Information Professionals and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

small business solo person directionDreaming of going out on your own? Becoming a solopreneur? Launching your own business?

 

Library professionals, info pros, knowledge managers, research analysts, competitive intelligence specialists, information analysts, business/pharmaceutical/scientific research experts – I’m  talking to all of you!

Have you ever thought about consulting or starting a research business or info-centric firm of your own? Want to ask some who’ve already walked this path (including yours truly, @TheInfoHound1) – well Tuesday August 19th is your chance.  Join a LIVE Tweet Chat with the SLA and AIIP at 3pm EDT as we talk and answer questions for an hour.

#SLAtalk: Trailblazing! Info Pros and the Entrepreneurial Spirit
https://www.sla.org/slatalk-trailblazing-info-pros-entrepreneurial-spirit/

 Passion. Positivity. Adaptability. Leadership. Ambition.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, it is these five traits that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit.

Join @SLAhq and theAIIP-SLA logos Association of Independent Information Professionals (@AIIP) for an hour-long Twitter chat about what it takes to be a trailblazing information professional. Whether you are already an independent info pro, looking for a career change or are leading the pack from within your company, share how you exemplify an entrepreneurial spirit within your industry.

Tuesday, August 19th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare
►        New to doing a Twitter chat? Take a look at “How to #SLAtalk” http://www.sla.org/slatalk-plus-slatalk-archives/

►        Follow @SLAhq and @AIIP – and use hashtag #SLAtalk to be a part of the conversation!

What will we be talking about?

Q1       (first 15 minutes)        Talk about an entrepreneurial break-through moment in your career. If you own your own research business, how did you win your first client? If you provide in-house services to a company, how did you “sell” your services to an important member of the organization? Or, how did you gain the support needed to undertake an important project?
Q2       (second 15 minutes)    Personal branding. Whether you work independently or in-house, how do you make yourself known? More than just marketing, how do you be a self-starting, risk tolerant and just an all-around go-getter in order to be a trailblazing info pro?
Q3       (third 15 minutes)       If you’re thinking about making the leap into the independent info pro world, what tips or advice would you like to know? If you are already independent, what would you tell someone new to your professional community?
Q4       (fourth 15 minutes)     What are some best practices to having an entrepreneurial spirit? What are some skills, mantras or attitudes one can create and maintain for themselves in order to keep the spirit alive?

Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.

10 Years in Digital Marketing -Infographic

A look back at the last 10 years in content, storytelling and digital marketing

Found this nifty infographic giving a look back at 10 years in the life of the web and changing face of communications. We can see the beginning of the blog burst, the rise of social media, SEO and the general omnipresence of ‘content’ these days.

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Courtesy/created by Carabiner Communications http://carabinerpr.com/blog/infographic-celebrate-a-decade-of-b2b-marketing-and-pr-evolution

h/t to SocialTimes for initially finding another illustrative infographic.

 

 

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