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How hard is entrepreneurship? Nothing comes easy.
Entrepreneur
WARNING: This article is not for the faint of heart. But neither is entrepreneurship. I've been self-employed for as long as I can remember, says Jason Saltzman, a Startup mentor and entrepreneur. I've worked in multiple industries with a variety of different processes, learned skillsets, and aggravation. Most of the projects I worked on sucked. I was in the mortgage industry when it was the golden time, aggregated data for Fortune 500 companies, and even set up call centers across the world to sell anything and everything (mostly real estate). I don't know everything, but I know a little about a lot.
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The first 100 days: How to help ensure success
By William D. Pawlucy
Imagine being hired for the most important job in an organization with no training, no standard operating procedures and not knowing who your team is and how they support you. Unfortunately, every year there will be chief elected officers all across the world who don't know their job or ask halfway through their term if there is even a strategic plan.
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Building your brand: Tips for small business owners
Business 2 Community
Small business owners, do you know how you get your company's name out there — do you know how you get it not just seen, but well-received — among online shoppers and search engine users? There was a time when the answer might have involved tricky SEO, "link building," online directories, article marketing, or even online reputation management.
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This tiny startup has figured out how to turn Twitter's free data into a goldmine
Business Insider
There is tiny startup in London with a 27-year-old CEO that has come up with a way of monetising all the free data that is coming out of Twitter. It's a mobile app called "Twizoo." It helps you find bars and restaurants based on how good they are, how close they are to you, and how expensive the prices are.
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Top 7 Web design tips to help your website load faster
Small Business Trends
When it comes to business marketing, it is important to ensure these days to have a prominent online presence. And for that, having a website is a must. It can be a great marketing tool for your business. But what's the use of owning a business website if it has no visitors? For your business to perform properly, you need to ensure that people are attracted to your website on a regular basis. There might be several ways to ensure this. And one of the most important among them is surely how you have designed your website.
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The 5 key metrics you need to be tracking in 2015
Entrepreneur
Unless you're a statistician at heart, tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) isn't the sexiest part of a marketer's job, but it is one of the most important. KPIs use data and analytics to show you how well you’re meeting your target goals, what things you're doing that work, and what doesn't. KPI metrics are particularly helpful as reference tools when creating or refining marketing strategies.
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How an entrepreneur learned to sell quinoa in the land of grits
The New York Times
In 1985, after many years in the fast-food business, Richard Thomas took a 180-degree turn and opened a health food restaurant, R. Thomas Deluxe Grill, on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. It struggled for 10 years, and then it became a local institution.
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Trying to grow your business? Read this
FOX Business
One of the greatest professional accomplishments is to start a business and grow it. But unlike a species of plant or animal, a business is not genetically preordained as to how big it will get. For a small business, that decision is made by the owners with answers to these three questions.
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Why this CEO left his job to create Priority Bicycles
Small Business Trends
As kids, most of us dream about our future careers as astronauts, ballerinas or other professions. But many people let go of these dreams at some point between childhood and adulthood. They change paths or realize some more practical dreams. For Dave Weiner, however, childhood passions and practical dreams merged to fill a very unique business niche.
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5 desktop publishing tools for small business
Small Business Computing
It's ridiculously easy to find a range of good quality, free, or inexpensive software for just about every business task you can imagine — with one possible exception — desktop publishing. If you want to publish a small business newsletter or magazine, your options initially appear limited, pricey, and complicated.
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