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  • Why startups should consider intrapreneurship
    business or user base It becomes possible to experiment with offshoot products and technologies to see if you can turn a new concept into reality See Full Story on venturebeat com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship Opportunities Startups Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Email Newsletter Sign up to receive email updates and to hear what s going on with personal branding Enter your email address

    Original URL path: http://personalbranding.sg/2013/06/04/why-startups-should-consider-intrapreneurship/ (2014-06-18)
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  • How to Deal With Competition as an Entrepreneur
    companies make this way of thinking a habit They frequently look for what s out there in a very broad sense and see how they can take what they find and make it better and more meaningful for their customers Not only is this a more stimulating and exciting approach to entrepreneurship it s also the most effective See Full Story on thedailymuse com Filed Under Career Progression Tagged With

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  • Intrapreneurship
    effects on your core business or user base It becomes possible to experiment with offshoot products and technologies to see if you can turn a new concept into reality See Full Story on venturebeat com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship Opportunities Startups Email Newsletter Sign up to receive email updates and to hear what s going on with personal branding Enter your email address Categories Career Progression Dating

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  • Opportunities
    is often a short window of opportunity to do something differently Edmondson says If there s a chance of saving the company focus your team on doing two things First seek input from customer facing employees Their front line perspective could provide valuable insight into how your company needs to change Second do small experiments with alternative business models Edmondson suggests you ask What kinds of products and services would customers welcome that we don t offer The goal is to alter the organization s course away from the one that got you into this mess Give your team a larger purpose To keep people focused give them something to work toward Identify a profound purpose that is more important than the individual benefit says Cameron People want to believe their work matters in any situation This can be tough when the company s success is no longer the goal but you might select something that employees value personally leaving a legacy or proving critics wrong Cameron studied the manager leading a GM plant that was going to close in two years To inspire employees who knew the end of their time with GM was near he told them to do their very best so that senior leaders would be sorry when closing day came By Amy Gallo See Full Story on blogs hbr org Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Experts Failure Manage People Opportunities 8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude 29 August 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment If you truly want to be successful your number one task should be to create and maintain a positive attitude When you ve got an attitude of optimism expectancy and enthusiasm opportunities grow and problems shrink If you re a leader a positive attitude draws people to your side and

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  • Startups
    dollars of revenue per employee a ratio that has been achieved carefully by design I recently worked with the CEO and her top 35 executives They want to scale while maintaining their lean and entrepreneurial edge As I introduced the idea of hire slow fire fast I thought it might seem a bit provocative But no sooner had I mentioned the idea than the CEO interrupted enthusiastically She said We have had that idea for a decade She pointed to one of the other leaders in the room and said he had learned it from his father who had run a thriving company through the Great Depression The principle has been key to the company s success See Full Story on blogs hbr org Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With High Growth Hire Leaders Pressure Startups 15 Customer Acquisition Tips for Startups 6 December 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Need to find your first customers Here s more than dozen tips on how to get them By Masha Kubyshina COO Co founder Wine Methods How to get the first customers for startups is one of the most challenging and captivating topics Having worked in marketing and in startups both in USA and Europe I want to share a few tips that have helped us to grow our customer database from zero to thousands COMMUNICATE Use your homepage to invite your customers to communicate with you If a customer contacts you through a form or mailing list signup treat it as the beginning of a relationship Do not simply leave it there email the customer back and ask relevant questions One or two questions are enough Make the email short and personal The email that proved to work well for us says We have just released our website and you are one of the first subscribers Was there a particular reason you wanted to get notified when Wine Methods App is ready Did you imagine using it in a specific situation In my experience one third of customers respond back I believe this is the best way to know our users and to build a relationship with our early adopters ASK FOR FEEDBACK Ask your friends and colleagues to give you feedback about your product or service Offer them a free sample ask them how they used it and listen to what they say If you live in the same town invite them for coffee and ask for their thoughts on your business Communication and co creation will make them excited about being part of your venture They will want to help you to spread the word MEET UP Create a meetup group where you can talk about your business and help others Do not do it looking for a profit do it to enrich the ecosystem to communicate and to have fun This will create a great network of people who will know about your startup You can also join existing meetups that fall in line with your product CONNECT THROUGH CONNECTIONS Talk to your connections Ask them if they know somebody for whom your product can be of service Your first customers will come through this channel Always follow up on leads and thank those who helped you to get them It is very basic but I found that the majority of the startup owners simply do not follow up on their leads REACH OUT TO EDITORS When you read an article or post in media about your competitor contact the editor and let them know your company exists Next time they write about the topic they might want to mention you GIVE YOUR TIME Participate in events where you can mentor talk help or contribute You will not be talking about your product but you will have a chance to present yourself and you never know who you can meet Focus on building a network not on merely closing a sale GO TO TRADE SHOWS Go to fairs and trade shows related to what you do Be open and courageous Talk to possible customers clients and partners and tell them about your business Do not shy away If you believe in the value you bring to the market tell others about it LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA Use social media especially Facebook to contact businesses you want to work with Be the first one to offer something Make your messages short and mention the value of your proposition Leave your contact information in the message See Full Story on women2 com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Customer Acquisition Tips How to Find your first Customers Startups Tips With 2 4M From Atlas 500 Startups More Colingo s Live Online School Aspires To Teach The World English 26 November 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment ike clockwork today brings yet another entrant into the fast growing and noisy language learning space Just last night we told you about the expansion of Verbling which is putting a live interactive spin on language education This morning Colingo joined Verbling and others in this mission to take on tired incumbents like Rosetta Stones and tackle the multi billion dollar opportunity in the language learning market Unlike many of its cohorts yet similar to Verbling Colingo is taking a web first approach using in browser Google Hangouts based video chat to bring language learners together with native speakers and teachers and to help them learn through conversation and immersion However while some startups and services focus on breadth and offer support for multiple languages Colingo is trying to stand out from the pack by focusing on English language proficiency and learning The startup wants to create a live global and digital English school starting with the launch of its teacher led group video chat classes personalized skill training and private tutoring To do so Colingo founder Ben Lowenstein told us today that the company has raised 2 4 million in seed funding to help it ramp up hiring and meet the growing demand

