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Business strategies for starting growing your business by using marketing, branding and social media.
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You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action

You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
You must live a life where you cross lines and push limits. You must commit to and demand to create success in your personal life and business.
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9 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

9 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
About six years ago I would say I was 100 percent unproductive. Everything I did would cost me in either well-being or money. By “well-being” I mean,..
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A Guide to the 7 Stages of Entrepreneurship — Tech Doodles

A Guide to the 7 Stages of Entrepreneurship - Tech Doodles - Medium
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Edwin Abdiel Rodz's curator insight, July 26, 7:46 PM

This is a pretty accurate doodle.  


From Eureka to 'I failed' and ultimately to 'I'm right where I'm supposed to be'.  The start of a great adventure.


Speaking of which, I'm in my 16th startup at the moment; a new application whose target is creating viral content.  I'll be sharing bits and pieces of the process but nothing major until the application is released.   When starting any entrepreneurship adventure you can't never forget your  very first time, and thanks to the very first failure is that we can actually make our proceeding startups work.  


Don't give up on your idea, hold on to it and start researching on what you need.  Then, start. 


If you need help be sure to check the entrepreneurship quick start guide and register to the blog to access the resource list.



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The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Remote work is easier when you have the proper tools.
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6 Tips to Scale Your Service Business

6 Tips to Scale Your Service Business | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Running a service business can get to be a grind if you're in it for the long haul. Here's some advice that will help scale your business.
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6 Things You Need to Check in Your Insurance Policy Now

6 Things You Need to Check in Your Insurance Policy Now | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Buy business insurance with the same confidence you buy shoes: check for these six items in every policy, and you'll know whether you're getting a good deal.
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Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies

Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech..
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25 Up-And-Coming Indie Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015

25 Up-And-Coming Indie Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015 | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
25 business builders to watch as they grow their ideas into profitable, scalable heart and hustle based businesses.
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18 Powerful Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness

18 Powerful Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Intelligence is helpful if you want to be successful, but commitment and mental toughness are mandatory. Keep yourself on track with these valuable habits.
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To get ahead in business, why connections matter

To get ahead in business, why connections matter | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
I’ve had the opportunity to work in many different industries – from big healthcare companies, to start-ups and the entertainment industry. As I moved through each industry I naturally established unique networks that have helped me throughout my career. Here are a few ways to network effectively: Make yourself uncomfortable I can’t stress this enough.…
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Surprising Advice From Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

Surprising Advice From Alibaba Founder Jack Ma | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Many small-business owners pick the wrong time to innovate, says the man who turned $50,000 in investments into $390 billion in sales.
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Dos and Don'ts From 12 Small Business Finance Gurus

Dos and Don'ts From 12 Small Business Finance Gurus | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
If the financial side of your small business has you lost, these experts offer practical financial advice to get you back on track.
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3 Management Mistakes That Could Destroy Professional Services Businesses

3 Management Mistakes That Could Destroy Professional Services Businesses | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Failure to effectively manage projects can be deadly for growing firms.
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17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Unprofessional? Here are the behaviors that send the opposite, more positive message.
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There is Absolutely Such a Thing as a Stupid Question

There is Absolutely Such a Thing as a Stupid Question | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Since the start of my YouTube show a year ago, I have answered over 500 questions on everything from entrepreneurship to…
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Why Entrepreneurs Have the Upper Hand on Happiness

Why Entrepreneurs Have the Upper Hand on Happiness | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Does true happiness feel too far off? Stop buying into the I'll be happier when... myth, and true happiness can be yours.
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Billionaire Wisdom: 8 Insights From a Quartet of the World's Most Effective Entrepreneurs

Billionaire Wisdom: 8 Insights From a Quartet of the World's Most Effective Entrepreneurs | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Larry Page have harnessed technology to build companies of enormous influence and scale, says the co-author of the new book 'Bold.'
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Barbara Corcoran on What It Takes to Get More Done Every Day

Barbara Corcoran on What It Takes to Get More Done Every Day | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
The 'Shark Tank' star shares her wisdom on the importance of working smart and protecting your time when you're trying to build a business.
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The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make--and How To Avoid Them

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make--and How To Avoid Them | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Have you made any of these mistakes? What steps are you taking to prevent these from happening?
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The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About | Bothsides of the Table

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About | Bothsides of the Table | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
Yesterday I saw two biopic films: “Amy” abo …
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Why Fear of Failure Is The Number One Thing Holding Back Entrepreneurs

Why Fear of Failure Is The Number One Thing Holding Back Entrepreneurs | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
How many Picassos, Dylans or Scorseses has the world lost because of fear of failure?
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10 Quick Ways To Become A LinkedIn Star

10 Quick Ways To Become A LinkedIn Star | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
This article looks at the value of LinkedIn as a professional networking tool, and asks how you can optimize this platform for your own gains.
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Establish A Niche To Quickly Grow Your Business

Establish A Niche To Quickly Grow Your Business | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
A common complaint I hear from businesses executives is about the competitive nature of their business. They’ll often say, “We offer the same service as our competitors. So, if we don’t offer the lowest price, we’ll be in trouble.” While on vacation in the United Kingdom, I experienced some businesses that figured out how to establish a niche to quickly grow their business.
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Great Leaders Serve | By Mark Miller | Are You on the Leadership Fast Track?

Great Leaders Serve | By Mark Miller | Are You on the Leadership Fast Track? | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
I’ve seen thousands of leaders up close over a 35-year career. It’s been fun to look for patterns and themes. One of the questions, I’ve tried to ans
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Why your company isn’t hitting its goals

Why your company isn’t hitting its goals | Smart Business Development | Scoop.it
How you express your company's vision to your team directly affects the way they handle big change.
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