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Jeffrey Davis

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A book can be a business's most compact, impactful form of influence. Her'es an interesting verse in the ongoing ‪#book #‎publishing‬ conversation. What do you think?

"'Because of the digital revolution, democratization has happened. It's almost as if the writer has become his own entrepreneur around the publication process.'" BBC News

‪#‎AlignedThoughtLeader‬
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35482345…
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
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singh akshatha

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The #intranet changed the way how corporations operate. In an intranet, network applications can be created that can run on many types of computers. It is a secure #network , as it is protected by a firewall 

http://goo.gl/n34QSq

#IntranetVsExtranet    #ManagedItServices #ITSupport #ITMaintance #Networking   #projectmanagement   #Intercommunicate #VPN   #PrivateNetwork   
Advancements in the field of communication were the forerunner for all the progress' human race has achieved in the twentieth century. The greatest of all can be said as the development of the internet. The internet allows communication between millions of connected devices worldwide and it ...
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Giulia Guerrero

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Hey everyone, I thought that you should know about this considering Periscope is very popular. This also applies to any other live streaming like Blab, Facebook live video, UStream and more. 

Be watchful of what you do. Just because it's live and goes away in 24 hours (i.e. Periscope) doesn't mean it's not being recorded elsewhere for the purposes described in the article. 

Thanks to +smallbiztrends for sharing this information with us.
Periscope is the hot topic among businesses and marketers these days and for good reason. Since ...
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Brendan T

Blog Posts & eBooks  - 
 
Getting Things Done(#GTD) is a well known approach for task management.  Leo Babauta has built on this foundation with Zen to Done which focuses more on the execution side and more on it's application for attaining life goals.  Here I review his habits.
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Oliver Gwynne

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How to Pitch Lesson 3: Formatting

Here is a basic format for pitching.

About Them

The opening paragraph should be all about them. This is something I’ve seen major agencies not utilise to its full effect. The main points of this first paragraph are to readdress the brief, to show you’ve done some research of the company and to outline the project. 

Sadly, what you tend to see here is copy and pasted wording from the original brief just laid out differently. This is no good and to me looks lazy. Generally, when I’m pitching for things I will take the time to really try and understand their business problem, and where I can help. I’m always willing to stick my neck out and say “I would imagine…” or “I think this could work…” sometimes this will have absolutely nothing to do with what I’m pitching for. (It might be a genuine observation on their business or comment about their branding) I can tell you this paragraph has got me more jobs than anything else. Prospects have honestly phoned me up and asked if I was psychic in the past.

It shows that you’ve taken the time to care and are not just writing a generic pitch. They might not agree with your suggestions; you might be completely wrong, but taking the time to do so will make you stand out.

About the project

It’s here that I will go into the nitty gritty of the project itself. What I do can be quite technical, and in theory everything is up for discussion but I will give a broad overview of my plan here. 

One great tip here is to use third party stories rather than your opinion. So if I thought it was best to use a certain type of camera on a shoot, I would say “which worked so well when I was doing X” this is a great opportunity to drop some work examples into the mix without it seeming forced.

About You

Another big mistake I see all the time. In a pitch document the ‘About you’ part should be the shortest portion. You should focus 80% of your pitch on them, their business, their problem and how you’ll solve it. Throw in a quick line about yourself BUT do include references to your website, portfolio, FAQs, terms and so on…meaning if a prospect wants to hire you they can look at these at their leisure, hopefully you’ll be able to track downloads/web views so will take a good guess if they’ve reviewed your file…always a good buying signal.

For the first two lessons:
http://olivergwynne.com/thoughts/
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Anupam Nagoorkar

Startup Business Topics  - 
 
hello everyone and thank you for accepting me as a member of this group...

can u suggest me the right time to start a event management firm??? am asking for the right time because am a student right now and also should i start a business before doing MBA or is it better to start a business after completing MBA??

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+junaid khalid yeah sure thank you very much
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Transitions Coaching

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Hello and Thank you for accepting me in this amazing community for entrepreneurs :) I am  happy to be here and can't wait to exchange creative ideas and get to know you better. Let me introduce myself. I am a dreamer and coach who really cares about enhancing lives and making the world a better place to live in. My clients are high- spirited people who enter a new chapter in their lives, influencial leaders and heartfelt entrepreneurs. That's the place to get to know more about my services and me if you have interest: 
Take care and have inspiring week!
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Nellie Akalp

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I’ve heard countless reasons why business owners think they should (or shouldn’t) incorporate. Tons of misconceptions associated with incorporation, often related to trying to avoid state taxes or any liability, exist with business owners I speak with! I wanted to clear the air with my latest on +Small Business Trends  
Picking a business structure is usually the first big decision for any new business owner. My ow...
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Karlene Rivers

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I've discovered www.peek.usertesting.com today, what a fantastic free tool for small businesses! You get a free 5 minute video of someone reviewing your website and talking about it, really useful stuff, highly recommend 
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Thanks for sharing Karlene, that is phamazing! 
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Bizz Box

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Websites are still losing business due to not being responsive. This means that are are not correctly viewable on mobile and tablet devices as well as pc's and laptops. As many of 33% of sale come from searches started on mobile devices. BizzBox design responsive websites in the UK http://bizzbox.co.uk
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Welcome to the community +Bizz Box!
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Cheque Print Solutions

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20 + years ago, I started a company called Cheque Print. We have continued to grow, expand our scope and introduce new customers on a weekly basis.

Check us out and please comment if you have any questions.

VIP? AFFILIATE? We have them all - take a look.

