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Committees don’t create successful startups. A single visionary entrepreneur almost always is the initial implementer of an innovative new venture, but that lone entrepreneur doesn’t have the bandwidth to grow the business alone. He or she needs the multiplier of growing from the “doer” to a team b Read More
"If your goal is to build your blog, monetize it, and live a lifestyle of complete freedom — one that doesn’t require you to be glued to your laptop 24 hours a day — you will, at some point, have to outsource a portion of your work.

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StreetShares Offers Low Risk Small Business Loans for Veterans

StreetShares Offers Low Risk Small Business Loans for Veterans Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://smallbiztrends.com 23 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on April 11, 2016 10:06 am
The SEC has approved new plans for a revolutionary type of loan facilitated by both crowdfunding and traditional funds. Mark Rockefeller, CEO of StreetShares, of Reston, Virginia, feels the result should benefit small businesses owned by veterans by making financing easier to obtain. Read More

Developing Systems Effectively – 7 Key Lessons

 Developing Systems Effectively – 7 Key Lessons Avatar Posted by kimonos under Strategy
From http://www.tonylbrown.com 8 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on April 26, 2016 11:52 am
These days, developing systems for your business is a must if you want to grow.

Here are the helpful tips when you develop your system.

1. Know and understand what you want to accomplish
2. Do not reinvent the wheel
3. Use different perspectives
4. Use automation to improve the process
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The future is not garlic bread as Peter Kay once said, it is in fact, digital marketing and it is here right now.

The question on everyones lips though is… do we really need to use the word ‘digital’? Surely in this version of our future… it’s just marketing?

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B2B marketing is undergoing a great deal of change, one aspect of which is a dramatic growth in B2B e-commerce, which Frost & Sullivan projects will reach $6.7 trillion in annual revenues by 2020. If you want a piece of that pie, you’ll need a whole lot of engagement.

Typically, those in the B2B Read More

7 Things About the Microsoft Envision Conference

7 Things About the Microsoft Envision Conference Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Technology
From http://smallbiztrends.com 24 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on April 7, 2016 8:36 am
Microsoft’s major business-focused event for the year, Microsoft Envision, is taking place this week in New Orleans. Keynote speakers on the first day included Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, and Dan Schulman, the CEO of PayPal. Here are seven high points from the first day of the conference. Read More

Mobile Marketing Do’s And Don’ts For 2016

Mobile Marketing Do’s And Don’ts For 2016  Avatar Posted by smpayton under Online Marketing
From http://www.eggmarketingpr.com 25 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on April 5, 2016 1:49 pm
Mobile devices have started playing a huge role when forming marketing strategies of various businesses. It is seen as a crucial step toward reaching out to larger audiences, thus building brand awareness. Because of its simplicity and ease of access, mobile marketing has changed the way we interac Read More

3 Small Business Lessons Learned from "Shark Tank"

3 Small Business Lessons Learned from \"Shark Tank\" Avatar Posted by jondyer under Strategy
From http://dyernews.com 29 days ago
Made Hot by: LoopLooper on April 3, 2016 4:09 pm
Yes, ABC's "Shark Tank" is another reality show, but it's one that actually has some important business lessons to teach. Here are three pieces of advice from the show that you can apply to running and growing your small business. Read More

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