are your team?

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19 Signs of a Disengaged Employee

Get a glimpse into the dreary world of disengagement, and learn what you can do to prevent it by elevating your employer brand and celebrating your Employee Suc (RT @Achievers: Joe likes business results.
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If you are employing and paying staff to do a job that they don't like doing or more to the point you don't know how to engage.....disengaged staff and employees.......then you will be paying the price and suffering the consequences.

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Making the most of your business mentor

Making the most of your business mentor | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Mentors can help startups, but their advice has no worth if the student isn't prepared to listen.
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As a business mentor myself I know all to well that the assistance you offer is only as good as the willingness to receive it

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Too Big To Ignore | Together We'll Make Our Voice Heard

Too Big To Ignore | Together We'll Make Our Voice Heard | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
There are over 2 million small businesses in Australia, employing over 7 million people. That's over 60% of our workforce. Yet, for too many years, small business has been overtaxed, overregulated and overlooked by government.
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Here is the chance for small business in Australia to be heard. Let all parties know " That you have had enough and won't take it anymore"

 

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To change the world, we need to invest in young entrepreneurs

To change the world, we need to invest in young entrepreneurs | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
The time for our governments to invest in creating and supporting youth entrepreneurship programs is now, because as scary as global unemployment figures are, they’re only set to climb higher (To change the world, we need to invest in young entrepreneurs...
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This is a good message to all Government levels in Australia both State and Federal......let's see a Push and Policy initiative towards encouragement, assistantance through coaching and mentoring programs and start-up tax breaks and low interest loans and capital funding.

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6 Steps for Small Businesses to Master Facebook

6 Steps for Small Businesses to Master Facebook | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Social-networking experts share their top tips for small businesses looking to make the most out of Facebook, without spending a ton of time or money.
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Not involved yet ?.........Not sure how? ..........Worried about what it will cost? or how much time it will take daily ? ....READ THIS FOR MORE INFO.

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Small Businesses Getting AWesome Results With Email Newsletters

Small Businesses Getting AWesome Results With Email Newsletters | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Email marketing works. How much does it work ? How about a $40 return on every $1 you invest in your marketing? But stats don't always convince. What about real results? From real businesses? These are the stories of 12 ...
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Just because we have newer and seemingly more interesting ways of Soclal Media Communicating methods..........don't discount emailing.

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Five Ways a Small Business Can Use Social Media to Drive Sales

Five Ways a Small Business Can Use Social Media to Drive Sales | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
I have a friend that runs a small retail business and a couple of months ago I gave her a copy of Think Like a Rock Star.  She loves the book and the last two times I've been in to see her, we've b...
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As a business Mentor I hear so many small business owners say " I don't want to get involved with Social Media" my advice always is......You can't afford not too.

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Preparing a Family Business for the Next Generation - Businessweek

Preparing a Family Business for the Next Generation - Businessweek | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Preparing a Family Business for the Next Generation
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Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age at the rate of 10,000 per day, according to the Pew Research Center.
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An interesting topic that many small business owners neglect to plan for,so how well have you thought through your,,SUCCESSION PLANNING.

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Small Business Risk Management

Small Business Risk Management | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Risk management is a daily challenge for small business owners. (David Koch talks about small business risk management.
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Calculating the impact, and avoiding and managing risk is nearly always the most neglected part of the Business Plan"

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Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 85 This Week

Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 85 This Week | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Good thinking, Otto Frederick Rohwedder. (For anyone thinking about what the future will hold, consider that I was talking today to someone who was around...
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Every minute...of everyday....someone thinks of a new an exciting product or way of doing something ......This week 85years ago "Sliced Bread " was invented...what can you invent or introduce tomorrow.

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Free Small Business Resources

Free Small Business Resources | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
A collection of free resources for small business owners.
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It's not often you come across a array of useful information such as this, so I thought would be good to share.

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5 Fundamental Secrets for Successful Small Business Marketing

5 Fundamental Secrets for Successful Small Business Marketing | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Here are five fundamentals of small business marketing that ultimately have the biggest impact on your success as a small business owner.
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Oh yes MARKETING.......that part of business success, that one can never get enough knowledge about.

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Want to Motivate Your Employees? Tell Them Why Their Work Matters

Want to Motivate Your Employees? Tell Them Why Their Work Matters | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it

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As a boss, employer or manager, the art of delegation of work is best achieved through proper communication, understanding of a persons capabilities, and the imparting of all relevant facts associated with the task. 

