Block Chain, Robotics in Customer Service, AI etc are emerging technologies in SCM
Startups have opportunities in these areas.
There is a fundamental difference between leadership in large conglomerates and leadership in Start-ups. While, as individuals, leaders can excel in both environments, the expected approach to leadership is markedly different.
Have Marketing as their culture
As a start-up leader, you are incomplete if you have not developed the culture of marketing into you. Your team needs to be marketed to. In Start-ups marketing is synonymous with being able to communicate, especially when in it comes to teams within. Marketing your passion, drive and vision builds and motivates team members.
A great product often fails to see the big market, not because of its shortcomings, but somewhere the leaders did not incline marketing as they did for building the product. It is important that the passion for building the product be translated into an effort that showcases the product in the same light as the start-up leaders see them, the passion needs to be made contagious.
There are many ideas for technology-related businesses out there that allow entrepreneurs with some tech-savvy to put their experience into building successful new companies.
At the rate technology continues to change, an ability to adapt to those changes, and help others in the process, has all the makings of a very powerful business foundation.
To get you started exploring business ideas in technology, here are 10 tech business ideas, including the pros and cons, and a list of resources to explore for each idea.
Many of these ideas involve selling services, meaning that you won't need to have a bunch of money tied up in inventory or manufacturing equipment. This list offers some very flexible ideas, and you can start many of these businesses with very little upfront capital, and either work as a solo consultant or hire workers and manage multiple clients and jobs.
Differentiation from the Competition
Startup marketing and branding also helps a startup set itself apart from the competition.
Formulating a brand identity requires that a new company conduct research into their customer base and the surrounding market.
This in turn helps companies articulate what it is that makes them unique, and what particular gaps they are filling in their respective markets.
The ability to then effectively sell their unique contribution can bring in a variety of new customers who are looking for the specific product or service offered by the startup.
Most of entrepreneurs, startuppers and founders get overwhelmed easily with stuff when it comes to just starting a startup, there’s a lot of things to learn or to know, just imagine when you have to scale it. Well you don’t have to be no more, at least when you want to grow your startup to bigger scale or markets
Driven by the success Zuckerberg, Jobs and many other important entrepreneurship figures of our age, many startup founders decide that their student days are the best possible time to create a company.
Judging from the number of success stories that include some big names such as Oracle, Dell, and Dropbox, they are usually right. Now it may be hard to believe that the founders of these global brands once operated from their dorm rooms, but this is exactly why their stories are so inspiring. It seems that all they needed was an awesome idea and readiness to dedicate their time to developing it.
More importantly, they prove that almost any worked-out innovation plan is likely to succeed, even if one doesn’t have a background in business and entrepreneurship.
Apparently, recognizing market gaps is not a job for business analysts only; students can be quite great at it, as well.
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When you are writing a blog post, the action you inspire your reader to take is not directly sales-related.
Your blog helps, advises, and inspires your readers.
You’re building a relationship.
You’re on a mission.
Let me tell you a story
Imagine you’re at a cocktail party. When someone says: “Let me tell you a story…,” you’re interested, right?
However, when someone says: “Let me tell you about my company’s product…,” is your reaction the same?
Learning about someone’s product doesn’t sound like a way you want to spend your valuable time, does it?
Stories are exciting. Most marketing is not.
21 MOST INFLUENTIAL INNOVATION BLOGS TO FOLLOW IN 2019-EKATERINA NOVOSELTSEVA
Hello, innovation lovers! Right now if you google innovation blogs and magazines you will have a thousand results and every year it becomes harder and harder to know who’s insights and advice are worth your attention. At the same time it is extremely important to stay on the cutting edge of innovation insight, ideas, products and techniques, therefore we decided to analyze all these innovation blogs for you and come up with top 20 of the current year.
After days of research, analysis, and voting, I am proud to share with you the most influential ones, taking into account: RSS, Engagement rate, pageviews, domain authority, content quality, authors, etc. So, here you have them, list of the best innovation blogs by the world’s most influential innovation bloggers and authors.
If you want to start a business, you'll need advice on where to start, what pitfalls to anticipate, and how best to spend your time and money to get your idea off the ground.
While you may be tempted to spring for classes, seminars, and training sessions, books are the most accessible and affordable way to start learning.
