How’s your week in business? For aspiring entrepreneurs, did you take any action and what kind of results are you getting? For the whole week, I have been cutting down my hours on business as I am preparing for my upcoming exams.
I’m still making progress instead of reaching a complete standstill. Remember the benefits I mentioned in 9 Alarming Reasons to Outsource or Hire? No worries, what you are currently reading comes straight from me. 😉
This week, I came across a lot of great blog posts and handpicking which to share with you was hard. Anyway, the following are 5 blog posts that are jam-packed with tips. Hope you will learn something from them.
Stay Alert for 2010: 10 Trends are Happening
2010 is coming and 2009 has been a terrific year on the Internet, especially for the social media realm. What are the things that will strike the Internet in 2010?
Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable, wrote a piece on CNN with the title, 10 Web Trends to Watch in 2010. In the article, he listed and elaborated on 10 aspects where the Internet will move into next year.
I am particularly excited about mobile commerce and location-based technology. If you are a subscriber of this blog, you know what will be hitting Wayne Liew Dot Com this month. The interview with Marshall Haas, a young serial entrepreneur who is currently working on his BizBreak iPhone application, is just the start.
As an entrepreneur, you need to know these trends because they are very likely to have an impact on your industry and if you brainstorm along these trends, you might come across new opportunities or strategies to take your business to the next level.
Reasons to Use Twitter for Business
Twitter is rapidly becoming a site or tool that everyone knows but there are still a lot of businesses out there that don’t have a clue about the why and how to use it for business.
Douglas Karr published 15 Business Reasons to Use Twitter. In that article, he listed some reasons why you should start using Twitter for business purposes after he finished reading the book, Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods by Shel Israel. Some of the reasons include using Twitter as a customer support platform, networking tool and more.
There are so many things that you can do on Twitter and if you are thinking it should only be a tool to generate sales. You’re wrong. Twitter is a tool that is capable of achieving more than that.
Young Entrepreneurs, Create a Name for Yourself
The boom of the Internet has really provided the opportunity for each and everyone of us to create a name for ourselves. Personal branding is no longer an option, it is already a necessity.
Matt Wilson, a fellow young entrepreneur, came up with a blog post with the title, 7 Steps to Create a Name for Yourself as a Young Entrepreneur. Matt provides step-by-step tips as well as the necessary resources for you to create a name for yourself.
This is not only for young entrepreneurs. I deeply believe that everyone will have something that they are passionate about or topics that they are good with. You should create a name that sits on that something or the topic. This idea is further expanded and elaborated in the book, Crush It: Why NOW is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk.
Internet Marketing News and Why Should You Care
Yes, I know that you as a small business owner or an entrepreneur is super busy and it’s hard to stay on top of things that are moving fast, such as the landscape of Internet marketing. However, you need to know that keeping up with Internet marketing news will help you and your business out in the long run.
Frank Reed, with 5 Great Reasons to Follow Internet Marketing Industry News, shows you why you should start following Internet marketing news. The following quote is from the article and I can’t agree more with him.
There is nothing worse for any business person than wasting time on something that could have been avoided with a little industry due diligence.
Must Have Features for Your Blog
If you are ready to set up a blog for your business or to build your personal brand, you should check out 13 Must Have Blog Techniques and Tools by Maisha Walker.
These techniques and tools are extremely useful to help your blog grow. You can get most of them if you opt for the most popular free blogging software, WordPress.
If you need help setting up a WordPress blog, you can always get in touch with me. I can help you to set it up in no time with all the features you wanted.
2010 is Coming Soon!
Another week has gone by and 2010 is creeping in. Do you already have a plan on how to grow your business or actions that you are going to take in 2010?
Share with me in the comments section on when will you start planning for 2010 and what will be your primary focus.
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