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6 Top Twitter Tools for Business

6 Top Twitter Tools for Business | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Twitter really is a great marketing tool for small businesses. So much so, developers have flocked to create a whole range of Twitter tools to help businesses maximize their social media efforts. B...
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Self Employed – did you pay too much tax?

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How To Earn Paid Sick Days As A Self-Employed Entrepreneur | Cohere Coworking Community

How To Earn Paid Sick Days As A Self-Employed Entrepreneur | Cohere Coworking Community | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Think there's no such thing as a sick day for the self-employed? Think again.
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Twitter Tips: Using Hashtags for Your Small Business | Social Media Today

It is no secret that social media sites are becoming popular by the day; these platforms are being used for more than just meeting new people.
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Keep Your Business Growing Replay

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Keep Your Business Growing Replay

sbsuccesscircle.com Learn how to stop fearing the phone and make money. Desiree will also teach you how to manage your time effectively and 3 things every business owner should know about their sales!
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3 Resolutions Every Solopreneur Needs to Make for 2013 - Forbes

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Whether your business is Internet-based or you do in-person consulting or services, there are some particular challenges to being a business of one.
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Super Solopreneur | Visual.ly

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Being a solo entrepreneur has its challenges. When Batman decided to “go solo” and start his own crime fighting business, he knew he needed the ri.
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4 Reasons Why You Might Be Missing Your Mark as a Solopreneur ...

4 Reasons Why You Might Be Missing Your Mark as a Solopreneur ... | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, it sucks to work hard on a project only to find that what you've delivered doesn't meet your client's expectations. But it happens to all of us now and then – especially to those of us who deliver a service or ...
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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

 

Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes David, a long time ago that things have changed ... finally happily. I think you gave good advice to your children, who will always be on the safe side if they focus on life and relationships.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:43 AM
@ Don - I read an article last week on the same subject and I think you say right that deep skills are (or should be) the currency of the job. More and more companies have understood this reality today.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:54 AM
@Trumans - Yes, I totally agree with you. Relationships and our network is more important than ever. It is sometimes simply complicated, for me, to set a limit ... :-). Your training seems to be great, if you can put together five acronyms and if those who follow the training understands the strong message sent.
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How to gain access to a wealth of Social Strategy knowlege & generate Leads With SlideShare

How to gain access to a wealth of Social Strategy knowlege & generate Leads With SlideShare | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

Are you using SlideShare? Would you like a wealth of access to brilliant strategic thinking & generating leads? 


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David Wesson Evolve Social 's curator insight, January 10, 2013 4:11 PM

Slideshare is one of the best resources i know to foster brilliant strategic thinking as well as building your personal brand. The following article also shows how to generate leads via this underated social network.

Strategy Tip: If you havent already set up an account do so and spend a few hours following as many of the popular accounts in social media to gain access to a wealth of knowledge and presentation tips from experts in thier field.     

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Manage Your Social Network Settings Easily

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Managing all of your social network settings in one place is now easy with Bliss Control where you can manage them all from one place easily

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21 Social Media Predictions for 2013 From the Pros

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Are you wondering what 2013 might look like for social media marketing? If the changes seen in 2012 are an indicator, there will be a lot more change in 2013
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Get More Out of Your Digital Experience

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The simple fact that Michael Port let me connect with you was well earned.

I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name’s Chris Brogan. I’m probably known most for being a lo...
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Hate Small Talk? How to Break the Ice When Networking for Business

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The fear of small talk is a common objection those who shy away from networking. But ice-breakers can be yours for the asking (Hate Small Talk?
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3 Small Marketing Changes Will Make a Huge Impact on Your Business

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Many small businesses are seeing solid traction from their social and email marketing efforts. Yet if you’re questioning whether you can further improve results, you may want to consider these lesser-known...
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3 Resolutions Every Solopreneur Needs to Make for 2013 - Forbes

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Why Marketers Need to Rise Above the Deluge of Crappy Content

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Read about the current state of content in the marketing world, and how adoption of content as a marketing tactic impacts our industry.
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Why Marketers Need to Rise Above the Deluge of Crappy Content

Why Marketers Need to Rise Above the Deluge of Crappy Content | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
Read about the current state of content in the marketing world, and how adoption of content as a marketing tactic impacts our industry.

