Use the SMART Method to Set Achievable Goals for Your Finances

Deciding you want to save money for an emergency fund, retirement, or just for fun is great. Having a plan to get there is an entirely different thing. Use the SMART method to bridge the gap.
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How computers change the way we learn – BBC News

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we’re headed into a new era of education.

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How To Tell If You’re Burning Money Too Fast

 Questions about cash burn have blazed through Twitter like wild fire. Entrepreneurs are asking us: How do I know if I am burning money too fast?

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A Chinese Approach to Management

Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today’s topics and challenges in business management.

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IBM needs to get its head in the cloud – Chicago Tribune

SAN FRANCISCO — When IBM talks about building out a great cloud computing business, it’s telling shareholders exactly what they want to hear.

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8 Ways To Improve Customer Satisfaction – UP Your Service

Improving customer satisfaction is one of the best ways to grow your business and increase sales. Find out the eight tested and proven ways to make this happen!

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Three lessons for building your company and planning your exit when your seed round is crowdfunded

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Facebook’s acquisition of the Kickstarter-backed virtual reality company Oculus Rift was a high-profile rare instance of a crowdfunded company making a successful exit. But such stories are also rare.

So what should crowdfunding companies consider as they plan their next steps? At the Gigaom Structure Connect conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Rachel Chalmer, principal of early-stage VC firm Ignition Partners, and Kate Drane, Indiegogo’s design, technology and hardware lead, shared their best tips with Gigaom executive editor Tom Krazit.

1. Contributors are customers

Many of Oculus Rift’s Kickstarter backers “felt betrayed” by the Facebook acquisition, Chalmers said.

“You have to be clear with your contributors on what role they’re playing,” Drane said. “Communicate with them…be collaborative.” Indiegogo’s back-end software lets companies see which users drove the most referrals to their campaign. “Ask them how they would like to be rewarded,” Drane said.

The people who crowdfund your campaign “are customers,”…

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5 Outdated PR Elements And How They Have Evolved Today

Some things in the world of public relations will always stay the same: Be authentic. Strive for credibility. Build relationships. Create storylines. Act fast. Achieve thought leadership.

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Wasting Time – The Bane of Buying and Selling

Nothing bugs me more than wasting time.    I don’t like being on time for meetings and waiting several minutes for others to join.   I don’t like reading about a product that seems interesting, only to find nothing of real value as I read on.

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