Browsing all articles from February, 2010

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Business on a Napkin: The 30-Second Company Philosophy

Business on a Napkin: The 30-Second Company Philosophy

I just received a regular update from the Chairman of Federal Express, Fred Smith. And in it, he expresses (as he often does – which is for another post) the 5 focus areas of FedEx, which have been the “pillars of FedEx success over the years”.  Here’s two of them. Let’s see if you catch [...]

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Dethroning Content as King

As soon as you read the title of this post, you thought of Chris Brogan’s post with a similar title. My starting point is the same. But my conclusion is different. Why? Because while content isn’t King, you aren’t King (or Queen) either. So here’s a question: What’s the number one rule of social media? [...]

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Proactive Leadership

So many times we as leaders are caught on our heels, either waiting for the next big thing or responding to what another company or individual (usually our competition) is doing. In general, and usually disguised as “waiting for inspiration”, we wait too much. We are too often on the defensive, instead of taking our movement [...]

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7 Must – Read Business Blogs

I don’t want to give you 25, 50, or 100 blogs to read. There’s no way you can read that many. It’s information overload. But 7 is doable. In fact, these 7 are required. Go subscribe now. Seth’s Blog web: sethgodin.typepad.com One of the few guys who can get away with hosting an influential blog [...]

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Web Tools: Evernote

If you’re running a small business, you’ve got plenty of things to think about. Keeping track of the things you’re thinking about should not be one of them. Evernote is a tool that helps keep track of anything and everything you’re thinking, doing, or just want to keep for a while. Here’s the details: Evernote [...]

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Is Your Business Innovative?

This past week, CEO Joe, my coworker, and myself were wrapping up the day at the office, and my coworker piped up: “Do you guys realize that there is no one within 100 miles doing what we’re doing here? No one. That’s exciting.” And he’s right. The things we’re doing, and capable of doing, you’d [...]

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Guerilla Chat: Rackspace Cloud

Another feature we’re rolling out here at SB: Guerilla Chats. It’s where we chat online with someone supporting a product, get information about that product, and pass it on to you. Here’s the first one, by Daniel from Rackspace Cloud, a cloud-computing solution for businesses of all types. He did awesome:

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We’ve been at this for a couple of weeks now, and have plans to only increase our quality and quantity of content here at SB. Like it? Subscribe! Subscribe to the SmarterBiz Content

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VOIP: Phone Service for the Smarter Biz

With the advent and rapid expansion of the internet, people have found new and great ways to use the immense network that connects us all. One of those ways is the growing market of VOIP phone service, or voice-over-IP (internet protocol). Traditional phone systems are analog: they transfer an electric signal over copper wires. A [...]

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Is Your Business People-Centered?

Your business is a type of business, but you may be centered on something else. Your business’ center is what drives you, it is that thing that you focus all that you do around. It is why you’re in business…and what will keep you in business. Your center is who you are as a company. [...]

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