|Global Entrepreneurship Week|
Ready for this to sweep through and take over your city? It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week! One week where communities around the world celebrate entrepreneurship at a local, national and global level. Find an activity in your area or create your own. This is a chance to celebrate that rare (or in some places, not so rare) breed: the entrepreneur, and all their amazing breakthrough products, ideas and businesses! So, find out what’s going on in your area, and how 125 countries are now celebrating it.If you are holding an event or attending one we should know about, we’d love it if you throw it out in the comments, (link above). See you there, you stellar entrepreneurs, you!
August 28, 2012 09:00 ET
America: Got Talent? Fuse Corps Entices Business Professionals Into Public Sector Fellowships
Applications Open for Top Business Professionals & Entrepreneurs to Join State and Local Governments, Tackle Intractable Problems
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Aug 28, 2012) – Fuse Corps, a non-profit that enlists the nation’s most talented professionals into public service through a mid-career fellowship program, today announced the opening of nominations and direct applications for its next fellowship year. Nominations and applications will be accepted through the Fuse Corps website (www.fusecorps.org) through September 30, 2012.
“We believe our country’s greatest challenges can only be solved by combining the ingenuity and collaboration of the public and private sectors — and that combination is needed most at state and local levels,” said Jennifer Anastasoff, CEO and co-founder, Fuse Corps. “We are looking for candidates with a passion for public service and the motivation to apply their business acumen for the improvement of communities across the nation.”
Starting March 2013, those selected for the Fuse Corps fellowship program will attend an immersive leadership program which draws from the best practices of leading for-profit, public and social sector organizations, including McKinsey & Company, the d.school Institute of Design at Stanford, Points of Light, and Little Bets Labs, before embarking on year-long paid assignments to improve government and communities.
“At a time when the country is desperate for fresh approaches to solve problems and the role of government is openly debated, Fuse Corps addresses the concerns of citizens from the ground up as opposed to following the status quo, top down approach,” said Peter Sims, Fuse Corps co-founder, entrepreneur and best-selling author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.
Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of McKinsey & Company’s social sector practice and of Fuse Corps, added, “To spur the growth and renewal of the US Economy takes real innovation and leadership. Highly efficient and effective entrepreneurs and business professionals bring sorely needed help to public sector organizations who, after facing a slowed economy and severe cuts, need it most. From Erika Dimmler bringing a groundbreaking gardens initiative to local schools with Mayor Kevin Johnson to Jeremy Goldberg helping to bridge the important talent gap in San Jose, we are seeing the positive impact Fuse Corps Fellows can have. I look forward to growing this kind of innovation and leadership asset in communities around the country in 2013.”
About Fuse Corps
Fuse Corps is a national, non-partisan, non-profit social enterprise that enlists top business professionals and entrepreneurs into public service through its professional fellowship program — in order to solve the biggest challenges facing communities. Fuse Corps is driven by several of America’s top innovators in the public and private sectors and it has collaborated with McKinsey & Co., d.school Institute of Design at Stanford, Points of Light, America’s Promise Alliance, Teach for America, Starbucks, and Summit, among others. For more information, please visit www.fusecorps.org or follow @FuseCorps on Twitter.
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My favorite companies to work for and consult with are startups. So much so, I created a whole event around them (in conjunction with Kym McNicholas (Pando Daily) and Lucia Giacomantonio (Edmodo) – with Girls in Tech. Thus, true to my word, I would like to be here to help any growing startup as they launch into the realm of ‘PR for Startups!’ Helping you to define your message for your own creative edge, to show the world how you innovate to create the product (or service) they cannot live without. Hire us for:
- Product Launches
- Launch Events and Casual, Business-attraction Happy Hours
- Last Minute Press Releases; or
- Any combination of the above
We will also help you write:
- Pitches to the press
- Email Blasts or E-Newsletters
- Scripted Tweets and Advise you on automating them
- Blog posts
- Website and Promotions Content
You will find that we are highly affordable. So, when you think you won’t be able to make a PR hire for 6, 9 or 12 months down the road, think again. We work on a retainer basis or by the hour; project to project or for a one-time need. For a price quote or consultation, please email: email@example.com. We’ll help you grow, on your way to being a household name, just like you’ve dreamed. Remember, startups are what we do best. — Good luck & Happy innovating!
As expected, Brian Solis lived up to the hype at SfAMA’s event: ‘Brian Solis & the End of Business as Usual.’ Speaking to a crowded, full house at Hult International Business School in San Francisco, Solis reviewed the key highlights of his new book: The End of Business as Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution, his newest, following the successful, Engage. (Which, ever the humble, “guru” and self-described social media leader, he said did not exactly take on the success that he had hoped within the Executive suite.)
My key takeaway (among many) was that if you are looking to bring social media into your organization, find an existing obstacle or challenge in your business and engage social media avenues in such a way as to address it. Also, start with your employees as base, and have them commit to the social aspect you are looking for customers to participate in. It is key, Solis related, to know and realize that the consumer today is “expect(ing) to engage in new channels…their way.” Therefore, you must have a presence in all of them — (including Pinterest). You, as a brand, are now in relationship with the “Connected Consumer.”
Finally, he ended by reiterating what his Engage brought to light: have relevance, strive for resonance, and have empathy with your customers. With these last two key aspects of relation to the customer, you reach the ultimate goal in the type of relationship you want and strive to have with them. So, “think like the customer,” go out and change your business from the inside, out to involve social and innovate in such a way as to connect with and gain influence with the social & “always-on” connected consumer.
Pardon our dust while our site is under construction: A revamp work in progress. . .
There is a great article in Inc. Magazine online about PR and why it is often the one, and best item for a start-up or growing company’s PR budget. Since this is key to many of you, I wanted to highlight it. Here are some key factors to consider in building your PR strategy:
“PR allows you to spread the word quickly. It creates widespread awareness and builds a list. ” – Caroline Limpert
- Along the way, we can still do things like “buy one trip, bring a friend for 1/2-price” or “get 8 friends to sign up and your trip is free” — This, to generate buzz/referrals/ & future business.
- Today, PR focuses not only on traditional mediums, but also on the Internet—where everyone has a voice, where media coverage can spread. From print and online media to blogs and social media (Twitter and Facebook) pages; so there is no longer a single point of press contact.
- PR and Marketing tactics combine, often, as the two can intermingle and cross-pollinate, to make a full and very targeted media awareness campaign.
I just read this great article and had to share:
“Why do some bloggers succeed while others fail?
Why do mediocre writers sometimes beat out the really gifted ones?
Why does talent ultimately not win?
You see it all the time, certain authors get published while others wait years without any luck.
Superior businesses struggle, while sub-par ventures take off.
These days, it’s not enough to be a good writer. In fact, it never was. You need more.
So what’s the answer?” . . . I’d like to know, too!
Read the rest of the post, here: http://ht.ly/7hTN5
(All copywrite & credit for this mini-post go to:@Copyblogger)
Polishing off finishing touches…
I hope to have lots to share with you very soon! In the meantime, please feel free to drop me a comment if you have an urgent project that you’re itching & ready to get started right away & I will try my best to get back with you soon! (or email me at: caoneto6 -at- gmail.com)
Why choose me?
Mainly, I will work as hard for your brand, your organization and your passion as you would — As if it was my own. Just so you know, I don’t do this for fun …it just turns out that way! So, come back and visit the site again, soon.
(c) Christine Oneto 2012