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Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-up Follies - Inc.com

Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-up Follies - Inc.com | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-up Follies
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Cashing out of your start-up: It's often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel. Only it rarely looks like heaven.
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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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3 Questions to Stay Cutting Edge in Business - Forbes

3 Questions to Stay Cutting Edge in Business
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Being a CEO is not about having all the answers – it's about asking the right questions. And making sure you have the right people to answer them.
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Internet Marketing: Importance of Creating Strong Relationships with Your Audience - Business 2 Community

Internet Marketing: Importance of Creating Strong Relationships with Your Audience - Business 2 Community | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Internet Marketing is an impactful tool of marketing with attention-grabbing qualities for any type of business, mainly those which are making money online. The most remarkable feature of Internet Marketing is its capacity to let businesses communicate directly with their target audience. However, there are plenty of reasons like increasing awareness and changing consumer behavior which has resulted in newer dynamics of Internet Marketing. The objective of merely communicating with the audience is not sufficient anymore because building Relationships in Internet Marketing has become a more substantial goal to aim at.

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Note To Brands: Make Things People Want - Business 2 Community

Note To Brands: Make Things People Want - Business 2 Community | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

We are constantly trying to change the way that people behave and think – positioning brands and businesses in the centre of a relationship that is only ever on the peripheral of our customers’ worlds. And while for us – for the business owner, brand manager or agency – there is a real centrality to our relationship with the brand, it is simply not the case for the vast majority of the people that we want to talk to.

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In Collaboration We Trust - Thin Difference

In Collaboration We Trust - Thin Difference | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Collaboration succeeds when trust is active and trust is embedded in interactions, mission, connections, and progress forward.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:48 AM

Trust and collaboration, collaboration and trust are keys to all Internet marketing (to LIFE too :). Like the clear presentation here and the graphic. 

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:10 AM

Excellent...

ThePinkSalmon's comment, May 31, 2013 11:24 AM
Superb!
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How to Use 10 Social Media Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand – infographics

How to Use 10 Social Media Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand – infographics | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
How to Use 10 Social Media Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand – infographics (RT @lisapatb: How to Use 10 Social Media Networks to Grow Your Personal Online Brand - infographics http://t.co/xFTCYD3spG...

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Samuel Pustea's comment, May 28, 2013 6:38 AM
I really like infographics. The advise for each social media site will give you a little clue how to leverage it to your advantage. Shared it to Pinterest!
Samuel Pustea's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:39 AM

I really like infographics. The advise for each social media site will give you a little clue how to leverage it to your advantage. Shared it to Pinterest!

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Networked individuals trump organizations

Networked individuals trump organizations | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

In an economy based on trusted knowledge networks of individuals, the role of the organization may revert to merely a supporting one. We might even see corporations bidding for the privilege of supporting knowledge networks.


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Taking On the Goliaths | Entrepreneur Magazine

Taking On the Goliaths | Entrepreneur Magazine | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Targeting SMEs: The new land of opportunity (and margins) for large corporates (Taking On the Goliaths | Entrepreneur Magazine http://t.co/KRe1Ge4afs)...
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Innovation Is Required: Nine Lessons Learned Working At A Startup

Innovation Is Required: Nine Lessons Learned Working At A Startup | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Want to know what it's actually like to work for a startup? We outline nine must-learn lessons for aspiring employees.

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Anita's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:20 PM

Are you ready to work for a start-up?

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Business risk management in plain English « Business Planning Essentials

Business risk management in plain English « Business Planning Essentials | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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Beijing Startup Builds On The Shoulders Of Giants To Go Global From China - Forbes

Beijing Startup Builds On The Shoulders Of Giants To Go Global From China - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Beijing Startup Builds On The Shoulders Of Giants To Go Global From China
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And his four-year-old startup Light in the Box is a good example.
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The five digital marketing megatrends you can't ignore

The five digital marketing megatrends you can't ignore | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Five major internet trends that will benefit your business.  

 

1. Nanopayments

2. Real money

3. Knowing customers

4. Browser upgrades

5. Growing focus on trust

 

 


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MTD's curator insight, May 21, 2013 8:37 AM

The trends affecting marketing are hugely varied and are affecting the wider world. What will you use - and what do you need to be aware of? Take a look at these five key trends, add to them and shape a strategy. 

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Ten Charts That Show We've All Got a Case of the Mondays

Ten Charts That Show We've All Got a Case of the Mondays | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
If you're in a workplace in America right now, chances are most of the people around you are pretty checked out. You might even be plodding through the day yourself, counting down the hours until you can fly out the door.
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Time to make a change then ;)

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Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work

Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Luis Suarez writes on knowledge management, collaboration and thinking outside of the inbox

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One for the 'cloud' risk register me thinks ;)

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 12, 2013 1:05 AM

"We are entering the stage where broadband penetration, at least, in (Western) Europe, is pretty much a good myth, specially, if you don’t live in big cities. If you live in relatively small towns, or rural / remote areas, that pervasive connectivity is non-existent, which comes to fight the argument that the Web keeps us all hyperconnected and networked no matter what. Well, it matters, connectivity, at least, in Europe, is not as pervasive as what most folks feel, and if you have been reading my recent business trips across several European countries, it’s more of a wider issue than anything else, not necessarily related to a specific country or local region."

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:01 AM

So connectivity is not universal. That will be a surprise to some people I work with.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:32 PM

I have found SKYPE to be one of the best tool for connecting remote kowledge workers

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Five little rules for lean thought leadership

Five little rules for lean thought leadership | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Don't think of thought leadership as rocket science — think of it as rocket fuel. Continue reading →
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Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the business world - Business Matters

Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the business world - Business Matters | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are the ‘rock stars’ of the business world, according to a start-up expert and best-selling small business author.
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Creating Customer Loyalty Programs that Stick | Help Scout

Creating Customer Loyalty Programs that Stick | Help Scout | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Customer loyalty programs can be a gift and a curse. When done well, they can keep customers coming back for repeat purchases, potentially

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What is a version of this for consulting services?

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David Hain's curator insight, May 30, 2013 2:12 AM

Interesting insights here.

John Michel's curator insight, May 30, 2013 10:47 PM

An intriguing study certainly worth the read.

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5 tips for a new generation of entrepreneurs

5 tips for a new generation of entrepreneurs | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
When you first start a business you need a lot of support...
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Donald Clark Plan B: E-portfolios – 7 reasons why I don’t want my life in a shoebox

Donald Clark Plan B: E-portfolios – 7 reasons why I don’t want my life in a shoebox | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

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Real Business - Forty ways to save a fortune

Real Business - Forty ways to save a fortune | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Andy Yates shares 40 golden rules to becoming a business super-scrimping success.
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Sure, listen to your customers -- but don't expect them to have all the answers

Sure, listen to your customers -- but don't expect them to have all the answers | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Social channels give companies unprecedented access to customers, and they can help you build better products that meet their needs. But sometimes it's your job to innovate and come up with products your customers never imagined needing.
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What Is A Social Business? 4 Resources To Help You - Forbes

What Is A Social Business? 4 Resources To Help You - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
What Is A Social Business? 4 Resources To Help You Forbes More recently I talked about the many reasons why social business is important and I presented my own roadmap to become a social business including the need to define a social strategy that...
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Wow - what a great resource for ideas in this and the links in the article! Still reading ;)

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The tricky business of collaboration - MiamiHerald.com

The tricky business of collaboration - MiamiHerald.com | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The tricky business of collaboration
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Julie Black, a manager at a South Florida publishing company, was about to have another bad day.
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