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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week - Entrepreneur

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week - Entrepreneur | small business | Scoop.it
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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1. The cyborg cockroach: Part insect, part machine, the first commercially available cyborg will become reality in the form of a remote-controlled "RoboRoach." The Dr.
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'There's life after BlackBerry': Startups' need for talent may soften landing ... - Financial Post

'There's life after BlackBerry': Startups' need for talent may soften landing ... - Financial Post | small business | Scoop.it
'There's life after BlackBerry': Startups' need for talent may soften landing ...
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Apple Inc. has all but destroyed BlackBerry Ltd.'s business model and now it's after the Canadian company's decimated workforce.
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PROMOTION - A Stupidly Simple Way to Get More People to Read Your Content

PROMOTION - A Stupidly Simple Way to Get More People to Read Your Content | small business | Scoop.it

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:30 AM

The essence of this strategy is to get others to share your post by quoting niche experts with a good following.


Gregory Ciotti shows you how to pick people to feature, how to contact them, what to offer them and how to feature them. Great practical advice.


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Are You Wasting Time on Social Media?

Are You Wasting Time on Social Media? | small business | Scoop.it

Small businesses spend an average of 5.5 hours per week managing their social media presence, and 85 percent of small-business owners say they’re the ones primarily responsible for their companies’ online efforts, a 2013 study commissioned by Staples shows.

 

And why not? Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ can be an affordable, effective way to engage customers, increase sales, and build brand awareness. However, if you lack a structured plan for achieving these goal, you may waste precious hours without realizing any return on your investment.


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10 Cheapest Cities to Buy a Home in Canada | Living Abroad in Canada

10 Cheapest Cities to Buy a Home in Canada | Living Abroad in Canada | small business | Scoop.it
Windsor, Ontario is the cheapest city in Canada to buy a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, according to the Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report. Vancouver is Canada's most expensive housing market. (What's the cheapest city to buy a home in #Canada?

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Rogue Columnist: Detroit and us

Rogue Columnist: Detroit and us | small business | Scoop.it
Detroit's skyline seen from Windsor, Ontario [NOTE TO READERS: We will resume the Friday Saloon next week; in the meantime, feel free to hijack this thread if you wish.] When some of you asked me to write on Detroit, I...

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Tourism officials wave the rainbow flag

Tourism officials wave the rainbow flag | small business | Scoop.it
Windsor, Ontario: Formerly the automotive capital of Canada -- now a gay tourist attraction? Don't scoff. The local tourism bureau believes it's a title our region should be striving for.

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Why and How to Write Guest Blogs? | Blogger Trix | Blogger Tips and Tricks | Free Templates

Why and How to Write Guest Blogs? | Blogger Trix | Blogger Tips and Tricks | Free Templates | small business | Scoop.it
Why and How to Write Guest Blogs? Latest Tips and Tricks for Blogger, Blogging and Making Money, Blogger Hacks, Blogger Tutorials, Change Template
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The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013

The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013 | small business | Scoop.it
The fourth annual roundup of the best of the web for women. Compiled by Forbes staffers, contributors and members of the ForbesWoman community.

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20 + Tips for Optimizing Speaking Skills & Presentations

20 + Tips for Optimizing Speaking Skills & Presentations | small business | Scoop.it
Improve audience engagement and sharing by optimizing your public speaking and presentations with these 20 plus tips.

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LucaVanin's curator insight, June 15, 2013 4:23 AM

Questo è l'obiettivo anche del Corso che terrò in luglio: Presenta Davvero!
Ecco il link: http://www.insegnalo.it/corso-online/item/presenta-davvero

Terri Pawer's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:27 AM

Great tips for getting the most mileage out of a tremednous amount of work.  Very relevant ideas.

Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:58 PM
Thank you Malek, Luca and Terri for your comments. Glad the article is proving helpful!
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The 10 Worst Traits Of The Best Entrepreneurs

The 10 Worst Traits Of The Best Entrepreneurs | small business | Scoop.it
"Nice guys finish last."

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Google’s View on Content Marketing VS Link Building

Google’s View on Content Marketing VS Link Building | small business | Scoop.it
Google View on Content Marketing VS Link Building,

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:24 AM
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"It is the view of many experts that combining traditional link building with content marketing is the successful strategy that one should implement. To avoid being penalised you should link build in moderation and produce quality content that can be shared."

