Lyceum commented on the following stories on BizSugar
It could be difficult to pick a name. From my post, Bureaucracy Versus Entrepreneurship: "Could it be that my business venture is going down the drain before it is even started? I thought it shouldn't be any problem with the registration of my sole trader company, so I ordered my business cards. [Editor's note: By the way: Here is an interesting article on how to get a logotype.] It has been around two weeks since I sent the application forms to the Swedish Companies Registration Office and to the Swedish IRS. I called them up and got the information that they had not processed my applications. The SCRO had not accepted my choice of company name (EGO International Business Coordinator) because they thought it was too similar to another company with the word ego in the name. I have faxed them a list of new alternatives: 1. Egoist International Business Coordinator 2. International Business Coordinator 3. Lindeskog International Business Coordinator 4. Martin Lindeskog Sole Trader 5. EGOIBC" http://egoist.blogspot.com/2005/10/bureaucracy-versus-entrepreneurship.html"
Yoni, Talking about pen and paper, I think you will enjoy my post, Back to Basics. "I will go back to basics and use a low-tech solution: * Stack of index cards with a clip, a.k.a a Hipster PDA. I am using pre-printed to-do cards by Stiernholm Consulting. * Small pens. I am using a TEC pico pen and a Fisher space pen. * Notebooks. I am using Moleskine notebooks." http://egoist.blogspot.com/2009/10/back-to-basics.html"
Pat Henry: I have talked about the silo effect for a long time. I saw it often as a purchaser when the sales department didn't provide us and the manufacturing department with sufficient data from the market place. The solution to this problem is to look at the organization as an integrated body and implement a supply chain approach. Have you listen to Zane Safrit's interview with John Hagel, III. He is the co-author of The Power of Pull. http://zanesafrit.typepad.com/zane_safrit/2010/05/john-hagel-iii-co-chairman-of-the-deloitte-center-for-edge-innovation-and-co-author-of-the-power-of-pull-how-small-moves.html"
This post is great material for me at the moment. Yesterday I started my Facebook page for EGO blog and podcast. I will seek out opinions, feedback, comments, suggestions for guests and topics, questions, etc. I will inform the readers and listeners ("fans" / "likes"?) about upcoming blog posts and podcasts. I will give them tips and knowledge I have learned from the interviews. I will follow the trends and report on new stuff. I will link to resources like books we have discussed during the podcasts and interesting material. #6 Run competitions will be an important thing in order to make the Facebook page sticky. I will ask my guests to offer some special thing for my listeners and readers."
Shawn, I have to check out his specific posts on business models. I agree that you have to find your own business model. That's why I wrote the post, inviting to a discussion thread. I added Google AdSense because it was so easy to set up at Blogger. I also wanted to find out what kind of ads that would be showing up on my blog. Could you explain it a bit more how you could use it for SEO? I think that the alternative ad system like BlogAds is an interesting take on the relation between blog readers and advertisers. It will be fascinating to see if the new social micropayment / donation service, Flattr, will take off. You could see it as a development of the old "tip jar" mug, but you add a social networking aspect to it and you get a commitment of a small money amount (flat-rate) and you could show support (flatter) in an easy way."
Pat Henry: I think that geo location based services could be of good use for local business, reaching out to loyal customers and "ambassadors" on the internet. I also think that this behavior will lead to more "meetups" in the future. The "Third Place" is getting more available. "