Top 5 for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners – May 13, 2013

Let’s cut through the noise and get back to simplicity because you have a business to run!

There’s so many sites and so much news out there it can be hard for a busy entrepreneur to cut through the noise and get the best ways to help out his or her business. The Top 5 presented by CEO Blog Nation distills the best information for entrepreneurs and business owners from across the web to help out your business. We focus on 5 categories: (1) Tips and advice (2) Guest Post/Blogs (3) News (4) Guides and (5) Events.

Business Tip: Business Will Diverge Between What is Cheaply Made to Highly Personalized (via What if Aesop Owned a Business?) – Baboon explores the future of business when he finds a personalized card.

Guest Post: Boost Your Confidence in 3 Steps (via Inc) – If you want to grow, you’ve got to become an expert in strengthening your confidence muscle from within. It’s no different than working out at the gym. You have to practice convincing yourself that you have what it takes to create and explore uncharted territory. (1) Know what you do best (2) Identify your purpose (3) Believe in yourself (Every day)

News: VA Entrepreneur Caught in Growing Political Drama (via ABC News) – When Jonnie R. Williams believed he had discovered a way to make tobacco less harmful, the Virginia car salesman-turned-entrepreneur tried to sell his method to anyone who would listen. Persistent phone calls to the nation's top cigarette makers often started with the colorful venture capitalist, once dubbed a “super salesman” by a local newspaper, dropping names and promising the world. Two decades later, revelations of Williams' lavish gifts and his company's generous political donations are at the center of a growing scandal dogging the state's two top Republicans — Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Guide & Advice: Beginners Guide: 7 Steps to Live By (Fox News) – Many entrepreneurs today are naïve to the struggles and triumphs that accompany owning their own business. They underestimate the amount of time, energy, devotion and care it takes to develop a meaningful, successful organization. The 7 Steps are: (1) Pinch Pennies (2) Go all in (3) Be resilient (4) Talk to successful people (5) Build & leverage relationships (6) Create the culture (7) People make the difference

Event: Google Apps & Entrepreneurs (Google IO Extended) Google Apps & Entrepreneurs (Google IO Extended) is a panel discussion and networking event that is a local extension of Google IO.  Google IO is Google’s worldwide conference focusing on development and innovation.


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