Global February 21, 2014 16 Reads share

#TYBCommunity Round-Up: Crowdfunding Secrets, Identifying Leaders & Much More

Crowdfunding, the best time to hire an accountant, time management, getting your Social Media done for free…. It’s all here in the latest #TYBCommunity post so please read on. This is our community news roundup where we share information from the blogs and other sources we follow. Read on to find out how you can contribute and help make these updates even better.


9 Dirty Secrets of Crowdfunding: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know –  Although it has undoubtedly changed the capital landscape, crowdfunding poses some downsides that entrepreneurs often overlook. Tech Cocktail

Ten signs it is time to hire an accountant – Your business may be ticking along nicely, however, there are some clear signs when you may need additional advice from an accountant. Sage Ireland Blog


10 Top Online Communities for Small Business Owners – Including the BizSugar community, these 10 online communities for small business owners are useful for reading business articles, asking advice, sharing answers, utilizing tools, growing your network, and growing your small business.

How Well Has Your Organisation Adopted Big Data: The Big Data Business Model Maturity Index – How well has your company adopted big data and what is required to achieve the ultimate phase of a data-driven, information-centric organisation. Big Data Startups


Social Media In A Nutshell: Embrace Social Media – It’s Good To Share – Infographic – Choosing from so many social media platforms can be overwhelming. Take a look at this infographic filled with some facts and statistics to help you make your choice. Digital Information World

How to Get Others to Do Your Social Media Marketing for Free – Cracking the code of how to entice social media users to promote your company will result in increased brand awareness by orders of magnitude. Jeff Bullas


The Costs of Poor Customer Service – The costs of poor customer service may not seem great. But once a complaint goes viral, you’re in trouble. Zopim blog

13 Time Management Skill Tips – Do you have a home-based business? How do you manage your time? Do you find that you get everything done that you need to, or is it more of a struggle?  Yvonne Ratcliffe

7 Zen Principles Make You Happier and More Successful in Business – Professional fundamentals and personal values are the keystone of long term success. Small Business Trends

Identifying Leaders Within Your Workforce – Identifying future leaders in your business is also a key step towards succession planning which is important for the future of your business. Roberts Nathan, Corporate & Private

Help us to make future editions of our community roundups even better. Contact us on FacebookTwitter or Google+. Use the hashtag #TYBCommunity and let us know about your suggestions for posts to include. Or submit your article on BizSugar, the community we visit regularly to find the newest and most authentic small business voices.

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Sian Phillips

Sian Phillips

Sian Phillips is the Managing Editor of and Content Editor on Sian is also the accountant for her clients and but is moving more and more into the content editing world; proofreading and editing blog posts, eBooks, novels and anything that is written. With over 25 years’ worth of experience in business and accounting Sian provides help to her clients with accounting and credit control. The other half of Sian’s day is spent working in the Social Media space; proofreading, copyediting, sharing posts and advice or conducting interviews for She is a qualified Accountant with an Honours Diploma in Journalism too.

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