Well, what do you know? We’re on the nineteenth issue. This week we’ve got a website to help you keep track of your brand’s online score with Brand24, a charger that runs on water, how crowdfunding helped athletes in the Rio Olympics, why you need to make a content calendar and inspiration from one of the most iconic shoe brands in the world. So, let’s go…

1) Do you know how you score online? Well, we’ve found a free tool for that… :

Brand24 lets you identify and analyze your brand’s online presence across social media. It can also let you “spy” on what your competition’s up to. Try it now.>>

2) Never run out of batteries again with EStream:

For the outdoorsy people amongst us… we’ve found a Kickstarter that keeps you powered up. The project video is a good example of graphics overlay to describe features, but a not-so-compelling voice over. Go have a look.>>

3) Here’s how crowdfunding made dreams come true:

Most people relate crowdfunding to innovative products and startup companies. However, platforms like GoFundMe also allow communities to crowdfund and donate to a cause. Ones like the recently concluded Rio Olympics. With more than 81,000 donors, GoFundMe created a dedicated hub which helped athletes fund their Olympic dreams. >>

4) Establish your presence on social media: 

Shopify Blog lists down the top reasons why you should have a content calendar for your business plus some great tips on how to make great content.>>

5) An inspirational Kindle Read:

When everyone thinks of Nike today, we think of the behemoth global powerhouse it has become. But, Phil Knight, author of Shoe Dog, was just like every start-up founder in the early days, bootstrapping it (or maybe sneaker-strapping it in his case). Download it on Kindle, and start learning from Knight himself.>> 

Sweater season’s coming. Get your scarves out.

Courtesy of PurpleSpread.com, Crowdfunding Gurus 

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Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing Industry, where she gained experience in Inbound Sales, Technical Support, Outbound Services, Lead Generation and Marketing. Today, she spends her time as the Head Writer and Content Strategist for NextStep Hub. She loves reading bedtime stories to her toddler son.