Fresh Business Info – Tuesday, March 12, 2013

B2B Marketers Point to Email As Their Most Important Digital Tool

Modern B2B marketing – increasingly reliant on digital marketing – has been shaped by forces such as tech-tracked ROI and the rise of social media, but one tried and true digital marketing channel remains most important, according to a study from BtoB magazine, sponsored by Eloqua.

Read more: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/direct/b2b-marketers-point-to-email-as-their-most-important-digital-tool-27555/

Why Young Russians Live And Breathe Entrepreneurship

The concept of a modern entrepreneurial Russia has long remained a mystery. The country has gone through tremendous economic transformation and has a history of free-market capitalism younger than I am, as I write this.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikhailnaumov/2013/03/11/why_young_russians/

The worst mistake when trying to earn more…

This is subtle, but profoundly important. You could have the greatest idea, and if you fail to pay attention to this (I’ll show you below), you will never make money.

Read more: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/the-worst-mistake-when-trying-to-earn-more/

Google On Bing Attack Ads: “Others Should Focus On Building Good Products”

Google has largely ignored Bing’s Scroogled campaign, the one attacking it over the pay-for-play change to Google Shoppping & Gmail privacy. But today, Google search chief Amit Singhal pushed back a bit, saying Bing perhaps should focus on making better products rather than attacking Google.

Read more: http://searchengineland.com/google-on-bing-attack-ads-others-should-focus-on-building-good-products-151092

Best Money Tips: Factors That Can Raise Your Insurance Premiums

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on factors that can raise your insurance premiums, buying high-quality low-priced furniture, and living frugal but looking rich.

Read more: http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-factors-that-can-raise-your-insurance-premiums

How to Get More Followers on Social Media

Tech and social media expert, Guy Kawasaki, has been navigating through these channels for decades and he wants to help you enhance this aspect of your outreach.

Read more: http://learn.networkforgood.org/Nonprofit91103.21.13HowtoGetMoreFollowersonSocialMediawithGuyKawasaki.html

How to Think More Like an Entrepreneur and Less Like a Blogger

A purpose-driven brand will guide you but you must have something to complete the mission.

Read more: http://www.craigmcbreen.com/how-to-think-more-like-an-entrepreneur-and-less-like-a-blogger-4-in-a-series/

Few Entrepreneurs Achieve Extreme Leadership Status

By definition, most entrepreneurs are thought leaders. They have the ability to recognize a market need, the skills to design and implement a solution, and the drive to start a business from that solution

Read more: http://www.scottsdale.com/column/Startup-Professionals-Musings/20

Is Corporate America a Startup?

What makes an entrepreneur today? If you are a startup incubating within a large corporation, is that selling out?

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226038

What Steps to Take After Crowdfunding Success

Last summer Tigere Chiriga discovered the dark side of success.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225455?hootPostID=d08d6cfa90b7355656abe65a4fee3312

Entrepreneurs learn new rules for real influence

Successful entrepreneurs, like Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Casey Sheahan of Patagonia, have long since realized that influence is no longer something that you do to someone to get what you want, but requires listening and relationship building to do what they want, with a win-win outcome. We now live in a world where even subtle persuasion efforts are suspect.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/entrepreneurs-learn-new-rules-for-real-influence

How to Hire Superstar Employees

In his book The Roadmap to Freedom, peak performance expert Chris McIntyre describes how to build a core team of superstars that will help you lead your company to the next level.

Read more: http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/startingup/leadership-qualities-skills/how-to-hire-superstar-employees/

My 15 Stickiest Leadership Lessons

I’ve seen and heard (and written) about a lot of great leadership lessons, but there’s a short list of them that have really “stuck” with me.  They’ve since become an essential part of my leadership practice, and my life.

Read more: http://www.terrystarbucker.com/2013/03/10/my-15-stickiest-leadership-lessons/

Wondering If Telecommuting Can Work For Your Business? Staples Thinks It Can

I’m a firm believer that telecommuting done right can work very well for any business. This does not mean it IS for every business or that it is for every employee. But there are surely benefits to consider.

Read more: http://www.smallbiztechnology.com/archive/2013/03/wondering-if-telecommuting-can-work-for-your-business-staples-thinks-it-can.html

Does Your Brand Need A Freshener?

