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Weekly Roundup: Week of May 13, 2012 – Blogs, Emmy Winner, Competition, Mistakes, Colin Powell

This is the weekly roundup of the best posts from across the web from CEO Blog Nation and other sites for entrepreneurs and business owners:

CEO Blog Nation

  1. 6 Things You Should Know about Blogging (via CEO Blog Nation)https://ceoblognation.com/2012/05/15/blogging/ – At CEO Blog Nation, we live, breath, sleep, and eat (Did we leave anything out?) blogs and we wanted to provide some overview information about blogs. The word Blog derives from the word web log which is another word for online journal.
  2. Emmy Award Winning Entrepreneur Builds Successful Production Company (via Hearpreneur): http://hear.ceoblognation.com/2012/05/16/emmy-award-winning-entrepreneur-builds-successful-production-company/ – Emmy Award winning producer Matthew Brady understands success and his company MRB Productions which was founded in 2001 has found success in specializing in independent feature, promos, commercials and television content. MRB produces content across all media channels.
  3. Banking on Youth Competitions (via  DMV CEO):http://dmv.ceoblognation.com/2012/05/18/banking-on-youth-competitions-sponsored-by-cba-ashoka/ – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) Foundation and Youth Venture have launched the inaugural “Banking on Youth” competitions with the hopes to “Find and Fund Young Changemakers” across the Nation.
  4. Why Did You Start Your Business? Week of May 13, 2012(via Hearpreneur): http://hear.ceoblognation.com/2012/05/17/why-did-you-start-your-business-week-of-may-13th/ – Entrepreneurs Craig Handley, Tony Ricciardi, Shaun Walke, Tai Goodwin and Stephanie Johnson explain why they founded their business.

Across The Web

  1. The Top 10 Rookie Mistakes for Entrepreneurs (via The New York Times): http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/the-top-10-rookie-mistakes-in-entrepreneurship/ – In sports, you are a rookie for one year. In entrepreneurship, it can last many years. When you learn from your mistakes, you are no longer a rookie. Better yet, learn from someone else’s.
  2. Finding the Most Business-Friendly Sites in The Nation (via Fox Small Business): http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/starting-a-business/2012/05/18/finding-most-business-friendly-states-in-nation/ – According to a recent survey, Idaho, Texas and Oklahoma are the friendliest in the nation to small businesses.
  3. Colin Powell Exclusive: Advice for Entrepreneurs (via Forbes) http://www.forbes.com/sites/tompost/2012/05/17/colin-powell-exclusive-advice-for-entrepreneurs/ – A retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, Colin Powell has served as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership (Harper), came out May 22. Powell offers tips for entrepreneurs.
  4. How Do You Change Direction of Your Business [VIDEO] (via Fast Company)http://www.fastcompany.com/mba/video/mba2241/stratton-nicolaides-how-do-you-change-direction-your-business – Stratton J. Nicolaides has been the Chief Executive Officer of Numerex Corp., since April 2000 and also serves as its President. He offers advice on how to change direction of your business. 

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