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The 21 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Never leave home again.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where subscription boxes come in. For either a monthly or a per-delivery fee, you can now have …

Shopping

30+ Best Infographic Templates for Illustrator

Infographics give you a way to represent information in a graphic format, designed to make it more understandable, relatable, and engaging. But they …

Infographics

7 Career-Advancing Courses

Have you ever thought that you would like to have a better career? Have you thought about taking courses, but figured that you don’t have time to go …

6 Key Financial Analytics Every Manager Should Know

In today’s data-filled world, analytics is an essential part of staying competitive. Financial analytics help businesses understand current and past performance, predict future performance and make smarter decisions. Let’s look at some of the key financial analytics that any business, regardless of …

Big Data

The 50 best business schools in the world

Earning an MBA can provide business-school graduates with an increased salary, a vast network of industry contacts, and new opportunities, but the extent of these career benefits can vary significantly depending on the school.<p>For our sixth annual ranking of the best business schools, we looked at …

College & University

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

A Long List of Social Media Advertising Stats

If you’re looking at the most common topics discussed by social media managers today, it’s probably a toss-up between two things: social media …

Digital Advertising

16 New Futuristic Free Fonts for Designers

Fresh free fonts for 2016 is here. There are <b>high-quality fonts</b>; all of these come in regular, rounded and italics respectively. Highest-quality fonts …

Typography

How to Optimise PDF Files for Search Engines – and Visitors Alike

HTML pages are not always better than PDFs. In certain areas of application, PDF files are generally preferable. When it comes to allowing the user …

Web Design

13 Free Courses to Make You a Business Badass

If you follow my writing at all (don’t worry, I don’t suspect that any of you do), you’d know that I’m a huge fan of <b>MOOCs</b>. The fact that people can …

Web Design

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

What's new for designers, September 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of color resources, startup resources, educational tools, …

Web Design

Top 7 Social Media Management Tools

<i>New social media management tools can help you gain customer loyalty</i><p>If you have ever tried digital marketing for your business, you have heard of …

We asked 4 robo advisers and 4 human advisers for portfolios for the same investor

Slide 1 of 11<p>MarketWatch wanted to find out what you actually get when you ask for investing tips from a so-called robo adviser.<p>We rounded up …

The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

Remember that quote I started part two with? About data scientists wanting better tools for wrangling so they could work on the "sexy stuff"? Well, …

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his …

Business Strategy

56% Of Enterprises Will Increase Their Investment In Big Data Over The Next Three Years

70% of IT decision-makers consider their organization’s ability to exploit value from big data as critical to their future success.<p>65% say they risk becoming irrelevant and/or uncompetitive if they do not embrace big data.<p>64% are seeing big data changing traditional business boundaries, enabling …

Big Data

How To Tackle Content Marketing On A Budget

One way to drastically boost your content output potential while not burning a hole in your pocket is to leverage your employee’s expertise and incentivize them to contribute content in whatever way they can.<p>Perhaps the biggest benefit of a chief of content or an editorial owner is their ability to …

Marketing

6 Simple Steps to Improve User Experience

There’s a reason we come back to the same grocery store each week. It’s the same reason that we return to the same barber, home improvement store, or …

Compress

10 Useful & Free Font Icons You Should Bookmark

As more and more devices adopt high-definition screens, font icons are becoming the popular choice to adopt. It is resizeable without compromizing …

Typography

The Best Tools & Resources For Your Content Promotion

<i>This article first appeared on Mention.</i><p>A recent study shows that 86 percent of all B2B marketers use content marketing strategies to gain exposure and ultimately generate revenue, but only 38 percent believe they are effective at it. Testing a few different tools and strategies allows you to figure …

Marketing

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

10 Shocking Stats That Prove Your Business Needs Email Marketing

With 2015 well underway, you’d think that Snapchat, Vine or some other social network would have already stolen the marketing spotlight. But for …

Why SEO is much easier than you think

Search-engine optimization (SEO) has gone through a series of evolutions over the years. Older tactics, which focused on keyword-based optimization and black-hat practices, have become obsolete, and modern strategies, which focus on user experience, have come to replace them. Throughout its …

What You Need to Know About SEO Going Into 2015

<i>Sujan Patel is the VP of Marketing at thisCLICKS, the makers of</i> <i>When I Work –</i> <i>an employee scheduling software solution for small businesses.</i><p>Any good marketer or business owner trying to leverage the Web to connect with more prospective customers knows that SEO is always changing. As the new year …

Google Analytics

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Investing