By Annie Davis

During his career, Bill Gates revolutionized personal computing with Microsoft’s Windows operating system. After stepping down as CEO of Microsoft, he dedicated his time and money to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has financed developments in agriculture, healthcare, a Read More

A Small Business Guide to Crowd Funding

A Small Business Guide to Crowd Funding Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://www.noobpreneur.com 789 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on March 31, 2014 10:51 pm
If you are limited by industry and/or credit history, where can everyday entrepreneurs turn for capital? Crowd funding may offer the best solution. Read More

To Grow Your Business, Be a Cultural Anthropologist

To Grow Your Business, Be a Cultural Anthropologist Avatar Posted by megantotka under Marketing
From http://www.lipsticking.com 789 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on March 31, 2014 10:11 pm
Many small business owners and entrepreneurs use market research to learn more about their target audience. They use this same research to find out how their products or services relate to their customers, and they educate themselves on the best ways to increase sales within that same target market Read More

Viral Yet Volatile: Meme Marketing and the Modern Web

Viral Yet Volatile: Meme Marketing and the Modern Web Avatar Posted by megantotka under Marketing
From http://www.chamberofcommerce.com 789 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on March 31, 2014 9:19 pm
As the web continues to shift at a rate that we can hardly begin to comprehend, trends in marketing come and go faster than we can forget them. The latest: meme marketing. Is this something your business should embrace? Read More

Woman Inventor - Josephine Cochran

Woman Inventor - Josephine Cochran Avatar Posted by swiggies under Success Stories
From http://www.creativeinnovationgroup.com 788 days ago
Made Hot by: tiroberts on March 31, 2014 4:40 pm
If you’re like most people, washing dishes is a chore. Okay, maybe it’s just me. But back in 1886 a woman inventor named Josephine Cochran thought the same thing. Technically Joel Houghton patented a dish washing machine, but it was a wooden machine that just splashed water on dishes. Josephine wan Read More

What NOT To Do On LinkedIn

What NOT To Do On LinkedIn Avatar Posted by BChignell under Social Media
From http://www.ciphr.com 788 days ago
Made Hot by: tiroberts on March 31, 2014 4:40 pm
LinkedIn can be an extremely useful tool for networking, marketing and building your company/personal brand.
It can, however, also prove to be a very reliable way to discredit yourself and/or company and annoy other users. Read More

How Hiring Decisions Are Made

How Hiring Decisions Are Made Avatar Posted by mmangen under Human Resources
From http://www.landingexpert.com 788 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on March 31, 2014 4:37 pm
Years ago, I had a large office in the Wall Street area with a personal secretary screening my phone calls, opening mail, taking dictation, and managing my calendar. Read More

Investigative Sales Prospecting Tips - Solopreneur,ca

Investigative Sales Prospecting Tips - Solopreneur,ca Avatar Posted by shanegibson under Sales
From http://www.solopreneur.ca 788 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on March 31, 2014 4:36 pm
I’ve already talked about sales prospecting in person but prospecting is such an important skill that it’s worth learning more. Most people don’t lack the ability to engage and generate rapport, but I think a lot of people could use help developing the skill of filling their business’ sales funnel Read More

Handling the Unexpected in Business!

Handling the Unexpected in Business! Avatar Posted by JadeSM under Marketing
From http://wealthywomenleaders.com 788 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on March 31, 2014 4:36 pm
This is a time sensitive article in that, around the world, eyes and ears are following the story of the missing Malaysia flight – it’s been 2 weeks now since it has disappeared from the sky. This incident has caused me to stop and reflect on my own life, my business and my travel patterns. I trave Read More
Harness the power of social media and you’ll boost your unique brand and reach your customer base in new and exciting ways!

If you want to build brand awareness, improve customer relationships and build on your current business foundation, social media engagement is a must. Read More

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Say hello to Holly Hanna, our first BizSugar Facebook "Contributor of the Week." Holly has always wanted to be a … More
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