10 articles for the enterprising entrepreneur.
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We’re all aware that the recession is a global beast, and that Entrepreneurs from Tallaght to Timbuktu are doing their best to break out and set up their own companies, but where in the world is best? Apparently the land of fairy tales, Denmark, is now the best place to start your business. Spare a thought for any Zimbabwean start ups: with local Entrepreneurs having to hand over about 500% of the average income in government fees alone before they can get their venture off the ground.
2: Get your social media strategy right. Is social media where it’s at for your company? Don’t be scared of using new tools, but only when it’s advantageous to you and your business.
3: Richard Branson: Being one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in the world must be tough. Here Richard offers good tips on keeping the focus on your brand and how this allows him to keep his message spreading. If only he hadn’t foisted Mike Oldfield on us.
4: It’s Entrepreneurship Week in New York this week, and Business Insider took the cameras down to get some quotes. Some sage advice being handed out by some of the leading business minds in America at the minute.
5: “Nothing great was created without irrational exuberance” An east coast/west coast VC battle, as John Doerr and Fred Wilson manage to throw more punches than Audley Harrison managed in his whole career. iPhone V Android, bubbles v booms and more.
6: Ireland and the IMF. Tonight’s Children in Need may as well be re-christened Ireland in Need, and Lisa O’Carroll blogs about how the PR war is oh so important. The irony that Ireland was a nation that fought for land ownership turning into a land-grabbing bunch of landlords is Orwellian irony in the extreme.
7: Free things? Excellent! Useful free things? Even better!
8: Facebook just grows and grows. Is it useful for your business though? And this week, with the announcement that it’s setting its sights on Google, 2011 promises to be another great year for Marky Zuks and the Facebook bunch.
9: If you’ve made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve earned it. But you don’t need to do that: if you’re an entrepreneur, chances are that you’re happier than most people anyway: Look: here’s an article to prove it! Ignore the typo in the 3rd paragraph; we’ll just put that down to someone who’s too unhappy to correct their mistakes.