Canada: https://www.chequeprint.ca/

For over 15 years, we have successfully served over 3,000 business customers and printed over 80 million Canadian business and personal cheques.Order Online
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Welcome to the community +Cheque Print Solutions!
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Darrel Chavez

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Hi guys I'm a new member I live out in Inland Empire. And wanted to connect with someone to sell a product on my website. I have a website that gets roughly 100,000 visits a month. Mostly organic unique traffic. I get traffic mostly for movie related keywords. I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in either advertising or selling a product on my website. Or interested in purchasing site? #3dmovies
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+Darrel Chavez I would be interested, our online store has 38354 customers. we offer all types of ED medications. we would like to promote current ongoing discount. Visit our store - http://bit.ly/1LgeC3O
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Edwin Dearborn

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SEO Best Practices for 2016 | Local Search Engine Marketing

The best SEO practices for 2016 and beyond will require a strategic mindset, as well as a detailed plan on how to leverage what I am about to share in this post. In theory, the best SEO practices are quite simple and straightforward. Yet, the deployment will be complex, as well as require persistence and organization. 

"It is a little-known secret that Google and other search engines are making a shift from traditional SEO to a focus on quality and authoritative content. While it is still important to optimize your meta data and remain on top of relevant keywords, it can no longer be denied that when it comes to generating organic search results, quality content with a strong focus on authority is now leading the pack." - Entrepreneur (Jan 6, 2015) 

Best SEO Practices Checklist:

1. Discovering and targeting additional verticals.
2. Conducting thorough keyword research for those verticals.
3. Creating high-quality content for each keyword. This would include in-depth copywriting.
4. Distributing this content on a continually basis. (Email, social media, PPC, native advertising, etc.)

While this is a simple list, each one can require an extensive amount of time, effort, and resources. Fortunately, these four actions are scalable for any business, including a solopreneur with practically no budget. 

There is no such thing as SEO without content. You need words, articles, substance, keywords, verbiage. It’s true: Content is king. We don’t argue about that anymore. It’s a truism of the SEO industry. Content content content.
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Michael Maguire

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Expense Tracking and Owner's Draw made Easy

Here are a couple simple things you can do once you're in an accounting system that'll make keeping track of your expenses, and the money you take from the business, really easy.

One of the great things about moving out of a shoebox into an accounting system: it makes it really easy to reconcile your bank account at the end of the month.

Easy Bank Reconciliation Tip One: Business Debit and Credit Card
As soon as you can, get a credit card for the business. If your business is new, and can't yet qualify, set aside one of your personal cards (ideally one with a zero balance) for business expenses. Only use that card and your business debit card for all your business expenses. That way reconciling your bank and credit card statements at the end of the month become very easy as they all relate directly to business expenses. Too, if you end up having to run a balance on your card, the interest can easily be entered as a business expense.

Easy Bank Reconciliation Tip Two: Owner's Draw
When your bookkeeper is setting up your new accounting system ask her/him to create an Equity account called Owner's Draw. That is the account you'll use each time you take money out of the business for yourself. It makes reconciling your bank account easy at the end of the month. It also makes it really easy to see how much money you've paid yourself. For more on this JustWorks has written a good introductory article. https://goo.gl/V627rl

On the weekend I published an article talking about the benefits of moving out of the shoebox into a small business accounting system. It was a plain language guide to understanding the financial reports that are so important to running your business. If you're a solopreneur or a small business owner still using shoebox accounting, it's might be worth a read. http://goo.gl/trRDtg

#expensemanagment #businessmanagement #businessmanagementsolutions

An accounting system provides the most valuable tools a small business owner will ever own - but they're useless if not understood.
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Reginold Smith

Small Business Topics  - 
 
How do I connect with other Janitorial Entrepreneurs? We are Looking for janitorial contracts in the Illinois area,Preferably Springfield IL
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+Reginold Smith  Try posting on Craiglist and other such local classified sites. Start an online community for Illinois Janitorial Entrepreneurs on google+ and facebook and promote it via your network. Join LinkedIn and search for them filtering by city. All the best!
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Peter Deng

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Thanks for allowing me here..
My name is Peter and I love bitcoins.. Wanna save in bitcoins too?
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Matt Andersen

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Hi my name is Matt and I am development planning in Australia. I also am an ambassador for this company on Facebook. Please check them out ;) https://www.facebook.com/thefuturemillionaireclub/
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Welcome to the community +Matt Andersen!
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Sanjay B Dalal

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Need to drive innovation and generate new ideas for your growing business?

Download eBook : Driving Innovation and Ideas

"Everyone wants to be more creative and bring new ideas to the table. But which innovative ideas are actually worth pursuing? And why do innovative companies often see creativity dwindle over time? Our new ebook answers these questions and more." Source: Stanford

Go here: http://www.ogoing.com/eBooks/Updates/1415138

(you will need a free account to download)
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Most people would like to start their own business, but very few ever do, Why?  First, they feel that they lack the know how (a business plan) and secondly the fear of failure. 
There are no shortcuts to success and there are many lessons to be learned, which is why we created EntrepreneurYouNiversity.com, to give people the knowledge and confidence needed to be decisive and make smart choices, to start a business and live their dreams. 
The course is free, but the knowledge and guidance you will gain is priceless; it will change your outlook and possibly your future. Start today by learning the five essentials it takes to succeed in business.  bit.ly/4BizSuccess
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Giulia Guerrero

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Hey everyone, I'm just curious. What's your why? Why did you start your business?

I started mine to be my own boss, spend more time with my family, do something I believe in and love, but most importantly to inspire others.
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I started my own business because I wanted to become my own boss. I was also tired of negotiating my salary every year.
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