As is my routine at this time of year, I’m reflecting on everything that has transpired business-wise over the past three quarters. This ranges from reviewing our achievements versus goals, the technology that we use, the effectiveness of our processes and so on. This time just as I was starting this process, Chris Brogan wrote an interesting post about the amount of literature, digital or otherwise, that we consume. He questioned whether we are getting everything we could from this knowledge because the ever increasing volumes could be diluting our learning. With that in mind, he challenged his audience to read just three books from November 2012 until the end of October 2013.
How many of us social space professionals are constantly searching for a way to increase our productivity in this fast paced world we live in. There never seems to be enough time to completely get everything done without getting up early and staying up late. Well I can say that I have found a tool (app) that has greatly increased my productivity, and made my life much more organized. Let me say that I have used numerous different time management tools in the past, but this one really seems to go beyond the time management, virtual assistant role. Let me introduce….
How many hesitate starting a business for fear of losing everything? Statistics indicate the odds are not in favor of new startups, with the failure rate as high as 70%. So, why bother at all? To answer this question, let us look at a real life example – a close friend of mine who recently decided to launch his own venture.
Meet Kevin the engineer.
My vision for this post is, via your comments, we will inspire one another to reach a little higher for our goals, dig a little deeper for strength, and reflect internally a little more deliberately for clarity of purpose and mission. You’ve Determined You ARE an Entrepreneur. Now What?
I’m no expert on entrepreneurship. Really, I’m just a dude with a dollar-er-fifty cents-and a dream.
Somewhere down the road of growing your business, I’m sure you have heard the phrase “all publicity is good publicity.” It sounds good and makes sense on a surface level, especially since most of us don’t get the publicity we feel our business deserves. Surely, that interview with the local news, Google Hangout, or blog […]
It’s not a very fun thought, but what if you woke up and disaster had stuck? Maybe a flood, fire or burglary…. Would your business be completely destroyed or would you be able to keep running? In today’s podcast we are going to be discussing some basic steps to having a disaster recovery plan and […]
We’re back with another question for our SteamFeed authors – This time we’re discussing challenges in marketing: As a small business owner, what is your biggest challenge in marketing, and how do you overcome it? Randy Bowden (@bowden2bowden) Defining Target Markets: If you want to be successful with you’re marketing you must have a clear idea […]
More than likely we all come from humble beginnings as workers on the web. We were eager beavers as well we should have been, and took any client that came through our email inbox. Our eyes were definitely on the prize and had tunnel vision for the final payment or building our portfolio. Then, it […]