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Want Your Business to Get Recognized? Use These 4 Steps to Become a Local Celebrity

For many small businesses, gaining local fame and recognition can boost sales and increase their overall community influence.<p>Have you ever watched a local competitor on TV or read about them in the paper and thought "Why can't this be me?" Well, the fact is, they probably experienced that at one …

Small Business

The Essentials You Need to Know to Set up an Effective Remarketing Campaign

Find out how to set up a remarketing campaign in your Google AdWords account so you can reach out again to every person who visits your website, long after they've left.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes</i> …

AdWords

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 …

How to Write Email Subject Lines That Will Actually Be Opened

Get to the point and get personal.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.<p>Whether your email, be it a pitch to investors or marketing to customers, gets read, deleted or lost in an inbox black hole can all depend on how you craft your subject line.<p>Yes …

Marketing

You Must Ask Yourself This Question Before You Pitch Your Idea

If you can't articulate why you are the right leader for the venture, go back to the drawing board.<p>8 min read<p><i>In this series, Open Every Door,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about</i> <i>understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week With This 15-Minute Checklist

Set yourself up for success by doing a little prep for the next day.<p>While an entrepreneur's workday never really ends, it's important to maintain some work/life balance and create structure. Downtime is necessary to recharge your batteries, reset priorities, and renewed focus. Here are some things …

Productivity

8 Customer-Rich Platforms Your Marketing Efforts May Be Overlooking

Stop fighting your way onto Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ever consider Snapchat? Quora? Twitch?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we think about the best social media platforms for marketers, huge websites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter come to …

Social Media

How to Learn Project Management 101

Looking to start a successful career in project management? Here's a few of the top skills employers are looking for in the most successful project …

How to Build an Email List from Scratch (A 5 Step Walkthrough)

Is your young business in need of some customers?<p>Every business is. An email list gives you access to possible customers – qualified business leads …

Marketing

How to Increase Your Sales Using These 8 Google Analytics Reports

Google Analytics provides hundreds of different metrics.But that’s also part of the problem: There’s too many!You’d need days or weeks to completely …

Seattle-area homebuilder now including smart home tech packages standard in all future projects

It wasn’t long ago that smart home technology — such as connected lighting and thermostats — was a luxury only available to big spenders, but …

Smart Homes

Getting Influencers to Spread Your Brand's Message - Lena Khalid | Digital Business Consultant | Digital Marketing | Mobile Solutions

Posted at 07:42h in Social Media by lenakhalid<p>Influencer marketing is the process of connecting with <b>influencers</b> ie. people who have large followings …

Public Relations

Retail Dead Zone: Can Email Save Brick-And-Mortar Stores?

Business owners not only fear a retail apocalypse, many believe that nothing can be done to stop it. A survey of retailers by GetApp shows that 66% …

eCommerce

How to Build SEO Backlinks: A Beginner's Guide

What Google wants to see is authoritative and relatable links talking about your site.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers can relate to the difficulty of growing a business. Not only do you have to execute on the …

Google News

Ring and Kuna are literally shedding light on crime with their smart lights that boost home security

In the hot U.S. market of connected (or "smart") home devices—which millions of Americans are snapping up at a rapid clip—two new products are …

Working memory: How you keep things 'in mind' over the short term

When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as …

The Washington Post’s David Weigel Explains Why Prog Was Rock’s Best Rebellion

There’s always a discussion happening somewhere about how a given genre of rock is just about ready for its comeback. That discussion rarely, if …

Using Social Media to Promote Your Service Business: 5 Dos and Don’ts

According to research from The Drum, Facebook influences more than one-half of people’s online and offline purchases. Social media has become such a …

Social Media

How to Create an Influencer Marketing Strategy for your Brand | Peg Fitzpatrick

<b>Wondering how to grow your brand and build awareness for your next big event or project launch? Working with an influencer could be the answer for</b> …

Marketing

3 Reports Every Manager Should Have

Making sure your employees are in alignment with your organization's goals will be easier if you track their progress with these 3 reports.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it</i> …

Management

6 Questions You Should Ask to Choose Work that Will Make You Happy

The recipe for entrepreneurial success requires this one ingredient -- passion.<p>Being an entrepreneur isn't easy. The movies and media sometimes make it look glamorous -- entrepreneurs and people in business for themselves get to be their own bosses, they set their own hours, and do what they want. …

Entrepreneurship

10 tech gadgets you need if you live in a small home

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Want to deck out your apartment …

Home Automation

Creative Ways to Rethink Your Living Room Layout

What does your living room look like right now? Many American living rooms are a bit like a miniature theater, with furniture arranged in an admiring …

5 Killer Facebook Sales Funnels All Companies Can Learn From

Learn from these 5 brands how to use Facebook ads to build relationships that pay off.<p>In the world of social media, Facebook is the juggernaut. It is the king of all digital social interactions, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Facebook has an average of 1.23 billion daily active users …

Marketing

A step-by-step guide to the basics of speaker placement

June 21, 2016 In Features, Turntables & Tech<p><b>Having illuminated a five-point guide to extracting the best sound from your record player, audio guru</b> …

Audiophile

7 Worthwhile Uses For Your Old Phone or Tablet

No need for it to be sitting useless in a drawer.<p>When it's time to upgrade to a new phone or tablet, the question comes up: What do you do with the old one?<p>You've got a few options to pick from. You could pass it on to a friend or family member, if you're feeling generous, or you could take …

15 Proven Methods for Increasing Organic Traffic in 2017

Many business owners understand both the benefits of SEO and the sheer potential for transforming organic visitors into long-term paying customers. …

Marketing

How to Get Started With Vinyl

The vinyl revolution is being led by a generation that was barely alive when CDs went out of fashion, let alone tapes, let alone records. The party is underway, and it's fun. Here's how to join in.<p>When I was 16—six long years ago—I dragged up a record player I found in my parents' basement along …

Simon Sinek's Golden Circle Explained for Marketing and Sales

Asking questions like "What?" "How?" and "Why?" is essential for B2B marketing and sales teams to be successful, especially when shifting to account-based marketing (ABM)<p>The Golden Circle is an innovative concept presented by Simon Sinek in his TED Talk "Start with Why". It's super inspiring and …

Marketing