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Classical Business Plans Outdated for Lean Startup Entrepreneurship

Classical Business Plans Outdated for Lean Startup Entrepreneurship | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you feel in a straightjacket, having to create a traditional business plan for your upcoming web-based venture, you may find some comfort in this short article about business plans and startups.

 

Investor and entrepreneur Brad Feld writes: "As an entrepreneur, I encourage you to reject the notion of a classical business plan from the 1970′s."

 

From the original article on the Wall Street Journal, Accelerators section: "Today, it’s clear to me that business plans for startup companies are a historical artifact that represented the best approach at the time to define a business for potential investors.

 

In the past decade, we’ve shifted from a “tell me about it” approach (the business plan) to a “show me” approach (the Lean Startup).

 

Rather than write long exhaustive documents, entrepreneurs can rapidly prototype their product and get immediate user and market feedback."

 

Rightful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2012/11/29/business-plans-are-an-historic-artifact/

 

 

 

 


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Full-Featured Webinar Platform Integrates Video, Mobile and Facebook Apps: ClickWebinar

Full-Featured Webinar Platform Integrates Video, Mobile and Facebook Apps: ClickWebinar | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it


Robin Good: ClickWebinar is a powerful and cost-effective web-based webinar delivery platform that integrates all standard webconferencing and online collaboration features including:

 

- Videoconferencing

- VoIP

- Screen-sharing

- Text chat with integrated simultaneous translation facility

- Session recording

- White label rebranding

- Polling

- Statistics and reporting

- Mobile app

- Facebook app

 

More features info: http://www.clickwebinar.com/features

 

Free 30-day trial with no need for a credit card.

 

Plans start at 40€/month for unlimited meetings and up to 50 attendees per meeting and go all the way up to 280€ for up to 1000 attendees per meeting.

 

On paper Clickwebinar presents itself as a valid alternative to the leader in this sector, Citrix GoToWebinar.

 

Full pricing info: http://www.clickwebinar.com/pricing.html

 

More info: http://www.clickwebinar.com/

 

 

 

 


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Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions

Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

 

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:08 AM

When it comes to tools, Robin Good is one of the best sources of information.

LLatipi's curator insight, December 21, 2012 4:55 AM

Great tools for real-time online communication.

Kathie Nelson's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:34 AM

The world of online meetings is changing. Get the latest review of the top 7 tools here. Thanks, @Barbara Saunders

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Web Presentations Made Easy with Rvl.io

Web Presentations Made Easy with Rvl.io | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Rvl.io is a new web-based presentation tool, that makes it as easy as possible the creation, editing and publication of a slideshow. 

 

Rvl.io, which is free to use, allows you to format slides, select the type of transitions, and to integrate text, images and links. All presentations are set by default to private, but can be easily made public in one click.

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/LyWAc7dBvmA


Try it out now: http://www.rvl.io/

 

P.S.: Beware. The service is in beta. I have had some issues in upload and displaying images inside slides in my tests.




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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

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CarolGarriga's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 AM

Une bonne idée!

nicolaperry's curator insight, February 28, 2013 2:53 AM

This could be a useful tool to help you improve your vocabulary

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Very nice for SAT/academic vocabulary. Good for  high level EFL students.

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Branding Lessons From the Oscars

Branding Lessons From the Oscars | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
What Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin and other Hollywood stars can teach us about the business of branding.
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2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs

2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

Online marketing has hundreds of individual factors that can make or break your success. 

Hallam Internet Limited compiled all the factors of digital marketing and mapped them out in an easy to read diagram that clearly displays how each major factor breaks down. For example: Link Building includes backlink analysis, deep linking, competitor link analysis, etc...


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Anne-Marie Delfgaauw's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:12 AM

Online marketing for dummies :)

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:45 AM
2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs.

"Online marketing has hundreds of individual factors that can make or break your success. 

Hallam Internet Limited compiled all the factors of digital marketing and mapped them out in an easy to read diagram that clearly displays how each major factor breaks down. For example: Link Building includes backlink analysis, deep linking, competitor link analysis, etc"...


