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Getaround - Peer-to-peer car sharing and local car rental A Crowded Space, Marketplaces are Eating Firms (Unedited) Marketplaces are Eating Firms (Unedited) The following post is the complete, unedited version of a guest column that was recently featured on Techcrunch. If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction. Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening. oDesk is killing the outsourcing firm (or web design agency or BPO consultancy). UpCounsel is trying to consume the law firm. RecruitLoop is trying to displace the recruiting firm. Bench is tackling the traditional bookkeeping / accounting firm. Crew is attacking the traditional web design firm. Rev is eating translation and transcription firms. Skillbridge is trying to eat up consulting firms like McKinsey. Contently is killing off some marketing firms. Wonolo is gearing up to take on staffing firms. And yes, AngelList syndicates are trying to kill VC firms. There is a huge number of startups trying to disrupt the traditional “firm” structure.

Facebook Page Management | Social Media Management Are you a business owner frustrated by the world of social media and Facebook pages? Finding it impossible to figure out, and lacking the in-house resources to get it done, right? Business owners I talk to tell me this describes most everyone these days. :) I’m here to help. My name is Sara MacQueen. I’m a marketing consultant with more than a decade of experience and I manage Facebook business pages for companies that want relief from trying to go it alone. You don’t need to think about what to post, and when – I take care of that by crafting posts that will engage your unique target audience. “Sara has created and maintains our social media page which has become our most effective marketing tool.” - Chris Likourgiotis, owner of Splash Thai Cuisine and the Mediterranean restaurants in Saint John, NB (click through those links to see our work in action). How much are you paying for your Yellow Pages presence…what about generic radio and newspaper ads? Plus – Get More Facebook Page ‘Likes’

Top 30 Startups to Watch In theory, entrepreneurship sounds awesome. You’re your own boss so you can set your own hours, work from home in your PJs and do work that really matters to you. But as any entrepreneur will tell you, starting your own business is not nearly as glamorous. In fact, it can often be pretty scary and lonely. Entrepreneur values those who choose to create their own path, and we’re not alone. Empact, a Princeton, N.J. We took the Empact100 and distilled it further, finding the 30 startups we think are most unique and have the potential to transform their industries, if not the world. Keep your eye out for them, and be prepared to tell your hipster friends that you heard of them before they got huge. The list is below, in alphabetical order. Andrea Huspeni and Lauren Covello contributed to this report. AddShoppers AddShoppers cofounders Jon West and Chad Ledford Image credit: AddShoppers Charlotte, N.C. What it is: There’s no denying that social media is a vital part of making a business successful.

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Social Media Marketing | Community Literacy of Ontario Community Literacy of Ontario(CLO) received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a project to research and develop social media marketing materials and resources for Ontario’s literacy agencies, and other interested nonprofit organizations and stakeholder groups. CLO is proud to present our social media marketing modules and the links to our recorded webinars. Please click on the graphics below to access these resources. This project ran from April 2013 to March 2015. CLO is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting our Social Media Marketing project. Connect with Community Literacy of Ontario on: Distributors Wanted | Step Forward Ireland | Glasnevin, Dublin Distributor wanted to cover one or all of the following countries: EnglandScotlandWalesNorthern IrelandFranceGermanySpainHollandBelgiumAustriaLuxembourgPortugalItaly Part of An International Group Step Forward Inc. is already firmly established as a leading Orthotic Manufacturer, Wholesale and Retail Supplier throughout the U.S.A. Simplicity is the cornerstone of our successful business achievements to date and is the benchmark for all our outlets and operations. By offering top quality products at attractive, affordable prices, Step Forward Inc. has built a fast growing business over the past 36 years of successful trading. Our successes have been built by extraordinarily ordinary people who are honourable and committed to their roles. We, at Step Forward Ireland are now offering a genuine opportunity to contribute to this continued success and invite you to play your own part in this successful organisation. You, as a Distributor, will work for yourself.

Les réseaux nous aident-ils à gérer les transformations du travail L'environnement professionnel dans la plupart des activités est de plus en plus individualisé. La manière même dont les directions des ressources humaines gèrent l'évaluation des compétences des salariés ou l'embauche illustre très bien ce nouveau rapport au travail fondé sur l'évaluation individuelle, la construction de parcours de compétences ou le développement d'objectifs personnels… Le travail est devenu à la fois un ensemble d'opportunités pour l'individu, mais aussi un ensemble de contraintes qui pèsent sur chacun… Reste que la liberté, le choix et les valeurs entrepreneuriales qui sont au coeur de ce nouveau rapport au travail ne sont pas adaptés à tous. Nous ne sommes pas tous égaux face à cette injonction à devenir tous entrepreneur de soi, explique la sociologue Patricia Vendramin sur la scène de la 6e édition de Lift France qui se tenait à la Villa méditerranée à Marseille. Quels collectifs de travail à l'heure de l'individualisation ? Comment vivre sans emploi ?

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