Whether you're an aspiring tech entrepreneur or an artisan looking to sell your work, these are some of the most insightful books to read before you launch.
How do you launch a product with minimal complications?
What do your customers actually want, other than a solution? How can you maximize your productivity when there's so much to do?
business coach and host of the Courage & Clarity Podcast shares her
inspirational and tactical advice on the 3 phases of constructing a
business, prioritizing your growth-based vs. administrative
responsibilities, and creating a need for your product with stories about
"the why behind the why."
1. Understand your audience's problems. We want transformations, not just solutions.
2. Create a story behind your product. What's the why behind the why?
3. We all need the painkillers and the vitamins.
4. Audience building requires connecting with customers and having a place to showcase it.
5. Launch an MVP, a minimal viable product. It doesn't have to be so complicated to generate success.
Creating a startup requires a significant amount of engagement. There are copious amounts of tasks that have to be handled in order for the whole endeavour to become successful. The whole journey can be made much easier, as there are plenty of online software solutions which can make a variety of tasks easier to complete. Relying on these types of tools can make a small team very effective, which is important for saving finances before the startup becomes funded.
These are some of the tools that are actually a must if you are looking to increase the chances of your startup becoming a success.
How I Started My Startup? 28 Real-Life Stories
NATHAN CHAN, FOUNDER AND CEO OF Foundr
Foundr began because I saw a gap in the market. There wasn’t a digital magazine producing content for young aspiring and novice-stage entrepreneurs & startup founders, and I wanted to fill that.
My first step in starting Foundr was placing a financial wager on myself. To start Foundr Magazine, it required publishing software to produce the magazine and app. I placed $2,000 on the back of my personal card to start the app. This was money I didn’t have and also money I definitely didn’t want to waste. My advice to my younger self? Party more, travel more, and stop worrying if things will work out or not.
Many products have life cycles that fit into
a set pattern of Introduction, Growth, Maturity and Decline stages -- also
called phases by marketing theorists. The growth stage, as the name implies, is
the period when the rate of sales growth for the product accelerates. The small
business owner and his marketing staff seek to create and implement strategies
that will extend the growth stage as long as possible, which often requires
finding ways of dealing with new competitors that inevitably enter the market.
Develop word-of-mouth recommendations for the product. The first people to try a new product are called early adopters. Encourage satisfied early adopter customers to tell their friends, family and business colleagues to try the product. Use their influence to bring those customers to you who may normally be reluctant to be among the first to try something new. Offer rewards to stimulate word-of-mouth promotion, such as discount coupons and small gifts, to customers who bring in other customers.
3 Common Fears of Entrepreneurs (and What to Do About Them)-Molly St.Louis
As entrepreneurs, we all feel the fear of uncertainty. Here are some ways to channel fear into positivity.
Fear #1: Going in the Wrong Direction
"The biggest thing that kept me up at night in the early days of our startup was nailing down our customer-product fit," says Jonathan Herrick, Co-Founder of Hatchbuck
Having previously grown several startups, Herrick knows that choosing the wrong demographic for your product is a viable fear. "If you lose focus on your target audience and your product isn't engineered to solve problems for your radical buyer, you can start burning through more cash than needed - and then you'll be facing another common fear for entrepreneurs: making sure you have enough capital to scale."
To quell that fear, Herrick and his team keep focused on research, data, and analysis. Knowing they've left no stone unturned when it comes to accommodating the right customers helps them stay grounded in reality
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How to be a successful Blogger and be a winner!!
Following Experts and putting into practice the learning you can pave the way for success.
Use the Tips from Experts in Building your skills to SUCCEED
How To Get Better at Spotting Opportunities-Heidi Grant
To be a successful entrepreneur – or really, a successful anything – you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution. (Of course you also need to be able to execute that solution, but without spotting the opportunity in the first place, you aren’t going anywhere.)
The Art of Negotiation-Shawna Fisher
It’s common to feel like you’re “bad at negotiating” — the idea of negotiating makes many of us feel uncomfortable, awkward or anxious.
I believe those feelings come from a misconception around what it takes to be a good negotiator. In our lives, we’re negotiating all the time — at our jobs, with our friends, in our families (as a mother of four, half of my daily conversations are negotiations).
Negotiation is fundamentally about human interaction. It’s not about dollars and cents, deal terms, or winning —
negotiations are about creating relationships that get everyone to the best result.