2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


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"In the Future, Work Will be Something You Are, Not What You Do" Says Leading ... - PR.com (press release)

"In the Future, Work Will be Something You Are, Not What You Do" Says Leading ... - PR.com (press release) | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
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5 Social CRM Tools for Small Business

5 Social CRM Tools for Small Business | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
#crm 5 Social CRM Tools for Small Business - Practical Ecommerce http://t.co/VGPvxVs4JA
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Referral Source Secrets

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Referral Source Secrets from Solopreneur Superstars features 8 highly successful solo professionals who will tell their secrets about the “next step” strategies they have used to dramatically advance their businesses – methods that reach beyond...
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Choose Yourself: The Rise of the Solopreneur | Digital Sydney

Choose Yourself: The Rise of the Solopreneur | Digital Sydney | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Choose Yourself: The Rise of the Solopreneur. Posted by Luke-Ryan. If you have found yourself contemplating jumping the corporate ship to offer freelance or consulting services or build a startup then you wouldn't be alone.
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To Post or Not To Post? How To Decide What You Should Be Posting, and When #infographic

To Post or Not To Post? How To Decide What You Should Be Posting, and When  #infographic | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

To Post or Not To Post? How To Decide What You Should Be #Posting, and When?


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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 20, 2013 8:36 AM

That is the question..!

Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:03 AM

Great ideas here on posting. If you posts are not interesting, why would anyone want to read or respond to them?

Mary Anne Hahn's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:26 AM

I guess I do at least som of this decision-making subconciously!

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Real-Time Collaborative Screen Sharing In Any App with ScreenHero (Mac)

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 12, 2013 5:32 AM


ScreenHero is a new downloadable Mac app (soon for Windows too) which allows you to easily share any app you have installed on your computer with one or more people, who can work on it simultaneously with you.


Key basic features:


  1. Full simultaneous control
  2. One-to-one sharing
  3. Fast, HD quality
  4. Share an application or the entire screen



Advanced features (for paid plans)

  1. Screen-sharing one-to-many
  2. Voice-chat
  3. Encryption
  4. Better Customer Support



From the official site: "Screenhero lets you screen share any application with anyone, no matter where they are. It's super simple and blazing fast.


You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control.


It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen. It's like Google Docs for any application on your computer. "



A Windows version is coming soon and you can sign up to be notified when it will be available.


Free version available.


Download ScreenHero (Mac): http://dl.screenhero.com/update/screenhero/Screenhero.dmg (23.4 MB)


Pricing: http://screenhero.com/pricing.html


More info: http://screenhero.com/


(Thank to Ana Cristina Pratas for first discovering it)




Lauren Kelly's curator insight, February 20, 2013 12:50 AM

We read Robin Good last week and he's a trustworthy source--he scooped this piece on collaborative screen sharing which seems very pertinent to the topic of online collaboration.  Screen sharing is also something we haven't talked about a lot and that I would like to explore more.

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Kickstarter Alternatives To Crowdfund Your Web Startup

Kickstarter Alternatives To Crowdfund Your Web Startup | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 29, 2012 8:48 AM


If you are looking for a crowdfunding alternative to Kickstarter.com to finance your project, here are seven possible other solutions that you can take into serious consideration.


"Crowdsourcing king Kickstarter.com might not be the best bet for aspiring entrepreneurs to raise funds."


Informative. Resourceful. 7/10


Full guide: http://grasshopper.com/blog/2012/12/7-crowdfunding-platforms-compared/



Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 29, 2012 9:02 AM

Great startup financing ideas shared by Robin Good. I have another good idea for startups, follow Robin Good :). 

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Visual Collaborative Brainstorming with GroupMap


Robin Good: GroupMap is a visual mapping tool that allows groups of people to collaboratively work around specific ideas, problems or issues.

 

Instead of offering a generic mindmapping tool and letting users find their application for it, GroupMap has been designed with a specific application in mind, providing much greater value to those interested in improving decision-making processes, creative brainstorming and idea-generating sessions .

 

"GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants."

 

The free version allows up to five contributors per map.

