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March 11, 2013
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High school senior makes his mark on the app market
Ben Dennis, a high school senior who has long had an interest in business and technology, incorporated his application-development business when he was just 15. Dennis, who has worked with a wide array of clients, earns $20,000 to $30,000 a year and is planning to attend Indiana University. "My goals for the future are to graduate from Kelley with a high GPA and to create something revolutionary," he said. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (3/7)
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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How to lead when things are clear as mud
Uncertain and confusing times are the real test of a CEO's leadership ability, writes Scott Eblin. It's important to communicate clearly, to be honest about known unknowns and to avoid disconnecting when the going gets tough. "In the absence of clear and relevant communications from you and with you, people are going to fill the vacuum with stuff they're making up. You don't want that. Stay engaged," Eblin advises. EblinGroup.com/Next Level Blog (3/7)
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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How to build a successful investment portfolio
As a business owner, you have already dedicated a lot of money to a risky enterprise, so it may be a good idea to round out your portfolio with other, more conservative investments, write Karl Stark and Bill Stewart of Avondale. You should save some money for future business opportunities and diversify your portfolio, they write. Inc. online (free registration)/Herding Gazelles blog (3/8)
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What imgur can teach you about bootstrapping your business
In 2009 Alan Schaaf started imgur, a popular image-hosting services. He and Matt Strader, the chief operating officer, say it's important for startup founders to find multiple revenue streams, learn quickly and put together a balanced team. Entrepreneur online (3/10)
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Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

The Whole Entrepreneur
How to become more productive
There are several techniques you can use to save time and become more productive, writes Kevin Daum. He lists 24 suggestions, which include delegating when possible, limiting the time you spend on social media and dedicating one hour a day to returning e-mails and phone calls. Inc. online (free registration)/Roaring or Boring blog (3/8)
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What sets interesting people apart
There are 10 keys to being an interesting person, according to cartoonist Jessica Hagy, who made a presentation on the topic to SXSW attendees. In addition to their other key characteristics, interesting people tend to be adventurous, daring and willing to embrace their oddities, she said. Inc. online (free registration) (3/8)
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Ideas for Innovators
A symbiotic approach to innovation
Certain innovations, such as Instagram or Apple's App Store, open the door for other entrepreneurs to create their own products and services, writes Kathy Oneto. "While marketers' natural instinct is to be protectionist and seek competitive insulation, they just might find that their next innovation is not dependent upon their company or brands alone," she writes. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (3/8)
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Fortune from Failure
Don't be in a hurry to make mistakes
Entrepreneurs might make mistakes if they take action without carefully examining the situation first, Mark Goulston writes. Company founders can avoid missteps by ignoring distractions, hiring talented teams and paying attention to their advisers, experts say. Fast Company online (3/8)
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SmartBrief's inside look at #SXSW
SmartBrief is attending the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, with tweeting @SmartBrief and blogging at SmartBlogs. Here's some of our coverage so far.
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SmartQuote
It can be quite liberating when we realize that inspiration and growth ideas can come from all around us."
-- Kathy Oneto, vice president of brand strategy at Anthem, writing at MediaPost Communications.
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