Kick Information Overload Away: How to Get Your Business Online Resources Sorted

Did you know the most unproductive things many business people do? Reading articles after articles from countless sources – just to stay ahead of the trend of the day. Don’t get me wrong – biz people NEED to tap into the industry trends. However, too much information can be counter-productive. Want an example? Me. I have a daily battle with the so-called information overload. I regularly start my day with checking emails, as most of my contacts and updates I subscribe to are coming into my email inboxes.…

The Startup Kids: What is It Like Being a Young Web Entrepreneur?

“This is the most manic depressive way you could possibly live life. You’re never having a good day. You’re either having the best day ever, or you are thinking you are about to die.” – Sam Lessin, Founder of Drop.io, about being an entrepreneur There is a much-anticipated movie in March 2013, and I am looking forward for the premiere – online. It’s a fascinating documentary about some of US and Europe’s finest young web entrepreneurs – an inspiring project called The Startup Kids.…

Give Me 5 Minutes and I’ll Give You the Secret to Blogging for Your Company

It’s the truth: I’m a lousy blogger-slash-article-writer. I don’t really like writing and my words are often poorly formed. But why I blog? Why people read my blog? I have this secret that can help you establish and run a small business blog that is actually bringing in leads and clients for your company – even if you are a not a born writer/blogger. Just give me 5 minutes of your time – that’ll do 🙂 image inspired by Stickman Pushing MacBook decal.…

Get Your Startup Launched: Join the Founder Institute Startup Accelerator Program

Entrepreneurs: Want your startup launched? Let the Founder Institute accelerates the whole process – and more. This blog post can show you how the world’s largest startup accelerator can help you launch a business – Read on! Did you know the most frustrating situation in starting up a business? If you have tried to start a business and failed numerous times, you must have known the answer. Yes, most of the times, you are feeling so lonely. It feels like you are up against all odds; and it can be pretty scary out there in the business world.…

HabitRPG Improves Your Productivity in the Role Playing Game Style

Small biz owners: Are you a big fan of video games? If so, you are in luck, because there is a productivity tool that can help you in completing your goals like playing a game. Introducing, HabitRPG. HabitRPG, developed by Tyler Renelle, is a habit tracker app that treats your goals like a role playing game. If you are a video gamer, you know what a role playing game (RPG) is. Just in case you don’t know, here’s a good definition from Wikipedia: A role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.…

10 LinkedIn Groups Small Biz Owners Must Join

Are you on LinkedIn? If you are not, you are losing out the opportunity to benefit from arguably the best social media site for business people! If you are interested in finding out more about LinkedIn and discovering which groups to join, read on… Many social media business users have testified that LinkedIn has given their businesses better engagement than Facebook and twitter – investors agree with the users, too. It might be less fun than Facebook, Twitter or Google+, but it’s well worth your time!…

Reality Check: Should My Small Business Embrace Cloud Computing?

With all the hype surrounding cloud computing, I feel the need to set things straight and help small biz owners to decide whether they are going to adopt cloud computing or not based on a well-informed decision. Are you ready to go cloud? Let’s go! Back in late-2010, I know nothing about cloud computing. I’ve heard about it for some time but I have no idea whatsoever what it is all about. So, as I am a website builder, I set up a blog on cloud computing for two purposes: To document what I’ve just discovered about cloud computing, as well as capitalizing on the fast-rising trend of cloud computing.…

Top 5 Free Entrepreneurship E-Courses on Udemy

I love freebies, especially when it comes to business learning resources. Well, are you looking for some recommendations on entrepreneurship? If so, here are 5 free entrepreneurship e-courses you can’t afford to miss! Rather than taking a formal class (I’ve had enough!) I enjoy learning at my own pace. Online IT courses, business courses and other online courses can offer me just that, and one of the go-to sites for me is Udemy. Udemy has been a great learning resource for me.…

Don’t Waste You Time and Money Testing Your Startup Idea – Use Validation Board!

I’ve hinted you about Validation Board in my previous post. With this blog post, I would like to endorse it as a great tool to test your business idea, even before you spend time and money launching it. I am not affiliated by any means with this tool – so, I can guarantee objectivity to you. Interested? If so, read on 🙂 I love tools that can help me do things in a more efficient and effective manners. To me, speed is everything.…

4 Practical Tips for Testing Your Business Ideas

Did you know why businesses fail? No, most of the times, it’s not because their ideas suck; it’s because their market research sucks, leading to a poorly executed marketing campaign. The key to your business success is not by having a great idea; cool ideas are, well, cool, but you need to be realistic; you need to know whether there is actually a market for your cool products. This can be done via market research. The big question is, how to do idea testing effectively?…