One of the pillars of good branding is consistency, however, we need to be careful not to let the reliability of our brands allow them to get boring. Let’s face it,

Read more: http://www.lifebusinessgrowth.com/do-you-need-brand-freshener/

Why Do Social Networks ‘Acqhire’ vs Acquire Only To Super-Size?

Commericial acquisitions and mergers were a 20th Century phenomenon that allowed companies to grow and prosper. In the first and second decades of the 21st Century,

Read more: http://inventorspot.com/articles/why_do_social_networks_acqhire_vs_acquire_only_supersize

6 Ways to Be More Compelling

Everyone has to sell something, most often themselves. Most pitches fall flat or offend. Here are six ways to make your offering compelling.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/6-ways-to-be-more-compelling.html

The Ultimate Status Check For Social Media Monitoring

In 2008 when social media monitoring solutions like Radian6 and Collective Intellect started popping up, we talked a lot about the importance of listening to online conversations. Most companies looked at monitoring as a defense mechanism and reactive practice — Find mentions of your brand to know when you have to shift into crisis mode.

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/the-ultimate-status-check-for-social-media-monitoring

Social Marketing: The 3 Big Problems Working With Influencers

Advertising used to be easy – some harassed salesman would ring you up, offer space and, if the potential demographic and price matched your needs,

Read more: http://readwrite.com/2013/03/06/social-marketing-the-3-big-problems-working-with-influencers

Million Dollar Email Marketing Secrets, with John Chow

In this week’s Internet Marketing Mastermind, you will get an inside look at John Chow’s million dollar email marketing empire. If you think John making $40K a month from his blog is something, wait till you see how much he rakes in with email!

Read more: http://www.meetup.com/Internet-Masterminds/events/105064742/

10 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

SXSW is still kicking, NYC’s ban on sugary drinks launches, Harvard’s MOOC platform welcomes humanities, Southeastern treps unite, the GoCelerator’s application deadline hits, get inspired at TEDxTeen and meet generation wh(Y), St. Patty’s Day is here, finally… this week’s notable news and startup events for young treps:

Read more: http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/blog/startup-news/10-startup-events-and-news-to-watch-this-week-2/?hootPostID=51ec60445277ae57016a2cd4bb063288

Miami Wants to Be the Next Big Start-Up City

Miami is on a mission to become an international tech hub and a host of entrepreneurs — from rookie startup founders to established CEOs — will tell you it has a shot.

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/miami-wants-to-be-the-next-big-start-up-city/273813/

6 STEPS TO A SOCIAL BUSINESS

The goal of this first stage is to ensure that there is a strong foundation for strategy development, organizational alignment, resource development, and execution.

Read more: http://openingupbrands.tumblr.com/post/44932240660/6stepstosocialbiz

Build Your List, Your Visibility and Your Bank Account in Any Market! Why This Business Model Rocks!

Have you tried different online marketing strategies…but your results keep coming up short? As the old saying goes “there are many different ways to skin a cat”.
Read the rest: http://denisewakeman.com/list-building-tips/build-your-list-visibility-bank-account/

The Creative Content Marketing Bar is Higher. Can You Reach It?

The increasing popularity of the visual web as evidenced by the growth of sites like Pinterest and Instagram along with the recent updates to the Facebook News Feed and Google+ cover images has raised the bar on creative content marketing.

Read more: http://www.toprankblog.com/2013/03/winning-creative-content-marketing/

Entrepreneurship, innovation and your will

I’m at SXSW, the annual Spring Break for geeks and in past years I have written about my observations from this intense and crazy world where technology, innovation, and hope collide. But this year I decided that I just wanted to kick back and take it all in rather than concentrate on developing content.

Read more: http://www.businessesgrow.com/2013/03/10/entrepreneurship-innovation-and-your-will/

10 crazy small business marketing strategies that just might work

Who better to talk to about thinking outside of the box than small business owners themselves, which is exactly what The Young Entrepreneurship Council did to compile this fascinating list of ideas that are so crazy, they just might work.

Read more: http://holykaw.alltop.com/10-crazy-small-business-marketing-strategies-that-just-might-work?tu4=1

Crowdsourced list of content marketing inspiration sources and experts

Based on a blog post featuring some of the people we have been inspired by regarding content marketing, we offer you a growing list of people you can check out below for your content marketing inspiration.

