general interest

Ten Tips to recession proof your business.

If my spidey senses are correct, we are heading into another recession, just was we started to feel we were out of one.  There are two reasons for this. First, oil prices are rising, and that chokes off economic activity.  If you believe Jeff Rubin, and his excellent book, “Why Your World is About to Get …

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The hidden genius in some corporate logos. Did you notice these before now??? #fb #in

We see corporate logos every day. Did you ever look closely at them? Scroll down and be surprised. Do you see the arrow between the “E” and “x” ??       2nd and 3rd “t’s” are two people sharing a tortilla over a bowl of salsa                 …

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How Facebook’s Expected $100 Billion IPO Breaks Down [INFOGRAPHIC] #in

The Infographic below shows how the company’s projected valuation of $100 billion breaks down and which Facebook Friends will be getting a piece of the pie. Facebook’s IPO will be the biggest of any tech company in history — six times that of Google’s, according to Accounting Degree Online. Click on the infographic below for a larger size.

Ten Job Interview Myths Debunked

Originally posted in Forbes.com. You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you’ve copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she’s got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn’t exactly describe …

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10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb

As published by brandmakernews.com/ 1. Embrace the opportunity in every situation. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, and less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative …

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Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

[Reprinted by permission from: Ken Mair, Founder, 180 Degrees Consultants Inc.] When I ran my first real business, in the mid 1970’s, every Monday morning my controller would bring me the weekly update reports. (Aged Accounts Receivable, Aged Accounts Payable, Inventory and Bank Position) This, by the way, was produced without a computer! From these …

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Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Ken Mair has prepared this excellent piece on marketing small business using bootstrapped resources, something very near and dear to my heart as a small business and startup guy. Written in spring 2011, it is a very good roadmap for any small business.  Click the thumbnail below for take on failure and how it breeds success. #in #success …

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Entrepreneurial Proverbs from Marc Hedlund – great tips to guide both seasoned and rookie Entrepreneurs

This was originally published on radar.oreilly.com, an excellent technology company resource. Entrepreneurial Proverbs – Marc Hedlund I gave a talk at ETech on Monday called “Entrepreneuring for Geeks.” I’ve given this general talk a few times now — how can the more technically minded among us move into making companies of our own? I really …

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A 150 year old Abraham Lincoln quote that is more true today than when written.

The world is a worse place than when Honest Abe wrote this piece.  In this writer’s opinion, as a species, and a society we have not progressed since the 1860’s. In fact we’ve failed. There is more war, hatred, apathy, than Mr. Lincoln dealt with, not to mention what “we” have done to mother earth in that …

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