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Bootstrapping Is a Business (and Not Just a Startup) Strategy

Bootstrapping Is a Business (and Not Just a Startup) Strategy | small business | Scoop.it
Limiting expenses helps me and my employees focus on what really matters for the long haul.

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Samuel Pavin's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:42 PM

A new look into the matter of bootstrapping. A safe way to launch a business but, indeed, work to do to get it rolling.

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Startup of the Week - BlackSquare - Calgary Herald (blog)

Startup of the Week - BlackSquare - Calgary Herald (blog) | small business | Scoop.it
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David and Matthew tell me that some of the top wineries in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Western Europe are using the platform.
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Irish entrepreneurs show signs of life amid positive growth forecasts - The Guardian

Irish entrepreneurs show signs of life amid positive growth forecasts - The Guardian | small business | Scoop.it
The Guardian Irish entrepreneurs show signs of life amid positive growth forecasts The Guardian But three sectors of the republic's economy that suffered gravely in the Celtic Tiger's collapse – construction, small businesses and tourism – are all...
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Staring at a Blank Page: A Guide for a First-time Business Blogger

Staring at a Blank Page: A Guide for a First-time Business Blogger | small business | Scoop.it

Everyone is both excited and apprehensive about this new undertaking. One thing led to another, and then suddenly you found yourself bumped into a desk facing a computer monitor with only a cursor showing a sign of life. Then it dawned: you have been tasked to write blogs for your company strategically.

 

 

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5 Tips for Using Social Networking to Build Your Business

Those same networks that you use to share pictures and reminisce about old times can be great sources of income for your business. In addition, there are plenty of social networks out there that are made specifically for doing just that.

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Lonnie Juarez's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:18 PM

Great tips for using social media. We have used these and others in working with our own sites and helping clients build their sites.

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Art Gallery of Windsor

Art Gallery of Windsor | small business | Scoop.it

John Kissick: A Nervous Decade

January 21 – March 25, 2012

The Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

A Nervous Decade brings together 19 paintings on canvas and panel from public and private collections throughout Canada. Originally conceived as a mid-career survey, this exhibition traces Kissick's early exploration and re-assembly of an abstract expressionist lexicon, through to a current immersion in hybrid painting informed by popular culture


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SPAN will Interview Broken City Lab Today at 3pm EST

SPAN will Interview Broken City Lab Today at 3pm EST | small business | Scoop.it

Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary creative research group that tactically disrupts and engages the city, its communities, and its infrastructures to reimagine the potential for action in the collapsing post-industrial city of Windsor, Ontario.

The processes of Broken City Lab remain grounded in the lab’s observations and concerns about Windsor, as a city, as a community, and as a network of infrastructure, and aim to do two things: first, Broken City Lab works through interventionist tactics to adjust, critique, annotate, and re-imagine the city that we encounter; secondly, through these interventions, the lab seeks to educate, inspire, and facilitate a new way of viewing the potential for interacting with and in the city.


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Build Strong Cities Ride to Connect Canada – Southwestern Ontario | CDMN.ca

Build Strong Cities Ride to Connect Canada – Southwestern Ontario | CDMN.ca | small business | Scoop.it

 

On our cross Canada tour we are taking some extra time to travel through southwestern Ontario. This region is a major economic hub for country, and where all of Canada’s four designated “smart cities” are located.

 

An emerging paradigm in economic development and urban planning is the idea of a “smart city”.  As we advocate for ICT investment, what we are really advocating for is a platform to build strong, more sustainable Canadian municipalities, or “smarter” cities.

 

According to Cisco Systems Inc., smart communities “are those which have – whether through crisis or foresight – come to understand the enormous challenges of the Broadband Economy, and have taken conscious steps to create an economy capable of prospering in it.”  To date, four Canadian cities have been deemed “smart”: Stratford, Toronto, Waterloo and Windsor. Amazingly, the Canadian smart cities are clustered in southwestern Ontario, where theSouthwest Economic Alliance is working on an intelligent region economic development plan.

