Blake Everett

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5 Things To Look For When Hiring Your Marketing Agency

As a business owner, one of the smartest things you can do is to stay focused. Whether you’re with a startup or a decades-old business, the key is to stick to what you’re good at and find a partner for the rest. Marketing is a great place to start your outsourcing experiment because branding and …

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently

Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Founder entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks. But does this mean that founders´ brains work …

Is Google+ Part of Your Social Media Circle?

In barely two years since its launch, Google+ has evolved into the biggest social media channel after Facebook, with 540 million active users as of …

Social Media

North Korea threatens to strike South 'without notice,' sends warning via fax

North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea "without notice" in response to demonstrations held in the South to mark the anniversary of its former leader's death.<p>South Korea’s Defense Ministry said a letter from the North’s National Defense Commission was faxed early Thursday via a military …

9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The male red-breasted robin has a highly predictable reaction when another male red-breasted robin enters his territory: He attacks. Interestingly, what puts the first bird into full attack mode isn't the other bird itself -- it's the …

Selling

How to effectively explain things to your customers

Explaining things to your customers is tricky. You don’t want to appear condescending, but you still have to get the information across. To help you …

How Brands Can Best Partner with Tween YouTube Stars

YouTube star Blair Fowler has been a longtime fan of L’Oreal mascara, often referencing it in her beauty tutorials and other videos throughout the years. L’Oreal approached Blair to create a video about the contest they were hosting as a means of driving more engagement to their promotional contest …

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're in business, chances are you're trying to get someone – a customer or prospective client – to do something, whether it's call you, visit your website, or try your product. But in a crowded marketplace, how do you distinguish …

Customers

Where Social Media and PR Meet

November 19, 2013<p>Share<p><i>Jeff Barrett is the CEO of Status Creative and a contributor to the HootSource blog.</i><p>When it comes to content, there are no …

Social Media

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical</i> …

Social Media

How to Advertise Your YouTube Videos

If you're serious about getting your videos seen, it might be time to investigate pay-per-click advertising. It'll cost you, but you'll see results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business.</i> …

AdWords

Why You Need to 'Grow Into' the People You Hire

After announcing some big changes, the CEO of SurveyMonkey, tells Inc. how a startup should prepare for fast growth and big change.<p><i>Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, a platform for creating and publishing online surveys, recently announced two big changes for his company: the launch of a new</i> …