Shark Bites – Week of July 16, 2012

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bites is an entry post where I share recent articles, events and conversations with you. Feel free to comment at the very bottom of each post while indulging yourselves with new information.. you’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

Six People you Need in Your Corner

Everybody needs somebody. Forbes sums six types of people you need in your life to accomplish the incredible! Do you have these in your life?

» Read the full article on Forbes

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The Power of Text Message Marketing

84% of Facebook news feed stories aren’t viewed, 71% of tweets get ignored and 88% of emails go unopened. Meanwhile, 98% of text messages are opened. So is trying to reach such a large audience always better? Check out these statistics comparing narrowcasting and broadcasting.

» Read the full article on Mashable


5 Sure Signs a Startup Firm Will Succeed

Not sure if your firm has what it takes? These 5 signs will help you to realize whether of not your business is on the path to success. See if you can answer “yes” to these statements:

1. My business has validated customers.
2. My business shows a strategic perspective.
3. My business is cash conservative.
4. My business operates with transparency.
5. My business is communicative.

» Read the full article on Forbes

Facebook to Face Senate Hearing on Facial Recognition

Facebook may be facing charges for its face recognition technology. It could hold the largest privately held face print database in the world, with a face print for 1 out of every 20 people on the planet. Do you think Facebook’s technology is helpful, or do you feel it is an invasion of your privacy?

» Read the full article on AdWeek

6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

Believe it or not, entrepreneurs need vacations too! Don’t think this is possible? gives you six ways that even the busiest of small business owners can make vacation work because remember, one of the reasons why you chose to be an entrepreneur is so that you could be in control of your own life.

» Read the full article on Entrepreneur

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