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20 Funny Street Signs From Around The World

20 Funny Street Signs From Around The World | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Some of the most hilarious traffic signs from around the world. How do they come up with this stuff?

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Just some good fun for Saturday Night . Enjoy a great laugh and keep an eye out for these signs .  LOL

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How Will Google Hummingbird Change SEO? | Daily SEO Tip

How Will Google Hummingbird Change SEO? | Daily SEO Tip | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it
The term “organic” defines Google’s search algorithms. Always changing, always evolving. If you’re a regular practitioner of spammy SEO tactics and cheap b

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:54 PM

You need a long-term plan for going about search engine marketing. It’s not about “beating the system”, it’s about working smarter rather than harder. So how will Google Hummingbird change SEO?

Balamurugan T (2000+ Conn...)'s curator insight, October 28, 2013 10:42 PM

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The Secrets of Successful Selling

The Secrets of Successful Selling | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

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Just wanted to pass on some great sales tips for those who are new to the sales arena and as a reminder for those of us who have been selling for our career.

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laura owen's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:38 PM

Great

Ade Omomo's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:45 PM

A good collection of high level tips showing all the stages of the sales process

Tia Ribary's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:00 PM

Rarely does a sales article put it so plainly, in clear steps, on how to open, support and close the sale, as well as overcome client concerns. I've had a fair amount of sales training in my day (and supported numerous sales teams). Although written rather technically, this is a good go-to article for what to do...when you need it! And, all small businesses need to make sales!

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Traditional Marketing

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Traditional Marketing With Katherine Quaschnick of Savvy Marketing Brought to you by Great Business Content, this full version video is about Traditional Marketing and how to integrate these methods into your small business.  This full version...

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Don'to Forget Tradition- Just Integrate the old with the new .

 

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Jesus Guzman's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:32 PM

MICHAEL VENTRELLA

 

This article mainly discuessed effective ways to market a business and get the right tools and utencils to do so. Such tools included advertisements and business cards and many more. It was stressed that a company/business should maintain a focus in its marketing and don't lose the focus image choosen. When following these steps, one should be left with an effectively marketed business.

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Teamwork the Key to Success

Teamwork the Key to Success | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

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I know we have all worked with at least one of these types. What type are you ??

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Greg Lustig's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:05 AM

There is an old adage,there is no I in team.Unforunately, far too many business owners do not follow that axiom and  run their businesses as despot rulers.Not only ,does this create a negative culture ,it wastes the talents of its employees.

John Bean's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:12 PM

Dan Watson and the article / author are right on - teamwork is a critical ingredient to any business' success.  The 6 team mate type discussion is definitely something to consider. 

 

In essence - this also speaks to the power of true Diversity and Inclusion.  D&I is more of a business imperitive than a social cause - as to ignore D & I is to pay lip service to "team work", and "leaves money on the table".  The article through the 6 team mate types speaks to valuing diversity of opinion, style, and background; and inclusion as valuable to a highly performing team.

Vincent Picton's curator insight, August 18, 10:07 AM

I do not necessarily agree with this saying, but I feel that teamwork may lead to success faster.

 

It is true that one person may not be able to complete the jobs that five people could due to lack of skills, but if that person was very skilled they may be able to complete the task, it would just take them longer.

 

This is how I felt sitting with the client in the waiting room.

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20 Funny Street Signs From Around The World

20 Funny Street Signs From Around The World | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it
Some of the most hilarious traffic signs from around the world. How do they come up with this stuff?

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Just some good fun for Saturday Night . Enjoy a great laugh and keep an eye out for these signs .  LOL

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Is Social Media Going to be the Death of Branding?

Is Social Media Going to be the Death of Branding? | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

... So yes. Maybe social media is killing traditional brand building.It just means that brands have to adapt. To paraphrase Seth Godin, brands no longer own market share; they rent it.

 

Every single interaction becomes a branding opportunity. And if they decide not to engage, they’re out of business.

 

The fact is, social media lead conversion rates are 13 percent higher than the average lead conversion rate. This amazing statistic just goes to show you that social media absolutely has a positive business impact.Brands are learning that what worked a decade ago no longer does, that their carefully controlled images can crumble in an instant. They must offer value in their online communications. They must build relationships and provide personalized and relevant content....


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You also are a brand and should follow some of these basic ideas to promote yourself among your peers and social network.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:22 AM

Case studies and marketing food for thought....

Elba "Vicky" Pagán's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:37 PM

The need to adapt!

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Top 23 Tips on How to Build Business Relationships

Top 23 Tips on How to Build Business Relationships | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

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This is a great article that really breaks down many different scenarios a good #salesperson should pay attention to when dealing with existing and future business partners. 