Importance of blogging is huge on the Internet. Blogging helps teachers to connect with students. Blogging helps business owners to engage with customers. Blogging connects similar thinker and communities of people worldwide. Blogging helps to get more website traffic from search engines. Blogging helps journalists to share the personal views on the cause with their fans. Blogging helps politicians to connect with citizens.
Blogging help students to explore new solution of the old problem. Blogging helps search engine users to find the appropriate and effective information and knowledge. Blogging help individual and companies to earn passive income.
Blogging helps Google to display run their own search business or display quality search results, and also to earn money by displaying relevant or native ads on blogs monetized with Google Adsense.
Successful bloggers know that it takes time to grow a blog and look past those initial awkward months (and longer) after a blog is launched to motivate them to persevere. They do know when to give up when something isn’t working but also have an ability to develop their blog’s with focus and discipline and unswerving conviction over the long haul.
There are many routes to blogging success. However, you can’t go wrong in implementing these suggestions.
That last one is probably the most important one. Experiment to see what both you and your readers like. If something falls flat, don’t give up – just try something new.
This starts with an idea for your article. It might appear while driving, talking with a friend or during a wakeful moment at 2am (that is when this idea turned up). It may be inspired by a book, a passing tweet or a brainstorming session at a workshop.
Whenever the idea strikes, grab a pen, your phone or that napkin at the coffee shop. Writing in blood is always an option…because failing to capture an idea due to forgetfulness can sometimes feel like losing one of your children.
WordPress is the technology and foundation tool of choice for this blog.
For over seven years, Mia Bennett has written a blog on all things Arctic. Drawing on her experience blogging for the Foreign Policy Association and now the independently-run Cryopolitics, she'll talk about the art and science of blogging and how you can use it to improve your communication, research, and impact.
What is a blog mentor? A mentor is a trusted guide and teacher.
So a blog mentor would be a trusted guide and teacher who helps you become a better blogger!
Maybe your blog mentor is a blog/author/writer who has been working in the blogosphere longer than you. It should be someone who’s already learned the ropes.
Do you have a mentor? I’ve had multiple mentors. Mine instrumental in helping me to learn new skills. These individuals possess a wealth of knowledge in their fields of expertise. They have been my trusted guides and best teachers. I’ve learned so much from each one. In this post, I’ll show you how mentors and especially blog mentors are instrumental to your success as a blogger.
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Influencer marketing (also influence marketing) is a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. It identifies the individuals that have influence over potential customers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers
Aspiring Startup Entrepreneur: You should be aware of this marketing strategy to acquire customers- Listen to this podcast
Podcast is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who is an influencer or wants to become one.
Podcast Episode 119: The Podcast & Business Show
Mike Murphy Unplugged:
Listen to Episode 119: The Podcast & Business Show
Topic: Podcasting is on the rise and today I am going to give you 5 reasons why your business should consider launching a podcast in 2018.
Who is this episode for?:
Today’s show will benefit anyone who has a business, but will be especially helpful for brick and mortar and more traditional small businesses who are looking for ways to increase local business and sales and to ramp up their online presence.
The Blogging Your Passion podcast is hosted by a professional blogger, Jonathan Milligan, who loves helping other bloggers succeed. The podcast covers topics like getting traffic to your website, SEO, making money blogging, how to create great content, and even time management.
Podcasts for Entrepreneurial and Blogging Inspiration-
Episode 172 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Olena Osipov from iFOODreal about the importance of dreaming big in order to grow your blog.
Your goals, dreams, and aspirations shape the direction in which you take your business and blog, and Olena’s journey is a great example of that. You’ll learn how she stayed motivated and encouraged through all of the ups and downs of blogging and how she managed to take her blog full-time.
Olena is living the dream, and she talks all about how she did it in this episode!
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One of my favorite things to do when I’ve hit a creative slump is listen to podcasts. I really started getting into them towards the end of last year, and since then I’ve found a handful that keep me both inspired and informed. It’s incredibly rewarding to pop your headphones on, go for a walk and listen to others talk about blogging and creativity. Today I’m sharing five can’t-miss podcasts for bloggers, designers, and creatives.
How to Start a Successful Podcast (For Under $100)
Podcast listenership continues to grow tremendously every year. According to Edison Research, 40% of Americans aged 12+ say they have listened to a podcast in 2017 while 24% say they have listened to one in the past month, up from 21% one year prior.
