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It's impossible to forget how critical a member of the BizSugar team Duncan is. We exchange e-mails daily and talk so often sometimes I feel like I know him better than my next door neighbors. Happy anniversary, Duncan. Hard to believe it's gone by so quickly. Hope you'll be part of the BizSugar family for many years to come."
Ram, really nice post on entrepreneurial traits. I'm not usually that crazy about articles that talk about the kinds of characteristics needed for entrepreneurs or other career-type. It is my feeling that entrepreneurs come from all walks of life and may not all share the same characteristics, however, your points are valuable from the standpoint of self-evaluation to determine one's strengths and weaknesses."
Great points, Jason, which could be expanded to any social media channel you decide to use. The first two lines of your post say it all. "Not every Twitter account has the same purpose for every business. The best way to approach using Twitter for your business is to decide what you are looking to accomplish when using this medium." Too many business owners hear only how important this tool or that one is to marketing their business. The fact is that some channels will be more important to your business than others and your success will be determined, like everything else, by how you use them. Using a tool just because someone told you to, without a plan, is NEVER a good idea. Thanks for sharing!"
Very cool article from a guy who should know about funding startups. This whole idea is the basis of bootstrapping. Obviously, if you're starting a business, you have something to sell, a product or a service. But a lot of people want everything to be perfect at launch. Instead, why not find a part of your idea that can be monetized. No equity needed and you'll have your startup funds. "
A new free blogging platform for businesses. Does anyone have any experience with this one? Though the press release says the new version will be up in July, it seems like a free login platform is available right now. Has anyone had any experience with their previous pay versions of the platform, good or bad? Love to hear."
Hi Valentine, Yep, thanks for the share. But about things like "link bait" I think it comes down to this. If you have quality content, it gets linked to...and shared. Simple as that. I think sometimes people shoot themselves in the foot with all these schemes. Some people say it shows laziness, but to me it seems like a much greater effort than simply sharing something valuable...AND it doesn't work as well. So the upside is...? "
Great interview Torrey and Anita, though I am, of course, biased. I think the most interesting thing is that this is one of those interviews anyone interested in developing an online content publishing business can use as a road map for success. Great job!"