Weekly Roundup: Focus on Startups, Quick Gmail Productivity Tip, SEO Tips & More

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Weekly Roundup

Busy keeping up with your business? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Take a few minutes and catch up with happened this week in the world of self-employment.


If you have a website, one of your biggest concerns is probably how to get people to actually find your site. This is where search engine optimization can play a crucial role in your online marketing efforts. However, with all the changes and well-meaning advice, it may often feel like you’ll never know exactly what you should be doing. To help bring some clarity to this issue, you’ll want to check out this list of 200 Google ranking factors.

When you’re self-employed, you’re always on the hunt for ways to increase productivity. Well, Google has been listening. This week, they announced a new feature in their latest Gmail update that lets you create Google Calendar events directly from your email. You can see how it works here.

Focus on Startups

The work you do while creating a startup will probably result in some of the longest and toughest hours you’ll ever put in. That’s not even factoring in the emotional stress of the constant highs and lows you’ll experience. So, how do you keep from burning out before your company gets a chance to really peak? Here are a few tips from someone who’s been there.

So, what makes some businesses work and others fail? Well to start, how well their business plan is structured can make a significant difference either way. This week, the folks over at Mashable offer some great advice to help you get ahead of the game with the three elements of every successful business plan.

The biggest emotional obstacle you’ll have to face with your startup is failure. However, you’re not alone. Some of the world’s biggest success stories started out with a “failure.” Take a look…


  • “All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.” –Aristotle
  • “Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.” –Source Unknown
  • “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” –Howard Aiken
  • “The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.” –Bette Midler
  • “Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy.”  –Jim Rohn


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