Read more: http://www.contentmarketingexperience.com/crowdsourced-list-of-content-marketing-inspiration-sources-and-experts/#sthash.FRLrO47L.dpuf

Does Your Small Business Need A Tech Transformation To Improve The Customer Experience?

Traveling small business owners will have a much more automated experience when they visit the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The hotel recently engaged in a complete tech transformation that allows guests to check-in using an iPad or one of the kiosks located throughout the lobby.

Read more: http://www.smallbiztechnology.com/archive/2013/03/hyatt-regency-transforms-its-tech.html

12 lessons on blogging from The Boss

All right, maybe the jeans part smacks of objectification, but there’s plenty else to be learned from The Boss even for bloggers, as 12Most’s Jenny Kay Pollock noted at a recent concert.

Read more: http://holykaw.alltop.com/12-lessons-on-blogging-from-the-boss?tu2=1

Opportunity through enterprise

Entrepreneurs always look for opportunities to solve problems and dramatically improve people’s lives. This insatiable curiosity leads us to search for gaps in the market to invest and create wonderful new services, products and jobs

Read more: http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/opportunity-through-enterprise

Are You Offering Your Customers the Right Products?

We send analysts all over the country to conduct market feasibility studies. Part of the field analyst job is writing up a site description of the study site.
Read more: http://inklingmedia.net/2013/03/11/are-you-offering-your-customers-the-right-products/#ixzz2NJVL23zK

Leadership People Skills Make It Easy to Gather for Success

No matter what the challenge and  the competencies of the team, people must metaphorically and literally gather for success.They will want to gather because of your outstanding leadership people skills. 

Read more: http://katenasser.com/leadership-people-skills-make-it-easy-to-gather-for-success/#utm_source=feed

Top 10 Content Marketing Strategy Mistakes, and How to Correct Them (Part 1 of 3)

“Content marketing strategy” is a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit, but how well do we really understand it?

Read more: http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2013/10284/top-10-content-marketing-strategy-mistakes-and-how-to-correct-them-part-1

5 Unexpected Keyword Research Sources

If you’re like most digital marketers or website owners, you understand how important it is to target your website’s content to valuable SEO keywords – as well as how to use popular keyword research tools like the Google Adwords Keyword Research Tool in order to find the keyword phrases that best suit your particular website.

Read more: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/5-unexpected-keyword-research-sources/60735

SXSW is a Festival –Not Just A Conference

More than ever, I heard more folks debating if SXSW was good for business, or just a big party. Those who have attended the event for over a decade swear the soul has been stolen, and local Austin denizens often leave town and rent their place on AirBnb for a pretty penny, there’s no shortage of critics.

Read more: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2013/03/11/sxsw-is-a-festival-not-just-a-conference/

How Should I Draw Up a Business Plan?

I’ve never written a business plan before. I know there are some resources online, but I’m hoping you could tell me what are the necessary sections of a good business plan, what problems may be encountered in the writing of each one and how to solve them.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/226031?hootPostID=d53513774dab1030df1e903f0465a5b3

10 Quick Ways to Define Your Expertise and Turn it Into a Profitable Product

Use these ten tips to identify great ways for you to turn your expertise into a profitable product. Take what you know and package it into something your readers want.

Read more: http://www.bizsugar.com/ProductsandServices/10-quick-ways-to-define-your-expertise-and-turn-it-into-a-profitable-product

So what comes after advertising

The ques­tion I was asking then was, “What comes after adver­ti­sing?” If this new Inter­net thingy meant all old-media bets were off, what would become of the Industry that drove 90% of the latter?

Read more: http://gapingvoid.com/2013/03/11/hughtrain/

Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

After years of being beaten up and blamed for every ailment besetting the economy, banks may be able to start defending themselves a bit.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225996?hootPostID=e23e014df4190f62019d8048b1368226

Using Integrated Marketing to Tell Better Stories (Overit Media)

his presentation will focus on not only the different media types brands should be using to tell their story, but how to create a multi-faceted digital footprint that reaches journalists and consumers across touch points.

Read more: http://www.prsacapitalregion.org/2013/02/workshop-integrated-pr-and-marketing-w-overit-media/

Digital Agency Matchmaking

As business owners and proud marketers, we often want to do everything ourselves. We believe we are the best person to touch our site and that we know better than anyone does about what our customers want.

