Carnival of Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs #7

Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 11:00pm by Site Administrator

Welcome to the seventh Carnival of Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs (CoBE #7). Critieria for inclusion: relevant to bootstrapping, entrepreneuring, startup/ small businesses. This carnival may soon appear on other guest host sites, but a note will be posted on this blog in weeks that that happens.

To be fair to everyone, entries are selected approximately in order of submission. Please support this carnival by linking back to this post.

Editor’s Choice

  1. 5+1 Simple Ideas For Brainstorming With A Dictionary by Samir Bharadwaj. Samir offers not only a selection of brainstorming tips but does so in a great example of good blog article formatting. Nice headings, bullet lists and images.

Picks of the Week

Here are this week’s additional picks of the week.

  1. Analysis Paralysis: The #1 Killer of Productivity by Dominic Tay.
  2. 8 Moves to Make When the Chips Are Down by John Wesley.
  3. Hey, Where are the Bugs Anyway? by CA.
  4. Blogging for Service Providers by Vandelay Website Design.

Other Entries

Here are some additional entries for this week’s carnival.

  1. Seeking a Dream by Michelle Cramer.
  2. 7 Highly Effective Habits for Stress Releasing by Dianne M. Buxton.
  3. 5 Things To Consider When Looking for A Network Marketing Business by Chris Tackett.
  4. 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Marketing Overnight by Eric Hudin.
  5. Make People Comfortable By Greeting Them Right by Warren Wong.
  6. Do You Know How to Delegate Effectively? by Sue Massey.
  7. Spending Those Hard Earned Dollars On Advertising by Matt Hanson.
  8. Top Ten Franchise Opportunities for $20,000 by Tom Stanley.
  9. I Can Stand My Stand Up Desk by FitBuff.
  10. Accounting Tips For Those Using A CPA by Mike Harmon.

That ends this second edition of the Carnival of Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs. Any articles submitted on or after Aug 24th that meet the criteria but not appearing here will likely appear in the next edition.

Please use the submission form for future editions. Limit one entry per week per person. If you find you are not getting into this blog carnival, please read 11 tips for being included. I’ll particularly point out a few reoccurring problems:

  1. Submitting the same article twice. Always send something fresh. It’s not that hard to keep a spreadsheet of your carnival submissions.
  2. Submitting 2+ articles within minutes of each other. If you can’t be bothered to pick your best, I can’t be bothered to either.
  3. Don’t make paragraphs too long or backgrounds colored. Anything that makes it hard to read your article reduces the chances that it’ll be read and accepted.
  4. Being off topic or simply not targeted at bootstrapping entrepreneurs, or entrepreneuring in general. If you’re talking only about wealth, career, blogging, etc., in your article, and do not tie the topic in to business or entrepreneuring, then I might not accept it. If it’s selected for a Pick of the Week, then I’ll summarize it and do the tie in. But if it’s not picked, then I won’t necessarily put it in the rest of the carnival edition.


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