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Your Meal Plan Needs These Easy 30-Minute Dinners

When you're planning your meals for the week, it can be tempting to put the same five dinners on repeat. If it's not broke, why fix it, right? That's …

We All Scream For Ice Cream: You Won’t Let Any of These 20 Vegan Recipes Melt - One Green Planet

If there’s one food that represents summer in a nutshell, that’s ice cream. As kids like to sing, “ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice …

Vegan Blueberry Banana Scones

An easy recipe for The BEST Vegan Blueberry Banana Scones!By now, you probably already know I have a thing for scones. You probably <i>also</i> already know …

Breakfast

How to use trends to launch a business

Social media has created a society largely driven by “meme culture” and trends. The Snapchat hotdog, for instance, has recently been seen all over most social media platforms and has in turn led to large usage statistics for the video overlay.<p>Viral trends make consumers want to pay and engage with …

7 Content Marketing Trends Brands Need to Prepare for in 2018 | Inc.com

We're more than halfway through 2017. I know that sounds almost impossible because the year has flown by so far. (My youngest daughter just became a 1-year-old. I feel like I just blinked, and now she's taking steps to keep up with her sister. When did that happen?)<p>Anyway, it's true: We've reached …

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 07.16.2017

On the menu of this week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan: Vegan Zucchini Taco Boats, Roasted Zucchini and Quinoa Bowls, Black Bean and Baked Plantain …

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

101 Best Facebook Tools of 2017: the top tools for Facebook marketing

Every year, I like to look into the best social media tools and put together a list of the 101 best tools of the year. I recently reviewed the top …

6 Tips To Create A Blog That Drives Sales And Boosts User Engagement

Way back before content marketing became a buzzword, it used to be that the simple fact of having a blog was enough to make brands feel they were doing a thorough job with their content efforts. These days, it’s clear that mediocre blog content is no longer enough to draw readership, shares, and …

What You Need to do to Secure a Business Loan | Inc.com

If you're a business owner, it's likely you'll need financing at some point. Perhaps you need cash to get your business off the ground, or maybe you have plans to expand and need to hire new staff or add new equipment.<p>There are different ways to obtain that cash, including focusing on grassroots …

The Future Of Marketing: What Should You Be Focusing On?

My father used to say, “A novel technology, never fear, it will be a necessity by the end of the year.”<p>When I think about the future of marketing, I think of my grandfather. He grew up in a time when there were three ruts in the country roads: two for the wagon wheels and one for the horse. He …

This Will Make You Far Better at Winning Business Online | Inc.com

In short, Bill Prater, a Business Coach based in Seattle, Washington, was struggling to get people he found online to become paid coaching clients.<p>For someone who had already built a successful coaching and consulting business pre-Internet, Prater, like many, was struggling to translate those lead …

Social Media Marketing

Media Monitoring: How to Plan, Execute and Engage

A strong media monitoring strategy is essential to any effective PR program. Not only can it reveal key information such as competitor intel and …

Microsoft Releases New Email Marketing Tool, Connections

Microsoft unveiled three new apps targeted to small to medium-sized businesses on Monday at the company’s annual Inspire partner event: Microsoft …

The Iron Triangle of Influencer Marketing

Often referred to as the iron triangle, the concept of fast, cheap and good has been thought to be the best way to manage opposing forces. It is …

This Is What They Search For: The Most Popular US Industries & Traffic Shares

After storing this idea in mothballs for quite a while, I finally decided to conduct an analytical study that would breakdown the most popular …

How To Use Instagram Analytics To Create A Better Customer Experience

Whether they are B2B or B2C companies, one thing the top brands have in common is that they create an unforgettable customer experience by executing well even in the smallest interactions.<p>Instagram has over 700 million monthly active users, and the best brands are flocking to the platform to create …

Customer Experience

Female entreprenuers very comfortable utilizing social media marketing with Facebook their preference

Facebook remains a powerful platform to gain new business, particularly for women business owners, who are comfortable leveraging social media as a …

7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

Help them. Coach them. Thank them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that …

With 1 Sentence, the Founder of Priceline Just Explained the Key Difference Between Great Leaders and Mere Managers | Inc.com

Truly great leaders don't just attract followers. Instead, they maximize their impact by inspiring others to become leaders too.<p>Sadly, many people in leadership positions don't understand this. They feel inadequate--and the truth is, they often are. So for them it's all about the roles--exercising …

Leadership

5 Things to Remember While Launching Your First Startup

This column is authored by Rajesh Kumar Bihani, marketing manager at PeopleThe post 5 Things to Remember While Launching Your First Startup appeared …

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

Got a million dollar idea but no way to make it a reality? It’s time to go back to school and get your startup education. Now you may be thinking, …

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Meet Organa, The Company That Wants To Dominate The U.S. Cannabis Market

Organa Brands can’t be faulted for ambition: its goal is to be America’s biggest and best cannabis company. The maker of vaping products and edibles posted top line sales of approximately $100 million in 2016 and says it sells a product every nine seconds. Its busy lab creates over 1 million grams …

Behind The Scenes At Three Luxury Pot Shops That Are Hiring

It was Sally Vander Veer’s mom who provided the seed capital for the Colorado-based cannabis seller Medicine Man. “In fact she funded us a few more times until we were fully operational,” said Vander Veer, president of Medicine Man. Launching the enterprise in 2009, Vander Veer and her family now …

5 Steps to Creating and Monetizing a Million-Dollar Online Business

Jonathan Long isn't just talking the talk -- he's taking readers inside his own online strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you believed every advertisement in your Facebook news feed selling the entrepreneurial dream, you would think that everyone and their …

How Social Media Marketing Generated $7 Million in Affiliate Sales for This Entrepreneur

It's easy to make money with a massive social media following. The hard part is getting the massive following.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Father's Day is usually a day for celebration. But on this particular Father's Day in 2014, Jason Stone's home was burglarized. …