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Articles to push people into engaging and succeeding in small business creation & management
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Entrepreneurship 101: What It Really Takes to Start a Business | Facebook

Entrepreneurship 101: What It Really Takes to Start a Business | Facebook | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it
Tonight: Entrepreneurship 101: What It Really Takes to Start a Business, sponsored by @CEED_Halifax & @CYBFCanada: http://t.co/2VYP6YOdRd
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How to Motivate Your Team

How to Motivate Your Team | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it

A highly motivated team of employees, will do wonders for the peace of mind of any business owner, and they will usually deliver an improved bottom line result for any business.

 

Unfortunately, the management actions of many business owners and managers, act more as demotivators causing a fall off in the overall performance of the employees concerned.

 

This excellent article, suggests that there are common ways to ensure that employees become challenged, inspired and motivated, and it provides 10 of these for business owners and managers to consider implementing.


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Marketing and Innovation Produce Results: the Rest are Costs - SitePoint

Marketing and Innovation Produce Results: the Rest are Costs - SitePoint | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it
Are you too busy running your business to market or innovate?
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You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate

You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it

Many small business owners don't honestly believe that they can be innovative enough to make a difference to their business outcomes, yet if you were to suggest that they lacked the ability to think, their reaction may not be positive.

 

The point is that, if you are capable of thinking, you are capable of being innovative in your approach to addressing your business problems.

 

This excellent article from Harvard, provides guidance by way of a number of examples, and suggests that you can simply build a great business by asking "why" more often.


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13 Lessons From A Great Social Entrepreneur, Pamela Atkinson - Forbes

13 Lessons From A Great Social Entrepreneur, Pamela Atkinson - Forbes | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it
Forbes13 Lessons From A Great Social Entrepreneur, Pamela AtkinsonForbesPamela Atkinson, an advisor to the last three governors in Utah, an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church and a tireless advocate for the homeless and refugees in Utah, still...
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10 Complacency Traps for Business Owners

10 Complacency Traps for Business Owners | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it

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Given the known failure rate of start-up businesses, all business owners who go down this path, need to be well aware of the traps that lie in wait for them.


Complacency and lack of foresight are common features in the make up of business owners, who did not succeed to make a good go of their start-up ventures, and addressing these two areas will help any new business owner avoid failure.


This excellent article, suggests that forewarned is forearmed, and it suggests 10 mistakes that every start-up should avoid making if they want to build a successful business.


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Les femmes et le pouvoir : une relation ambiguë par Béatrice Toulon

Les femmes et le pouvoir : une relation ambiguë par Béatrice Toulon | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it
Dans un contexte où la parité est valorisée et promue par les deux sexes, ces résistances sont surtout inconscientes.

À l’hôpital Sainte-Anne, à Paris, Fatma Bouvet de La Maisonneuve, psychiatre, voit arriver de plus en plus de superwomen en plein burn-out, un syndrome d’épuisement qui touche trois femmes pour deux hommes. « Elles craquent, quelle que soit leur place dans la hiérarchie, car les rythmes de l’entreprise ne sont pas adaptés aux leurs », décrypte-t-elle. Être disponible pour des réunions tardives, pour des déplacements intempestifs et pour ses enfants relève souvent du casse-tête. « Qu’on le veuille ou non, les femmes ont des spécificités qui ne devraient pas remettre en cause le principe d’égalité, mais conduire à des aménagements », considère la psychiatre. Spécificités biologiques, comme la capacité de tomber enceinte, mais aussi la ménopause, « une période à laquelle elles commencent à douter de leurs potentiels et de leur avenir, et qui devrait être prise en compte par les politiques de prévention, mais que l’on continue de considérer comme une futilité ». Spécificités psychologiques, comme « ce sentiment permanent d’imposture et d’insuffisance, parce qu’elles partent à 17 h 30 pour pouvoir aller chercher leurs enfants, en ayant parfois déjeuné d’un sandwich pendant que d’autres passent deux heures au restaurant. Résultat : beaucoup redoutent d’annoncer leur grossesse, car elles savent qu’en dépit de la loi elles seront placardisées ou licenciées. Et l’on voit de plus en plus de rising talents [“talents prometteurs”, ndlr] de 38-40 ans, complètement désocialisées car leurs copines ont construit des familles, envisager de faire un enfant seule avant qu’il ne soit trop tard. À un certain niveau de responsabilités, poursuit Fatma Bouvet de La Maisonneuve, elles sont mises devant un choix impossible, la carrière ou les enfants, et on leur reproche en plus de ne pas savoir gérer leur stress, de ne rien vouloir lâcher. Mais lâcher quoi ? »


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How to Recognize and Act on Your Best Business Ideas

How to Recognize and Act on Your Best Business Ideas | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it
When inspiration strikes, apply these tools and lessons from experts to get the best results.
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Self-Awareness: A Key to Better Leadership

Self-Awareness: A Key to Better Leadership | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it
Self-awareness is crucial for evolving and finding coping strategies for weaknesses. An excerpt from "How To Become a Better Leader." Image: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

How can leaders recognize and manage their psychological preferences?
In a wide-ranging article for the Spring 2012 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review, authors Ginka Toegel, a professor of organizational behavior and leadership at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Jean-Louis Barsoux, a professor of organizational behavior and leadership at IMD, lay out findings from more than 2,000 in-depth conversations with international executives.
In this excerpt from How To Become a Better Leader, the authors examine the role of self-awareness, which they deem crucial for evolving and finding coping strategies for weaknesses:


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3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn's Company Pages

3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn's Company Pages | Awake the entrepreneur within you | Scoop.it

Did you know? The redesign of the professional networking site gives you more marketing opportunities.

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