Read more: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/issues-pro/pages/digital-agency-matchmaking.aspx

Build Your List, Your Visibility and Your Bank Account in Any Market! Why This Business Model Rocks!

One of the least known, but highest-payback, business models for online success is hosting your own ongoing expert interview series.

Read more: http://denisewakeman.com/list-building-tips/build-your-list-visibility-bank-account/

The Dirty Little Secret of Project Management

Why don’t more project managers sound an alarm when they’re going to blow past their deadlines? Because most of them have no earthly idea when they’ll finish the job. They don’t even think it’s possible to know. Too many variables. Too much that’s out of their control.

Read more: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/the_dirty_little_secret_of_pro.html

Four Ways to Reinvent Your Life and Business (with an iPod)

Three years ago… I was trapped in a job I no longer loved, struggling to get by on a wage that could no longer support my family. With hindsight, I think I was on the verge of becoming clinically depressed.

Read more: http://lateralaction.com/articles/create-ipod/

Storytelling Versus Gobbledygook Laden Corporate Drivel [An Infographic]

In my last post Press Releases As Brand Journalism?​ I suggested that there is another way to look at news releases. As if on cue, my friend Lou Hoffman released this infographic.

Read more: http://stevefarnsworth.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/storytelling-versus-gobbledygook-laden-corporate-drivel-an-infographic/

Boost Your Product Launch with Influence Marketing

Did you know that only 20% of new product launches are successful? So don’t do your product launch the old way – using mass marketing and advertising. Launch the new way – with influence marketing. Our eBook explains how and why influence marketing can be crucial for the success of your next product launch.

Read more: http://appinions.com/whitepapers/product-launch-with-influence-marketing/

Top 10 Business Collaboration Tools

What would the workplace be, without collaboration? Collaboration is a positive trait because it’s where people work together (even if they belong to different departments or divisions) towards achieving a common goal.

Read more: http://www.successful-blog.com/1/top-10-business-collaboration-tools

Live from SXSW: Don’t Let Fear of Social Media Hold Your Business Back

Plenty of marketers are still struggling with executives, attorneys and others in their companies whose fear of social media has them pushing hard to avoid using it for business purposes — even now that its demonstrated its staying power and shown itself to be more than a passing fad. Read more:

Read more: http://repcapitalmedia.com/live-from-sxsw-dont-let-fear-of-social-media-hold-your-business-back/

4 Natural Urges to Suppress When Marketing Online

Talking with companies of various sizes, from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies, I run into a lot of familiar patterns. It turns out that human nature is pretty consistent, no matter how large or small your company.

Read more: http://www.rightmixmarketing.com/content-marketing/natural-urges-to-suppress-when-marketing-online/

3 Quick Tips For Increasing Response Rates With Gated Content

When it comes to lead generation forms, savvy marketers know there’s a fine line to walk. Used correctly, lead gen forms can seamlessly capture valuable information.

Read more: http://blog.eloqua.com/gatingtips/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ItsAllAboutRevenue+%28It%27s+All+About+Revenue%29

How Mantra Is Powering My Success

You can read all over the place about how businesses are starting to embrace meditation and mindfulness, etc.

Read more: https://medium.com/better-humans/386e43f5bbb0

Marketing Day: March 11, 2013

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web

Read more: http://marketingland.com/marketing-day-march-11-2013-35836

12 Daily Ways to Communicate Company Culture

We revere companies with great culture, and idolize CEOs like Tony Hsieh who put culture first in a very public way.

Read more: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/03/ways-to-communicate-company-culture.html

Starting a Company? 3 Things You Can’t Mess Up

Few start-up founders are clear-minded enough about three non-negotiable fundamentals.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/les-mckeown/3-fundamentals-of-startup-success.html

The Guide to US Census Data for Local SEO

As tax time nears in the United States, it’s hard not to wonder what exactly all that money is being spent on. Instead of getting into politics, I’d rather describe something our taxes do pay for and how it can help you plan an effective local SEO strategy.

Read more: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-guide-to-us-census-data-for-local-seo

5 Events for Newbie Startup Entrepreneurs

In order to stay on the cutting edge of what it takes to make your new startup endeavor work, check out these five events for newbie startup entrepreneurs.