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God Is.'s curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:10 AM

Great for building personal relationships as well...

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:40 PM

well worth the read - great tips on building relationships for any business

Christiane Soto's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:46 PM

In today's world, every business is a relationship business...learn how to build a better one.  

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Five Steps To Business Creativity

Five Steps To Business Creativity | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

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Here are some good insights on keeping your company fresh.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:06 AM

The point regarging 'Re-evaluate - no dea is good for ever' is an important message for us all.

harish magan's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:01 PM

Many businesses get stuck in a rut, not knowing where they should redirect their efforts, in order to remain relevant and competitive in today's fast moving markets.

 

In the search for ideas they can use in future to help their businesses to remain market relevant,  business owners are often their own worst enemies, as they hinder original thinking by not giving their teams the room they need to be truly creative.

 

This excellent article, suggests that creativity is essential to success in the modern competitive world of business, and it offers a five step process to create an environment where business creativity can flourish.

4twenty2's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:48 AM

This is an interesting article but what it has shown is that these 5 steps can be applied to many business situations.  Imagine, for instance, applying them to your sales approach.

 

1.  Doubt everything ..... All those preconceived ideas about what your clients wants - doubt it - instead find out what it is they are looking for 

 

2.  Explore options ..... having thrown out all your ideas of what you thought your client wanted you now have a fresh idea and should consider fresh approaches - maybe the product or service you had in mind is no longer appropriate - do your home work - be prepared and explore your options

 

3.  Generate new ideas  ..... work WITH your client to find a solution - it maybe something new,  a remodel of something you have, don't be afraid to think outside the box at this stage .... Often fun  comes  with creativity and enagagement Something that seems way off, even laughable, can become something workable.

 

4. Converge. Evaluate and Select....... the ideas , projects, products or services that fir your clients needs and follow them through to the end


5. Re-evaluate relentlessly..... This is key.  A product or idea that worked last time maybe won't work this time - a brilliant idea has a shelf life .... don't let it become "out of date"

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How Small Business Leaders Can Build Resilience

How Small Business Leaders Can Build Resilience | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

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How Resiliant are you ?

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:26 PM

How resilient are you? Being a small business owner is hard but rewarding work. With the right attitude and proper support structure, you can make a go at it. 

Lorinda Forrest's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:36 AM

Tough times teach resiliance and sometimes asking for help enables you to see your situation more objectively.

Ciara Turner's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:29 PM

 

Small business owners will always feel like they have a lot to prove as well a lot to lose. Especially, for the majority of the business owners that life has been devoted to keeping their business afloat. They have invested too much of their time money and effort into their business. According to the article it stress that a business owner MUST have resilience as a leader. They must be able to take on any obstacle that comes their way.

 

With the understanding that they still-fragile economic recovery, the difficulties small businesses face securing funding, and the importance of finding and retaining the right employees, places enormous stress on leaders today. Which is understandable however the business world does not wait on anyone? The competitors feast off of those that show weakness. By developing a true resilient mindset, small business owners can continue growing their business regardless of the obstacles around them.

 

In the article it gave a couple of tips on how to improve business owner’s resilience mindsets. It was four steps; don’t go it alone, accept people help, keep your eye on the goal, maintain a positive outlook.

 

Reach out to other trusted business owner or consultants for ideas and support. Small Business owners need to realize they are not in it alone. Once you have reached out the next step will accept the help that is being offered. It is not a sign of weakness. Business owners should keep their eye and mind on why they started this company to reinsurance themselves when time gets hard. Which can help them keep a positive outlook on any situation that comes up to sufface.  

 

With that being said I think that smaller business should engaged more into the Chapter 9 topic business to business relations. Which chapter touches on a couple key points for this particular article the fact of building and maintaining a relationship with other local businesses. On page 194 in the chapter someone suggested and I quote , " one-one-one discussions, partner advisory councils, surveys, and collaboration. the idea is to understand their issues and help partners grow."   Having an understanding that it is a competition however what a competition is if you have no one to compete with.

 

From a PR stand point I think that having that open minded mind set and such with only help you and your community thrive for better prosperity.

 

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle.


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Silvia's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:37 AM

almost all tasks done!

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, October 23, 2013 7:48 PM

Weirdly it is surprising how much can be achieved before the phone starts ringing. 

The other strange this is that it is surpising, so why don't we do it more?

What a great sense of achievement it is to have the To Do List mostly done before 8am!

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Identifying Your Conversational Blind Spots

Identifying Your Conversational Blind Spots | Marketing and Social Networking | Scoop.it

Boost your conversational IQ and speak to influence.


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This a nice little reminder for Sales People who use their gift of conversation as an important part of their success.

Worth a quick look to brush up on your skills .

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