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5 Reasons Professionals Are Switching From SEO to Content Marketing

When you’re looking to acquire search engine traffic and get valuable links back to your site, responding by beefing up SEO might feel like the right …

Entrepreneurship Today: Starting Up Is Optional (Infographic)

When it comes to being an entrepreneur, it's all in your head.<p>While many business owners are proud to call themselves entrepreneurs, 90 percent of people think the word "entrepreneur" has less to do with launching a startup and more to do with an individual's state of mind.<p>This idea of <i>you are what</i> …

Les McKeown: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Company

Serial entrepreneur Les McKeown reveals a detailed strategy for growing your company and creating an internal culture that is efficient and fun.

40 ways to save a fortune

In these troubled times, businesses and entrepreneurs can’t always rely on anybody else’s financial support.<p>Banks – not worth the paper their money …

Online Customer Flow Chart: Do You Know What Your WIN PATHS Are?

This is a top-of-the-funnel post, about how we determine a "win" for our customer and how they get there. Knowing this information can inform all of …

Think Like Your Customers

Let’s take a look at this scenario. A young man walks into a car dealership. He’s dressed in nice slacks and designer shoes. He looks like he just …

5 Ways to Know What Your Customers Want Before They Do | Inc.com

The number one worry we hear from our clients today is this: “I need to understand my customer better, but it's getting harder, not easier.” Why is that true for so many entrepreneurs? Let us count the ways:<p>Customers are less loyal and far less trusting than they used to be. This is especially true …

5 Things Every Customer Wants from Your Business

When you own a business, one of your primary duties as a business owner is to attract and retain customers. The only way to retain customers is to …

Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Access to capital is one of the most important factors in successfully starting or growing your business, but finding enough money may be a problem for many small-business owners. According to a 2012 survey from the National Small …

LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Network

Ten years ago, entrepreneur Reid Hoffman had a vision for a website that could help create and foster important business connections among professionals. He co-founded a site called LinkedIn with the tag line "Relationships matter."<p>The social media giant, with 225 million members in 200 countries, …

3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, there's a phrase you'll probably find yourself saying more often than you'd like: "Why didn't I think of that?" You open a magazine or watch a TV show and there it is -- a new product with potential for explosive …

5 Ways to Sneak Fitness Into Your Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've probably heard that regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, elevate your mood and improve mental focus. But in the busy lives of entrepreneurs, getting to the gym often slips further down the to-do …

Customers Implicit Needs and Web Application Design

Best practices and guidelines about online customer experience emphasize the idea of giving the customers “what they want” or “what they’re <i>really</i> …

Three Myths about What Customers Want

<i>This post is the last in a three-part series.</i><p>Most marketers think that the best way to hold onto customers is through “engagement” — interacting as much as possible with them and building relationships. It turns out that that’s rarely true. In a study involving more than 7000 consumers, we found …

Top 10 Personal Finance Books of All Time | Inc.com

Previous posts have identified the best motivational business books of all time, and the best eye-opening books for the entrepreneur. Here's a list of books to help you get out of the rat race of debt and achieve the wealth that you truly deserve.<p><b>10. The Richest Man In Babylon</b><p>George S. Clason's …

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The Common Start-up Mistake You Don't Want to Make | Inc.com

I've built five businesses. I teach business. I regularly judge business plan competitions. And I advise both mature and start-up businesses. And there is one thing that everyone always gets wrong about a new venture: timing.<p>I've lost count of the number of spreadsheets I've perused, each one …

10 Things Every Customer Wants | Inc.com

Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group (detailed report here), customers tend to buy from sellers who are superlative at the following tasks:<p><b>1. Bring New Perspectives and Ideas</b><p>If customers could diagnose their own …