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Top 5 Stories for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners – July 1, 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: Infuse Your Personality (via What if Aesop Owned a Business?) – Goat has a very outgoing personality and he used his personality to showcase his business.

Guest Post: How to Turn Your Customers Into Company Evangelist (via Under30CEO) – If you want your customers to sing your praises, and advertise your company for free, you need to come up with a way to educate them on the essentials.

News: Walmart Offers Entrepreneurs A Chance to Compete for Shelf Space (via Entrepreneur) – Having Wal-Mart pick up your product can turbocharge your sales. Today, the retail giant announces a crowdsourcing contest for entrepreneurs, business owners and inventors to compete for shelf space. To be part of the social contest, called “Get on the Shelf,” entrepreneurs need to submit a video about their product by July 31, according to Wal-Mart. The winner’s product will be sold on Walmart.com and potentially in some stores, the Bentonville, Ark.-based company says.

Guide & Advice: How to Get On TechCrunch Part 2 (via Under30CEO) – In part one, we discussed why PR is important. In part two, we discuss the PR process and how to increase your chances of press by 500%.

Event: DC Nightowls Coworking @ Affinity Labs (Eventbrite) – Welcome to our monthly coworking session at Affinity Lab! Affinity Lab is an entrepreneurial launch platform serving a rich community of creative businesses, non-profits and start-ups. BYOProject, your brilliant minds, and a willingness to help your peers. If you plan to attend only to advise, please let our hosts know. Short, capped introductions will occur around9:45pm.

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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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