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360Logica's comment, September 16, 2013 1:34 PM
it's a important motivational factor to motivate employees if they get to know that they are valuable resource for their company.
Jeffrey Ross's comment, September 17, 2013 4:16 PM
I am a real believer of "Management by Objective".
Jeffrey Ross's comment, September 17, 2013 4:17 PM
By developing clear gaols and the objectives to get there you will create a motivated group pf employees.
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$10 million fund seeks start-ups to back as the Australian venture capital ... - SmartCompany.com.au

$10 million fund seeks start-ups to back as the Australian venture capital ...
SmartCompany.com.au
“We have enormous opportunities in Australia with a really active entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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I know it is only small in the scheme of things, but maybe Australia is turning the corner in its thinking towards supporting local start-ups and young entrepreneurs.

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Kevin Rudd pitches for the small business vote - The Guardian

Kevin Rudd pitches for the small business vote - The Guardian | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
The Guardian Kevin Rudd pitches for the small business vote The Guardian Rudd's latest pitch to the nation's 3m small businesses is a promise to appoint a special small business adviser to represent the interests of the sector in the workplace...
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And as the sun sets on September the 7th 2013 we shall probably see the images of small "Babe" like creatures flying across the the night skies.

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Mentor Helps Shoe Entrepreneur Fast-Track Business Growth and Success + Impor...

Mentor Helps Shoe Entrepreneur Fast-Track Business Growth and Success + Impor... | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Mentor Helps Shoe Entrepreneur Fast-Track Business Growth and Success + Important Tips for Small Business Owners http://t.co/G3FY48DNWJ
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Having a Mentor to guide you and encourage you can be one of the greatest assets as you start and grow your own business. Having someone to bounce your ideas off will give you confidence in your decision making.

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How to Use LinkedIn For Your Small Business | Groupon Works

How to Use LinkedIn For Your Small Business | Groupon Works | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Learn how to use LinkedIn for your small business to engage with your network. We have seven tips on how it can help you grow your local presence. (New to LinkedIn?
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Have you ever wondered how you could use all you network contacts on LinkedIn to work for your business......well read this article about Groupon Works.

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Learn how to use LinkedIn for your small business to engage with your network. We have seven tips on how it can help you grow your local presence. (New to LinkedIn?

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Empathy: the last big business taboo?

Empathy: the last big business taboo? | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Empathy must no longer be perceived as a soft overtly feminine skill but as a commercial tool that businesses ignore at their peril

 

Lack of empathy in the workplace is one of the reasons that women find it difficult to flourish in corporations. In the technology industry alone,41% of women leave before 10 years. Must the companies that make our machines treat their staff as if they were machines too?

 

We can see the empathy deficit in the culture of business. Most corporations have become places where 'systemisers' flourish. According to professor Simon Baron-Cohen, these are individuals who excel at logic and analysis but tend to perform worse at empathy skills. Systemisers are more likely to be male.

 

Corporations place very little value on the other extreme: the empathisers: These are people who are good at reading emotions and understanding the dynamics of a situation and they tend to be female.

 

by Belinda Parmar


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I have to agree and more to the point state that the best way to gain productive loyalty from employees is by showing empathy and practicing open and honest communication.

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Kim LaRue's curator insight, August 5, 2013 4:14 PM

go empathisers!

 

Lauran Star's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:53 AM

Empathy is strength!

malek's comment, August 19, 2013 7:22 AM
with empathy, you can't fake it, till you make it
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'Give start-ups a leg-up and watch us grow' - The Australian

'Give start-ups a leg-up and watch us grow' - The Australian | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
'Give start-ups a leg-up and watch us grow' The Australian Turning the country's attention away from the solid focus on mining to the world of start-ups isn't going to be an easy challenge and one that experts say needs a concerted effort from...
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In an ever changing world of economic outcomes, the focus should always be directed at the entrepreneurs who have to motivation and ideas for knew and profitable enterprises.......I agree that Governments should do more to encourage and assist Start-Ups

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Bad Customer Service: What is it Costing Your Business

Bad Customer Service: What is it Costing Your Business | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
What is the true cost of bad customer service? The numbers may surprise you.
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The fact is most customers will never tell you why they won't come back and purchase from your business.

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20 Facebook Business Page Tips

20 Facebook Business Page Tips | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
While Facebook has a ton of critics, no one can deny the numbers and power of the social networking giant. A Facebook business page remains a must for a business of any size.
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Facebook.......if used properly, has the potential to reach more consumers of your products or services than any other medium.

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Are consultants worth the money?

Are consultants worth the money? | Information for Small Business | Scoop.it
Cost-conscious companies are also rethinking the ways in which they restructure. (Are consultants worth the money?: Cost-conscious companies are also rethinking the ways in which they re...
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Whilst the big end of town often uses consultants.......having a consultant who helps you to " look outside the square and over the horizen" in a Small Business or an SME can be of enormous benefit and positive consequence.

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