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Small Business Link Roundup For September​, 2019

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Here are some of the best articles we found for our Link Roundup For September​, 2019:

Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking to Grow Your Business

Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you’ve lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get sealed into your brain, which wants to do whatever it can to protect you by avoiding a recurrence of the negative experience. However, continually focusing on the negative can hinder our ability to find the positive and live a happy life.

Success is based on recognizing and going after opportunities as they present themselves — and that often requires having the inner fortitude to take a chance and navigate difficult waters. The more you exude positivity, the better your chances of finding lasting success and happiness. All it takes is a little training and focus to rewire your brain toward the positive. Read more here.

How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

ecoming an entrepreneur is exciting. You get to do what you want to do and be in charge. But, along with that excitement is high responsibility. You are not only responsible for yourself, but you become responsible for others who work for you. 

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA):

  • About two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least two years
  • About one-half of businesses with employees survive five years
  • Survival rates are similar across industries

Here are some steps you can take to become a successful entrepreneur and start your own business. Read more here.

Here’s the Social Media Strategy This Small Coffee Shop Used to Attract Ryan Gosling and Tom Hanks

Last year, during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Joelle Murray, who owns a small coffee shop in Toronto called Grinder Coffee, launched a Twitter campaign to attract Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling to her store. It generated more than 10,000 likes and retweets in mere hours.

This year, Murray tried a similar strategy during TIFF, this time inviting actor Tom Hanks to pop by for a coffee. Murray’s social media accounts pushed the campaign hard for 10 days, pushing out their message every day and getting the community to retweet and write about the campaign. It worked: Tom Hanks showed up, and in doing so drove even more attention to the small business. Read more here.

How to Implement a Mentoring Program for Your Small Business

If you are thinking about career development for your employees, mentoring is a good way to start. 

When implementing a mentoring program, it is important for you to think about what you want most for your small business. Are you looking to implement a new mentoring program for all new employees? Or are you wanting to implement a program for just leaders or for a specific skilled worker? Look around your business. What skilled workers or leaders do you trust the most? Who works hard and shows their commitment? Are they encouragers of others? Do they want to help your workers to succeed? These people are typically the ones that are confident and want the business to succeed. Read more here.

The 14 Best Online Communities for Promoting Your Content

Wondering why online communities have been ranked the most effective way to promote your content?

The answer is simple: It’s because content communities are groups of people with shared interests. They’re people most likely to be gripped by your content.

Webizz‘s Isabella Federico explains: “Online content communities can be a powerful exposure space for our messages.”

“People familiar with a certain topic get engaged around relevant content connected to that topic in a public space. This can involve different levels of experience and expertise and can create a valuable opportunity for our target audience to learn and share views, opinion and further content,” Federico adds. Read more here.

[Small Business Link Roundup for August]


Author: Raya Khashab

Raya is the CEO and co-founder of ezClocker. She is passionate about customers and building products that change the way people run their business. She is also a big supporter of the startup community and helping people achieve their dreams.

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