Eric Carlson

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How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

Beyond the Logo: Crafting a Brand Identity | Courtney Eliseo

<b>Develop a visual identity. Be instantly recognizable.</b><p>Logos are indispensable, but they don’t exist in a vacuum. Seize the knowledge to make your logo …

How to Train a New Employee to Be an All Star

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you hire an employee, you’re making a gamble. You might end up with a great, creative and ambitious new hire who complements your team and drives your business to new heights, or you might end up with a glorified robot, doing …

Employment

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

Events and Webinars

Why Marketers Love Instagram And Pinterest

A new report finds marketers are increasingly turning towards visual platforms and content in place of more traditional social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Here’s why.<p>The future of marketing is visual.<p>At least that’s what about 3,000 marketers told online social media magazine <i>Social</i> …

2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Mike Stelzner over at Social Media Examiner has published the 6th Annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report based on a survey of over 2,800 …

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing With Blogging

Do you blog? Are you active on social media?<p>Have you integrated your blogging with your social activities?<p>Blogging can help you improve your social …

Social Media

3 Social Media Automation Tools for Marketers

Are you drowning in social media tasks?<p>Do you need better tools to help you manage your social media marketing?<p>Automating some of the more repetitive …

2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Do you wonder how your peers are using social media?<p>Wondering if you should focus on Instagram or podcasting, or put more effort into blogging?<p>In our …

Public Relations

9 New Social Media Statistics and What They Really Mean

My friends over at Social Media Examiner just released their 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. It’s a survey of 2,800 marketers from …

4 Social Media Secrets You Can Learn From Elon Musk

Using Twitter for customer engagement and brand-building is a no-brainer, but so many major CEOs are still not using the tool to their advantage. Here’s how you can overcome the anxiety and dive into the Twittersphere.<p>Elon Musk dominates when it comes to Twitter.<p>Tesla Motors’ CEO writes frequent, …

Why Cheap, Outsourced SEO Will Cost You in the Long Run

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur and business owner, you undoubtedly receive several unsolicited emails and pre-recorded phone messages that claim to be able to propel your website to the top of Google for just a few hundred dollars a month. While …

Tips From a Hostage Negotiator That Anyone Can Use

If you've ever pondered the ins and outs of hostage negotiation, today's your lucky day, punk. Michael E. Witzgall — tactical consultant, author, and …

3 Reasons to Tell a Customer It's Time to See Other Companies

When a customer demands to speak with me, the owner, about an issue normally resolved by my customer service team, it usually means that the end of our relationship is nigh.<p>This post is about break-ups. The kind that end due to irreconcilable differences and an acknowledgement (at least by one …

How to Sell on Facebook Using Images

Do you use Facebook to promote sales for your business?<p>Are you looking for ways to increase revenue with Facebook?<p>In this article, you’ll discover <b>six</b> …

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Shares 5K<p>Need more blog post ideas?<p>Have you ever stared at your screen, unable to figure out what to write?<p>Are you wondering what type of content …

4 Mistakes That Can Harm a Company's Social Media Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone leading a corporate social media campaign would be wise to heed a few dos and don’ts.<p>Even the most savvy social media maven can at times become confused over the best activities to pursue. Yet many of the activities to avoid (or do …

Social Media

5 Ways to Increase Engagement With Your Target Audience - Jeffbullas's Blog

Are you just chasing numbers and forgetting what really matters?<p>Many marketers busy themselves growing lists, fans and followers, but ignore a metric …

15 Etiquette Rules For Dining At Fancy Restaurants

Others can be a bit more nuanced. Who pays after a business meal? Where do you put your napkin when you stand? And how exactly does one order the perfect bottle of wine?<p>In honor of National Etiquette Week and our just-published list of the 45 best restaurants in America, we decided to clear up some …

How to Customize Your Social Share Buttons for Increased Traffic

Shares 6K<p>Are you happy with how social share buttons work on your website?<p>Do they auto-populate with information that makes your brand look good on …

3 Ways to Really Reward Your Employees | Inc.com

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful venture capital investor once told me that he challenges entrepreneurs to make their pitch in 10 words or less.<p>“If you can’t tell me what you do in 10 words, I’m not interested, I’m not buying and I’m not investing. …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things Today's College Students Must Invest In To Get Hired

The process of applying for jobs and getting hired has changed significantly over the past decade, thanks to technology, increased competition, and the rise of “lean recruiting.” In a previous post, I shared critical job search skills. This post identifies eight small investments in time and/or …

17 Social Media Books That Will Make You a Smarter Marketer

Are you looking for a few good books to improve your marketing?<p>Wondering what books your peers are raving about?<p>Look no further.<p>We asked our authors …

40+ Passive Income Ideas and Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you want to earn $100, $1000 — or even more — on the side? You can start earning extra income today with the help of this list of ideas I’ve put …

Personal Finance

PR Cheat Sheet: 10 Elements of a Savvy Pitch Email

If you're going to go to the trouble of pitching journalists over email, make your messages count.<p>I often witness amazingly good public relations at work. In my job as a reporter, I've worked with PR reps who know their stuff, develop a camaraderie with me, and know my tastes and leanings--and …