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Top 10 things employees must know before making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur

Top 10 things employees must know before making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Before becoming an entrepreneur, I thought I could march into my first startup and show the world how it’s done. Here are 10 things I wish I had known.
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point 9 is Sooooo true

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Do you suffer mother guilt?

Do you suffer mother guilt? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Women who combine work and family life suffer this affliction. But there are ways to clear your conscience.
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sound familiar??

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“Think differently”: 10 nuggets of wisdom from marketing guru Seth Godin

“Think differently”: 10 nuggets of wisdom from marketing guru Seth Godin | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Successful businesses will be those who “treat different people differently”, according to author and marketing guru Seth Godin.
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always good and always worth reading...

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How to decipher cloud computing jargon

How to decipher cloud computing jargon | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
If your business is considering moving to the cloud, one of the biggest challenges that you will face is your ability to understand all the terms that cloud vendors and “techies” throw around.
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NOW I understand what these terms mean.....

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Startup your finances series - Manage your cash flow like a pro in the first year

Startup your finances series - Manage your cash flow like a pro in the first year | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Whether you’re learning about the importance of cash flow by experience or by error, here are several ways to navigate the tricky issue in your early stages of business
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they say you can lie about your numbers BUT your numbers never lie - agree with this article on the importance of managing cash-flow and the tips offered

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YouTube’s New Creator Tools Review - Creativa Web Videos

YouTube’s New Creator Tools Review - Creativa Web Videos | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
YouTube has recently announced a bucket-load of new tools to give YouTube creators more flexibility, creative power, and channel control. Here is our review on these cool new features.
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thanks to Creativa for this update on improvements to YouTube

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The payment solutions designed to ease the credit card signature-to-PIN switch for SMEs

The payment solutions designed to ease the credit card signature-to-PIN switch for SMEs | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
A host of new technologies have arrived to help SMEs make the switch to PIN, as the signature becomes a thing of the past in purchase verification for credit cards.
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Are YOU PIN ready?

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Five easy steps to creating content for your business website

Five easy steps to creating content for your business website | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Here are five basic things to keep in mind when creating content for your business website.
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helpful article for those considering content but don't know where to start or what to write about

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4 Simple Steps to Content Marketing Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

4 Simple Steps to Content Marketing Success - Jeffbullas's Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Content marketing is an ongoing process that is about attracting and engaging your customer then selling. Here are 4 steps to content marketing success
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another great gem from Jeff Bullas 

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Mentor - 20 tips to maximise your chances of success in business

Mentor - 20 tips to maximise your chances of success in business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Let’s assume we have already explored the reasons for why businesses fail and focus on what you can do to maximise your chances of being successful. Here is a list of 20 actionable tips.
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great tips - we love No. 7

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20 great tips to help you maximise your chances of Success in Business
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20 great tips to help you maximise your chances of Success in Business 

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Supongamos que ya hemos explorado las razones de por qué las empresas quiebran y se centran en lo que usted puede hacer para maximizar sus posibilidades de éxito. Aquí está una lista de 20 consejos recurribles.

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Lousy customer service costs Aussie businesses $8 billion each year: study

Lousy customer service costs Aussie businesses $8 billion each year: study | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Australian companies are losing an estimated $8 billion as a result of poor customer service, according to research by cloud contact centre vendor NewVoiceMedia published today.
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are you one of those losing customers due to YOUR bad customer service?

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What's the secret to start-up success?

What's the secret to start-up success? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It's not buckets of money, a hugely charismatic founder or even a winning idea. So what is it?
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simple BUT highly effective

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How to Brief and Interview a Web Designer

How to Brief and Interview a Web Designer | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Starting a web design project requires planning, researching web designers and evaluating web designers. In this post I’m going to explain how to prepare a web design brief and how to interview a w…
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good comments and great advice if you want to avoid some very common traps...

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10 tips on how to run a successful business from home

10 tips on how to run a successful business from home | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
With advances in technology making it easier to work remotely every day, many small business owners and entrepreneurs are choosing to combine their professional and personal lives by working from home.
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worthwhile reminder for all the work from 'homers'

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5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results

5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
There are three things that I can always count on to bring me waves of pleasure, delight and deep satisfaction. A kiss from my sweetheart, a square of dark chocolate and Pinterest.
Oh, Pinterest. How I love you.
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practical overview of this growing platform

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How To Start a Riot With Social Media

How To Start a Riot With Social Media | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
How do I get people so excited about my brand that they forget to eat? How do I turn them into fanatics? Lets look at how to start a social media riot
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more great ideas from #Jeff Bullas

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News Feed FYI: Click-baiting | Facebook Newsroom

News Feed FYI: Click-baiting | Facebook Newsroom | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Today we're announcing some improvements to News Feed to help people find the posts and links from publishers that are most interesting and relevant.
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Important news about using links on Facebook

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The definitions are in: Finally, we can reveal what a startup is

The definitions are in: Finally, we can reveal what a startup is | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
What’s a startup? To clear things up, we asked some people in the community how they define the term.
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here's some definitions for those who wanted to know the difference between a start up and a small business...

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Taking advantage of analytics on a budget

Taking advantage of analytics on a budget | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Small businesses can leverage digital data to help improve their operations.
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some great tools for monitoring your digital presence

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Legal matters - Your business cannot say ‘No refund!’

Legal matters - Your business cannot say ‘No refund!’ | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Did you know it’s against the law to say you will not provide a refund under any circumstances?
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here's a worthwhile update about Refunds

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Nine tips to cut costs and boost profits

Nine tips to cut costs and boost profits | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It's easy to let costs creep up when you're busy running a business. Here's how you can audit, and better still, reduce your costs.
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whilst we agree with most things in this article - make sure you don't cut back to the extent you dilute you're service or offering - sure you can all remember a good restaurant with the good meal that deteriorated over time as the owners saved a few bucks and then lost a lot of customers...

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A guide for small business: The legal changes you need to know about for the new financial year

A guide for small business: The legal changes you need to know about for the new financial year | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year − not only do SMEs have to get ready for tax time, they have to prepare for a raft of legal changes that will affect smooth sailing in the year ahead.
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timely reminder about some of the little things that could trip you up

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8 Insights on How to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing: Study - Jeffbullas's Blog

8 Insights on How to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing: Study - Jeffbullas's Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The social media marketing is a content hungry beast. It is continuous and complex. Here are some insights into how to optimize your social media marketing.
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some great insights on optimizing YOUR social media

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The 3-Step Cure for Micromanagement

The 3-Step Cure for Micromanagement | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Learn to let go safely by putting the proper infrastructure in place -- your business depends on it.
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good short read for those scared of letting go

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Seven steps to getting rich

Seven steps to getting rich | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
This is what sets wealthy people apart from the rest of us.
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simple, true and appropriate - are you doing it?

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Save our local shops!

Save our local shops! | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
What can help local retailers thrive? Relaxed parking and better marketing would be a start.
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love to hear your thoughts on this....

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