Read more: http://www.bizsugar.com/Startups/5-events-for-newbie-startup-entrepreneurs

New Foundation To Support Minority and Women Business Owners

Melinda believes that through technical support and education, small business owners can overcome the challenges they face and play an important role in building the U.S. economy. The Melinda F. Emerson Foundation is dedicated to igniting a movement to end small business failure.

Read more: http://succeedasyourownboss.com/10/2012/new-foundation-to-support-minority-and-women-business-owners/

30 great business, innovation and marketing quotes for the wall in your office

I like the way they help validate the values you consider important and question ones held by others.

Read more: http://www.commscorner.com/2013/03/30-great-business-innovation-and.html

Management or Leadership? Both!

Are you a better Leader or Manager? Is one better than the other? You’ve heard, “manage processes, lead people” seems simple; yet defining a Manager is relatively simple, while defining a Leader is like putting words to emotion.

Read more: http://bealeaderchangeyourgame.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/management-or-leadership-both-by-d_scott-for-bealeader/

10 marketing tips to help your start-up stand out at SXSW

One of my favorite things to do is walk the trade show floor at SXSW and get a taste of the hundreds of bright ideas entrepreneurs from around the world hope to turn from dreams into cash.

Read more: http://www.businessesgrow.com/2013/03/11/10-marketing-tips-to-help-your-start-up-stand-out-at-sxsw/

What Makes A Great Infographic? 8 Experts Weigh In

As you may have noticed, using infographics for content marketing is an incredibly popular tactic right now. Infographics are being used to illustrate a range of different information, including new employee announcement, data visualization, humor and education.

Read more: http://marketingland.com/8-experts-talk-about-making-great-infographics-34958

Case study: Fox Sports connects social media to advertiser revenue

Engaging with your fans or followers through social media dialogue, polls and interactive competitions are quite popular, but they are not easily discoverable or linked to revenue generation – These online competitions are generally run in isolation through a Facebook page, website or other social media platform.

Read more: http://www.businessesgrow.com/2013/03/12/case-study-fox-sports-connects-social-media-to-advertiser-revenue/

6 Lame Excuses for Not Starting Your Own Business

If you haven’t started a business before, you can probably think of a million reasons not to do it. Feeling apprehensive about taking the plunge is justified. Creating a successful business isn’t easy.

Read more: http://thinktraffic.net/6-lame-excuses-for-not-starting-your-own-business

Launching a Video Marketing Campaign

Video marketing campaigns are great ways to widen your customer base, get more leads, bring in more blog traffic, and get brand exposure.

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/digital-marketing/launching-a-video-marketing-campaign-0432147

Types of People Your Appointment Setting Campaign Needs

One of the backbones of B2B lead generation is appointment setting. In business, hard-selling isn’t the best way to go about increasing revenue because no one is willing to buy something that a telemarketer tries to pitch them at the drop of a hat

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/b2b-marketing/types-of-people-your-appointment-setting-campaign-needs-0426063

Clean Up Your Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know About “Link Building”

It’s been nearly a year since Google rolled out its Penguin algorithm change, one which targeted a number of “spam factors,” including sketchy link building and keyword-stuffing tactics that deceived search engines in the past.

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/small-business/clean-up-your-act-what-small-businesses-need-to-know-about-link-building-0432127

Creeped Out By Socially Targeted Ads?

Say you’re planning a trip to New York City. You’ve Google hotels and ask your Facebook friends advice, but now you cannot escape “special deals” on everything related to the Big Apple. Why is that? Both Google and Facebook use your information and create specially targeted ads for what you are interested in. While this is a marketers dream, it may be causing hives in consumers.Read more:

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/creeped-out-by-socially-targeted-ads-0425891

Inside Sales: Directing A Conversation With Your Prospect

Every day as a teleprospecting representative we make outbound calls to engage in conversations with prospects.  The goal is always the same, find out more information about the environment and any pains or needs the prospects may be experiencing.

Read more : http://www.business2community.com/sales-management/inside-sales-directing-a-conversation-with-your-prospect-0425867#pl9b3q1zDpDokeWk.99

Why Businesses Need Enterprise Architecture

Over the past decade, rapid advancements in technology have revolutionised the way in which we conduct business. It’s modern day Darwinism, only on fast forward with a shot of adrenaline, adapt or die, and do it quickly.

