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Develop your idea! How to take an idea from concept to an established business.
What's your "elevator pitch" for your business?
Your "elevator pitch" is the way you quickly and concisely describe your business or services, say, in the few seconds it takes to ride an elevator with a prospective client, investor or other interested party. Having one can help a lot when opportun...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Develop your idea ‎October 13, 2017 9:32 AM
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Who are the business leaders that inspire you?
Leadership matters. But being a good leader has its challenges, and being good at doing business isn't the same as doing well with leading. According to Steve Chase, a QB Community member and QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor: “The key to the success of a...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Develop your idea ‎October 03, 2017 2:21 PM
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One of THE very BEST books for developing an idea(s) ...
... is 'Visioneering' by Andy Stanley. It all starts with cultivating, seeding, and growing vision! ( link here -> <- to my virtual bookshelf. Any Q's about any of the books, please ask at anyt...
by SBSL-Founder-SJ Senior Member in Develop your idea ‎September 20, 2017 2:37 PM
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Try This: The Morning Ritual
We'll let you in on a little secret. About six months ago, we defined a Main Goal and started using The Morning Ritual to hit our Target Number. It's been strangely effective. Apparently, there is an intergalactic force that is available to anyone wh...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Develop your idea ‎September 18, 2017 2:16 PM
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My first business
I want to start my business. It will be small hotel, and I understand that I need a website. I read that simplest way to create it, it is to use premiym template. I found great variants on famous templatemonster and buy Dalton - Modern Hotel & Resort...
by ShermanBrigs Established Member in Develop your idea ‎September 17, 2017 12:07 PM
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Does anyone know if you can you have bank statements automatically emailed to your bookkeeper?
I am interested in receiving bank statements automatically via email with my clients bank accounts. This is coming from a bookkeeper's workflow. I am wondering if this is even possible with Wells Fargo, Chase, Paypal, and AmEX. I know the technology ...
by SteveChase Frequent Contributor in Develop your idea ‎September 14, 2017 5:41 AM
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Why Social Media Is a *Must.* Lessons in Networking with Makeup Artist Lottie Hadwen.
When the 9 to 5 grind gets to be too much and you feel like your talents are just lining someone else’s pockets, the best thing you can do is break away and start your own business — at least that's what Lottie Hadwen says! Lottie wasn't content with...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Develop your idea ‎September 06, 2017 4:47 PM
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Share stories about how you turned your great business idea into something real....
....and if so, profitable! For those of us here who are developing our ideas, learning from you is so valuable.
by AudreyPratt Community Host in Develop your idea ‎September 05, 2017 11:20 AM
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What is the best book you have read that teaches you how to write business proposals?
tell me about quick book 
by attabhai New Member in Develop your idea ‎August 31, 2017 5:48 PM
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How To Survive Being Laid Off
Being laid off seems like the worst thing that could possibly happen to any professional. And while that may be true in certain cases, losing your job can offer newfound freedom and that’s otherwise impossible to attain. So if you find yourself in th...
by georgewhite New Member in Develop your idea ‎August 27, 2017 7:38 AM
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Why Social Media is Her Sweet Spot. Meet Etsy Seller Anne Smith
After a blip in her career, Anne Smith decided to harness her creativity to produce ‘80s-inspired goods from recycled materials. Soon after, she began selling her fun retro designs on Etsy as Sweetgyrl Designs. We caught up with the Seattle-based art...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Develop your idea ‎August 09, 2017 9:36 AM
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ProAdvisor Cathy Iconis on Building Relationships That Matter — and Why Collaboration Is Key
Cathy Iconis hosted one of our very first live chats in OWN IT just for accountantsback in September. Not only were we impressed by her in-depth knowledge of how to use Twitter to get new clients, we love Cathy's fresh perspective on everything from ...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Develop your idea ‎August 02, 2017 8:59 PM
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“Stick to What You Do Best — and Outsource the Rest.” Meet Vana Chupp, Founder of Le Papier Studio
When Vana started Le Papier Studio in 2008, she thought it was just a side job that would allow her to spend more time at home with her kids while still indulging in creative work. But after her shop was featured on a popular blog and mentioned on Th...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Develop your idea ‎August 01, 2017 7:32 PM
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