Niels Houtepen

On October 4th, Inspiration360 will take place at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Possibly the most inspiring event of the year, Inspiration360 will welcome dedicated, experienced and passionate guest speakers who will captivate through sharing knowledge and experience. Guest speakers include serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, survival expert Bear Grylls, former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, and Anita Elberse, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

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Build a team

Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re new to marketing, you’ll soon discover that you cannot simply go out and buy a box of perfect salespeople. The foundation of a business depends upon the sales team – without them, you’ll have no revenue. You can’t afford too many missteps or a lot of trial and error in this process. If you want your business to grow, you’ll need to get a great sales team as quickly as possible. Sometimes, an aggressive approach is the best one.

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I recently moved back to Curaçao, a tiny island in the Caribbean where I grew up. Before, I was living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil from where I managed to get some amazing partners on-board for our last conference in Amsterdam.

This experience of managing to organize our biggest and best conference to date and bringing together 20,000 people from all over the world for a week long Tech festival with a remote team made me realize that with the correct tools and tricks, remote working can be super productive and beneficial.

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You know that I am a sucker for tech tools and stuff right? Well, some time ago, a good friend of mine Fabrizio Van Marciano of Magnet4Blogging.net introduced me to a WordPress plugin that would completely change the way I generate leads, create my sales pages, build landing pages and practically any type of landing page for my blog.

That WordPress Plugin is none other than Thrive Content Builder. Alrighty, fair warning as things are about to get a little techie now.

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New Trends in Business at Bar 27

There is no shortage of agencies, websites and blogs that offer up social media advice, but sometimes it helps to hear it from the mouths of the experts themselves. On Thursday, June 30th, EFactor Curaçao hosted ‘New Trends in Business – Social Media & Apps’, an evening of social media, technology and networking featuring five business professionals who gave inspiring and beneficial talks regarding the subject.

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Oisín Clancy on the roof of one of his current projects

Oisín Clancy is the CEO of SMART ROOF LLC, a company comprised of leading engineers, designers, and fabricators whose mission is to create sustainable, profitable, and beautiful NYC rooftops through the integration of sun, wind, and water elements with landscape, environment, and wired technologies. I caught up with Oisín for drinks at Felix to learn more about his background, his company, and his vision for the future (hint: he wants NYC to be known as the Big Green Apple).

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