 

Applications and uses: http://www.groupmap.us/solutions/

 

Tour: http://www.groupmap.us/tour

 

More info: http://www.groupmap.us

 

 


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Group Video Chat, IM and Screen-Sharing of Movies and Applications with Rabbit


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 8, 2013 4:06 AM


Rabbit is a new downloadable software app (for Mac only now) that allows you to instant message, video conference with multiple parties and to screencast and share in real-time any music, video clip or app.



"Today, a startup company called Rabbit is launching a closed beta of their "video chat and content sharing application".


But the best way to describe it is a cool and very modern implementation of instant messaging.

The most compelling feature of the app can be distilled down to this: group video conferencing with the ability to screencast music, movies and applications from your Mac.

This means you can watch a movie from a service such as Netflix with your friends in real time. Or you can crop and share a specific part of your web browser or any other Mac app and broadcast it to your friends.

The app is a native Mac client (other platforms to come later), and offers the ability to video chat with an unlimited number of people. People are grouped into Rooms and presented to you in priority based on your own friends, and within each room, individual groups can participate in their own conversations."


Source: MacRumors


Features: http://www.rabb.it/features.html


Help: http://help.rabb.it/rabbit


More info / Sign-up for Beta: http://rabb.it




Andreas Wåhlström's curator insight, February 18, 2013 3:23 PM

Underbart Mac - program! Revolutionerande?

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Find Instantly Free Images and Creative Commons Photos with Photo Pin

Find Instantly Free Images and Creative Commons Photos with Photo Pin | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:18 AM

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Johnny Hunt's comment, June 21, 2013 7:00 PM
This will be a cost saving to all Blog & Website developers...
Johnny Hunt's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:01 PM

Free Images for Bloggers & web designers... Great!!!

 

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Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes

Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Amid the rigors of launching a business, feeling drained or tapped out can happen to the best of us. Here are a few inspiring lines, sure to drive a spark through any crummy day.
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How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?

How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks? | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

Social networks are captivating – there’s no doubt. The minds behind building the popular social media platforms of today knew exactly what they were doing and they saw it before any of us ever did. It’s a brilliant idea really – create a medium that allows people from all over the world to connect, share and collaborate like they never have been able to before in the history of the Earth. Incredible!

But an unforeseen (or potentially foreseen, but ignored) consequence is addiction. Social networks have been so good at “helping” us, but now they’re hindering us. From what you might ask? Well, ask your friends, family, parents, even children what they think. And although it is often joked about, it isn’t a joking matter.

Diagnosing Your Condition


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Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, February 21, 2013 6:15 PM

...mmm got to check this out in detail...because it might just apply to you!

malek's curator insight, February 21, 2013 6:26 PM

I didn't do it..I don't do it...overdosing??????

Martin Gysler's comment, February 23, 2013 3:22 PM
I think this matter could touch all social media user, also they who think they will never be in this case...
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Solo Pro Money Secrets

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Develop Your Money Nerve to Make the Leap to the Next Level! A Solo Pro needs to think – and act – a little differently when it comes to money. If you don’t, you can get into deep...
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The Simplified Guide to Social Media for Small Businesses

The Simplified Guide to Social Media for Small Businesses | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
The Simplified Guide to Social Media for Small Businesses #smallbiz http://t.co/w4b0gg9e15 via @blogtyrant
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Law and Your Small Business: Important Considerations

Law and Your Small Business: Important Considerations | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Blog post at Late-Night Blogger : It is true: your small business is governed by laws, mostly at the state level and below.
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10 Ways to Make Your Small Business Look Big - Business 2 Community

10 Ways to Make Your Small Business Look Big - Business 2 Community | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community
10 Ways to Make Your Small Business Look Big
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This may not be the case, but if you're a 'solopreneur' or run a small business then it may be worth trying to appear bigger than you are.
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6 Keys to Success for Every Solopreneur - Solo-E.com

6 Keys to Success for Every Solopreneur - Solo-E.com | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
6 Keys to Success for Every Solopreneur: No matter what stage you're at in your business or what kind of business you're building, there are 6 essential keys that will help propel you on your.
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