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/strategy/why-businesses-need-enterprise-architecture-0432056#cidAHBPr5fibrJe6.99

Short Sales and Foreclosure Jump to 20% of Home Sales; Institutions Support Housing Market with Major Buying

According to RealtyTrac, foreclosures in the U.S. housing market dropped seven percent to 150,864 in January from the previous month. One in every 869 homes in the U.S. housing market was on the verge of foreclosure in January.

Read more:http://www.business2community.com/finance/short-sales-and-foreclosure-jump-to-20-of-home-sales-institutions-support-housing-market-with-major-buying-0431768#kAGSFSMOcDdTkUkf.99

A New World Order: Proximity, Redefined

Today, we live in a world where through phones, social and video chat, people can connect instantly from anywhere around the world, without moving from their chairs. GPS mapping systems have sharpened their abilities within applications like Facebook, Foursquare and Waze to enhance our lives in addition to telling us where we are, where we’ve been and where we want to go.

Read more: http://www.business2community.com/strategy/a-new-world-order-proximity-redefined-0425852#HCUxbEsob1cxbr5G.99

“I Like You, But We Don’t Have a Relationship!” In Romance, as in Marketing, Values Matter

So your customers “like” you. And, at some point, you want them to become “engaged,” and then eventually commit to a serious relationship, proclaiming their “loyalty,” rather than seeing other companies. The goal of marketing in the early stages of contact – just like in dating – is to connect with your date (“prospect”) and check for fit, not to force a relationship. Are we compatible? Do we value the same things?

Read more:  http://www.business2community.com/loyalty-marketing/i-like-you-but-we-dont-have-a-relationship-in-romance-as-in-marketing-values-matter-0431904#rxilZxbDEE467Cg2.99

Introducing: Business Idea Analysis

You have a business idea. It’s been floating around in your head for who knows how long. You’ve asked all of your friends what they think and even bugged your mother to give you feedback on your idea.

Read more: http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2013/03/11/introducing-business-idea-analysis/#CPFF2COH3H9zM5Kt.99

The Dunbar Number, From the Guru of Social Networks

A little more than 10 years ago, the evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar began a study of the Christmas-card-sending habits of the English.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-10/the-dunbar-number-from-the-guru-of-social-networks#r=rss

Shaquille O’Neal on Geeks, Partnering and Winning in Business

Shaquille O’Neal is famous for his years of pro-basketball greatness. Fewer people know him for his social-media prowess.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226057

These Machines Made Out Of Molecules Could Be A Manufacturing Revolution

Nature is a veritable machine shop. In the cells and structures of every living organism lie motors, pumps, assembly lines, tiny vehicles, and other far more sophisticated versions of the machinery we have created for ourselves to do work.

Read more: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681489/these-machines-made-out-of-molecules-could-be-a-manufacturing-revolution

Predictive Analytics is a Goldmine for Startups

Traditional business intelligence (and data mining) software does a very good job of showing you where you’ve been. By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/martinzwilling/2013/03/11/predictive-analytics-is-a-goldmine-for-startups/

How to Be Happy: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective

Anyone chasing something big in his or her life can relate.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar/2013/03/11/how-to-be-happy-an-entrepreneurs-perspective/

Contrarian Tax Planning: Increasing Income To Take Advantage Of The AMT

Let’s say 2013 turns out to be a niiice year for you down at the ol’ cracker factory. A little bit too nice, in fact, and you find yourself subject to the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT). Might I recommend a bit of contrarian advice?

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2013/03/11/contrarian-tax-planning-increasing-income-to-take-advantage-of-the-amt/

Vinod Khosla Mentors Entrepreneurs at SXSW on Risk and Fear in Startups

Fear of failure is natural. For startups, entrepreneurs, and company founders, fear of failure and our response to that fear can be critical to our success.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinready/2013/03/11/vinod-khosla-mentors-entrepreneurs-at-sxsw-on-risk-and-fear-in-startups/

Savings: Start Early

I’m reminded of this anecdote as I read a steady stream of media reports that describe how a majority of working Americans are not saving (and investing) enough of their income to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/greggfisher/2013/03/11/savings-start-early/

2013′s Top 20 Billionaires

Mexico’s telecom mogul retains his spot as the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row. His net worth is up $4 billion from 2012 but is still $1 billion shy of his all-time record.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlj45lhig/carlos-slim-helu/

Are Startups The Solution To Work-Life Balacne?

 

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