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First Build A Brand. Then You're In Business.

In business as in your career, having a strong personal brand can set you apart from your competitors. Marketing it has become a requirement for getting noticed, garnering a loyal audience and making a lasting impact.<p>I spoke to Jennifer Kem, creator of the Master Brand Method, about the process and …

Marketing

A blockchain tech company raised $42.5 million in 2 weeks — in 'one of the easiest fundraising processes ever'

BitGo, a US-based blockchain technology company, raised $42.5 million in a Series B fundraising round, the company announced Monday.<p>BitGo, which is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, said it will use the money to expand its business outside the US to help more companies dive into the nascent …

Venture Capital

How to Create a Highly Effective Value Proposition

I see people make this mistake all the time.They come up with a slogan and assume it’s an effective value proposition.Yes, slogans are a great way to …

Marketing

A Resilient Personal Brand Ensures Your Competitive Edge

Building your relevance for a future workplace based on lateral movement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“The future of work,” it’s the latest buzz phrase. Five years ago, that meant telecommuting, going paperless, shared workspaces and in-house coffee bars. Today, that …

The 7 Essential Questions To Build Your Business On | Inc.com

"Look what you made me do... look what you made me do..." The song oozes victimhood and a lack of accountability. Unless you watch the video, and then you immediately understand the level of sarcasm is off the charts and the hidden messages constant. But what if you never watched the video? Your …

Marketing

The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for marketers and brands?<p>While much …

Blueprint for social media success

Managing multiple social media accounts can be a time-consuming nightmare.<p>If only there were a cheat sheet for navigating and mastering each …

Public Relations

Instead of Staffing Up For Your Marketing Campaign, Build A Chatbot.

Bots are the smartest addition to your marketing team available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a business, you can't afford to ignore chatbots. While often considered a simple customer service tool, these machines can now help businesses automate a huge …

Top 10 Marketing Conferences For Entrepreneurs

Marketing conferences are the shortest route to increased knowledge, exposure and opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing conferences offer a resplendent escape into the ether of visibility. It's a chance to glean firsthand knowledge and information from …

Want to Get Out of Debt Faster? 4 Things to Ask Your Credit Card Company Right Now

You’re probably already pretty familiar with a lot of the advice out there meant to help you use your credit cards more responsibly: Try and pay your balances off in full every month. Have a plan to pay off your debt in five years or less. Put your cards on ice (literally) if you’re having trouble …

Personal Finance

This One Tip Could Change Your Marketing Game (and Results) Completely

Joe Polish, founder of Genius Network, has paved the way for educational marketing and has lead many of America's entrepreneurs to unparalleled success. From small family-owned businesses to huge corporations, he's figured out one massive enhancement to optimize marketing, and has the proof to back …

7 Science-Backed Ways You Can Reduce Stress Today

Over 54% of Americans want to learn how to reduce stress. The good news is there are science-backed ways that can reduce stress starting today.

Science

Study: Millennials want brand managers out of their ears—and feeds

“If you build it, he will come.”—“Field of Dreams”<p>Many social media managers probably don’t approach consumers with a “Field of Dreams” …

Easy Tips On How To Create A Brand Position For Your Product Or Service

<i>How to create a lasting perception about your brand that makes you stand out from the competition.</i><p>There’s a lot of wisdom behind the phrase, “Out of mind, out of business.”<p>Marketing experts Al Ries and Jack Trout penned it in their classic book, “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind.”<p>If your …

Product Management

The twenty best apps for small-business owners in 2016

Between handling customer complaints, keeping track of employee work schedules and monitoring expenses, running a small business is hard work. If …

10 basic rules to follow if you want to invest your money in stocks

If you've maxed out your 401(k), have a fully funded emergency account, and are prepared for bigger, upcoming purchases, you may want to consider investing in the stock market.<p>After all, there are several compelling reasons to invest in stocks, financial journalist Andrew Tobias explains in the …

Why Your Brand Touches Everything You Do

Margaret Molloy is passionate about brand and thinks you should be, too.<p>I sat down with Margaret Molloy, the chief marketer at Siegel+Gale, to talk about what goes into building a brand. Hint: It's more than your logo and corporate colors.<p>What should they focus on in terms of brand?<p>The first thing …

5 lessons for first-time entrepreneurs I learned the hard way

In doing so, my tips might be able to help some of you first-time entrepreneurs out there get past barriers a little more quickly, get launched faster, and avoid some pitfalls along the way.<p>I've failed many times. I can remember several times where I didn't even have enough money in my bank account …

Truly Successful People Never Compromise on These 6 Things

Successful people do their deep work early in the day, when most people are still fast asleep.<p><i>How do smart and successful people maintain sanity and manage their time, career, and lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

Three Ways To Become A Learning Machine

I smile whenever I look at my university diploma hanging on the wall, because everything I learned then is no longer relevant now. Does it means that we should stop wasting all this energy, time and money on university? Not really: Rather, as soon as we complete our “formal studies,” we need to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

6 Sacrifices Facing Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that being an entrepreneur is tough and that it takes a mental, physical and emotional toll. We hear so many motivational speakers and experts throw around terms like “commitment”, “sacrifice” and “getting out of your …

Snapchat Now Running Ecommerce Ads; Telco And Ad Tech Strengthen Ties

AdExchanger |Here's today's AdExchanger.com news round-up... Want it by email? Sign-up here. Snappy Retort Snapchat kicked off ecommerce ads last …

Advertising Industry

6 things I learned working with social media influencers

If you’re thinking about using social influencers to grow your audience, then read on.<p>As the Director of Marketing for London-based social media startup 6Tribes, I’ve been tasked with quickly growing our user base and have had great success over the last few months using YouTube influencers as a …

Public Relations

Move Your Venture Forward: It's National Small Business Week

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting its annual, week-long celebration of all things small business, and that means there's a wealth …

Small Business

How to Create Social Media Contests That Convert

Looking for ways to improve your social media contests? Want to know what works for other businesses? Whether you want to build an email list or grow …

Marketing

These 7 lessons from travel can help you start a business

HOW CAN WE PREPARE OURSELVES mentally and physically to break ground on our very first business venture? Travel gives us some pivotal answers. I got …

Entrepreneurship

Checklist: How to Start a Business with No Money - Small Business Trends

You having a great idea and you want to translate it into opening a business. There is one big caveat, you are short on cash. And for most aspiring …

Small Business

Landing Pages: 5 things you need to generate leads

Optimise your landing page designs to boost your conversion rateLanding pages are a vital conversion trigger within the Customer Journey. Typically, …

Marketing

5 Essential Technologies for Small Business Sellers

To prepare your business for sale, consider implementing a few technology solutions that better organize and manage company data and information.<p>Preparation separates winners and the losers in the business-for-sale marketplace. But some sellers start preparing months or even years before they list …