What this means for you as a business owner is that learning how to start a podcast is something you should consider to reach this expanding audience and grow your business.
Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller
Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen- StoryBrand.com
Blogging comes back to drawing your audience into a story, and Donald Miller is the teacher who draws those connections closely. If branding is a big question mark for you, or you just want to learn how to clarify your voice, this podcast is for you.
If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a Story Brand podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller brings you practical advice about clarifying your message so customers will listen. Don and the StoryBrand team are the world's leading experts in harnessing the 2,000 year-old proven power of story formulas to get people talking about your brand. Get your message out, grow your company, stand out in the marketplace, and have a blast doing it!
Blogs by Experts
Everything You Need To Know To Start Your Own Podcast, According To The Pros
Podcasting can create opportunities to demonstrate industry expertise, build an audience, and connect with thought leaders.
Unfortunately, the path from idea to podcast release is quite complex. It took me almost two years to figure out the ins-and-outs, and I still had to hire a team of professionals to launch The Influencers Podcast. In the hopes of sparing others from the struggles I went through, I sat down with several industry experts and podcasters to develop a definitive guide
Blogs by Experts
10 Inspirational Podcasts for Bloggers- Joe Fylan
As a blogger, podcasts are some of the most affordable, convenient, and expansive learning tools you can incorporate into your daily life. With podcasts, any downtime, such as your commute, your walk to pick up lunch, or even the time you spend doing chores can be put to productive use, learning more about your craft. This list breaks down ten of the most popular podcasts for bloggers.
The vast majority of podcasts are free. They’re also easy to download and play from your smartphone
Blogs by Experts
You may find it odd that marketing is a category on here if you’re new to the idea of make money blogging, but the truth is that your blog is just a marketing tool if you are trying to create an online business. The blog doesn’t make money – you own a business and use your blog as one way to make money. For that reason, you must know good marketing.
I Love Marketing by Joe Polish and Dean Jackson
Podcast Description: I Love Marketing is an ever expanding world-wide community of people that love marketing and want to keep innovating and learning. This podcast is for Entrepreneurs, small business owners or even start-ups that want inspiration and ACTIONABLE marketing strategies about direct mail ideas, lead generation, lead conversion, getting referrals, email marketing and more. Joe and Dean also discuss psychology, books, people and productivity delivered every Monday to help jump start your week!
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Blogs by Experts
INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY WITH AUTOMATION TOOLS/ EPISODE 77-Elise Gets Crafty
Elise Blaha Cripe is the creative entrepreneur behind the daily goal-setting planner Get to Work Book. In her podcast, Elise Gets Crafty
Elise interviews artists, entrepreneurs, productivity experts, bloggers, and more about the habits that go into running a successful creative project. Though there aren’t often episodes specific to blogging, most of the episodes are applicable to blogging in some way.
Smart Podcasts for online business startups-Routines, Systems, and Organization with Shawn Fink
In her biweekly podcast, Profit. Power. Pursuit. Tara Gentile explores making a life of creative pursuit, whether that be through art, design, blogging, or another creative venture. Most episodes feature interesting guests, such as artists, entrepreneurs, and business experts..-elegantstheme.com
Shawn Fink is the creator of The Abundant Mama Project and the author of Savoring Slow. She’s helped thousands of moms through her family wellness blog, programs, and books.
Smart Passive Income Podcasts for online business startups
How Simple Green Smoothies Used “Challenges” to Grow from 0 to 200k Subscribers in a Year By Pat Flynn
One of the most popular podcasts for entrepreneurs, online business owners, and bloggers, Smart Passive Income is a weekly podcast that offers advice for building your online empire. Episodes range from 30 to 45 minutes in length. Hosted by the lively and opinionated Pat Flynn, an established online entrepreneur in his own right, each week’s episode features interviews with successful business owners, frank and honest advice, and actionable tips that you can take and apply to your own online ventures.-elegantstheme.com
What if I told you there are 10 magical questions you can ask yourself every 90 days and 10x your progress and productivity? That’s exactly what we will cover in on this episode. If you struggle with clarity, focus, and productivity, then this is a MUST listen!.
You can put your podcast into the blogosphere fairly simply:Write a blog post about your podcast, upload your podcast media file, and then publish it by using your blog software.
