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    Wednesday
    Apr022014

    Awarding Small Business Books

    What Business Books Have Inspired You?

    As small business owners, we often turn to experts to teach us how to start our businesses, market them, and grow them. Likely you’ve read a few business books to expand your knowledge.

    I invite you to nominate the best business books you read last year in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. It’s a great way to show your appreciation to the authors that have helped you shape your successful business.

    As one of the Judges for this year’s Book Awards, I love seeing such amazing books nominated. It’s a true testament to the authors who do such a wonderful job of sharpening our business skills.

    This is the sixth year for the Book Awards, put on by Small Business Trends. Right now, you can nominate as many books as you like (as long as they were published in 2013). Nominations close April 30, and then you can vote for your favorites in May.

    So what are you waiting for? Go nominate those business books that make you a smarter business owner.

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    Tuesday
    Feb252014

    BUSINESS SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    I am doing a play with words and hereby announce the following statement to the "public":

    It is time to update EGO Sole Trader website! It took me about 1 year before all pieces (pages) were in place. Now I need to do some site changes in the near future.

    Squarespace - A Better Web Awaits

    Feel free to give me suggestions and feedback on my site!

    I was thinking of adding an "under construction" image as a retro thingy! ;) I ended up with this beautiful photo by Walt Stoneburner:

    Things going through the pipeline:
    Tuesday
    May212013

    SPRING CLEANING

    It is time for spring cleaning! ;)

    Fats Waller - Spring Cleaning

     

    After I have gone through all the stuff (trash, tickler file and reference material), I will review my new projects, e.g.:

     

    • Setting up a foundation / organization called Americanized.

     

    In order to get into the groove again, I will test out the following:

     

     

    During my late spring break / early summer mini-vacation, I will continue to read The Republic of Tea.

    The Republic of Tea book & a cup of Assam Golden black tea. #teaftw

    The Republic of Tea book & a cup of Assam Golden black tea. #teaftw

     

    See you later! In the meantime, please check out:

     

     

    fabs# - happy spring mix (:

    Monday
    Jan022012

    THE WORD OF MOUTH POST

    This post is an experiment in order to see how far this entry could travel from my blog "mouth" ("mun till mun" - "mouth to mouth" in Swedish) to other blog "ears" ("hörsägen" - story / tale in Swedish). It will be interesting to see if it will result in new "eyes" (readers) to my journal here on EGO Sole Trader and to Stefan Engeseth's blog post on Detective Marketing that referred me to The Word of Mouth Manual: Volume II by Dave Balter, in the first place.

    I got inspired to write this post after a phone conversation with Stefan about his forthcoming book, Sharkonomics, and how to use word of mouth and referral marketing for spreading the good word. Going through the comment thread on Anita Campbell's post, Up Your Sales in a Down Market Is a Crash Course in Selling, sparked my interest to finally press the publish button on my blog!

    What is your take on the concept of "word of mouth"? Will you download the "manual" after reading this post and checking out the different links?

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