As a small business owner, you probably want to innovate, because you already know that without high potential innovation, your company can’t survive in today’s highly competitive marketplace.
But, the question is how you can become an active part of innovation. How can you make the innovation to be your daily routine? It is not simple. It can’t be done with saying, but it can be done with doing.
~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
Klout (yes it is spelled with a K) is a system of scoring social influence on a 0 to 100 scale. It is a way to quantify what was previously only a gut feeling of how much influence someone exerts over others, particularly in the area of social media. More and more it provides a more quantitative way of finding out who businesses should focus their attention on predominately and in many cases who should be hired.
Starting a business individually can be a risky move. This risk leads many into going to business with a partner, whether they are a friend, a family member, or a business colleague.
However, creating a business with another person can be a risk in itself. Similar to a personal relationship, a business partnership only works if the two can truly benefit by working with each other.