DaShar Holloway

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How to Stand Out From the Crowd and Cultivate Passionate Fans

Treat your customers like friends: Give them something for free. With that mindset, you'll shine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's world, loyalty often seems to have gone out the door. No wonder: Online, everyone is screaming, "Listen to me!" "Watch me!" "Buy …

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15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats. It …

Small Business

The Best Ways to Save Money When Shipping Packages for Your Small Business

Automated solutions, more streamlined shipping services and parcel tracking can help businesses not only save time, but also save money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Parcel management -- the shipping and delivery of packages -- has long been perceived as a "necessary …

eCommerce

The 6 Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your Business Credit Card | Inc.com

Using a business credit card to manage daily expenses can be a great way to keep expenses together, build a margin into your cash flow, and earn valuable rewards on purchases you're already making. But if you're not putting in the forethought to do your research and set strict boundaries around …

Personal Finance

7 Email Marketing Trends You Ought to Know About

This column is authored by Amberlynn Adam, Blogger, Content Developer & EditorThe post 7 Email Marketing Trends You Ought to Know About appeared …

Marketing

Equifax data breach 2017: 3 smart ways to protect your credit and identity right now — and beyond

It seems like every day, there’s news of a data breach at a major company that puts your information at risk. The recent breach of Equifax data, …

Hurricane Irma is almost the size of Texas — here's how it got so massive and powerful

As Hurricane Irma continues its marauding churn towards Florida, state officials and weather experts are conveying a desperate message: Nowhere on the peninsula is safe.<p>That's because Irma is almost the size of Texas. The storm set a new record for the amount of cyclone energy generated in a single …

Weather

Top 5 reasons to refinance and the pros and cons of each

1. Lower monthly payments.<p>2. Lower interest rate.<p>3. Switch to a fixed rate.<p>4. Reduce your loan term.<p>5. Cash-out refinance.<p>Reason 1.<p>Lower monthly …

Small Business Sales Trends: 5 Tips For Selling To Millennials

<i>(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)</i><p>Marketing to millennials breaks away from the traditional methods we’ve seen used on baby boomers and the Gen Xers. …

Selling

5 Tiny Business Habits That Will Make Your Small Business More Money

Do these five things every day and you can make more money this year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It took me quite a long time to figure out one profound truth: Multi-tasking won’t always help your business grow. So, for the entrepreneurs who are just starting: Start …

Small Business

Three Things to Do Before You Open Your Business | Inc.com

Why reinvent the wheel? The most successful businesses in the world are all based on commodities, not products. "Product life" is measured in months, not years, and as soon as you introduce a "product," understand that others in your business are going to reverse engineer it to duplicate the …

Business Strategy

5 Best Online Businesses to Start in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Internet is making it easier for people who didn’t think it was possible to open their own business with the distinct possibility of doing so. In …

Small Business

3 Ways to Get People to Buy Your Product (Especially if They're On the Fence) | Inc.com

Without paying customers, a business cannot grow revenue and succeed over the long run. And without enough leads, a business won't have prospects to convert into those valuable customers.<p>In a poll of small business owners, my company found that growing customers base and cash flows were the top …

Marketing

Even If You're Not in Sales, You Still Need to Know How to Sell. Here's How to Master the Art | Inc.com

Small business owners are usually eager to start making money right out of the gate. But it's not that simple. Though many entrepreneurs have been in the business long enough to know how to make sales and lead a prosperous company, many others need help along the way.<p>Making sales is an art, you …

Small Business

How to fund a small business without risking your retirement

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Launching a business at any age is an exciting undertaking. But starting one can also be …

Small Business

The Marketing Power of Rewards Programs

A rewards program can help you build customer loyalty, deepen engagement and serve as a marketing benefit you can tout to attract new customers.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>A rewards program can help you build customer loyalty, deepen engagement and serve …

Marketing

How to Unlock Your True Million Dollar Earning Potential | Inc.com

Who doesn't want to make more money? It's a safe bet to say that we all want to become multi-millionaires.<p>The problem is that if you don't know your true earning potential, then you're probably going to have a hard time achieving that goal. When I started in the business world I never really …

Employment

Working Faster with the Quick Mask Tool in Adobe Photoshop

I’ve been writing a lot of posts that cover masking and adjustments in Adobe Photoshop lately. I love these kinds of topics because they’re so …

Speed up your workflow: 10 best Illustrator plug-ins to try for free

Adobe Illustrator might be the most powerful vector application around, but it doesn’t always provide the exact functionality you need. One easy way …

Graphics

Vector icon speed runs

It’s common to have to draw the same kinds of icons over and over — many different apps and website use similar glyphs, but each instance typically …

Graphics

This growing fraud will drain your bank account

The first sign of trouble was a call from Brooke Frizzell's bank: Had her husband, Craig, just called in claiming to have forgotten his account …

Identity Theft

8 Social Security Rules You Need to Know

There are a ton of different factors that go into determining your Social Security benefits amount. Understanding the most important rules can help …

5 simple steps to take this month that will save you an extra $500

There's a reason your morning coffee brings you so much more pleasure and satisfaction than dropping a few bucks into your savings account: Our …

Personal Finance

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design | Inc.com

As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something spectacular.<p>That's true, but also kind of intimidating to us mere muggles. Thankfully …

UI Design

3 Mistakes That Will Sink Your Small Business

Put on your inflatable safety vest and learn about three mistakes that could send your business to the bottom of the ocean floor.<p>As a Motley Fool …

Small Business

How To Save Money No Matter How Crappy Your Paycheck Is

You won’t be able to save a penny if you don’t ruthlessly chart your cash flow first. Grab a pen and paper and let’s do this.<p>You’d love to save money, but with that anemic paycheck of yours, it seems impossible. Chances are it isn’t, but it will continue to seem that way as long as you don’t know …

Personal Finance

The 3 Biggest Lies You've Been Told About Social Security (and Believed)

Get ready to debunk some really common misconceptions.<p>Social Security is arguably the most important social program in the United States. A majority …

Retirement

What to do when other parents have different technology rules

A fellow parent tagged me on a great Facebook thread the other day. Her query echoed a question parents frequently ask me: What do you do when other people’s rules for their kids are different, especially when your kids and their kids are playing on the same digital playground?<p>“I am getting tired …

Parenting

The Shocking Reality of Scaling an Online Business

It's not magic; it's just math.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Daniel DiPiazz's new book Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start An Epic Business, Score The Life You Want.</i><p>It’s two-thirty in the morning, and you’ve woken up …

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