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Facebook Finally Gets Hashtag SupportThe rumors are true — Facebook will be adopting the widely used hashtag to organize content and conversations on their platform.
What does this mean for small businesses? With clickable and searchable hashtags, it will be easier for users to find your content and your business! Start brainstorming on how you will tag your posts with new Facebook hashtags.

Facebook Finally Gets Hashtag Support

The rumors are true — Facebook will be adopting the widely used hashtag to organize content and conversations on their platform.

What does this mean for small businesses? With clickable and searchable hashtags, it will be easier for users to find your content and your business! Start brainstorming on how you will tag your posts with new Facebook hashtags.

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Creativity1. Ditch the quiet office.2. Silence the inner critic.3. Experiment with your work environment.4. Sift out the busy work.5. Branch out beyond your comfort zone.
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5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Creativity

1. Ditch the quiet office.
2. Silence the inner critic.
3. Experiment with your work environment.
4. Sift out the busy work.
5. Branch out beyond your comfort zone.

(via 5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Creativity)

It can be daunting to make conversation with a fellow CEO or high powered executive that you respect when you are caught off guard, especially when you are stuck riding the elevator 30 floors down.Mashable created these 3 conversation types to help you next time you are at a loss for words with a CEO:1. The Trader Joe - think Hawaiian shirts and a laid back vibe for an easy going chat.2. The Tactful Admirer - a compliment to a senior executive on an accomplishment will never fail to kick off conversation.3. The Travel Talker - all business leaders travel, so use that to your advantage in your opening line.Read more on Mashable for some more executive elevator-talk.
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It can be daunting to make conversation with a fellow CEO or high powered executive that you respect when you are caught off guard, especially when you are stuck riding the elevator 30 floors down.

Mashable created these 3 conversation types to help you next time you are at a loss for words with a CEO:

1. The Trader Joe - think Hawaiian shirts and a laid back vibe for an easy going chat.
2. The Tactful Admirer - a compliment to a senior executive on an accomplishment will never fail to kick off conversation.
3. The Travel Talker - all business leaders travel, so use that to your advantage in your opening line.

Read more on Mashable for some more executive elevator-talk.

(via Caught in an Elevator With the CEO? 3 Conversation Starters)

Brands are generating a lot of buzz by engaging with consumers on Pinterest; it’s no longer a social media site limited to user-generated content.

Are you surprised that the most popular branded boards involve cute animals, DIY projects and food photos? Neither were we.

Checkout the most popular branded boards on Pinterest from Unmetric:

Most Popular Boards by Followers
1. L.L. Bean – Woodland Creatures: 4,689,706
2. Jetsetter – Daily Moment of Zen: 4,353,320
3. Nordstrom – Garden Wedding Ideas: 4,199,549
4. Everyday Health – Joy Bauer: 3,761,427
5. Lowes – Build It!: 3,549,154
 
Boards With the Most Likes
1. Swarovski – Wedded Bliss: 160,120
2. Better Homes and Gardens – Blogger Recipes We Love: 131,326
3. Better Homes and Gardens – Blogger Faves From BHG.com: 84,767
4. Nordstrom – Garden Wedding Ideas: 84,565
5. L.L. Bean – Woodland Creatures: 64,273
 
Boards With the Most Repins
1. Better Homes and Gardens – Blogger Recipes We Love: 1,021,643
2. Better Homes and Gardens – Blogger Faves From BHG.com: 444,215
3. Real Simple – Real Simple Finds: Recipes to Try: 289,908
4. Swarovski – Wedded Bliss: 253,296
5. Etsy – Yum! Recipes to Share: 249,195

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39 Unforgettable Moments in Tech Startup HistoryMashable came out with their list of the most unbelievable milestones in tech startup history.Here are a few of note:1. Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion2. Angry Birds becomes the #1 paid app of all time3. Draw Something becomes a thing, Zynga buys it4. Jack Dorsey sets up his “twttr”5. Google acquires YouTube for $1.65 billionRead more on these unforgettable moments at Mashable
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39 Unforgettable Moments in Tech Startup History

Mashable came out with their list of the most unbelievable milestones in tech startup history.

Here are a few of note:

1. Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion
2. Angry Birds becomes the #1 paid app of all time
3. Draw Something becomes a thing, Zynga buys it
4. Jack Dorsey sets up his “twttr”
5. Google acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion

Read more on these unforgettable moments at Mashable

(via 39 Unforgettable Moments in Tech Startup History)

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From music festival in 1987 to today’s massive multimedia event, SXSW Interactive has become known as a relentless networking circus, the spot for breakout debuts (including Foursquare and Twitter), and the epicenter of the buzziest tech parties. Prepare with this first infographic of a three-part series, so when you arrive, you’ll be ready to tweet, talk, and throw down all day, every day.


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From music festival in 1987 to today’s massive multimedia event, SXSW Interactive has become known as a relentless networking circus, the spot for breakout debuts (including Foursquare and Twitter), and the epicenter of the buzziest tech parties. Prepare with this first infographic of a three-part series, so when you arrive, you’ll be ready to tweet, talk, and throw down all day, every day.
Dell Plans to Go Private in Deal Worth $24.4 Billion After weeks of rumors, Dell announced Tuesday that it is officially planning to go private. The company will pay shareholders $13.65 a share in cash, in a deal worth about $24.4 billion.Read More
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Dell Plans to Go Private in Deal Worth $24.4 Billion

After weeks of rumors, Dell announced Tuesday that it is officially planning to go private. The company will pay shareholders $13.65 a share in cash, in a deal worth about $24.4 billion.

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6 Tips to Master the Art of Delegation
        
        It’s not always easy for highly driven entrepreneurs to give up the 
reins, but it’s critical to avoid burnout. If you’re struggling to know 
where and how you should delegate in your small business, take heed of 
the following six tips.1. Pick Things to Delegate “Down”2. Pick Things to Delegate “Up”3. Provide Clear Instructions4. Empower Your Staff and Contractors5. Learn to Let Go6. Invest Time for Long-Term SuccessRead More
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6 Tips to Master the Art of Delegation

It’s not always easy for highly driven entrepreneurs to give up the reins, but it’s critical to avoid burnout. If you’re struggling to know where and how you should delegate in your small business, take heed of the following six tips.

1. Pick Things to Delegate “Down”
2. Pick Things to Delegate “Up”
3. Provide Clear Instructions
4. Empower Your Staff and Contractors
5. Learn to Let Go
6. Invest Time for Long-Term Success

Read More

(via 6 Tips to Master the Art of Delegation - OPEN Forum)

Biggest Social Media Moments of 2012According to this infographic, 121 billion minutes were spent on social media in the U.S. alone in 2012 — from Pinterest to Obama, learn what the social media milestones were in 2012 in “The State of Social Media 2012.”
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Biggest Social Media Moments of 2012

According to this infographic, 121 billion minutes were spent on social media in the U.S. alone in 2012 — from Pinterest to Obama, learn what the social media milestones were in 2012 in “The State of Social Media 2012.”


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Which Tech Companies Made the Most Money in 2012? Statista’s infographic on the top tech money makers in 2012 is broken out by income, revenue growth and stock performance, and will give you a sense of what’s to come for these tech leaders in 2013.
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Which Tech Companies Made the Most Money in 2012?

Statista’s infographic on the top tech money makers in 2012 is broken out by income, revenue growth and stock performance, and will give you a sense of what’s to come for these tech leaders in 2013.

(via Which Tech Companies Made the Most Money in 2012?)