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Basics of Digital Marketing for Startups

Digital marketing is the most affordable marketing tactic which aThe post Basics of Digital Marketing for Startups appeared first on iamwire.

8 minimal UI designs and why they work

There’s a lot of talk about minimalism in UI, but what exactly does it mean? It’s important to understand minimalism is not the same as simplicity. …

Exploring Loading Screens in Mobile App Design

A loading screen should be visually interesting, carry through brand elements, and provide ample feedback to the user on the loading progress.Below, …

10 Habits you need to give up to increase your productivity

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share275<p>+18<p>Shares 323<p>Would you like to be successful? But what are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? Success is not …

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …

Time Management

8 Ways to Be More Productive Without Feeling Like a Robot

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

Strategists must become entrepreneurs

LONDON: Strategists have established an important position within agencies but their future role will be very different – moving beyond …

Innovation

Are We Seeing the Demise of Content Marketing?

Here is the question. If you aren’t a content marketer, how many blog posts are you reading on a daily basis? You must answer this for yourself, of …

6 Reasons Businesses Need Social Media Marketing

In order for a business to grow quickly, they need to be able to reach a wide target audience as soon as possible. Without an active social media …

3 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Company

Market shifts, unforeseen circumstances, and running out of money are some of the most common excuses we hear when a startup sputters and fails to …

7 Tips To Avoid Procrastination And Boost Your Productivity

Most tasks that we have to do: bookkeeping, homework, a ten page letter to a client, are boring. But how can you avoid the trap of procrastination?

3 Common Sense PR Tips For All Startup Founders

As a startup founder, a lack of funding can put a damper on your business. For example, if you don’t have the capital to cover marketing and …

Public Relations

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

Don't Try to Be the Next Steve Jobs. Be Something Even Better: The Next You

Hesitant to start your own business? Afraid to take a chance on yourself? Don't be -- even though you may not realize it, you already are.<p>"Entrepreneur" is an incredibly powerful word. Many people, especially those for whom the corporate world is anathema, can't imagine being anything <i>but</i> an …

THE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO REPORT: Forecasts, emerging players, and key trends for brands’ and publishers’ next big opportunity

BI Intelligence<p>If 2015 was the year that brands and advertisers embraced online video, then 2016 saw the medium take the next step as live streaming takes off.<p>Live streaming video refers to broadcasts in real time to an audience over the internet. While the concept of live streaming has been around …

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Business

<i>Mike Maher is an entrepreneur at heart with experience building and cultivating multiple tech startups. In his role as a student fellow, he supports other student entrepreneurs at Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University. Mike believes an idea without data is just an opinion and enjoys</i> …

Even Branding Should Be Agile: An Interview With Base Creative’s Matthew Kinsman

In 2003, Matthew Kinsman was traveling around the world and found himself in Hong Kong. He needed a job, but breaking into the job market was …

Charlotte start-ups: Don’t take one penny from an investor; do this instead

<i>(An entrepreneur for more than 20 years, Mac Lackey has built and sold five companies and raised more than $75 million dollars in capital. He and his</i> …

Startups

Top Branding and Marketing Strategies for New Businesses

Image Source<p>Marketing and branding are not always cheap for small businesses. While it is very essential given the very early stage of a business, branding and marketing a new business is an effort that has to compete with several other efforts in the startup. Nonetheless, there's no other way …

Google plans to shut down non-Chrome access to Chrome apps

Google announced on Friday that it plans to stop supporting Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux over the next two years.<p>Beginning in late 2016, new Chrome apps will be available only to users on Chrome OS. This means that app developers will need to begin shifting their apps to web interfaces, …

7 Success Secrets Every Entrepreneur Must Eventually Learn

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want to be successful and have the potential to succeed. However, many of us have had to fight limiting beliefs about success since we were children. Those beliefs may have been introduced by the education system, …

Entrepreneurship

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Small Business

Official Usability, User Experience And User Interface Guidelines From Companies (2016)

Veterans of Usability Geek may remember an article published in 2011 that provided a helpful list of UX and UI guidelines for designers with an …

UI Design

How to Build Brand Awareness Through Social Media

You probably read the title of this article and thought: “If I’m on social media, isn’t that already building brand awareness?” And yes, you are …

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

<i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, founder and CEO of Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on Quora:</b><p>You can afford to start a startup, you …

Choosing the Media and Strategies That Best Fit Your Brand

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s book</i> The Brand Mapping Strategy<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Putting together a media plan begins with getting the lay of the land, so you can begin to weed …

Marketing

Business plans are a waste of time. Shoot now and adjust later.

There is of course an important caveat to the admittedly brash and generalising statement above. If you are looking for money to start your new …

Small Business

Exclusive: Google Names Eileen Naughton As New Head Of People Operations

Alphabet-owned Google (googl) named a new head of people operations (or human resources) Wednesday evening, <i>Fortune</i> has learned exclusively. Eileen …