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Dotty Scott's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:29 PM

We have all heard the term Content Marketing...

Jon Turino's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:09 PM

Pardon me if I've duplicated this. Still a good read.

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5 Tips for Getting More Mileage From Your Most Valuable Resource ...

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As solopreneurs, we try our best not to take for granted our most valuable resources. But do you downplay the importance of sustaining the one resource that you absolutely could not do without? I'm talking about YOU!
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A New Solopreneur's Guide Of What Not To Do | Solo Smarts ...

A New Solopreneur's Guide Of What Not To Do | Solo Smarts ... | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it
I'd like to share with you why my business didn't grow at the rate it should have and why I wasn't making the income I knew I was capable of. See, some solopreneurs are making very healthy 6 and 7 figure incomes online.
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Weapons of the Super Solopreneur Super Solopreneur [Infographic]

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Being a solo entrepreneur has its challenges. When Batman decided to “go solo” and start his own crime fighting business, he knew he needed the right gear to get the job done. The infographic below by UniTel Voice covers ...
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Seven Key Emerging Trends for Online Publishing

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:30 AM


Good article by Hamish McKenzie on PandoDaily, where he identifies seven key trends that may shake and change the way we consume, buy, produce and organize information online.


Among them I see trends n.5, 6 and 7 to be particularly strong. These are:

- Longform

- Curation

- Micropayments

All three are rapidly growing after several years of silent "incubation", and they all look ripe for becoming prime-time shows.



Interesting. Resourceful. 7/10


Full article: http://pandodaily.com/2013/01/02/seven-publishing-trends-that-will-define-2013/



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When Press Releases Do (and Don't) Help Your Marketing

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Learn about how to use press releases in your marketing, and when they're not so useful.

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The “Know, Like, and Trust” Factors that Help You Grow a Real Audience

The “Know, Like, and Trust” Factors that Help You Grow a Real Audience | Solo Pro World | 21st Century Business | Scoop.it

 

Excerpted from the original article on Copyblogger:

"Your content is good. You know your material. You know how to put words together in a way people want to read.

 

No matter how strong a writer you are, you won’t grow the vibrant audience that supports your business until you fit one more piece into place.

 

The reality is, your audience won’t pick up real momentum until you’ve mastered the “know, like, trust” factor.

 

- 10 ways to get known online:
You know that high-quality content marketing attracts attention and builds your reputation — it lets people see who you are and why you’re worth listening to.


Your audience grows in proportion to the quality of content that you create and deliver.


How do you “become known?”
1. Get clear on who you’re talking to...
2. Assert expertise in your niche...
3. Create the right content...

- 10 actions to build likeability online:
A high profile alone is not enough to convert prospects into customers. You must also build relationships to nurture your likeability.
Here are ten ways to become better-liked online.
11. Be authentic...
12. Be real...
..
15. Be relevant...

- 10 factors that build trust with your audience:
While you’re delivering your truly valuable content, you’re not selling, but you are paving the road to eventually selling a product that’s related to your content down the line. When it comes to selling online, authority and likeability alone are rarely enough — you need to become truly trusted.

 

Here’s ten ways to gain trust online.
21. Give away (some of) your best stuff...
22. Don’t disappoint...
23. Be consistently good...

Check out the original article to read full list and more information here:
http://www.copyblogger.com/30-know-like-trust-actions/

 

(Image credit: Group of female students - Shutterstock)

 

 

 


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Robin Martin's curator insight, March 30, 2013 10:51 AM

Great article...another way to "humanize" your brand...build trust and just be "real!" Thanks for sharing!