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7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own - Small Business News from Richard Turcott

7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own - Small Business News from Richard Turcott | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it
Very few entrepreneurs, board members, or investors give much thought to leadership development. That's a huge mistake.
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Many of us are inherent leaders-vocal, expressive, and assertive.  Yet in order to become an effective leader, you must be able to develop that skill.  This article lists 7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own.  

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10 black child geniuses you should know | Rolling Out - Black News, Celebrity Videos, Entertainment, Business & Politics

10 black child geniuses you should know  | Rolling Out - Black News, Celebrity Videos, Entertainment, Business & Politics | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it
10 black child geniuses you should know (10 black child geniuses you should know | Rolling Out - Black News, Celebrity Videos, Entertainment http://t.co/0yykh73yJi)...
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Here are our next leaders! 

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Take Control of the Clock: 14 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Take Control of the Clock: 14 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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If this isn't timely then I don't know what is! Take control of your time and it won't overtake you!

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, March 27, 2013 8:11 AM


Effective time management, can make the difference between success and years of struggling without ever really succeeding, especially if you are a business owner trying to build a sustainable business that becomes a valuable asset.


The clock can be a business owners worst enemy, more so if the rapid passing of each hour, does not see significant progress being made to achieving the key outcomes required to ensure success in the longer term.


This good article, suggests that it is it's easy to waste your energy on things that don't matter or get bogged down by slow processes and procedures, and it provides 14 tips that you can implement to improve your time management.

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The five steps to successful content marketing

The five steps to successful content marketing | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it
If you create and promote content unique to your business, the customers will come (RT @rebgoodinc2013The five steps to successful content marketing http://t.co/Lau7RQMEmE

Via Steve Cassady
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Creating content, rather than selling, is more effective in getting the customers/leads that you want.  In this technological age, it is easier for small business owners to (virtually) get out there.  

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Tell Stories | Sales Engine

Why Entrepreneurs Should Tell Stories | Sales Engine | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it
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Share your story. Become more relatable and you won't need to chase the wrong anything-customers, employees, business partners, etc. If the right person can relate to your story then you won't need to sell. 

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How to start a small business with no capital - by Eileen Eva - Helium

How to start a small business with no capital - by Eileen Eva - Helium | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it
Do you know what the greatest asset in the world is? It’s not real estate nor a Gulfstream G650 or stocks. It’s your brain.
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Useful suggestions on how to start a business with very little/no money. Network marketing is one of them!

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Star Trek Voyager Small Business Lessons On Going it Alone

Star Trek Voyager Small Business Lessons On Going it Alone | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it
Blog post at The Numbers Whisperer : Thousands of light years from home.

No back-up.

Limited resources.

Scary bad guys with superior weapons.
Nathalie Desrosiers's insight:

This is a pretty creative way in seeing what lessons one has learned from running small business. I've never seen Star Trek but reading this definitely gives you insights of a "Trekkie" on business. 

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The New Look for Black Women in Business and our Next Steps

The New Look for Black Women in Business and our Next Steps | Mind (on) Your Business | Scoop.it

The next steps black female entrepreneurs face in their careers


Via sheenadeanne
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Women are doing well and holding their own-in the US alone, women owned businesses account for 1.2 trillion in revenues annually.  Still, women owned businesses face challenges and black women owned business face additonal unique challenges.  Following are suggestions for that next step to take your business further. 

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sheenadeanne's curator insight, March 13, 2013 12:34 PM

Black women have a certain tenacity and strength of purpose that serves us well in the world of entrepreneurship. And it’s paying off; women-owned businesses are growing more rapidly than the national average, and African American-owned businesses are growing even faster.