Tin Shingle News Round Up: Your Daily Dose of Things to Read


We find the must-know news so you don’t have to.  Read on!

  • Memes are everywhere these days, spreading across social media like wildfire.  It seemed only a matter of time before a Pinterest board collecting some funny and popular memes would be created, and it has been.  Check 'em out here.  
  • Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to read business magazines and books as much as some live for a trashy magazine or “chick lit”.  That said, sometimes I need to let it all go and read some fiction to relax me inside and out.  Who knew that reading fiction has now been proven to improve your business skills?  STUDIES prove it, so you know…it’s worth reading about.  PS if you have any fiction recommendations send them to me on Twitter!
  • Who remembers the photographer who took the spectacular “dogs in action” shots that were soon in everyone’s Facebook feed and on every news show?  Well this photographer-preneur is back with a new series of dogs underwater photography.  Sure the photos are once again amazing, but what I ilked about this story was his advice about doing what you love.  And I quote: Do what you love and love what you do. Pursue what you are passionate about. I meet many photographers that do "a little bit of this and a little bit of that". Find your niche and take chances.  Swoon! Be sure to check out Seth Casteel’s entire interview and behold his awesome animal pics!
  • Though the shopping world really seems to have turned into an ecommerce playground I still love the “old fashioned” way of shopping:  going into a brick and mortar store.  I also know several entrepreneurs still dream of opening up one of their own.  So how much does it cost to start up a retail store?  Inc. Magazine breaks it down for us!
  • Linkedin: are you using it?  Are you using it for your business?  If so, did you know you can now post VIDEO ads.  I always trust a face more than fancy website copy.  Check out the scoop in this article from Mashable!