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9 Things Businesses Shouldn't Do On Social Media @Forbes

9 Things Businesses Shouldn't Do On Social Media @Forbes | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it

Use social media the right way, and you can attract new customers and boost your business. Use it the wrong way, and you can spark a backlash that’ll melt your reputation to a sticky puddle.


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Markose Abraham's curator insight, January 1, 2013 12:37 AM

Yes. Use Social media the right way.....

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When we're transparent ~ it always works out! No matter what!
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Les entreprises 9 choses ne devriez pas faire sur les médias sociaux @ Forbes

Utiliser les médias sociaux dans le bon sens, et vous pouvez attirer de nouveaux clients et booster votre business. Utilisez le mauvais sens, et vous pouvez déclencher une réaction qui va faire fondre votre réputation à une flaque collante.


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Leaving Your Comfort Zone And Finding Your Power Is Essential For Entrepreneurs

Leaving Your Comfort Zone And Finding Your Power Is Essential For Entrepreneurs | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Is staying in your comfort zone killing your business? Get out of that comfort zone and see your business soar to new heights.
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In order to run a succeessful business you need to start thinking outside the box.  This means you need to leave your comfort zone.

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Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs?

Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs? | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it

Women own the majority of small businesses around the world. Women are talented, hard working, educated, have many of the qualities necessary for leadership. Yet somehow the percentage of women entrepreneurs running successful startups runs in the single digits. The businesses women own tend to be low-impact and make up perhaps 5% of GDP: home-based boutique companies, childcare centers and the like. There’s nothing wrong with such businesses, but we can do so much more.


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6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding Platforms: Piggybackr, SoMoLend, Indiegogo GiveForward, Kiva, Catapult - Forbes

6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding Platforms: Piggybackr, SoMoLend, Indiegogo GiveForward, Kiva, Catapult - Forbes | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Empowering people by crowdfunding hopes and dreams - for a better future.

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Rick Passo's curator insight, December 23, 2012 6:23 AM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/women2/2012/12/21/6-women-entrepreneurs-to-watch-empowering-people-through-crowdfunding-platforms-piggybackr-somolend-indiegogo-giveforward-kiva-catapult/ Empowering people by crowdfunding hopes and dreams – for a better future. Following the success of Kickstarter, a diversity of crowdfunding platforms have emerged to serve unique markets – from students (Piggybackr) to independent filmmakers (Indiegogo). Then there are people who are raising money to pay exorbitant medical bills (GiveForward), or trying to get their small business off the ground in a third-world country (Kiva). Check out these 6 female founders to watch building solutions to help crowdfund the dreams of the next generation-
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10 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch From Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies - Forbes

10 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch From Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies - Forbes | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Meet the female founders in the Google Ventures portfolio. The venture capital arm of Google formed in 2009, Google Ventures has 100+ companies in its portfolio - check out their nifty infographic for 2012 impact and reach with $300M in funds.

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5 Ways To Think Like An Entrepreneur For Business Growth |

5 Ways To Think Like An Entrepreneur For Business Growth | | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Think like an entrepreneur. Even if you want a part time business or just replace your corporate salary, you need to be able to think like an entrepreneur.
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Why Small Businesses Fail: Top 7 Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Failure

Why Small Businesses Fail: Top 7 Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Failure | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
When you're starting a new business, the last thing you want to focus on is failure. But if you address the common reasons for failure up front, you'll be much less likely to fall victim to them yourself.
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Money Monday: Your New Year’s Financial Planning Checklist

Money Monday: Your New Year’s Financial Planning Checklist | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Assess your financial situation and plan your future.

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Kari Schull Fitzpatrick's comment, December 27, 2012 9:00 AM
set realistic goals for profit
asnal abbas's comment, December 31, 2012 7:50 AM
mset realistic goals for profit to be the best
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Silver lining for startups

Silver lining for startups | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Recession pushes businesses to their limits, but the economic challenges of the past few years haven't been all bad news for enterprise.
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Buffett Tells Men To 'Get Onboard' With Key Business Strategy

Buffett Tells Men To 'Get Onboard' With Key Business Strategy | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - The key to America's future success lies in helping women achieve as much as their male counterparts, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said in an essay published on Thursday that echoes a recent debate about gender roles in Corporate...
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I enjoyed this quote from the article: "If obvious benefits flow from helping the male component of the workforce achieve its potential, why in the world wouldn't you want to include its counterpart?" he asked.

