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Top 5 for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners – June 5, 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: Find Something Useful & Trendy (via What if Aesop Owned a Business?) – Hippo orders trendy and creative gifts to give away to her clients.

Guest Post: How to Sell for People Who Hate (via Open Forum) – These three tips will help you master the art of getting customers to say yes, even if you’re not a born salesperson. Here are the tips: (1) Understand features v. benefits (2) Help others help you (3) Deliver exceptional customer service.

News: Google Host Entrepreneur Workshop in Raleigh for Veterans (via News Observer) – Moore was one of about 25 veterans and their families who attended a Google-sponsored event Wednesday at CAM Raleigh designed specifically for veterans. Attendees learned about different Google products and other resources geared specifically towards veterans and their small businesses, including Google Plus and Google Hangouts, as well as some services offered by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Guide & Advice: 7 Strategies to Destress (via Fox Small Business) – If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re well aware of the constant pressure to keep your burn rate down and stretch capital investments as far as they’ll go. And should the stars align and you gain customer traction, then you’ve got the not-insignificant challenges of high growth and scalability to deal with.

Event: Nordic Startups (Eventbrite) – The Nordics are well known for technological innovations and succesful startups. Companies such as Skype, MySQL, Spotify, Navision, Medallia, Podio, Rovio, Tradeshift, iZeetle, Zendesk, Endomondo, Bipper, WeVideo all emerged from this fairly cold environment in the northern part of Europe. But did you also know that Linux was developped in Finland? And that C++, Turbo Pascal, C sharp (and thereby .net), PHP and Ruby on Rails were initiated by Danish developers? You probably didn’t.

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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