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  • Six Simple steps for creating a manageable to-do list
    your number one customer who generates 1 million in annual sales write Return Mary s phone call 1 million 2 Sort your list in descending order Start with the highest dollar amount at the top and the lowest dollar amount at the bottom 3 Draw a line through the middle of your list Split your list in half with the top most important tasks at the top and the least important 50 percent on the bottom 4 Spend four days a week working on the top 50 percent of your list Focus on the number one item on the list and finish it completely before you begin the next item If you find that you can t finish this item until someone else does something first move on to the next item on your list 5 Spend one day a week on the bottom 50 percent of your list By forcing yourself to work on the less important but seemingly urgent tasks only one day a week you won t be able to complete them all You ll find that some tasks remain on the bottom 50 percent for many weeks at a time You should expect this to happen and realize it s a deliberate byproduct of this approach 6 Reevaluate the bottom 50 percent of your list weekly Drop the tasks that become obsolete If you re forced to procrastinate on the unimportant tasks they ll stay on your list week after week and you ll quickly realize just how unimportant they are It would be better to leave these items off your list in the first place but sometimes people have a major aversion to dropping things from their to do list Using this approach the items just become obsolete on their own which makes them easier

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  • bottom line
    a phone call from your number one customer who generates 1 million in annual sales write Return Mary s phone call 1 million 2 Sort your list in descending order Start with the highest dollar amount at the top and the lowest dollar amount at the bottom 3 Draw a line through the middle of your list Split your list in half with the top most important tasks at the top and the least important 50 percent on the bottom 4 Spend four days a week working on the top 50 percent of your list Focus on the number one item on the list and finish it completely before you begin the next item If you find that you can t finish this item until someone else does something first move on to the next item on your list 5 Spend one day a week on the bottom 50 percent of your list By forcing yourself to work on the less important but seemingly urgent tasks only one day a week you won t be able to complete them all You ll find that some tasks remain on the bottom 50 percent for many weeks at a time You should expect this to happen and realize it s a deliberate byproduct of this approach 6 Reevaluate the bottom 50 percent of your list weekly Drop the tasks that become obsolete If you re forced to procrastinate on the unimportant tasks they ll stay on your list week after week and you ll quickly realize just how unimportant they are It would be better to leave these items off your list in the first place but sometimes people have a major aversion to dropping things from their to do list Using this approach the items just become obsolete on their own

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  • Entrepreneurship
    true Employees don t move on because they ve been given training and opportunities that encourage entrepreneurship on the job Leaders are at the top of organizations because they have all the answers It s extremely difficult for a senior leader to open up their shirt and acknowledge they re not Superman said Schlesinger By the time people reach the upper levels of organizational leadership they have scored well on the SATs gotten into college graduated from college been hired for jobs and risen through the ranks because they had the right answers which makes it hard to admit to not knowing something Still to encourage entrepreneurship within organizations need leadership that s willing to say I don t know but gee I would like to said Schlesinger Live with Babson What s blocking entrepreneurship in organizations via smartblogs com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Events Tagged With Culture Employee Entrepreneurship Organizations Research How to Master the Art of Listening 25 March 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment Too often people let their own biases and beliefs prevent them from truly hearing what other people are trying to tell them Mark Goulston and John Ullmen write To become a better listener you must resist the urge to defend yourself explain yourself or offer quick fixes they write You can help more effectively later when the time is right if you don t pre judge what another person needs which might be very different than you think For Real Influence Listen Past Your Blind Spots via blogs hbr org Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Art beliefs biases Entrepreneurship Listening 20 Free Entrepreneurship Courses Online to Check Out 19 March 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment 20 online entrepreneurship courses that every entrepreneur should check out to help their business 20 Free

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