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Untapped Potential for Expanding Women's Entrepreneurship for ...

Untapped Potential for Expanding Women's Entrepreneurship for ... | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Research shows that startup companies – particularly high-growth startups – are the most fruitful source of new U.S. jobs and offer the economy's best hope for recovery. ...

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Women Entrepreneurs Must Think Out-Of-The-Box

Women Entrepreneurs Must Think Out-Of-The-Box | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Smart women in business know that asking the right questions is more important than having the right answers. They also think out-of-the-box!
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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Reach Out and Keep the Momentum Going

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Reach Out and Keep the Momentum Going | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
This is the final post in our series of articles and infographics highlighting the achievements of women business owners.

 

There’s a movement underway that is changing the face of workplace culture as more and more women are starting their own businesses. Women are taking control, carving out flexibility and designing their own destiny through entrepreneurship.

 

I’ve spoken with many women who have embarked on this journey and talked with them about building profitable, mission-led companies that they themselves would want to work for. They’re creating the lives they want to live both personally and professionally, developing harmony between the two instead of having them pull at each other in opposition.

 

The benefit to all of us is that female entrepreneurs are bringing new and relevant perspectives to the marketplace, innovative experiences and products, and fresh approaches to conducting business that raise the standards for their competitors and that improve the lives of their customers.

 

Still, with all of this progress, women face concrete challenges, such as finding customers and technical support, and so mentoring and connecting women to the right resources is crucial. All of us can facilitate these connections by reaching out and connecting with the women-owned business in our own communities. If you are an experienced business owner, have coffee with a local entrepreneur and offer insight on how you grew your business. Connect other entrepreneurs with those who can help them—a marketing firm, a payroll service, a new vendor, or another business who has overcome some of the challenges that they might be facing. As a consumer, tout your favorite female-owned business on social media to show your enthusiasm. Share with the owner what you like and what you would like to see more of in terms of their product offerings or customer service. Give detailed feedback and encourage your friends to do the same. A strong business benefits greatly from candid and clear customer input. Every bit of support and mentorship increases the collective clout of women-business owners and emboldens the community to continue launching and running businesses more successfully.

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Words of Wisdom from 2012's Top Female Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets | The Next Women - Business Magazine

Words of Wisdom from 2012's Top Female Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets | The Next Women - Business Magazine | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it

What these have women have in common with you is that they are all striving for increased success and impact.


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Anita's curator insight, January 23, 2013 3:51 PM

What an amazing group of entrepreneurs!

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9 Things Businesses Shouldn't Do On Social Media @Forbes

9 Things Businesses Shouldn't Do On Social Media @Forbes | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it

Use social media the right way, and you can attract new customers and boost your business. Use it the wrong way, and you can spark a backlash that’ll melt your reputation to a sticky puddle.


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Markose Abraham's curator insight, January 1, 2013 12:37 AM

Yes. Use Social media the right way.....

The Fish Firm's comment, January 1, 2013 9:13 PM
When we're transparent ~ it always works out! No matter what!
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:12 AM
Les entreprises 9 choses ne devriez pas faire sur les médias sociaux @ Forbes

Utiliser les médias sociaux dans le bon sens, et vous pouvez attirer de nouveaux clients et booster votre business. Utilisez le mauvais sens, et vous pouvez déclencher une réaction qui va faire fondre votre réputation à une flaque collante.


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Website Marketing: 5 Effective Ways to Get the Word Out ...

Website Marketing: 5 Effective Ways to Get the Word Out ... | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Video marketing, especially if it is done on YouTube, offers your site a tremendous amount of opportunity in terms of exposure. By why choose YouTube as your main platform for your online video marketing campaigns?
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Especially when you are first starting your business you need to maximze your online exposure.  These five tips will help put you on the right track to do just that.

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Power Women Business Center Helps Entrepreneurs "Dress For Success" - KHTS Radio

Power Women Business Center Helps Entrepreneurs "Dress For Success" - KHTS Radio | Women Mean Business | Scoop.it
Power Women Business Center Helps Entrepreneurs "Dress For Success" KHTS Radio Looking to empower women with successful business tools and tips, the Power Woman Business Center hosted a “Dress for Success” seminar on Saturday, December 8, in...
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7 Tips for Women’s Business Success :: Creativity

Many aspiring female executives, business managers and other professionals often forget that they really have 2 jobs – the first is to do what they get paid for (and do it better than men).
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