The Entrepreneur Within You [known as TEW] // @ www.tewyou.com is launching the third volume at Cantata Best Life Foundation in Brookfield, IL on July 26th from 1:30-3:30pm. We’d love to have you!
We are going to kick-off our launch month this July with a blog tour. We are looking to partner with bloggers who are interested in featuring stories from a wide variety of entrepreneurs who share their candid, transparent stories, ups and downs, trials and wins within each of their chapters in thebook.
If your audience is welcoming of author interviews, let us know! Our goal is that each of our 25 contributors for #TEW3 (over 60 contributors in all three volumes, TEW1, TEW2 and TEW3) be featured on a different blog by the end of summer.
We can provide the questions, or you can send your own to us! Let’s connect, reach and inspire together! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ thank you! ~ the TEW Crew
We look forward to sharing this exciting time with you!
Social media was formed to connect people, to bring them together. It succeeded indeed bringing people together and therefore made way for new form of marketing. Social profiles like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ have become a big medium to endorse yourself or your business in this internet-led world. But at the same time such profiles are increasing in number by time passing. Previously it was easy to juggle 1-2 profiles of Facebook and Twitter. But with new brewing ideas these profiles are increased in number and it has become time consuming to update such profiles. But now some of these minds which brew up new ideas have also found some tools with special qualities of managing multiple social profiles at the same place. Here are the 7 of them,
Hootsuite is considered best in this business. It allows you to associate with social profiles including WordPress. Its dashboard gives you complete look of the notification from various accounts. You can also schedule posts, perform campaigns on various profiles, track conversations and can get the detailed analysis of your profile. It also has a mobile app.
With free pack you can link up to three social media accounts. You also have an option to upgrade to pro or enterprise mode.
Buffer allows you to schedule posts and messages on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkdIn. One click and you can share data on all profiles. It also gives you a complete analysis of profiles. You can also handle it through mobile app.
Buffer is free to use for a short trial period and then you’ll have to pay $10 per month. With unlimited scheduling you can link up to 12 accounts with 2 team members.
SumAll gives you complete analysis of your account in a central dashboard. You can get the report by visiting the app or you can opt to get the weekly e-mail. Here, you can link to various accounts like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkdIn, Pinterest and Tumblr.
With special features like auto-following the new followers, this app allows you to schedule your tweets as well. You can handle your social media activity at one place with Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn and Plurk account. You can use it for free.
Sprout special too can handle multiple social profiles. You can send, share posts on Facebook, twitter and other accounts easily saving lot of time. It also shows you analysis of your profile.
You can use this application for free but only for some time and then you’ll have to take up package which includes prizes as $39, $59 and $99 per month.
It has special feature which allows you to choose important accounts from twitter and it gives you account’s report every time it does an activity. It successfully tracks the activities of that twitter handle. You can schedule the reporting at different time.
Sendible allows you to link with blogging sites. It also has features which give you freedom to write and publish articles. It also gives you deep analysis of social media marketing efforts.
You can have its 30 day free trial but then it charges for its services after the time span. Good Monster an SEO agency in Syracuse, believes that social media is best strategy for SEO.
TEW3 is coming soon!
You’ve spent the past few years establishing your business, and the time has come to expand. There’s only one problem: The necessary funds to take operations to the next level simply aren’t available. Must you turn to a bank for a loan, or should you explore other options? The answer depends on your personal financial situation, but these nontraditional sources of funding are worth considering:
Does the idea of asking strangers to fund your expansion leave you a bit unsettled? It shouldn’t, as it could be exactly what you need to get things off the ground. There are many people around the world with the same core values as you who are willing to support your cause. Plus, it won’t cost you anything out the gate to put your vision out there. Just be sure to read the fine print to determine the fees that accompany successful and failed campaigns. Also, inquire about any funding restrictions that may apply; select platforms have stringent barriers to entry, while others are open to the public. For a list of the top crowdfunding platforms, read this Forbes article.
This is another viable funding option, assuming you have the resources on hand. In fact, third-party lenders may ask, “What do you have to lose?” before considering your application, to see how much you believe in your business. And the first consideration may be the contributions you’ve made from your personal assets. Consider borrowing against the cash value on your life insurance policies, retirement fund or taking out a home equity loan. It’s important to note that not repaying an IRA or 401(k) account in a timely manner could result in an early withdrawal penalty of 10 percent and assessment of taxes. Before you borrow against your 401(k), ask yourself these four questions from U.S. News & World Report.
Structured Settlement Payouts
Are you receiving distributions from a structured settlement? Although the proceeds may be generous, it may not be enough to fund your business’s growth. Consider selling your future structured settlement payments for a lump sum to help fund your expansion. To learn more about selling your future structured settlement payments, visit JGWentworth.com.
Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors
If your company is growing at a good clip, venture capitalists may be willing to take a chance on you. But there are definitely a few risk factors (and if you watch “Shark Tank,” these should could as no surprise). Along with the laundry list of stipulations to get them on board, venture capitalists will want their piece of the pie—and it could be in the form of a chunk of ownership. Simply put, they’re in it to win it, and money is the motivation. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, as you’ll more than likely have access to their brain and network.
Angel investors provide funding to entrepreneurs, whether they know them are not, who exemplify a willingness to do whatever it takes to attain success. Simply put, they derive pleasure from giving back to up-and-coming entrepreneurs—with few strings attached. For more on the difference between venture capitalists and angel investors, read this post from Business Insider.
This last option isn’t that nontraditional, but it’s still worth mentioning. The most common among these federal offerings is the 7(a) Loan Program for small, U.S.-based for-profit entities. Applicants must be able to prove they’ve attempted to self-finance their operations and a funding gap still exists. Businesses in select industries aren’t eligible for inclusion, so review the guidelines to determine if you qualify. Visit the Small Business Administration for more information.