 

The main idea behind building smart cities is to accommodate the needs of future citizens.  As populations and urbanization increase, cities must deliver more services with less resources. The idea behind smart cities is that information technology becomes an important enabler for a more sustainable approach to designing, building and operating cities to serve its residents.

 

As we’re advocating, broadband becomes the centre of the efficient, sustainable, and smart city. Not just for big cities or well-known technology hubs: every community can become more sustainable and efficient with adequate broadband.  Stratford is a classic example. A rural municipality disconnected from major highways, known as a quaint town with exceptional theatre and restaurants, Stratford has become a globally recognized community by investing in broadband. This investment has enabled civic leaders to better coordinate city services and support local economic development with the growth of their digital economy.

 

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Back to School with Google Docs: Support Research/Writing/ Collaboration

Back to School with Google Docs: Support Research/Writing/ Collaboration | small business | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:24 AM

Are you using Google Docs? This post explores many of the options available to you in Google Docs including:

* Google Docs for Research - Look under Tools to access Research. As well as allowing you to research within Google Docs this tool streamlines " the process of creating hyperlinks and appropriately formatting citations."

* Google Docs for Collaborative Writing - Some of the features of this tool include sharing and commenting, built-in dictionary, smart spell check and grammar check, one click footnotes and citations, Easy Bib connection and revision history.

The Common Core stresses the need for students to collaborate. Google Docs may assist your students in the process. The post also contains quite a few screenshots.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:10 PM

Looks like an easy and interesting way to promote good research skills in the classroom!

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Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Classes You Can't Miss

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Classes You Can't Miss | small business | Scoop.it
Looking for new skills or insider know-how? Hop online and hone your expertise for free.

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Lonnie Juarez's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:25 PM

This is good informaion not only for startups but a good review for those who are in business already. Share it with people you know who are thinking about starting a business.

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This Changes Everything: Social Signals, Your Website, and Google+

This Changes Everything: Social Signals, Your Website, and Google+ | small business | Scoop.it
Following a series of experiments I've made a few discoveries about sharing links on Google+ that changes everything about how I now share.

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Athena Goodlight's comment, August 21, 2013 8:43 PM
Thank you. Google is truly gaining ground in the social network communities.
Chris Agro's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:20 AM

A way to drive more traffic to your site via Google+ and social. Truly exciting.

Chris Agro's comment, August 22, 2013 8:22 AM
Love it! Thanks for sharing your research.
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Transformation in digital marketing: five ways to work

Transformation in digital marketing: five ways to work | small business | Scoop.it

It is not so much a revolution but a rapid evolution and digital transformation....The growth of digital media, the convergence of paid, owned and earned media practices and the rapid growth and adoption of mobile and video have fueled change in the way we work in 2013. If you add to this equation the technological changes and innovation and the catalyst that is social media and content marketing it becomes apparent that dealing and adapting to change is a digital marketing necessity rather than the option that it used to be....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:58 PM

Change is constant and adaptation is forever.

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How Medium is building a new kind of company with no managers

How Medium is building a new kind of company with no managers | small business | Scoop.it

After Ev Williams first started working on Twitter, he reached out to Jason Stirman in Texas. “You have to come out here,” Williams said. “Twitter is happening and we want you to join us.” But Stirman wasn’t easily convinced. “I told him, ‘You want me to move for 140 characters and a button? I don’t think so,’” Stirman says. “And I’ll never forget this. Ev looked me right in the eye and said, ‘If we do this right, it’ll totally change the way the world communicates.’ I thought to myself, ‘I like you, but you’re crazy.’” He regretted his decision almost immediately, and 18 months later, when Twitter hit 50 or so employees, he made the jump.

The next time Stirman had the chance to follow Williams, he didn’t hesitate. After working at Twitter for several years, he realized the founding team was gone, retreating to their lair at Obvious Corporation to plot their next big breakthrough. He wanted in. “I quit my job, went to them and said, ‘Ok guys, what are we doing?’ Ev looked at me and said, ‘I don’t know. Want to rebuild the Internet?’” Stirman didn’t know what he meant at the time, but it sounded big. It sounded right. The result was Medium, a content platform promising to change the way people communicate – again.


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