HOW TO ASSIGN METADATA TO YOUR PODCAST
Metadata is data about data. In the case of podcasts, metadata is data that describes your video or audio podcast. When you publish a podcast, whether audio or video, you need to provide descriptive metadata that podcast systems such as Apple’s iTunes and the RSS feed can read.
Common metadata types include
Your editing software asks you to enter metadata when you create your audio or video files, and software such as iTunes also offers you a chance to provide metadata.
Most companies fail at blogging because of their incorrect assessment of the time investment involved. Blogging has the potential to build an audience and profitable business, given time and the right strategy.
According to Orbit Media’s survey, most bloggers take an average of 2.5 hrs to create each blog post, while some of them take as many as 6 hours per post. That’s a lot of time that many companies can’t afford to invest. While outsourcing is an option, it doesn’t rid you of the responsibility of creating a strategy, reviewing posts and promoting them. This post discusses 10 reasons why your blog posts are failing and how you can remedy them.
You’re disregarding PR
As Andy Crestodina, founder of Orbit Media, says, “Never waste a good conversation by having it in private.” Every great conversation you have with customers and partners is beneficial to only the participants of the conversation unless you publish it. You create this type of content constantly, as you write emails and have phone conversations through the day. These conversations are not only bait for others who have similar concerns but are in general great for PR.
Ideally, every PR opportunity you identify on social media should be used to maximize exposure for your company.
Starting a Blog in Five Steps:
You want to be real with people, seem accessible and down to earth in your marketing.
Telling approachable stories will help you better engage your audience. And stories will lead to sales.
Gone are the days of stringing keywords together in a 500-word article and achieving results. Content marketing has changed, and the experts say it is all about the story. You must rethink the way you craft your content.
Data shows that giving users relevant content is essential to the good user experience.
If they come to your site with certain expectations, and you go away from that, you are likely to lose their faith.
Learning how to resonate with your audience, makes your brand and content more essential.
That way you are more likely to build and maintain the kind of audience you hope for.
Source :https://www.dreamgrow.com/content-marketing mistakes/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_campaign=PushCrew_notification_1517048999&pushcrew_powered=1
Create an image of an expert
Blogging is the cornerstone of content marketing.
You know a lot about your business. Even if you are fairly new in a given field, you know a lot more than your customers and prospects. Show off what you know in a way that makes your audience’s life easier and you will make yourself an expert.
Blogs by Experts -Listen to a Podcast for a change
THE BUSINESS BOUTIQUE PODCAST-Christy Wright
Digital Marketing Strategies That Work
In this episode, I’ll give you the four things you need to know in order to build a digital marketing strategy that works.
Plus, I’ll break down other digital marketing concepts and make them easy to understand, including campaigns, funnels, lead magnets and building email lists.
Professional who has acquired knowledge and skills through study and practice over the years, in a particular field or subject, to the extent that his or her opinion may be helpful in fact finding, problem solving, or understanding of a situation. See also expert evidence.
Blogging would be a main factor in reaching “expert” status
Whether you know it or not, the quickest way to become the top player in your industry is to learn from the experts. You need to figure out everything from what they read, how they work and analyze how did they become experts starting from scratch. -Anil Agarwal
Success always leaves tracks. If you study the most successful people in your industry, you can become successful too. That’s the power of learning.
Experts like Neil Patel,Jeff Bullas, Amy Porterfield give valuable tips for you to succeed.
Following Topics are covered. Many more to follow.
20 years ago, blogs didn’t exist. Today, there are over 150 million of them.
When you publish in-depth blog posts that help potential clients/customers solve their problems, they come to trust you and respect you as an expert in the field. If they want more help than a blog post can offer, then they’re likely to be interested in hiring your business.
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2. Reducing Startup Failure-Tips & Tricks
3. Blogging Tips
4. How to get customers?
5. How to kickstart Startups
6.Online Marketing Tips
7. E Commerce Tips
10 SEO optimisation
11. How to attract more customers
12.Stay at Home Moms
13.Blog Writing Skills
14. SEO Optimization
15. Affiliate Marketing
16. Social Media for startup in Event Management,Restaurants, Food etc
17. Risk Assessment for startups
18.Risk Mitigation for startups
19. Lead Generation
20. Digital Marketing
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