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What Gurus Always Get Wrong About Blogging

This blog post from Gary Vaynerchuk discusses blogging, what the experts aren’t doing and what you can do to take advantage of the various blogging sites. Blogging isn’t dead. It’s just getting started.

If you write a blog, social media needs to be the gateway drug to your content and site.

 

Social networks, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, should be treated as the stepping stones of content to drive to the aforementioned “home,” whether that’s a blog or media site or whatever.

Read more here: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/starting-a-blog-and-where-to-start-a-blog-1215151571.html

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Tips for Bootstrapping Your Business

Many businesses are started with just $100 or whatever is in that entrepreneur’s pocket. That is the definition of bootstrapping. Many entrepreneurs say they don’t have enough money to turn their idea into a business but often the ability to bootstrap a business and build it what makes the difference between success and failure. Check out these tips for entrepreneurs on how to bootstrap your business.

  1. Do your research.
  2. Be a jack-of-all-trades.
  3. Only hire people that are complimentary to your own skill-set.
  4. Make it personal.
  5. Be persistent.
  6. Don’t be above free or cheap.
  7. Start by scouring the “Freebies” section of Craigslist for items you might need for your office. They might be used but, like the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

Read more here: 5 Tips for Bootstrapping Your New Business

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Tips for Small Business Travel

During the summer a lot of entrepreneurs and business owners will be traveling domestically and internationally. We came across these tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to help out with the sometimes bumpy road for traveling.

  1. Create Your Own HotSpot
  2. Use Messaging Apps for Communicating
  3. Use Prepaid SIM Cards
  4. Use Prepaid Phones
  5. Use Services Like Skype
  6. Travel During the Off Season
  7. Shop Anonymous Hotels
  8. Source Discounts
  9. Ask for Reduced Rates When Possible
  10. Call Before Leaving
  11. Compression Sacks
  12. Ostrich Pillow
  13. SeV Woman’s Trench Coat
  14. Travel kits
  15. The Train Reaction
  16. Check Out Smaller Companies
  17. Find Discounts and Coupons
  18. Start on the Weekend
  19. Go Further Afield for Your Rental
  20. Shop Around
  21. Watch Out for Extra Charges
  22. Back Up Your Computer Files
  23. Join a Rewards Program
  24. Book Nonstop Flights
  25. Dress Up a Little
  26. Charge Up the Gadgets

Check out the full post here: Savvy Tips for Smart Business Travel

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You Have a Good Idea…Go For It, GRIND

 

Recently on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban said this…watch it on repeat:

“You have a good idea. Go for it! GRIND

Every minute you spend bartending is a minute you’re not selling..you’re not doing a consultation…you’re not getting a client.

If I were you I would grind…I would live like a student….I would make sure I don’t have any debt whatsoever…”

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Selling on Instagram

But, there is a way to right hook [sell] on Instagram that many people don’t think about enough. The link in your profile. So many people use this space as a place to merely post their website address. But, what if you put up a post saying “New sneakers for sale, link in profile”. Now this is getting interesting. Now you have a way to directly link to a point of purchase. And if that photo of the sneakers is a super sweet photo, that could be enough to get someone to click.

 

This is the only way to drive people out of Instagram. Links are not allowed in captions and the only place a link can live is in that space under your bio.

Read more: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/market-your-product-on-instagram-1125539381.html

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Mark Cuban on Preparation

“If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” Of course, that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of obstacles. Unfortunately, too many people give up too soon. It’s the figuring out how to get there that separates entrepreneurs from wantrepreneurs.

Read more here: http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/10-tips-mark-cuban-would-give-his-younger-self.html

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Bet on your Strengths

Betting on strengths might be the most underrated strategy in modern business. I’m serious. We have an obsession with improvement. We spend time trying to correct weaknesses, when we could be just paying attention to the strengths. Why? Again, I’m talking about a strictly business scenario, because weaknesses in personal and family life should be given attention and care. But in the office, at work, on your team: focus on the strengths.

Read more: Your Weaknesses Don’t Bother Me

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How Billionaires Make Their Money [VIDEO]

“If you have set the goal of adding your name to this list [Forbes List], it would be in your best interest to follow in the footsteps of those before you. The entrepreneurial route is the way to go. Starting your own business may not turn you into a billionaire, but it definitely increases your potential earning power.”

This post is SurePayroll post.