Welcome to BlogNotions' Small Business Blog

The BlogNotions Small Business Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the world of small to medium sized business. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used by successful and growing small businesses, discussions of common problems and solutions faced by small businesses, best practices for scaling your business, tips and tricks for successful marketing, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Eight Entrepreneur Attributes You Can’t Fake

Business success begins in the mind of the startup founder and his team. A winning startup is a team of entrepreneurs who build and run the business as an extension of who they are, rather than some extrapolation of the Google or Facebook model. It’s not so easy to fake the important attributes when the […]

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New Technology: Tiny Transistors Inside Cash

Business success tip:  Save your bills.  The entrepreneur may have a few surprises coming soon. In the photo above you see an example of a manufactured bill with minute amounts of aluminum and gold using a special dry process, each flexible 250-nanometer-thick array only needs three volts to operate.  From:   Hagen Klauk, Max Planck […]

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3 Easy Steps to Turn 1 Employee into 2

If you want to expand your company, the immediate thought is you need to hire more people, which is costly and takes a lot of time. What if there was a way to double the productivity of your staff? This is something Tony Hsieh from Zappos has been able to do, here are 3 easy […]

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How to Succeed With Today’s Empowered Customers

You can’t succeed in your new startup if you can’t win customers, and the new Internet-empowered customers are tough. They are in control, and they no longer care where or from whom they buy. They do have a specific purchase progression with key milestone moments that determine your win or loss outcome in every transaction. […]

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LinkedIn Maps

LinkedIn InMaps is a new visual gadget which automatically takes your LinkedIn network and creates an infographic clickable map. This is pretty clever of LinkedIn to create a graphic presentation of the business network.  “What does my network look like?” is a question others ask.  It is not a question I have heard as of […]

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Startup Advice: How Entrepeneurs Gain Credibility

While talking with young founders in Europe and the US over the last couple months, I have been asked the same question repeatedly — how can an entrepreneur just starting out gain the necessary credibility to attract capital? It is an important question because, at its heart, a startup investment is an investment in the […]

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Born to Run…Err, Sell

The guest post today is from Adrian Miller.  It talks about an issue for every business person- Selling! “Yes, some people were born to sell.  Naturally extroverted, intrinsically good listeners, blessed with what is commonly referred to as a “thick skin”, these folks often gravitate towards sales and more often than not, they excel in […]

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VentureBlog

A great deal has been written about angel investing in recent years. Angel investing has become the sport of choice for many successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley (e.g., Dave Morin, Chris Michel, Ariel Poler, etc.). What’s more, it has spawned a whole new class of venture funds — once called Super Angels, now called Micro […]

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