Andrei Sas

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The Best Time to Post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

When is the best time to post on social media?Whenever your audience is most likely to see and engage with your great content. A well-timed post can …

B2B

The Lean Startup Budget: How To Start A Big Business On The Cheap

PhotoCredit<p>A couple of years ago, a friend of mine coined a phrase to describe startups that required a lot of money; he called it 'the fortune 500 startup budget'. There are so many reasons why startup ideas never become a reality, or die soon after the business is established. Two of the reasons …

4 Ways to Create a Marketing Strategy for Your Small Business

As a former CMO, I often consult with small business owners and startup founders regarding their marketing strategies. Usually these conversations …

Marketing

7 Great Web Design Tools That Are More Than Worth Your Time

Web design walks a thin line between art and craft. While the aesthetic side of a website is important to maintaining your artistic integrity, …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

How blog graphics help Canva average 60k sessions per month [with free templates for you to do the same]

<i>Let me guess — you want more people visiting your website?</i> Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. You’d be downright mad if you wanted <i>less</i> eyeballs …

Graphic Design

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

Marketing

3 things you’ll need if you want to become the next startup billionaire

If you’re a gamer, or a passionate follower of all things start-ups, you’ve probably heard about Microsoft’s acquisition of the popular …

These 5 Startups Used Snapchat To Boost Their Brand (And So Can You)

These brands jumped on Snapchat early and have reaped the benefits. They spill their secrets here.<p>When Snapchat burst onto the scene in 2011, it became a sensation among teenagers who loved the idea of sending messages that disappear. In a social media landscape dominated by platforms like Facebook …

Is Your Content Marketing Ethical?

There’s no doubt that content marketing is going to be important in years to come. Its strategies have helped build businesses, support freelancers, …

How to Best Market on Facebook for Free

A dozen years into its remarkable run, Facebook continues to amaze. Once restricted to college kids for the primary uses of picking up girls, sharing political views and "poking" their friends, the social media platform is now available to people of all ages, all over the world.<p>While platforms like …

Building Your Digital Brand? Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes

Avoid these 7 pitfalls and you'll be well on your way to success.<p>It goes without saying that a strong social media presence is a major boon to the success of the typical businessperson. While researching my latest book, <i>Getting to Like</i>, Managing your digital persona is both an art and a skill, and …

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

Small Business

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

How to get more Amazon product reviews

I’ve covered selling on Amazon in the past (here and elsewhere), but I haven’t shared on my blog what I’ve been working on for a large part of 2015 – …

eCommerce

34 Tips for Creating an Online Store

Creating an online store is as easy as signing up for an account on any number of platforms and listing a few products for sale. But creating an …

Photoslurp Helps Brands Sell Products From Instagram

One of the nice things about Instagram is that unlike the rest of the web, the platform is generally devoid of annoying hyperlinks in posts and comments. However, while no hyperlinks make a cleaner user experience, they also make it hard for e-commerce brands to drive shoppers to external …

eCommerce

'Everest VR' will take gamers up a CGI mountain next year

Along with a "mobile supercomputer," NVIDIA dropped off this teaser for Everest VR at its event earlier this week. Made by Sólfar Studios and RVX, it used NVIDIA's GPU to mash up over 300,000 high res pictures of the mountain range to create a 3D mesh and textures that is claimed to be the …

Huawei’s New Batteries Charge To 48% In Five Minutes

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has a powerful new weapon in its competition for the global Android market: phone batteries that can recharge in less time than it takes to power down a latte. The company just unveiled quick-charging batteries at a Japanese trade show that charge to 50% capacity …

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people …

How A Business School Student Used His Personal Network To Build A Startup Valued At $100 Million

Brian Pallas, 28, could easily have joined his family’s business in Italy, organizing events in the corporate and entertainment world. Instead, he enrolled in Columbia in 2012 to get his MBA, tapped into the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and started a business based on the power of family …

Entrepreneurship

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

10 Habits of the Most Innovative People

Success in any industry goes hand-in-hand with innovation -- the ability to produce new ideas; provide better solutions; and pioneer new products. The most successful people are not simply the hardest working, they're the most innovative.<p>You can hustle and put in endless hours each week, but if …

You don't need an MBA; but your business plan does need these 5 things

We get it — it's an exciting time for new businesses. Technology has put the world at your fingertips and seemingly eliminated the gap between the …

3 things you should know when you’re starting a business

There’s no way around it—startups are risky. But that’s what makes them fun. Entrepreneurship is the ultimate test in personal growth. When you succeed, you learn. When you fail, you learn even more.<p>It’s fear of failure, however, that forces people to give up on their dreams before they’ve really …

Entrepreneurship