Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Nov 11, 2016

November 11, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Priceonomics: The Evolution of Startups, As Told by Analyzing Company Descriptions
“We found that social media, mobile apps, and email startups are on their way out, while messaging, healthcare, tools, and artificial intelligence are gaining momentum. By and large, startup descriptions are tech-heavy, featuring words like “app,” “cloud,” and “network.” (read)

Sustained Surge: Best SEO Blogs
“SEO and inbound marketing are expanding and changing at such rapid rates it can be almost impossible to keep up.” (read)

forEntrepreneurs: 2016 SaaS Survey Infographic
“The forEntrepreneurs 2016 SaaS Survey Infographic highlights key metrics from this year’s SaaS Survey and includes links to advice and insights on improving these metrics.” (read)

Social Media Today: What to Do in the Face of an Ugly Social Media Crisis
“There’s a big difference between a sticky situation and a full-blown disaster. Sure, both are bad, but the variance between them dictates how your brand needs to react, so you obviously want to make sure the crisis is real and you’re not overreacting” (read)

FreshBooks mobile gives you the freedom to invoice anywhere

Thought-Provoking

The Mission on Medium: These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life
“Emotional intelligence (EI) plays a role in everything. Highly emotionally intelligent people rank high on responsiveness, empathy, listening, and self-awareness. And they excel at interpersonal interaction.” (read)

James Clear: Creativity Is a Process, Not an Event
“In order to fully embrace the growth mindset and enhance your creativity, you need to be willing to take action in the face of these feelings [e.g. embarrassment] which so often deter us.” (read)

The Mission on Medium: 5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions
“Rather than thinking of these miscalculations as a signal of a broken brain, it’s better to consider them as evidence that the shortcuts your brain uses aren’t useful in all cases. There are many areas of everyday life where the mental processes mentioned above are incredibly useful. You don’t want to eliminate these thinking mechanisms.” (read)

Monthly Portland: Fine Art to Adult Coloring Books, Portlander Lisa Congdon Makes Her Own Business Model

“If you want to make a living as an artist, you have to do a lot of everything.” (read)

By / About FreshBooks

Introducing: The Automatic Expense Import in FreshBooks
“Most small business owners can claim some of their expenses on their taxes to decrease their tax bill (or even better, increase their refund), so having everything logged and categorized for tax time can reduce the headache. The trouble is, collecting all your receipts and manually enter every expense can be tedious.” (read)

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about the author

Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks. Follow her on Twitter @seenandsaid.