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Jim Estill - Danby Appliance

CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

I was fortunate to catch a talk by Danby Appliance CEO Jim Estill (for the third time) at the recent Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference at the University of Guelph and his message struck me as something that would really resonate with both students and entrepreneurs. I have admired Jim for over 20 years …

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Hans And Ola Rosling - The Educated Guess

The Educated Guess – Make it Your Friend

The Educated Guess: Friend or Foe? Professor Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute is becoming very well known for his data-driven TED talks.  This latest one includes his son, who shares some insight into how to be right more often, by using the Educated Guess.  There are several gems of data in here that they use to exemplify …

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Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Who woulda known that an exclamation point would be a plus on LinkedIn and a  minus on Twitter? Who would have thought that a mere 1-5 words would be the most appropriate length of tweet if aimed at consumers? Regular business users of social media owe a big Thank You to content marketing company Compendium.  The infographic below …

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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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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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10 Tips for New Entrepreneurs – Sure ways to increase your chances of success. #in

Are you a new entrepreneur or thinking of taking the plunge? Here are 10 sure fire ways to increase the chances that your new venture is successful. 1.Make sure you are ready, and other key stakeholders in your life are too! Owning and running your own business is neither easy nor boring. It surely is …

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Not a single hockey player on top 50 highest paid athletes. #prosports #in #hockey

I guess it’s not surprising that no NHL’ers are on this list of the highest paid athletes in the world.  NHL hockey isn’t really a global sport like Soccer, Golf, F1, Tennis and the like, so they won’t get the same kind of endorsement deals. And without a decent NFL-style TV contract, the numbers per player are just …

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If you have ever thought of starting a company, you MUST watch this video. http://bit.ly/knn9rj #entrepreneur #startup #business #in #tech

Techcrunch’s Disrupt conference was lucky enough to have Paul Graham, Y-Combinator founder, conduct his famous “office hours” in front of the entire conference for several startup CEO’s. This is a must-watch video for anyone who is interested in starting a company today. From Techcrunch’s Jason Kincaid: Six companies were chosen at random from the TechCrunch Disrupt …

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