Weekly Roundup – New Galaxy Smartphone, Bitcoins, Startup Courses & More

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Best of the Web This Week

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’re a fan of the Galaxy Note smartphone, you’ll probably love what’s coming next – a new 6.3 inch phone. This will make the new Galaxy Mega the biggest smartphone yet. Other than the size, the most notable issue for current Galaxy users will probably be the lack of the S-Pen stylus.

Do you use YouTube as part of your social media arsenal? Good news, now you can link your YouTube accounts and channels with your Google+ Pages. YouTube is currently running a beta test that will allow a single account to ultimately manage up to 50 YouTube channels at once.  Keep in mind, this is a beta and may not be available to all users.

Obama’s budget was just released this week. How will this affect you as an entrepreneur? Entrepreneur.com took some time to break down eleven issues that might affect your business.

Starting a company? Online education can offer a great way to amp up your business know-how. Inc has take some time to put together eight free online courses startups shouldn’t miss.

This week on TheSelfEmployed.com we talked about ways to increase opportunity for creativity. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what’s happening throughout the creative process, here is a fabulous breakdown of the five steps you go through. An excellent read for adding the creative thinking process to your workflow.

Keep hearing news about Bitcoins? It seems news surrounding Bitcoins can be found everywhere this week. Not sure what they are? Here’s what you need to know:

The Basics

The Other Side of the Coin


“Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything.” — Richard Branson

“You are not your resume, you are your work.” –Seth Godin

“Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there.” –Will Rogers

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” –Jim Rohn

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy.” –Dr. Henry Link


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