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Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers

Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers | Small Business | Scoop.it
University of Manchester, home of Emeritus Professor of Management, Derek Torrington (photo: Wikipedia) Most startup mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and...
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Since our workshop with Ettie Shapiro, alllof us at WEDC have been thinking more about how we communicate. Avoiding jargon- words that sound good but say nothing- is valable advice. 

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Womens Presidents' Organization reveals 50 fastest-growing women-run companies - Nashville Business Journal

Womens Presidents' Organization reveals 50 fastest-growing women-run companies - Nashville Business Journal | Small Business | Scoop.it
The Women Presidents' Organization has revealed the 50 fastest-growing women-run companies in the world — a group that, combined, generated revenue of $4.9 billion in 2013.

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Womenabler's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:39 PM

Great news, and an impressive group of role models!

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Why Backing Up Data Is Important for Small Businesses

Why Backing Up Data Is Important for Small Businesses | Small Business | Scoop.it
Every business should be prepared for a data disaster. Always backup company data in multiple places. (If you're a small business owner, it's important to back up your data, and here's why -...

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Backing up data is vital, no matter how small your business.

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Luca Gabella's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:50 AM

Sometimes backing up takes more time than proper work, but it could be wise keeping a offline copy...

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, December 20, 2013 2:06 AM

Something we all know we should do, but how many of just don't get around to it?

Jemima Bornman Van Zyl's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:41 PM

We recommend backing up data for small business owners and new entrepreneurs, because we learnt a very expensive and time consuming lesson. Our website was hacked during 2013 and we lost all content. It resulted in the re-design of a new website collecting new content. While we were busy with this project, we lose valuable new clients because we had no face on the internet web.

 

Back up daily if possible, or every second day or even weekly, but then you have the risk of losing one week's content research. I hope your find this useful and applicable to your specialized small business.  

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Tired Of Forgetting Names? Try These Tricks

Tired Of Forgetting Names? Try These Tricks | Small Business | Scoop.it

 

 


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Remembering our clients' names is important in developing strong relationships, so these techniques are definitely worth trying.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 9, 2013 7:34 PM

You spot that acquaintance at the market and begin to wave. As you walk toward each other, an emphatic “hey” slips out—followed by a startling black hole of silence.


What on Earth is her name?


“Hey girl!” Your cheeks flush as you try to decide whether to just confess or wade through a conversation without revealing your memory lapse.


Forgetting a name can make for a pretty painful social encounter, but in a professional relationship, it can be lethal.

Jamshaid Anwar's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:34 AM

If I look as though I am concentrating when I meet you, it has something to do with trying to remember your name.

Robert M Staples Molina's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:11 AM

These techniques work.

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Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers

Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers | Small Business | Scoop.it
University of Manchester, home of Emeritus Professor of Management, Derek Torrington (photo: Wikipedia) Most startup mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and...
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Since our workshop with Ettie Shapiro, alllof us at WEDC have been thinking more about how we communicate. Avoiding jargon- words that sound good but say nothing- is valable advice. 

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Man-Li Kuo Lin 2 郭曼麗

Man-Li Kuo Lin 2 郭曼麗 | Small Business | Scoop.it
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Man-Li Kuo Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA, posted photos from yesterday's Small Business Seminar at the White Plains Public Library on her blog.

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Enjoyed WEDC's 15th Annual Women's Business Networking Event last night at Graziella's in White Plains.  Congratulations to Barbara Venturi for winning the Lillian Vernon Award for Community Service!

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Does your company invite innovation? | SmartBlogs

Does your company invite innovation? | SmartBlogs | Small Business | Scoop.it
Exploring in-sites -- Places that invite innovation Innovative organizations are gerunds, not nouns.  When one says, “I’m going for a run,” it has a com
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We tell our clients that a business plan is valuable because it helps them to determine if their ideas are viable and provides a road map.  But it is important not to get so caught up in the planning that you never get around to doing.

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Redefining Success: Takeaways From Our Third Metric Conference

Redefining Success: Takeaways From Our Third Metric Conference | Small Business | Scoop.it
The themes and ideas that make up what we call The Third Metric -- redefining success beyond money and power to include things like well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving back -- are resonating at every social and economic level, as more and more...

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Persephone Zill's curator insight, June 22, 2013 7:33 AM

Redefining success as wisdom, wonder and giving back...